Wardley Hill Campsite

UK England East Anglia Norfolk Beccles

  • 10+ metres between camping pitches
  • Distance markers in shared facilities
  • Contactless check in
  • Deep cleaning of shared facilities
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • "We're Good To Go" accredited
  • Hand sanitising stations
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
A relaxed, back-to-basics campsite on the Norfolk Suffolk border

The meandering Waveney River carves the border between Norfolk and Suffolk, its glistening waters drifting eastward into The Broads. The wide green flood plains, dotted with pockets of woodland, are home not only to the handsome market towns that have stood for centuries, but also a plethora of wildlife with a far longer reaching history. It is here, amongst the birds and the bees, the bushes and the trees, that Wardley Hill Campsite can be found. A simple rural meadow in the beautiful Waveney valley.

Though we proclaim the rich history of the Norfolk countryside, Wardley Hill is actually a relatively new site, opened back in 2014 by owners Joe and Holly Putman. The lush, six-acre space is a seemingly unmanaged mix of long wild grass, ageing oaks and trickling streams, though in fact the field has been carefully well kept in subtle, ecologically friendly ways. Amongst the meadows, wild flower seeds have been generously scattered, boosting the butterfly numbers, while wider areas of mown grass still provide practical camping space for large tents and a family game of French cricket.

The facilities here are in keeping with the campsite's pared-back, partially wild approach. Wonderfully crafted wooden huts contain three composting loos, and you can borrow solar-powered shower bags if you want to forgo the regular shower facilities on site. The result is a simple, traditional camping experience in a site as populated by wildlife as it is by people. Woodpeckers bounce along the tree line, tucked amongst the shade, while overhead buzzards can be spotted, circling in the thermals. A small stream also runs past the meadow – trickling almost dry in the height of summer – and, jumping across, children can play hide and seek in the shady wooded copse.

Those who appreciate such bucolic surroundings, yet look for more comforts than the wild camping on offer, can take advantage of one of the site's glamping options. These range from the sturdy shepherd’s hut and a cluster of bell tents to more quirky and innovative options. There is, for example, a tree tent, suspended by taught straps among the trees in one corner of the campsite, while the well-named ‘Hammock Hut’ is a warm, wooden Wendy-house-style structure that, inside, has two hammock hanging across its length. Each comes with a fire-pit area for evening campfires, while regular campers can borrow fire-pits too, to get in on the marshmallow action.

When daylight returns, Wardley Hill is poised to enjoy the best of Norfolk and Suffolk. The Waveney River (one mile away) acts as a waterway into The Broads, drifting by canoe, kayak or sailing boat. Holly and Joe have stand-up paddleboards you can hire. You can collect them at the campsite or get dropped off on the riverside behind the ruined medieval castle in Bungay. Two more 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). Many here, however, are rarely in a rush to go anywhere. The new, relaxed pace of life amongst the green pastures is enough to slow down any touristy intentions, kicking back instead to enjoy the pleasures close at hand: nature, seclusion and the crackling sparks of a campfire.



Huts made from reclaimed timber house 3 composting loos and there is a waterless urinal. There are 2 showers and 3 drinking water points (1 with a stand up sink). Recycling bins. Campfires permitted but must be raised off the grass (limited number of fire-pits available to borrow).  Around the site itself there are 3 ponds which turn into pits at the end of summer surrounded by trees which can be explored. A wooded area is accessed over a small stream where you’ll find a pétanque pitch and a communal fire area. The campsite can also accommodate up to 2 horses with their own paddocks. Slight road noise from the A143.

Suitable For

Couples, families, tents, dogs (on leads) and small camper vans – yes. Caravans, Motorhomes, Hair Straighteners and party groups – no.


The quiet lanes offer peaceful cycling or horse riding and there are miles of footpaths to discover on foot. The River Waveney passes one mile away, providing the gateway into the Norfolk Broads with boats and canoes available to hire locally. On the river banks, Bungay and Beccles (the latter with particularly good access to the river, a slipway and many boat rental companies) are both market towns with plenty to offer, including supermarkets, art galleries, pubs, restaurants, tourist information and lots of independent shops. Just beyond Bungay, the Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum (01986 896644) has an impressive collection of aircraft outside and a wealth of indoor displays, with East Anglia playing a particularly important role over the years given it's relative proximity to Europe. Beyond the Broads, the coast is also near at hand, with the stretching sandy beaches of Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth to the east for a smattering of ‘kiss me quick’ seaside. Follow the line south, however, for arguably the best of the Suffolk Coast with Walberswick (the place to go for crabbing at the waters edge), Thorpeness and Aldeburgh all worth a visit.

Food & Drink

In the village there is a wonderful Italian restaurant, The Olive Tree (01508 518147) and a small convenience store with post office. To the west in Broome you’ll find the Artichoke (01986 893325), a traditional country pub serving good food, real ales and a huge selection of whiskies. Both of these are within walking distance of the campsite. Looking further afield, Wardley Hill sits between Bungay and Beccles. Both market towns have plenty to of excellent food to offer along with supermarkets for a quicker grocery shop.


All year (bell tents from June–September only).

