Wardley Hill Glamping & Camping

East Anglia Norfolk Beccles

  • From £35 a night
  • 3 Shepherds Hut & 1 Bell Tent
  • Quirky & Unique

Relaxed glamping and camping in a gorgeous location in a beautiful part of Norfolk.

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Deep amongst the birds and the bees, the bushes and the trees of the beautiful Waveney Valley, not far from the Norfolk Broads, Wardley Hill is a simple rural meadow, a lush, six-acre space of long wild grass, ageing oaks and trickling streams. Joe and Holly started their campsite here in 8 years ago and it's a beautiful bucolic retreat on the outskirts of Bungay, with a mixture of pitches for tents and camper vans and a handful of glamping alternatives – or, as they prefer to say, camping for those 'too posh to pitch'!

It's an eco-friendly sort of place. The main field has been subtly sown with wild flower seeds, boosting the butterfly numbers; there are composting loos, housed in a shelter made from reclaimed timber along with a gas-powered shower. The site is as populated by wildlife as it is by people. Woodpeckers bounce along the tree line, while buzzards can be spotted overhead, circling in the thermals. Three small ponds are fed by a stream, trickling almost dry in the height of summer, while children can play hide and seek in the shady wooded copse.

Among glamping options there is a large traditional 'Touareg' Bell Tent , a stylish abode with all the comforts you require that can sleep 2–4, along with 3 huts of various shapes and size: 'Hilda' the  Shepherd's Hut and the cosy 'Hammock Hut', which both sleep 2 people, and the larger 'Tinker's' Shepherd's Hut, which can sleep up to 2 adult and 3 children. They all come with proper double beds with bed linen, and all are furnished with an eye for detail and a real sense of warmth and comfort. The huts have electricity and basic cooking facilities too, and they all have solar lighting.  Meanwhile mown areas provide ready-made pitches for tents, and you can also pitch in the small wooded areas that surround the site, using your own tent or a ready-made 'tree-tent' strung between the boughs.

Wooden chairs are provided for evening hours around the firepit – actually ingeniously converted washing machine drums – and the site is also well placed to enjoy the Waveney River, drifting by canoe, kayak or sailing boat. Plus nearby Bungay and Beccles offer multiple small-town attractions. You would be excused, however, for not being in a rush to go anywhere, kicking back instead to enjoy the pleasures close at hand: nature, seclusion and a crackling campfire.



Tree Tent: shared facilities, fire pit, seating & forest bathing!
Touareg Bell: (Summer Only) shared facilities, x1 King and x2 singles, tea, coffee, kettle, basic cooking facilities, crockery, glasses, fire pit, bbq, solar lighting, cool box and picnic bench.
Tinkers Hut: Full size kitchen with hob and small fridge, x1 King and x2 singles, composting toilet, shower, wood burner, usb and usb c charging ports, basic cooking and dining equipment, bbq/firepit and picnic bench.
The Tiny House: King size bed, usb & usb c charging ports, shower, compost toilet, kitchen with induction hob, fridge and sink, lounge chairs, wood burner with cooking plate, wi-fi, swing seat, pond, picnic bench, bbq & fire pit.

The campsite its self has showers, toilets, recycling, car park and a recreation field.

Suitable For

You can bring your dog to stay in our cabins but not our tents. Children are welcome in the Tinkers Hut and Touareg tent . All of our options will require good physical mobility due to steps.


The local market towns of Bungay, Beccles, Harleston, Halesworth and Loddon are full of great places to eat and perfect for an afternoon mooch. The river Waveney can be accessed at Ellingham Mill just 1 mile away, if you bring a canoe or paddle board you can paddle to the Silo coffee shop and possibly see a King Fisher or if you are very lucky an Otter. In the immediate vicinity of the site there are a plethora of small lanes and footpaths to explore.

Food & Drink

Within walking distance the Olive Tree in Ellingham is a superb Italian restaurant. Just 3 miles away in Geldeston you'll find the Wherry, an Adnams partner pub and The Locks Inn a riverside community pub that is set out in the marshes down a 1/2 mile track .


Open all year, bell tents summer-only.


Glamping prices start from £35 per person per night for the two person tree tent.

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The Owner Says

The Tiny House, Tinkers Hut, Tree Tent and Touareg Bell Tent form the 'Too Posh to Pitch' collection at Wardley Hill Campsite. Each one has its own character stemming from its position on the campsite.
The Tree Tent is for the adventures who perhaps already have some camping experience. Guests are rewarded with a unique nights sleep with the option of gazing directly at the stars. The tent is situated in the woods on the edge of the campsite.
The Touareg Tent, great for families of 4 or couples is at the heart of the campsite. This is the traditional glamping set up with a comfortable king size bed and cotton bedding. Alfresco cooking on the superb swinging grill under the gently swaying Willows is what it's all about.
The Tinkers Hut is a shepherds hut gone large. A spacious cabin on wheels, the Tinkers Hut sleeps upto 2 adults and 2 children. The Deck is perfect for a chilled sun downer and demands great views of the 6 acre camping meadow.
On the very periphery of the campsite is the Tiny House with its very own private garden and pond. This cabin has everything a couple could need for a relaxing break.


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Getting There

The nearest train station is Beccles, 4 miles away. There is a bus stop in Kirby Cane 1 mile away with links to Norwich, Bungay and Beccles. 


  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
  • Wood-burning stove
  • BBQ
  • Family-Friendly
  • Forests
  • Remote location
  • Romantic Retreat
  • Woodland glamping
  • Something Different
  • Bell Tents
  • Shepherds Huts
  • Lakeside

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