Wildlife-watching campsites in Rendlesham Forest

Step into a remote Suffolk forest wrapped in legends of UFO sightings.

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12 top campsites in Rendlesham Forest with wildlife watching

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Holistic Woods Campsite WILD

24 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Woodbridge, England
We are a WILD campsite with character and history. Our most popular pitch is our beautiful SSSI woodland. There are only 25 pitches available. We have a mid wild pitch on the outskirts of the woods, lovely grassed area between trees. Our top field is perfect for motorhomes & caravans. Plenty of space to breath and relax. Located on the stunning heathlands of the Sutton Heath. We are surrounded by beautiful woodland walks, including the Sandlings walk and just 10 minutes from the river Deben. We have a bus stop at the top of the track and Melton train station is a 20 minute walk or 5 minute drive. There are access points onto public footpaths, leading to Rendlesham Forest. A famous site for UFOs! Sutton Hoo is a stone's throw away. Bring your bikes and explore the area on wheels. There is water access and portaloos. We do not have showers yet. Blue/grey waste must be taken away. LEAVE NO TRACE
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Pigs in Blankets

26 units · Glamping, Tents8 acres · Southwold, Suffolk, East Anglia
A campfire-friendly country campsite on a farm in walking distance of seaside Southwold
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Chigborough Farm

48 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents130 acres · Essex, East Anglia
Boating, biking and bell tent glamping on a farm near the Blackwater Estuary, where good food and walkable pubs are also on the menu.
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Plum Camping at White House Farm

35 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Norfolk, East Anglia
Family camping with campfires on a fruit orchard near Norwich, with a farm shop, café and butchers
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Fire and Feast Suffolk

10 units · Glamping, Tents3 acres · Suffolk, East Anglia
Camping in the beautiful country of Suffolk, with a rustic dining experience like no other
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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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The Barn KT9

21 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Greater London, South East England
A unique rural campsite in Surrey, a stone's throw from London's Zone 6
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Brightwell Country Park

1 unit · Glamping58 acres · Woodbridge, Suffolk, East Anglia
Bell tents and an accessible cabin, with activities right from your door
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Daisy May’s Farm

10 units · Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · Bishop's Stortford, England
Our pop up campsite is set in 20 acres on a not for profit community farm. Come and join us in the great outdoors! Help collect the eggs, feed the chickens and milk the goat! There is always lots going on at Daisy May’s Farm! Children’s play areas, paddle stream, woodland walks and lots more! PITCH FEE INCLUDES ENTRY TO THE FARM & ALL ANIMAL ENCOUNTERS! Open 7 days a week. Coffee Cabin and Ollie’s Food Hut also serving hot food (Weekends & school holiday 10-3pm) Local pub - 5 mins walk Golf Course (crazy golf, top golf, 9 hole course, bar and food) - 5 mins walk Shop/post office/chip shop - 10 mins walk Toilets & shower ; hot gas shower available but we are a basic wild, mostly off grid site. No concrete heated toilet blocks I’m afraid! (Showers unavailable in Winter months) There will be mud. Bring your wellies! Drinking water and bins available. Bring a torch for walking around the site at night. The site is off grid and the toilet lights are solar operated! CARAVANS - ONLY BOOKABLE MAY - SEPTEMBERTENTS - CAMPER VANS - MOTORHOMES WELCOME ALL YEAR (all pitches are the same. No need to specify which type of unit you are booking) We look forwards to welcoming you soon!
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Rushbanks Farm Caravan and Camping

7 units · Motorhomes, Tents4 acres · Suffolk, East Anglia
Riverside camping and bell tents in Constable's countryside, right in the heart of Suffolk's Dedham Vale
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Painters Farm Campsite

46 units · Motorhomes, Tents3 acres · Whitstable, England
Nestled beside the village of Painters Forstal, Faversham, Kent. Our two acre orchard site with grass pitches. The campsite lies within seventeen acres on the slope of The Kent Downs, a designated area of natural beauty. The Alma ale house at the edge of the farm serves Shepherds Neame and hot meals all year round. Two acre quiet cherry orchard site based around a Tudor Manor house 1547 that gives its name to our village. Surrounded by orchards and open countryside but within easy reach of Faversham, Whitstable and Canterbury. Pitches for tents, campervans, motorhomes and touring caravans with or without electric hook up on a level grassy site. Pets are welcome and a crew member is always around the reception or farm to help out. The Campsite is open from 1st march until 31st October. The local area is awash with things to do. Faversham once the busiest port in 17th century England for its wool trade has the longest complete medieval street in the country. A wealth of little shops, cafes and pubs as well as the country’s oldest family owned brewery Shepherd Neame. Whitstable sitting just along the coast, famed for its Oysters and Sunsets is a fun beachside community bustling in the summer months and hauntingly bleak in the winter ones. The World Heritage sites of Canterbury are just a fifteen minute trip away with all its well documented history and plentiful shops and eateries.
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Arthur's Retreat Suffolk

5 units · Motorhomes5 acres · Diss, England
A year-round lakeside site for motorhomes and caravans in Suffolk
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Wildlife-watching campsites in Rendlesham Forest guide

Overview

Back in December 1980, mysterious reports of suspected UFOs put Suffolk’s isolated Rendlesham Forest on the map. Today, this 15-sq-km mixed woodland pairs its historical intrigue with gentle and well-marked walking, cycling and orienteering trails, all within the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB just east of Ipswich. With a cafe, playground and greenery-fringed campsite, it’s ideal for adventuring families, and Suffolk’s coast awaits within a 15-minute drive. The spectacular surrounding country is a vision of meandering estuaries, serene heathland, dense woods, seaside towns and pebbly strands that, over the years, has inspired such artistic greats as Gainsborough and Constable.

Where to go

Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB

Stretching across 440 square kilometres, roughly between Felixstowe and Lowestoft, the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB revolves around a series of superbly scenic east-coast estuaries fringed by shingle beaches, ancient woods and low-lying cliffs. Uncover the famed Algo-Saxon burial mounds at Sutton Hoo, spot wading birds at Orford Ness, catch a ferry around the magical deltas and head out cycling or hiking along the AONB’s miles of trails. Some of the county’s most beautifully positioned campsites are sprinkled around here.

Inland Suffolk

Sweeping west from the coast and inland from Ipswich, Suffolk’s interior unveils timeless villages, ancient mansions, vibrant market towns and wool-era churches. Explore historical Lavenham, architecture-rich Bury St Edmunds, pretty Long Melford and Thomas Gainsborough’s birthplace Sudbury, before setting up camp anywhere from a back-to-basics woodland site to riverside park with kayaks for hire.

Dedham Vale AONB

This 90-square-kilometre wonderland, north of Colchester on the Essex-Suffolk border, is famous for inspiring the work of Romantic English painter John Constable, with its rippling farms, delightful villages, serene woodlands and open meadows. Savour its artistic beauty over a stay in a converted shepherd’s hut, on a farmland campsite or in a glamping bell tent by the river, all with canoeing, paddle-boarding, fishing, cycling and hiking right on the doorstep.

Norfolk Broads

Immediately north of the Suffolk Coast & Heaths AONB, England’s east coast morphs into the vast wetlands of the ethereal Norfolk Broads National Park, known for its rare birds and wandering waterways, which demand in-depth exploration by boat, kayak or footpath.

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