Family Friendly

Hunting for bugs in the streams and den building in the woods entertain little tots on site, while there's a play park within walking distance and safe sea swimming a short drive away.

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The Owner Says

Wardley Hill Campsite is a family operated off grid ecological campsite in the Waveney Valley. Wild flowers and grass are left to grow to encourage butterflies and bees. The long grass surrounds lush mown unregimented camping spots for you to choose, some secluded and others big enough to fit several families.

Our six-acre site has some woodland, a small stream and three seasonal ponds which can be safely explored during the summer. Our car free camping field is exclusively for tents while small campervans are also welcome to stay with us in their own area. For those of you looking for a Norfolk glamping experience we have a locally crafted Shepherds hut, Tinkers Hut, Hammock Hut and even a Tentsile Tree tent suspended in the trees.

Social Distancing Measures

  • Reduced pitches to increase the area each person or household group has
  • Minimum of 10 meters between pitches
  • Hand sanitiser station at the 'wheelbarrow park'
  • Hand sanitiser and spray cleaner station outside toilets and shower
  • Library and tourist information cabin has been closed
  • Enhanced cleaning regime
  • Bigger smiles for long distance viewing


14 grass camping pitches, 4 campervan pitches, Lotus tents and bell tents, a Hammock hut (sleeps 2), a suspended tree tent (sleeps 2) and a shepherd's hut (sleeps 2–4).

Family Suspended Tree Tent

Tree house Sleeps 3
Tentsile Stingray Tree Tent suspended in the trees.

2 Person Suspended Tree Tent

Tree house Sleeps 2
Tentsile Connect Tree Tent suspended in the trees.

Grass Tent Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 14 Available
An un-regimented space of your choice on the campsite

Small Camper Van Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 5 4 Available
A spot of your choosing within the campervan area or car parking area.

Touareg Bell Tent

Bell tent Sleeps 4
A 4x5 meter bell tent with extra high door to accommodate 2-4 people. Bedding included.

Hammock Hut

Cabin Sleeps 2
Our Hammock Hut is a tiny house with a sofa bed and two hammocks. The hut is equipped with solar lighting, usb sockets and a small gas stove with a kettle to help yourself to a cup of tea or coffee.

Hilda the Shepherd's Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 3
This cosy hut sleeps up to three and offers vintage charm, modern convenience and a wood-burning stove.

The Tinkers Hut

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 5
An extra large Shepherds Hut with full size kitchen. Sleeping 2 adults and upto 3 children.

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Contact Wardley Hill Campsite, Wardley Hill Road, Kirby Cane, Bungay, Norfolk. NR35 2PQ

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Getting There

The campsite is at the top of Wardley Hill Road just off the A143 Bungay to Beccles Road which is easily accessed from the A14 at Bury St.Edmunds or the A140 at Ipswich. Wardley Hill Road is opposite 'Crossways' the countryside supplies store in Ellingham.

If following sat nav use the postcode listed and when you ‘arrive at your destination’ ignore it and continue up the hill another 100m.  Do not go down the road marked private. The sites OS grid reference is TG 05400 44000 WGS84 location is 52.484899, 1.477563

Printable Directions

The nearest train station is Beccles (0845 748 4950) or Diss (0845 748 4950) where you can catch an Anglian bus to Kirby Cane. The campsite is perfectly situated on national cycle route 1 and the north sea cycle route for those of you on two wheels.


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Rated ★★★★★ over 106 reviews


Perfect getaway

My stay started with a really warm welcome from Joe and some great advice on where to eat and drink for the evening - which definitely did not disappoint. Only stayed the one night but wished I was staying longer as it was such a wonderful relaxing atmosphere - I’m sure I will return for another weekend escape!
Sep 26, 2021 by Ruth Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Ruth, much appreciated! 😊

1 night wasn't enough!

Excellent, sustainable and eco-friendly campsite. Facilities were great and very clean with sanitising stations at every turn! Loved the location too, perfect to adventure out on the bikes and close to Ellington Mill, seemingly a hotspot for water lovers. Highly recommend the Olive Tree to, a short walk from the campsite to enjoy a delicious Italian meal.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Stacey, it was a pleasure to meet you.

Amazing stay in the couples tree tent!

We were welcomed straight away by Joe and his son who showed us to our tree tent for the night. They were both incredibly helpful and friendly- as pretty amateur campers we had forgotten a fire lighter and mats to sleep on (!)- Joe quickly sorted this for us without a fuss. The tree tent itself was surprisingly comfortable and we had such an amazing experience of staying so close to nature- hearing the birds singing so close to us on a morning (such a contrast from our day-to-day lives in central London!). We had pre-hired some logs for the fire and had also ordered the cheese hamper which were both perfect! It really was an experience we won’t forget. Thanks so much to Joe and his son for making our stay so good and for being so welcoming. Highly recommend for a quirky but comfortable way of being close to nature.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Whoop whoop, thank you Jennifer for your up best review. Really happy you enjoyed your stay.

