Arriving under your own steam?
We know it is not always possible to leave the car behind but we want to encourage eco travel where we can. We are close to the end of the Peddars Way Walk and National Cycle Network Route 13 and Regional Route 30 run just a mile to the north of the campsite. We also have local bus stops and train stations nearby.
We offer a 10% discount on bookings if you are arriving by public transport, by bicycle or on foot! Tell us if this applies to you when you book online or when you contact us.
We try to make it easy for you to travel light
To save the trouble of pitching a tent we offer a Slow Camping base camp option of a meadow pitch with an empty bell tent and outdoor cooking kit. Or you could really treat yourself and choose the fully furnished StarDome or living van and shepherds hut. Both furnished options are fully equipped with all the basic equipment that you will need for your stay, including wood fired rocket stoves for cooking, pots and pans, cutlery and dishes, freezer boxes and a fire pit with grill. We also include linen so you just need to bring towels.
Don’t forget, you can also pre-order a breakfast or BBQ hamper to make life even easier! See the Cooking outdoors page for further details.
Baggage transfer service
Campers have also used a bag carrying service when on longer walks or cycles. You can get hold of Andrew and Karen at https://www.hikehelp.co.uk/ They will drop off at the farm ready for your arrival and pick up for your next day’s walk.
We have a undercover bike shelter on site and can lend you a bicycle free of charge for an outing during your stay. We have two or three small bikes for children and a child seat to fit on the back of an adult bike. The bike shelter also contains a pump, puncture kit and bike locks.
There is access to water for hosing down your bike and we will wash your kit for you (£5 per load). We have put up a cycle map for our area so that you can plan your route. Please do let us know about newly discovered routes that you have enjoyed.
Local pick up service
If you are travelling on foot we can collect you from the end of the Peddars Way Walk which is just five miles down the road from the campsite. Let us know if this would be of help to you. OS maps and information on local walks can be found in the camp kitchen. Please let us know of any that we should add!
We can also collect you from our nearest bus stops, ‘The Duke of Marlborough’ on the A143 (at the other end of the village and a 40 minute walk from us) or ‘The Royal George’ in Barningham (the next village over and a 20 to 30 minute walk along a quiet road and country lane to the campsite). You can find bus routes here.
It is also possible that we can pick you up from our nearest stations in Thetford (routes from the north), Bury St Edmunds (Cambridge and the west) and Diss (routes from london and the south) so do ask.
Places to look out for if you are cycling or walking locally
We are very lucky to have several cycle shops within cycling distance. A couple of our favourites are Madgetts Cycles in Diss and The Bike Shed in Thetford. We also have local pubs, cafes, a brewery and a farmers market within a short cycling distance.
If you are looking for a slightly longer cycle, and a bike cafe at the end, then try Maglia Rosso just south of Bury St Edmunds. Or if you are heading for the Suffolk coast stop off at The Swan in Hoxne.
If you want to stretch your legs and take in some of the local countryside we have OS maps and short walk routes in the camp kitchen. Wyken Vineyard (45 minutes one way) has a lovely tearoom and gift shop, and also a farmer’s market with local produce each Saturday morning. Our two nearest pubs, The Royal George and the Mill Inn, are also within walking distance (20 minutes or 40 minutes) and we have maps to take you to these too.