Riverside glamping in Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve

Spot avian spectacles from sandy marshes at one of Eastern England’s key birding sites.

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Cuckoo Farm Campsite

12 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Rutland, East Midlands
Family camping with campfires on an organic farm, set alongside the beautiful River Chater
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Whitlingham Broad Campsite

72 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Laid-back camping and glamping a stone's throw from Norwich and at the gateway to the Norfolk Broads
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Bain View Glamping

3 units · Glamping5 acres · Horncastle, Lincolnshire, East Midlands
A canal-side shepherd's hut near the Lincolnshire Wolds, with an outdoor bathtub, a mini vineyard, and total privacy.
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Fieldhead Campsite

29 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Derbyshire, East Midlands
Popular hikers' campsite at the start of the Pennine Way and the foot of Kinder Scout, right next to a small visitor centre
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Stamford Meadows Glamping

6 units · Glamping1 acre · Stamford, Lincolnshire, East Midlands
Peaceful, private yurt glamping in the heart of the Stamford Meadows
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Constable Park

17 units · Glamping, Tents4 acres · Suffolk, East Anglia
A holiday and leisure park ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding, with premium glamping options
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Willow Grove Farm Glamping

13 units · Glamping10 acres · Lakenheath, England
Furnished bell tents with private shower rooms, great for gatherings and get togethers.
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Heygates Lodging

2 units · Glamping3 acres · Market Harborough, Leicestershire, East Midlands
A place to unwind in the heart of the countryside. Canalside walks are on your doorstep and nature is never far away - birds of prey such as red kites and buzzards are plentiful, and you may be lucky enough to see otters in the canal. There's a variety of pubs and restaurants within a short drive, and the market towns of Rugby and Market Harborough area about 20 minutes away. Unwind in the hot tub, enjoy local beers and ciders or pick from our expertly curated wine list. Our Lodges have their own fire pits and BBQs, and all fuel is provided. Each lodge has its own hammock, and a designated private fishing peg at a turning point in the canal, meaning that you'll be largely undisturbed by passing boats.
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Podtastic @ Nelsons Wharf

3 units · Glamping40 acres · Warwickshire, West Midlands
Pod glamping and tent camping while watching boats go by on the banks of the Grand Union Canal
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Sunrise Eco Glamping

8 units · Glamping4 acres · Retford, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
Small-scale, eco-conscious glamping with plenty of luxuries, set in the Trent Valley
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North Farm

1 unit · Glamping20 acres · North Walsham, Norfolk, East Anglia
North Farm is situated in the beautiful Norfolk countryside, between the villages of Skeyton, Oxnead and Burgh. . Guests can spot all sorts of wildlife during the day and stargaze at night, with no streetlights to spoil the view. Being centrally located in Norfolk means that Norwich, the famous Norfolk broads and the Norfolk coast are all a short car ride away.
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CAMP MELA

5 units · Glamping2 acres · Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
Child-free tipi glamping in a well-located Norfolk meadow
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Riverside glamping in Gibraltar Point National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

For its tiny extent (under two square miles!) Gibraltar Point NNR, south of popular beach resort Skegness, packs in an impressive array of landscapes. Two banks of sand dunes are centred in a tract of salt marsh, while bordering it to the east is the sand, mud, and shingle beachscape that forms the northern edge of The Wash—one of England’s largest estuaries. These contrasting habitats make the reserve and its encircling marshes a mecca for many bird species to be seen while walking the trails winding through the reserve. The closest camping is at Skegness, three miles north, or west via footpath around Wainfleet All Saints.

Where to go

Skegness

Chances are that visitors will arrive at Gibraltar Point NNR from Skegness—Lincolnshire’s most popular seaside resort. Skegness excels in traditional seaside activities with a long, tan sandy beach, pleasure pier, funfair, boating lake, and crazy golf course. Follow the beach and dunes out to the reserve on foot from Skegness’ seafront. Camping is mostly found in busy holiday parks and caravan parks around the edges of town.

Wainfleet All Saints

Not the closest place to the reserve by road yet only a leisurely walk across the marshes, the handsome old town of Wainfleet All Saints has amassed several excellent, laid-back campsites in its immediate environs. It also has a station on the Nottingham-Skegness line. A network of paths leads out across the marshes, which attract much of the same birdlife that the reserve does, and you can continue by footpath via Havenhouse Station to reach the reserve’s North Car Park area.

North Car Park Area

Coming from Skegness three miles north, this is the first part of the reserve you reach. From the car park and picnic area, you can access the reserve’s main circular trail, which takes in a mix of saltmarsh, dunes, and lakes. Most bird hides are in this zone too. The nearest camping is around Wainfleet All Saints, where there are a few choices.

Visitor Centre Area

Continuing south beyond the North Car Park area, you’ll hit the NNR’s heart—where you can find a car park, picnic area, and visitor centre, which informs about the birds that are spottable here, from skylarks to brent geese. Pick up the reserve’s circular trail, offering a taster of the area’s various habitats, or walk out to a viewpoint over The Wash. Several campsites can be found around nearby Wainfleet All Saints.

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