Perfect getaway

We stayed in the Tinker's Hut, which is well appointed and nicely decorated, with a kind of boho charm. The eco credentials (solar panels, wind turbine, composting toilet, and so on) appealed to us too. We were lucky with the weather, of course, but sitting out around the firepit in the evening felt just about perfect. We also liked the way the campsite left areas of long grass unmown, to divide up the campsite without fences or hedges - we felt like we had privacy without isolation, which is pretty much exactly what you want. Any negatives? Not really. The Tinker's Hut sleeps five on paper, but that would be very cosy. And it's not the cheapest, but it is lovely. We'd go again, no question.
Sep 20, 2021 by Martin Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Martin, really glad you enjoyed your stay.

Glad we made it!

Although we arrived a day and a half late after experiencing problems with our camper van, we were very glad to finally make it to Wardley Hill. A chilled out, well equipped campsite with an eco-friendly approach, we appreciated the attentiveness of the warden, the regular cleaning of shared facilities and hot showers. The recreation field was a bonus for our dog to run around in. A shame to be able to hear traffic noise from a busy road despite being in what felt like a rural location, but for novice campers, this is a site we would recommend.
Sep 18, 2021 by Hilary Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Unfortunately without a northerly breeze we are victim to the ever increasing volume of traffic on the A143 which is mentioned on our description. If I could pick the site up and move it away from any road noise I would.
Glad you enjoyed the site otherwise.

Cool chill out site!

Loved our stay, the design of the long grasses gave us a nice private area with a our camper van next to the facilities. Very peaceful, our pup enjoyed the recreation field and lovely Italian takeaway just a walk away. We will be back, thanks!
Sep 5, 2021 by Kay Coull Verified Review

Amazing campsite and a great time

We loved this campsite. It was beautiful, friendly and quiet (probably less so after we arrived!). Joe was always on hand to help out if needed and the breakfast hampers were a real treat. Everything was clean and well thought out and did I mention it was beautiful?! We would love to go back!!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much Caroline for choosing to stay with us and for writing this review. It was a pleasure to meet you.

An amazing campsite!

I loved everything about this site. Really welcome and friendly hosts who met me when I arrived. I only stayed for one night but I’ve already booked to come back for longer. I loved that I could have a walk around and choose where I wanted to pitch up. As it was only me and my dog I chose a smaller pitch, but it still had plenty of space. Large wheelbarrows are provided at the car park which were great (my dog loved being carted back in it too). The reeds around the pitches make it private. The facilities were excellent and the site was well maintained. The fire drum was great to sit around whilst watching the sun set. I really don’t have any negatives about the site and look forward to coming back again! 😊
Aug 24, 2021 by Lauren Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much Lauren, see you next time!

Excellent clean and friendly campsite

We stayed here with another family, loved the campsite - best we’ve been to I think. The areas to pitch are separated by long grass and well maintained little paths winding around the site. This meant each pitch area felt really private. The whole site had a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. There was a large rec field for the kids to play. Really well maintained washing up sinks, toilets and HOT showers - really lovely!
Aug 18, 2021 by Emma Bamber Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Emma. We really appreciate your review. Happy summer to you!

Time out

I stayed in a three berth tent in a tree. It was my first solo camping trip so had just booked for one night to see if I liked it. I was a bit nervous thinking I would be up a tree in the woods with no one else about but Joe, who met me as I arrive put my mind at rest and said to call him if I needed him as he was not that far away himself. It was very comforting. It was lovely to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and a complete chill out. I got up at 3 in the morning to just sit and make a cup of tea and soak up the beautiful still atmosphere as it got light. Showers were fabulous!! I think three in my tent may have been a bit of a squeeze. It was great for me to be able to spread my belongings out! There was a lovely tree stump outside my tent which made a great table so I was able to make a nice cup of tea and put my things on it. There were zip windows in the tent you could open and really feel you were with the tree!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

So glad you had a good time.. I was a little worried not having seen you in the morning. Thank you for taking the time to write this review :-)

Beautiful well kept Campsite, with very helpful hosts.

I booked a long stay at Wardley Hill Campsite, and when I arrived I was happy I had. Lovely site, interesting and quirky (a site with personality, brilliant,) with well managed good eco facilities. Peaceful and quiet spaces to relax in. Buzzards flying high, gliding, for most of the day. Watched the sun going down, bouncing its light off the moon. Amazing view of the sky all around me. On top of all this, Thank You Joe for the "beyond expected help" with my camper van power source. Sadly I was pulled away early due to an unexpected family event, but plan to return with friends very soon in the future. Highly recommended to get out of the hustle and bustle of life for a time.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much for your poetic review. I was a pleasure to meet you.

Magical little place

Beautiful setting with plenty of space between tents/campers, separated by wild flowers. Friendly and helpful staff - we will be back!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Christoph, your review is much appreciated. 

Relaxing almost wild camping experience

Very welcoming site, immaculately kept facilities, had a lovely few days in our van, beautiful area to explore, would highly recommend staying here if your after a quiet campsite. Camping areas lovingly cut out of long grass make you feel your in the middle of a field, loved it!!!
Jul 16, 2021 by Liam & Nikki Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you both, it was a pleasure to meet you.

Lovely site and a peaceful and relaxing stay

We had a lovely stay at Wardley Hill, the tents are well spread out and relatively private due to the grasses and wild flowers. It’s extremely peaceful and lovely to just sit out and relax in the evenings and there are fire pits available for those cooler nights. The facilities are well maintained. We will definitely be returning!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Jacob, we really appreciate your super review.

