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The East Of England's Best Campsites

Updated: Sep 13, 2023

The East Of England can be a forgotten camping destination in the UK, and we think that's a big mistake! Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex form a region steeped in history and natural beauty, offering visitors a unique and diverse experience.


From the stunning Norfolk Broads to the rugged coastline of Suffolk to the Essex backwaters, this region is a true gem for tourists seeking outdoor adventures, wildlife, great food, or just some quiet relaxation!


The East is also home to some of our (and our guests') absolute favourite camping and glamping sites!



Wardley Hill Campsite ‑ Bungay, Norfolk

Wardley Hill Campsite is a beautifully maintained award‑winning ecological family owned campsite in the Waveney Valley with basic facilities. The six‑acre site has woodland, a small stream and three seasonal ponds. Wild flowers and grass are left to grow to encourage butterflies and bees. While the main camping field is car free, campervans and our Landys are welcome to stay in their own designated 'wild camping' area just away from the main site!


Each pitch is cut into it's own private area of wildflower meadow! - wardleyhillcampsite.com

The facilities on site offer an authentic back‑to‑basics camping experience with clean composting toilets, and an open topped shower with hot water. Drinking water is provided onsite. The Waveney River (one mile away) acts as a waterway into The Broads, drifting by canoe, kayak or SUPs (which can be rented at the campsite), while the riverside market towns, Diss and Beccles, offer inland attractions if you’re not heading directly to the coast (it’s a 20‑minute drive to Lowestoft).


www.wardleyhillcampsite.com/

 


Sparrows Campsite ‑ Halstead, Essex

Sparrows campsite sits amongst a beautiful wildflower meadow, surrounded by old woodlands in the very heart of a working arable farm in the Essex countryside near Halstead.

The meadow Glamping Yurts - sparrowscampsite.co.uk


Explore the lake and waterfall just a stone's throw away, walk around the neighbouring nature reserve or simply relax amongst the wildflower meadow in the summer sun. Dedham Vale, Mersea Island and the East Coast are all within a 30 mile drive.


The campsite has toilets and showers but is off‑grid and takes as many eco‑friendly measures as possible to lessen its impact on the local ecosystems and environment in general.


www.sparrowscampsite.co.uk/

 

Norfolk Brickyard ‑ Holkam, Norfolk

The small Norfolk Brickyard is a truly wild camping experience with lovely private pitches cut into the undergrowth around trees, in the natural and wilderness setting of a lost and forgotten brickyard on the north Norfolk Coast.


Each pitch is entirely secluded and private - norfolkbrickyard.co.uk


Bush-style camping, all pitches are secluded and mostly completely private, screened by bushes and trees from other pitches on the site. There are flushing loos, showers and hot/cold running water, yet it’s still all really bush style camping, away from the road and with a closeness to nature. And if you are up for it, you can look for the converted barn and if you are lucky, the bar will be open! Perfect for those looking for zero light pollution to stargaze, and a great location!



 

Finchingfield Camping ‑ Finchingfield, Essex

One of our nearest campsites, and a very unique one! Finchingfield Camping is set within a working lavender farm which makes for stunning photography opportunities, and amazing views.

Camping amongst the lavender is a truly unique experience - finchingfieldcamping.co.uk

Each spacious plot is equipped with its own fire pit & BBQ, and a 'hay bale sofa'! There are hot showers and a clean composting loo per pitch, and an onsite café stocking freshly baked goods and meats, all from local suppliers. They are a proud member of the Greener Camping Club, so you can be sure every effort is made towards an eco‑friendly goal.


www.finchingfieldcamping.co.uk

 

Little Klabang Camping Farm ‑ Woodbridge, Suffolk


Little Klabang Farm offer family‑friendly back to basics camping with limited facilities. Set in 12 acres of former apple orchard, it is located in the heart of rural Suffolk on the outskirts of the village of Laxfield, within easy striking distance of the Suffolk coast & Southwold.


The orchard campsite makes for a stunning setting in every season - klabangcamping.com


Camping is available in three open meadows surrounded by trees or in smaller secluded clearings within the orchard for more a peaceful camping experience, with rules against amplified music (perfect for a quiet night!) The site is just a short walk away from two excellent pubs and a shop.

www.klabangcamping.com


 

Visit these campsites in style in a LandyCamper!


Each campsite is LandyCamper-friendly, and our guests have enjoyed staying at each one a number of times over the past few years - they certainly have their 'seal of approval', as well as our own :)


Our Landys make a perfect basecamp to explore our region and visit these unique and beautiful campsites - why not follow in our happy guests' footsteps and take one on a tour yourself!


If this blog has helped you in planning your next adventure in your own camper, we'd be extremely grateful if you'd consider a small token of thanks via our Buy Me A Coffee page. Hours, days, weeks and months of research, trade shows, discussions with manufacturers etc go into making our decisions and ultimately recommendations (and indeed agreeing discounts for our readers!) - we've opted not to paywall the content, but if you're in the position we'd be incredibly appreciative of the support! Thank you - Max & Bela






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