Shepherd's huts in Thetford Forest with campfires

Hike Britain’s oldest road, go biking, and discover prehistoric sites from Thetford Forest’s pitches.

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Barn Owl Camping

10 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents5 acres · Suffolk, England
Dog-friendly camping and shepherd’s huts in rural Suffolk
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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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Hunstanton Camping & Glamping

14 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · King's Lynn, England
Hunstanton Camping and Glamping with mYminiBreak is located 2 minutes walk from the beach. Heacham is a large but quiet village just on the outskirts of the seaside town of Hunstanton. Providing a range of camping pitches for tents, campervans, caravans and motorhomes; you could also indulge in a ready-made stay in a Glamping Bell Tent or Shepherds Hut for a Glamping break away on the Norfolk coast. When you stay at Hunstanton Camping and Glamping with mYminiBreak you are conveniently located to explore the beach and its surrounding areas. Between the venue and the beach, you will find the entrance to a public footpath that takes you to Snettisham, a smaller and history-rich village through scenic rural countryside. It is also possible to walk to Hunstanton in the opposite direction along the promenade whilst enjoying the sea air and open views. Our campsite is one of only a handful of campsites located on the west coast of Norfolk and just a 2-minute walk from the beach gives us a prime location for watching the sunset go down in all its spectacular deep orange and red glory. Couple this with having some drinks with friends and family by your campfire or BBQ makes for a wonderful memory to share with your loved ones. We are campfire and dog friendly, and welcome your four-legged friends to stay with you across our camping and glamping accommodation Local shops only 5 minutes down the road takes a load off your mind knowing that if you forget any supplies you don't have to go without, making your experience while camping in Hunstanton a relaxed and fun time. We are a rural former dairy farm by the beach, there are free-ranging chickens and cockerels and they may make farmyard sounds, if you are a light sleeper, be sure to bring earplugs :) GLAMPERS PLEASE NOTE The Glamping Kitchenette is suitable for making small quick meals with the use of a microwave, oven & stove for cooking and grilling and a toaster and kettle, there is also a fridge provided. Showers and toilets are shared with the campsite with the exception of gas powered outside showers that are solely for glampers. We are a VERY dog-friendly venue, we welcome dogs and muddy boots and host many hikers and explorers of the Norfolk Coast, although every care has been taken to ensure very clean accommodation, it is possible that a dog hair or 2 escapes our conscientious eye, please bear this in mind and let us know should you find anything you are not happy with, we will get our housekeeping team to deal with the issue swiftly! Please note that the Glamping Bell Tents and Glamping Shepherds Huts are for 2 adults only with the exception of 1 Adult and 1 Child with prior consent from us, they are not suitable for under 2's and do not come with facilities for children or babies. Dogs are charged at £10 per dog per stay with a max of 3 dogs for Glamping and £3 per night per dog for Camping
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Blooms Westerby Farm

2 units · Glamping7 acres · Outwell, England
Set on 7 acres Westerby Farm has a small fishing lake. Dotted around are shepherds huts and cabins and in the summer a couple of Bell Tents and a Yurt. Most of our accommodations are off grid and have outdoor cooking facilities. Toilets and showers are shared. There are wood fired hot tubs on a couple of the accommodations - these are exactly what they say, a tub that gets hot for you to sit in and listen to the wood crackling under the starry sky We are pet friendly so your dogs ( or cats ) are welcome to come with you Tents are welcome through the summer to pitch amongst our accommodation. On site we have an indoor and outdoor Archery Range and through the village runs a river where you can hire canoes and kayaks or bring along your own paddle board There are shops and a pub also within the village and we are also close to the historic town of Wisbech where Peckover House can be explored. There is soft play areas and bowling located at Guyhirn which is 10milea from site and in Stow bardolph is Church Farm where you can interact with animals and there are activities that you can do - the maze maze and play area is also 5 miles from site at skylark
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Serenity Lakes

3 units · Glamping10 acres · Duxford, England
Cosy shepherd's huts with hot tubs, set alongside a tranquil fishing lake.
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Horsley Hale Farm Glamping

20 units · Glamping6 acres · Ely, Cambridgeshire, East Anglia
An "Oasis in the Fens", the multi award winning Horsley Hale Farm is a magical place on the Cambridgeshire / Norfolk / Suffolk borders just ten minutes from the historic cathedral city of Ely and half an hour from Cambridge.With six acres of stunning fields, lake, gardens, woodland we offer the perfect space to escape from it all and get back to nature.We are pet friendly, child friendly and put sustainability and care for the environment at the heart of everything we do.We have an on site bar & cafe and we offer a wide range of outdoor activities for big and little guests alike to ensure that everyone makes magical memories.
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Hickling Campsite

31 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Norfolk, East Anglia
Tent camping and glamping within walking distance of Norfolk's largest broad and less than 10 minutes' drive from the beach
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Purple Badger Camping&Fishing Lakes

12 units · Glamping, Tents5 acres · Beeby, England
Glamping and campfire-friendly camping by a pair of fishing lakes in the Leicestershire countryside
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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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Walltree House Camping

34 units · Glamping, Tents1 acre · Northamptonshire, East Midlands
Simple camping in the grounds of a farmhouse, with thrill-seeking activities in arm's reach
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Rutherford's Shepherds hut