Gorgeous Campsite

Was such a lovely campsite would, the tinkers hut which we stayed in was better than expected, so cozy yet so spacious, had everything you needed and they have thought of every little detail to make your stay perfect, the owners were super friendly and really helpful, we would definitely love to come back in the future, highly recommended to anyone

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Kathryn for this super review! It was a pleasure having you stay.

What a great campsite, a true gem.

We just got back from 8 days at Wardley Hill Campsite and what an incredible stay it was, we can not wait to return to this site again. It has everything you need, great hot showers, clean facilities, the pitches feel very private and I must say this is a huge plus for us. Loads of great things in the area and so much amazing food choices plus Joe is just brilliant. Can not fault this campsite in any way. We look forward to returning soon.
Jul 2, 2021 by Janne Gron Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much! Meeting fabulous guests like yourselves is a real pleasure. See you next time :-)

Excellent campsite!

I booked this campsite and all the extras and I was not disappointed! The campsite is kept in a outstanding condition! The hamper was lovely and the kids loved exploring. Wish we could of stayed longer. Toilets and showers cleaned regularly couldn’t fault it. Book it up now! Thanks

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

So glad you enjoyed your stay and also the hamper provided by Earsham Street Deli in Bungay. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to write this review.

Amazing campsite!

Absolutely exceeded our high expectations! Pitches are spread out and you don't feel crammed in at all. Beautiful natural setting with the pitches mown into wild grass fields, toilets and showers were great and constantly being cleaned, friendly hosts and neighbours. Easy to find and loads to do in the area - both Beccles and Bungay are interesting as well as the St Peter's Brewery nearby. We'll definitely be back, a wonderful well run campsite in a beautiful part of the world.
Jun 24, 2021 by Eugene Cross Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it. Thank you. 

Great Campsite

Great campsite, spacious pitches, environmentally friendly facilities Excellent, constantly being cleaned, very friendly and welcoming owner, definitely will be going back as soon as possible.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. :-)

We absolutely loved our weekend at Wardley.

We absolutely loved our weekend at Wardley. The weather was fantastic and the hosts were fun and friendly. The pitches are well spaced out, in varying sizes. Facilities are clean and well maintained. Some of the pitches are on a gentle slope but we were lucky to bag one close to the car park. The walk to the pub was easy and food at the Artichoke was excellent. Beccles is great to explore, some interesting shops and a great tea room. Plus a wonderful riverside walk. We would recommend Wardley as a relaxing and well kept site. Love to go again.
Jun 15, 2021 by Alison Blake Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Alison, it was a pleasure to have you stay.

Excellent happy family times!

We had an excellent stay at Wardley Hill, Joe was so helpful and we got plenty of camping advice from him as we had never been before! We stayed in a lovely bell tent that was decorated with solar lights and had everything we needed for a cozy time. We played a bit of cricket in the recreation field, ordered a hamper for the first night which was delicious and took the 30 minute drive for a day in Southwold which is a fantastic seaside town. I think what was really great about the site was the clear attention detail, regularly cleaned toilets and (warm) showers and the carefully moan pitch areas which give space to each family are great! In summary we had a waaaaaaardley good time and have recommended to friends and fam! Thanks again Joe!
Jun 8, 2021 by Jo Hammond Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Jo! that's waaaaaaaaardley nice of you! Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

such a relaxing bank holiday weekend camping

We had such a relaxing bank holiday weekend camping. All the facilities were great and we were particularly impressed with the hot shower. We could have stayed for a week and will definitely book to go back!

Amazing location and fantastically welcoming host!

We stayed in the Tinker Cabin with our two sons (aged 11 and 13). The accommodation is extraordinarily decorated, totally welcoming, authentic, and full of nice small details. It is also super practical with children, and the nearby woods gave them plenty to explore. The site is ideally located to explore attractions in Norfolk. Highly recommended!! and will for sure come back!!
Apr 19, 2021 by Samy Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

It was a pleasure to meet you all. Thank you for choosing us for your aprés lockdown getaway.

Unspoilt and natural camping

Loved the getting-away-from-it vibe this site gives. While many no-car sites often offer an inferior experience for campervans this one managers to make VDub owner feel included. Facilities were rustic but perfect and the shower lovely and hot. Enjoyed a walk along the river to Beccles and a pint in the nearby Artichoke pub. Rating five stars but I do feel it's naughty to wait until you've booked to tell you check in is by sunset - it should say that in the listing. Nevertheless the owner was understanding we might not make it before then and the fact we were in a campervan would make it less of a problem.
Oct 12, 2020 by Fluffy Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for taking the time to write this review and highlighting our omission of our latest checkin time in the terms. This has now been rectified. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

Great campsite - even when cold and wet

Really friendly staff, clean facilities, and great location. Will come back when it’s not 11 degrees and raining, might make it even better!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Nicklas..it really wasn't the best weather for camping! 

beautiful off grid campsite, perfect glamping options for wet weather

Shepherds Hut was just right, simple and comfortable. Small, friendly campsite with really good off-grid facilities.
Oct 5, 2020 by Jo Clarke Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Jo so much for taking the time to write this.

