Safari tents in Holkham National Nature Reserve

Expect wide-open skies, huge beaches, forest-fringed dunes, and abundant camping.

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8 top safari tents sites in Holkham National Nature Reserve

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The Lost Norfolk Brickyard

4 units · Glamping15 acres · Wells Next The Sea, England
Secluded camping in the semi-wilderness of a former brickyard, right next to Holkham Hall on the North Norfolk coast.
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Wild Luxury - Drove Orchards

2 units · Glamping100 acres · Hunstanton, England
The site's warm and cosy safari lodges at Drove Orchards are a 25 minute walk from the beautiful sandy beach at Holme Dunes. Set adjacent to a Wild Life centre in more than 350 acres of orchards, farmland and wild meadows. T Each of the safari lodges sleep two to six people and have their own and shower facilities - perfect for families. You'll find comfy beds, a toasty wood burner (for cooking and heating)y and everything else necessary for your stay, right down to the cutlery and utensils. Lodges have power so you can still enjoy all your home creature comforts. There is also a sundeck outside to relax and enjoy the countryside views. The well-known Drove Orchards Rural Market is just a few minutes walk from camp with a farm shop, fishmongers, Yurt restaurant, Eric's Fish and Chip restaurant, artisan shops, cycle hire and an ice cream parlour. The lovely North Norfolk coastal village of Thornham is just a 15 minute walk with the Lifeboat Inn and the Orange Tree. The well known Thornham Deli offers a restaurant and deli counter, perfect for planning a picnic. There are two sets of four lodges and a set of three lodges, all by themselves, which are perfect for larger groups of 12-18 guests. All lodges are well spaced. Thornham is within the Norfolk's coast 'Golden Triangle' with adjacent villages such as Brancaster, Burnham Market, Holkham, Sandringham and Old Hunstanton popular places to visit.
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Rural Relaxing

22 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents1 acre · Market Harborough, Leicestershire, East Midlands
Family-friendly camping and glamping on the edge of Medbourne – a charming Leicestershire village with a pub, tea rooms and post office
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Springfield Farm Campsite

28 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents10 acres · Gedney Hill, England
A family-friendly site with farm animals in the Lincolnshire Fens
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Bell Tent Village

7 units · Glamping1 acre · Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, East Midlands
Glamping on an established campsite next door to the National Watersports Centre in Nottingham
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Glamp-in-Style

2 units · Glamping1 acre · Horncastle, England
Safari tent glamping in the heart of the Lincolnshire Wolds within the beautiful grounds of Fir-combe Hall. You can even bring your horse along!
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Ultimate Lakeside Glamping Getaway!

10 units · Glamping5 acres · Driffield, England
Wildlife abounds at this family-run site in East Yorkshire with lakeside safari lodges, yurts and log cabins
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Woodchests Glamping

3 units · Glamping2 acres · Pebmarsh, England
Safari tents in North Essex, close to the Suffolk border, with a fishing lake nearby.
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Safari tents in Holkham National Nature Reserve guide

Overview

England’s largest NNR is still vaster than you think because, while stretching only 13 miles between Burnham Overy Staithe (west) and Blakeney (east) along the Norfolk Coast AONB, the amount of land between the closest coastal road and the sea is more expansive than meets the eye. This is all a tantalising tract of beach and dunes backed by enchanting pine forest and interspersed with mudflats. Discover secretive shoreside trails and sleepy lanes for cycling; wildlife-watch for seals around Blakeney Point or for the region’s many overwintering wildfowl. There are many places to peg up a tent on the flat fertile ground behind the coast – not least within the grand grounds of an 18th-century landscaped estate!

Where to go

Holkham Hall & Around

Within the NNR and south of Holkham village, this majestic early-18th-century, Neo-Palladian house and grounds were created out of formerly wind-blasted land transformed by the planting of thousands of trees. There is a pop-up campsite open between mid-July and mid-September near the lake on this majestic estate. Also on the Holkham Hall grounds is Ambers Bell Tents Glamping at Branthill Farm. Holkham Bay’s pine-backed sands are an easy walk north, where you can connect to the Norfolk Coast Path.

Scolt Head Island NNR

West of Holkham NNR, more of the same sort of coastline continues and here you find the sandy, shingly barrier island of Scolt Head Island NNR. The four-mile-long island is particularly important for its birdwatching and is accessed from either Burnham Overy Staithe or Brancaster Staithe. Deepdale Camping & Rooms at Burnham Deepdale is linked by footpath to the trail out to Scolt Head Island from Brancaster Staithe: pitch up yourself or camp out in already-erected safari tents.

Blakeney & Blakeney Point

At the eastern end of Holkham NNR, charming Blakeney is the village from where you can walk (or get a boat trip) to Blakeney NNR and Point, England’s biggest grey seal colony. Much of this reserve is off-limits to protect the seals, but trails run through the wetlands adjacent. Camping at the tranquil, informal Scaldbeck Cottage Campsite, near the departure point for seal-watching boat trips, is tough to trump.

Hunstanton & Around

Eleven miles west of Burnham Overy Staithe, 19th-century beach resort Hunstanton knows how to give its holiday-makers a good time: fairground, promenade, amusement arcades and aquarium are all here, alongside an array of camping and caravan parks. There is camping fairly centrally at Searle’s Leisure Park (camping tradition here dates back to 1934) but the best pitching is northeast of nearby Old Huntanton at the several sites along the edge of Holme Dunes NNR (more empty beaches, more ethereal dunes).

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