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Reepham, England
Rutherford's shepherds hut sits in a secluded field in the middle of the Norfolk countryside. It is situated on the land of a small holding close to the market town of Reepham. If you like a simple, quiet, break away from it all where all you can hear are the birds, then this is the place for you. Rutherford's is cosily built for two staying. The bed is one of the most comfortable you've ever slept on, and the hut includes all the conveniences you'll need for a short break with sink, fridge and gas hob, the kitchen area all picked out in superb rustic detail. Please note there is no oven. We've got water and energy saving on our minds with the compost loo and there's also a shower, perfect for refreshing after a day's walk or cycle on Mariotts Way, only a stones throw in distance. In the evening, you can relax under the stars with a campfire ( wood supplied) listening to the Tawny owls and enjoy the peace and quiet of the private site. We welcome 1 well-behaved dog (please bear in mind that there is usually live stock in the surrounding fields so dogs must be kept on leads at all times). There is also the option of bringing children (max 2) in a small pup tent. Reepham is 15 minutes walk from the site where you can find everything you need to kit you out for a weekend away. There's also pubs, cafes and takeaways. Please get in touch with any questions.
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Infinite Skies Tipi's

5 units · Glamping70 acres · Norwich, England
We are wonderfully suited for those simply needing a relaxing holiday, nature lovers & everyone else in-between. Right next to the quiet village of Reepham, 30 minutes from Norwich City Center. We offer free parking on premises. For exact directions, once you book, we will give you the address. Surrounded by picturesque public walkways and bridle ways, you'll have plenty of opportunities to explore the scenic beauty of the surrounding countryside. Whether you prefer a leisurely stroll, a hike with your dog, or a bike, nature's wonders are just steps away. Each tipi spans an impressive five meters across, offering ample space to unwind and relax after a day filled with exploration and enjoyment. Surround yourself with nature's tranquility and embrace the simplicity of a cozy abode in the heart of a vast farm. We provide soft & luxurious egyptian cotton sheets, cosy duvets & soft pillows. They are thoughtfully & simply styled. Please send us a message if you will need a cot in your tipi. To cater to your taste buds, we have a delightful brewery conveniently located on the premises. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere, savouring handcrafted beers. We also offer booked breakfast. Send us a message before you come to make your reservation. Hours of the Brewery Are: Friday 5pm-10pm Saturday: 12pm-10pm Sunday: 12pm-5pm Want to cook your own meal? We have a shepherds hut kitchen, stocked with cutlery, pots & pans, basic spices, kettle and most things you'd need for your stay. Just make sure you go to the market before you come! For a refreshing bathing experience, we offer both an outdoor and an indoor shower, allowing you to choose between the invigorating embrace of nature or the comforts of a sheltered space. Whether you prefer hot or cold water, we have you covered, ensuring your utmost relaxation. We provide body wash, shampoo & conditioner as well as towels during your visit. Additionally, we provide Shepherds Hut toilet facilities for both ladies & gents. We also have toilets in the courtyard during the day. We ARE Pet friendly, but do require an extra £ 10 for cleaning. This will cover up to 2 pets. It's important to note that there is no Wi-Fi currently available in the tipis. However, most phones receive a decent signal, allowing you to stay connected if needed. Nevertheless, we encourage you to embrace this opportunity to disconnect from the digital world and truly unwind. The season for our tipis will conclude during the second week of September. Come and discover the magic of our tipis, where the harmony of nature, modern amenities, and warm hospitality blend together to create an unforgettable experience for all our guests.
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Shepherd's huts in Thetford Forest with campfires guide

Overview

Across the level heathland of North Suffolk and South Norfolk spreads England’s largest human-made lowland forest: Thetford Forest. The King’s Forest also lies to its south, and together, they are an arboreal wonderland where you’ll find well-kept hiking and biking routes, including the Icknield Way, which claims to be Britain’s oldest road. Nearby, campers can also find ancient sites like the Grime’s Graves prehistoric flint mine, delightful waterways like the River Lark, and an abundance of picnicking spots. For camping, Thetford Forest’s northern fringes have the best choice.

Where to go

The King’s Forest

Together with Thetford Forest to its north, the King’s Forest helps comprise the biggest human-made lowland forest in England. The Icknield Way long-distance trail passes through, while a reconstructed Anglo-Saxon village sits in the south by West Stow Country Park and a number of camping options.

Isleham & the River Lark

From its confluence with the Great River Ouse, the River Lark winds southeast to Isleham, nine miles from Thetford Forest, before continuing upstream to Bury St Edmunds and beyond. Navigable until Jude’s Ferry between Isleham and Mildenhall, and with a major marina at Isleham, the waterway is a favourite among pleasure boaters and walkers who frequent the footpaths lining the river. Several campsites dot the area, some near the water.

East of Thetford

The town of Thetford hugs the forest’s southeast corner, east of which are many important wildlife areas including Brettenham Heath National Nature Reserve with its nationally rare chalk grassland and heathland habitats, plus the SSSI Knettishall Heath Nature Reserve. The Peddars Way long-distance path runs east of landscaped 18th-century parkland Shadwell Park, then intersects with Icknield Way near Knettishall Heath. Look for a fair number of kid-friendly campsites nearby.

Ely & Around

West of Thetford Forest, pancake-flat farmland spreads across to Ely. This is one of Britain’s smallest cities, arranged around a stunning cathedral on the highest land in all the East Anglian fens  (with a whopping elevation of 85 feet!). Ely’s countrified surroundings, also known as Bedford Level, are the place to come for excellent boating and a fine choice of campsites, many with pitches scattered through lovely wildflower meadows.

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