Lovely site for natural camping.

This is a lovely site with well spaced pitches. The field is left wild in between pitches which is especially nice . Also liked the no cars on site.
Sep 23, 2020 by Sunny geogia

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Sunny.

stay at Wardley hill

I had a lovely weekends stay at Wardley hill. me and my partner stayed in the hammock hut which was lovely and came with its own gas hob, fire pit, seating area and tea/coffee facilities. We slept in the hammocks which were comfier than we thought! wardley hill had all the essential facilities and the warm 'outdoor' shower was lovely. The weekend was really nice and relaxing, we walked to nearby geldeston locks, and then to beccles for dinner, we would have liked to stay longer to explore other places nearby and to try paddle boarding, and plan to go again next year or when we can.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for taking the time to write this. It’s really appreciated and it was a pleasure having you two stay. See you again :-)

Beautiful site, excellently maintained, with stunning wildlife and fantastic hosts.

We had a beautiful stay at Wardley Hill and will absolutely be back! The hosts were personable, helpful and knowledgeable about the area, sending us off to a stunning canoeing spot when asked for recommendations. The site itself is a perfect mix of left to the wild, big open space and well-maintained, with comprehensive, excellent and extremely clean facilities. Such a great resource to have a recreation field as part of the site as well to play games, and an absolute treat to have a fire pit and plentiful supply of wood. Loved having a car-free site and so brilliant to have such massive wheelbarrows for carrying gear and the freedom to pick our own spot. The wildlife's beautiful. All in all a delightful stay. Thank you.
Sep 13, 2020 by Ruth

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much for taking your time to write this Ruth. We very much appreciate it! Thank you so much for choosing to come and stay with us.

Beautiful, peaceful and clean campsite in great location

We camped for 2 nights, family of four. Pitches are well spaced out, cut out into the long grass. Our children loved exploring the woodland surrounding the campsite. Don't be put off by the compost toilets, they were kept super clean throughout our stay! Only a short drive from the Broads and the beach.Thanks to the owners for a great trip.
Sep 7, 2020 by andyb Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Andy, so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to write this review.

Fantastic campsite with super helpful and friendly owner

We cycled into the campsite quite late in the day but the chap who owns the site was easily contactable over the phone and super helpful with clear instructions. As we got the camp ready he was over with us in no time at all and making sure we were settled and happy and with a firepit for the night. The campsite is a beautifully presented, picturesque site with all the amenities anyone could ask for including heated showers!! It's important to note their complete the adherence to social distancing and sanitising stations which was definitely peace of mind. We had a great stay and would definitely come back!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for taking the time to write this James. Its very much appreciated.. happy peddling.

Lovely Little Haven

Lovely little rustic campsite with everything you need. Compost loo’s kept clean, plenty of soap and hand sanitizer. The shower is very refreshing and perfect for rustic living. The campsite was very quiet and peaceful. I loved the campfire. Lovely staff member who stays on site and keeps the camp site clean and in order. Absolutely fantastic value for money.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Melanie much appreciated! 

Slow living & eco camping at its best.

We love staying at Wardley Hill, and have done so every summer since first discovering it 4/5 years ago. We love the eco ethos, long wavy grasses, the surrounding natural environment, and how the site is limited to 14 tents, ensuring a calm, spacious feel to your stay. The open topped shower allows for a shower beneath a blue sky or the night sky full of stars if you're lucky. It's enjoyable to both stay on site reading & relaxing, or to venture out exploring. Bungay & Beccles are nearby & we like to go for the lido, kayaking on the river, & shopping in the greengrocers & deli. A bit further afield you have the coast, & we particularly like to visit Covehithe. It's not proper camping in our eyes if you're not allowed a camp fire, so we're always thankful that we can have one here. Sitting by the fire with a hot chocolate ( or wine!), and watching the sun set in such a beautiful setting is relaxation at it's best. We whole heartedly recommend ❤️🌾🦗
Aug 30, 2020 by Ruth Everett Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for taking the time to write this Ruth. Much appreciated :-)

Relaxed back to basic camping

This is our second visit to Wardley Hill Campsite and our stay was just as lovely as the first. We stayed for a while week and felt completely safe and at ease. Thank you Joe for allowing us to come a night early at such short notice! A fantastic base to visit lots of the lovely beaches and attractions nearby although

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Hopefully your review was going to end '...although there is no need to leave the site as it was so relaxing' or something along those lines! Thank you for coming Natalie.

A real gem

Loved this campsite. Just had a wonderful feel to it - beautiful setting, so well kept yet still felt wild. The facilities were immaculate and the pitches large and nicely spaced. There plenty of space to run around (including a recreation field). Recommend bringing your kite- its a great spot to fly it. We walked to Bungay which is a really beautiful town of historic buildings. We'll be back for sure. Thank you!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Anna, much appreciated. 

Wonderful little campsite

What a gem. Beautiful site - immaculately kept yet still with a wild feeling. Eco friendly without being too rule-sy. We'll definitely be back!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Anna :-)

Lovely, quiet & clean campsite

Easy to get to, nice & quiet & well spread out. The toilets were clean & the shower was hot. Joe was always on site if we needed help. We would love to stay again
Aug 23, 2020 by Nicola brown

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Nicola.

