An ecological take on glamping and camping in the unspoilt natural vista of the Waveney Valley.
  • Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
  • Bathrooms: Varies
  • Minimum stay: 1 night

If you love the great outdoors but find your tent-pitching skills are more Bungle the Bear than Bear Grylls, come and claim your unique glamping haven at Wardley Hill, a rustic six-acre ecological campsite in the Waveney Valley. Located right on the edge of the idyllic Norfolk Broads, the area is renowned for its peaceful surroundings and timeless natural beauty.

At Wardley Hill the vibe is calm and informal, with all tastes catered for. How about a tranquil getaway in the Tinkers hut, or perhaps some forest bathing in a Tentsile tree tent?

Wardley Hill has it all covered in this eco-friendly paradise, which features three clean composting toilets made from reclaimed timber, a waterless urinal, recycling facilities and two open-topped showers with plenty of piping hot water. Fire drums made from old washing machines are readily available, should you feel the need to prepare a feast of S’mores or just enjoy the crackling of the flames.

This friendly, laid-back site boasts a gentle stream, and you’ll be surrounded by woodland full of wild sweet-scented foliage for the birds and bees to enjoy, as you watch them and the world go by from the comfort of your tent. There’s plenty of space for energetic outdoor family games in an adjoining field, and you can even bring the dog along.

Away from the site, you’ll find plenty of absorbing ways to spend your time, with the Waveney Valley’s plentiful nature reserves, military museum and stately homes all to explore. The nearby Beccles Lido features an invigorating open-air swimming pool – and don’t miss out on a river trip aboard the Big Dog Ferry!

All you have to do now is choose from one of Wardley Hill’s unique ecological glamping experiences – or stay in a deluxe, off-grid Tiny House.

Perfect for two adults, the dog-friendly Tiny House is the newest retreat: a two-storey, off-grid cabin with a private garden, self-contained facilities, and soothing paddock views from the kingsize bed.  Butter-soft leather chairs will keep you comfy by evening as you chat by the soft-glowing woodburning stove – perhaps accompanied by a chilled bottle of wine.

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At a glance

  • Six-acre ecological campsite with car-free tent pitching and separate space for small campervans (no bigger than a Volkswagen Transporter). Caravans not permitted.
  • Easily accessible by road and rail, located at the top of Wardley Hill Road, just off the A143.
  • Full access to campsite facilities.
  • All glamping experiences (aside from the Tree Tent) come with fresh bedding and tea/coffee making facilities. Bring your own towels, pots and pans.
  • The Tiny House is the newest retreat: a self-contained cabin privately nestled on the edge of the site – perfect for a romantic couple!
  • Dogs are not allowed in the bell tents and must be on leads when on the campsite.
  • Village shop, Italian restaurant and award-winning child and dog-friendly pub The Artichoke at Broome are all within easy walking distance.


  • Dog Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Off-Grid


Connect Tree Tent sleeps 2 with a removable fly sheet.

Safari Stingray Tree Tent sleeps 3 with a removable fly sheet.

Touareg Bell Tent sleeps 4 (2 adults, 2 children) with double bed, 2 futon bed chairs, 100% cotton bedding, tea and coffee making facilities, solar powered lighting.

Tinkers Hut sleeps 5, kingsize bed, 3 children’s bunks, sofa, hot water bottles, full kitchen with crockery and cooking items, small fridge, 2-ring hob, private WC, shower, hot running water.

The Tiny House sleeps 2 adults.  Upstairs: kingsize bed with paddock views, storage, charging ports.  Downstairs: hand-built kitchen with hot and cold sink, induction hob, 50l fridge with ice box, cooking/dining equipment.  Lounge with 2 leather chairs, wood-burning stove with cooking plate.  Bathroom with small sink, modern compost toilet, full-sized shower.  Wi-Fi provided.  Private garden with swing seat, dining table and chairs, firepit and grill.  Parking in main campsite with barrows to transport luggage.

Communal toilet and shower facilities are available for all relevant accommodations onsite.

Local activities

Forest walking, cycling, beaches, coastal walks, museums, festivals, bird watching, horse riding, golf.

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Fancy something a tad more spacious? The Tinkers Hut is a family-sized house-on-wheels that features a large, squishy sofa and a wood-burner, and a full kitchen… plus its very own shower and running hot water.

The Touareg Bell Tent also sleeps a family of four, on a real double bed and 2 futon bed chairs dressed in 100% cotton sheets. Solar powered lighting provides a gorgeous glow by evening, as you tell those holiday stories.

While we’re on a tent theme, how about escaping to a snug-licious Tentsile Connect? This portable two-person tree tent – or the Tentsile Safari Stingray Tree Tent for 3 – comes complete with removable fly sheet will mean your feet literally won’t touch the ground. Conveniently pre-pitched (or should that be flown?) for you. Simply climb in and spend some quiet time connecting with nature – pure bliss.

Of course, if you prefer a more traditional camping experience then you won’t be disappointed as Wardley Hill Campsite is first and foremost a campsite, catering for four small campervans and fifteen tent pitches in a car free environment.

So come and escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life at Wardley Hill, an authentic nature-inspired sanctuary with something for everyone!

Things to note

There’s a car park at the top of the site, with trolleys available to transport your equipment. If you’d like to bring a trailer tent, please contact Wardley Hill in advance. Check-in for the glamping experiences is from 3pm and check-out by 10am daily. The entire site is closed in November and for Christmas.

No pets/smoking permitted in tents, towels and toiletries plus any additional cooking equipment not listed should be brought, cars are not allowed in the camping zone. Bags of wood & firelighters available to purchase. Camping is £8.50 per adult and £5.25 per child per night.

Where you'll be staying

Kirby Cane, Norfolk

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