Fabulous Family Camping

Really picturesque campsite, plenty of secluded spaces between the meadow grasses. The owner was friendly and helpful. The eco toilets are not for everyone but were scrupulously clean. Lovely part of the world. Will definitely visit again.
Aug 22, 2020 by Lynda

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Lynda.. I could could go on for ages about the benefits of composting toilets but you are right, however clean they might be they are not for everyone. Looking forward to seeing you next time :-)

The best cleanest campsite you will find

Me my wife 2 kids and a dog had what I have to say was the best 3 nights camping we have ever had, great site loads of space, friendly owners who work so hard to keep the site clean safe and relaxing. Thanks so much we will be back soon Ken
Aug 18, 2020 by Ken Evans

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much Ken, so glad you had a good time.

Could it be perfect🤔

From the moment we got there (greeted by Joe on arrival) till the moment we left there was a complete feeling of welcome. Both Joe and Holly were attentive throughout but not intrusive, this made for complete confidence in all provisions for dealing with Covid. I would also add that everybody there (no matter what age) also behaved responsibly. The facilities were immaculate throughout despite so called “ primitive” set up. Everything worked I even had a shower at 0615 and had warm water! The other guests we met, especially the children who wanted to fuss over Beccles were very polite and personable ( parents should be proud). We met lots of fellow “ VDubbers” and swapped ideas and stories which added to the ambience All in all Brilliant 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

It was such a pleasure to meet the three of you.. so sorry we didn’t get to say goodbye. Hopefully we’ll see you again! Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

Beautiful, restful, fabulous

Fabulous campsite! So relaxing & chilled out, set in beautiful surroundings & ideally located for lots of adventures & exploration. We had the best few days here & will definitely come back. Owners were wonderfully friendly & helpful. Thank you so much for a restful break.
Aug 14, 2020 by Ken Evans Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you so much for taking the time to write these kind words.

Relaxing site in glorious setting.

Very peaceful site which is close to the coast, the fens and the broads. The owners are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Great for a chilled getaway in beautiful surroundings. We'll be back.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Peter, much appriciated.

Great escape

Had a perfect stay at Wardley hill. The site is well organised, clean and thoroughly relaxed. We Stayed on the camper van area of the site which plots are surrounded by some beautiful wild patches. Facilities are totally appropriate to the size of the site and the owners were present and helpful with good local knowledge. Would definitely recommend and return in the future.
Aug 2, 2020 by dogday38 Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you, it was a pleasure to meet you.

Perfect site

This is a well organised campsite where you feel welcomed to the environment by joe and holly who keep the site organised and clean. It is well situated to visit some beautiful spots in Suffolk and Norfolk. The facilities are perfect for the size of the site and the wild Flower patches separating the spaces are ingenious. We will definitely like to visit again in the future.
Aug 1, 2020 by dogday38 Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Dogday :-)

Very chilled

Really pretty spot. Very relaxed. Cute Camping areas carved into the long grass. Lots of space for kids to play. Small wood to explore. Washing machine drum fires. Composting toilets and a hot shower. Really helpful and friendly owner. Southwold close by. Definitely recommend.

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Isabel, glad you enjoyed your stay.

Wonderful campsite

We had an amazing stay at Wardley Hill Campsite! Joe was very welcoming and helpful. The facilities are kept in great condition at all time. We especially loved the meadows with the long grass which give a feeling of camping in the wild. Also great is the possibility to make open fires. We’d love to come back soon!

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Sandra, it was a pleasure to meet you.


Stayed in the Tinkers Hut, with teenagers in tents outside. Loved the luxury of the Hut and the idyllic campsite. We had a wonderful few days where we swam / canoed / kayaked in the Waveney; wore the dogs out on the beach; sat around the fire each night and even had excellent pizza delivered to the site. Shower was hot, campsite peaceful, facilities clean, Joe was friendly and welcoming. Many thanks for a lovely, socially distanced stay.
Jul 28, 2020 by Maria Cawston

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Maria :-) If anyone wants to know your pizzas came from the Suffolk Stone House in Bungay. Thank you for coming.

Wonderful stay

We enjoyed our stay so much. We stayed in Hilda’s Hut and had everything we needed for a cosy and restful few days away. The feeling of being immersed in wild flowers and trees was wonderful. Nights sitting by the fire pit with a glass of wine and good company will be memories we keep forever.
Jul 28, 2020 by Naomi Robinson

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for your kind words Naomi. So glad you enjoyed your stay.

Deserves more than 5 stars

Out of the 4 sites I have stayed in this last week this site is by far the best. Joe's friendliness, his concern to keep the facilities clean with lots of hand gel and disinfectant sprays is paramount. He is there to welcome everyone and there is a choice of accomodation to suit all who don't want to pitch their own tent. His unique way of mowing out pathways to each pitch means more privacy and allowing grasses and wildflowers to flourish. There is also a large mown area for children to play. The compost toilets and warm simple shower facilities all blend in with the natural surroundings. Most sites charge per pitch based on 2 people but as a solo camper Joe charges only £8 per person so I really appreciated this. Thank you.
Jul 26, 2020 by Victoria Taylor

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Victoria, it was a pleasure to meet you.

A lovely spot

We are so grateful to Joe for all his help and for our stay at Wardley Hill. Our camper van broke down 20 minutes from the campsite and we had to be towed so didn’t arrive till nearly midnight, Joe was waiting there to receive us and let us spend two nights on a grassy verge near the entrance so as not to disturb the other campers with the noisy tow truck arrival. He was incredibly helpful, with great local knowledge, helping us to find a garage and helped to turn what could have been a nightmare into a very pleasant two days. The site is beautiful, wild flowers, gorgeous clean toilet and shower facilities and really peaceful. Definitely recommend a swim and wander at Ellingham Mill. Thank you Wardley you saved the end of our trip! Tash & Darren

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for your super review. I hope you were able to return home under your own steam! Best wishes.

Relaxed and friendly

Great welcome from Joe and Holly. Chatty and informative about local area. Loved the wild meadow Areas with just the meandering paths mown through them to the spaced out pitches. We were in our Campervan and had a great view over the field. We liked the recreation area at the top for kite flying and pétanque or whatever else we wanted to try. Nice local brewery, Bull of the Woods, just along the road run by Seamus at Brook farm. Great roads for leisurely cycling. Also had a lovely day’s Stand Up Paddleboarding supplied by Joe. Will definitely visit again.
Jul 17, 2020 by Neil Overton Verified Review

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

It was a real pleasure to meet you both and have you stay. Thank you for your kind review.

Great natural campsite

Lovely little natural campsite. Not crowded as pitches are cut out in the long grass with pathways to them. Very friendly and helpful owners. Facilities basic but adequate. Camp fires allowed which is great on a summers evening. Location is good for Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and all the other little Suffolk beaches. BP garage and McD’s only a 5 minute drive away if needed! Only negative is some road noise at night. Would definitely recommend the site to anyone wanting to visit Norfolk or Suffolk.
Jul 16, 2020 by Tentpeg

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Tentpeg :-)

Quiet and cosy

Despite the pretty awful week of weather we experienced here, we had a lovely time in the yurt. It is really comfortable and cosy with lots of nice touches such as Fairy lights, hot water bottles and extra blankets for those colder nights (we didn’t need these as we visited in July). The outdoor facilities were kept exceptionally clean (we visited the first week back after closure due to COVID, so it is possible cleaning schedules were heightened a bit but we can tell the facilities were well maintained Irrespective of the current extra requirements). The lovely forest and stream on site provided lots of fun for the kids, and there are plenty of places to visit nearby.
Jul 12, 2020 by Debbie Warren

Lovely, peaceful site, lots of privacy provided by the long grass and wild flowers around each pitch. Friendly laid back crowd. Joe always on hand if you needed anything.

Good base for exploring Norfolk and Suffolk, close To great beaches and the Norfolk Broads

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you very much Sian.

Amazing post-lockdown weekend

Lovely spot and very friendly staff. Lots of forest for the kids to explore. Pitches are spread out so you have some privacy And I liked how they are separated by long wild grass.
Jul 8, 2020 by Greg Stump

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Greg.

Lovely peaceful campsite

A lovely, peaceful campsite, we were here with our campervan and there is an area set aside for them. Good, simple facilities which were cleaned regularly. You don’t get many campsites that permit campervans, dogs and fire pits so we will definitely be back!
Jul 5, 2020 by Ruth

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you for coming Ruth, it was a pleasure to meet you.

Great host and beautiful setting

We stayed over the weekend and it was cold as it was the last weekend in Feb. But, Joe came to meet us and showed us around. Really loved the place and we'll be back. Thank you

Response from Wardley Hill Campsite

Thank you Alex, it was a pleasure to meet you both.

Excellent stat

Lovely setting. February was rather cold, however quiet and peaceful. Lovely host who met us and was very welcoming.
Feb 21, 2020 by Sarah

Great stay, lovely quiet site

Booked a weekend in the shepherd's hut. Loved it. Got a great welcome from Joe who was happy to help with extra wood to keep the hut nice and cosy in the freezing temperatures. The itself was great, our five year old was particularly taken with it. Nice touches with biscuits, tea, coffee and hot chocolate sachets, and cards/quiz game too. Lovely, secluded location but also easy to get to down a quiet lane from main road. Has all the essential facilities but completely uncommercialised, just how we like it. And if you're as lucky as we were with clear skies you'll get a huge treat with the night sky, best star scape I've ever seen!

Forever a favourite

We are getting on a bit now but still love camping. We have experience of LOADS of sites but this is very special. Love it, especially when there is ice on the tent, ha ha, as on Oct 27th 2019! Love the loos, the space, the trees and wildflower areas, love having a fire, love everyone we've ever met on site. Thanks Joe!

Camping with my Family

This has been my best camping experience so far! I had a really fun weekend with my family. The atmosphere of the campsite felt relaxed and happy and makes me remember my first camping in Tanay. By the way please do visit my website (https://www.wkadventures.com/outdoor/3-secret-campsites-in-tanay-you-probably-didnt-know-about/) Thank you and I really enjoy my time in Wardley Hill
Sep 27, 2019 by Rita Corpuz

Fantastic stay

My partner and I had a fantastic stay in wonderful setting. The pictures were perfectly reflecting the reality, the tent was clean, surprisingly comfortable. The host went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. Superb service and quality. Everything is thought through. We will most definitely come back and recommend it!

Short but fantastic stay

This is truly a delightful place to stay. We camped only 3 nights but would happily have stayed longer. It was relaxed and, despite being a small site, is arranged in such a way that you feel very private. The owners were helpful and friendly but not at all intrusive. We enjoyed campfires, dog walks, family time and more even with dull weather! Loved it and hope to return!
Aug 16, 2019 by Anita Powell

Fantastic site

Would highly recommend, an absolutely superb campsite, we stayed in the Lotus Belle Stargazer for 10 nights, which was fantastic. The wild grass flower meadows in between the pitches were wonderful, lots of wildlife & the perfect site to unwind & relax. The compost toilets & shower were great, always very clean. Joe was a very welcoming, friendly host who would always be available to help. We really appreciated all the tips he gave us on things to see & do in the area. Thanks for everything would definitely stay again.
Jul 27, 2019 by Penny West

Beautiful site - idyllic and tranquil

The simple approach to camping - a wildflower-filled meadow, all the basics you need (running water, a hot shower, clean loos) and nothing more! Perfect for relaxing in the evening sun, but easily within reach of the delights of the Suffolk coastline.

Forest bathing

An amazing experiences climbing the ladder to gain access into a tent, with the weather being warm and dry the fly sheet was removed and I could lay down in my comfy nest feeling part of nature. Listening to birds and staring into the night sky. The tent is pitched in a small woodland glade with its own oil drum firepit that radiates heat and light. This is the style of camping that makes memories that will last a lifetime.
Jul 17, 2019 by Sarah Middleton


I booked the hammock hut for my parents and they had a wonderful time. Very accommodating place and friendly. They highly recommend and I will be visiting myself soon I'm sure!

Lovely secluded spot

My boyfriend and I spent two brilliant nights here in May - the site is a nice small campsite with a personal feel to it, it’s really well kept and environmentally friendly, the toilets are clean and the owner is really friendly and helpful. The first night we had the site to ourselves and could here the wildlife all around the site. I’d definitely recommend the site for anyone looking to explore this area.
May 26, 2019 by Elise Verified Review


We spent 4 nights here over Easter and found it a truly wonderful campsite It's very laid back and relax You pitch where you want on the shorter grass and as such you are not camped on top of others. Toilet's are cleaned regularly and are spotless as is the shower with its open roof. Joe was always about to chat answer any questions and make sure you was having a good time while delivering firewood to your pitch Some lovely country pubs within walking distance Would definitely recommend
Apr 27, 2019 by Middi Verified Review

Wonderful Easter weekend - very welcoming and much space

Holly and Joe are wonderful hosts- logs for the fire when you need them, even freezing our ice blocks for us. Stayed in our bell tent for 4 nights, then decided to stay an extra night, with the weather being so glorious. Lots of space for pitching, compost loos cleaned regularly by Joe with lots of toilet paper. As there is lots of space you cannot hear any other campers despite it being full at Easter weekend, you can hear the pheasants and birds from the woodlands behind. Went to the Olive Tree for dinner- lovely (reserved in advance). Would love to return- being five months pregnant, next time there will be three of us! Thanks Holly and Joe
Apr 23, 2019 by Vic & Jim Verified Review

A little piece of paradise

Camped here for 3 nights over the Easter weekend and loved every minute. Beautiful peaceful site in lovely surroundings. Joe the owner couldn’t have been more welcoming or more helpful. If it’s mod cons you’re craving then this isn’t the site for you but if it’s peace and quiet and plenty of room amongst a bunch of like minded campers then I’d recommend Wardley Hill unreservedly. Having said that, the toilet and shower facilities were clean and perfectly functional and the provision of fire pits a real plus for the chilly evenings. Logs are available to purchase from the owner. For my husband and I this was the perfect campsite made all the better by the glorious weather and easy access to the river Waveney for launching our Kayak. Can’t wait to return. Thank you.
Apr 23, 2019 by Jill Ellis

Natural beauty

A gem of a site, clean facilities, spacious pitches set apart from each other and very much back to nature.
Dec 8, 2018 by J Barber Verified Review

A hidden gem in the heart of Norfolk!

We stayed for three nights (2 adults and a 4 year old) in Hilda the shepherds hut and it was more than we expected! We were met by Joe who was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The hut is beautifully presented with everything you need for a comfy and cosy stay. The wood burning stove was perfect for the chillier nights and mornings. The toilet is a composting one which I was a bit nervous about but it was clean and not that bad smelling! We had some glorious sunsets and two bags of wood was more than enough for three nights in the firepit. Joe came round every evening to make sure all was ok and he gave us some good suggestions for places to go. Highly recommend taking a day boat on the broads from Wroxham (stop at The Swan in Horning for lunch) and another great day out is Southwold, a lovely seaside town. Make sure you book for lunch at Sole Bay on the harbour. The campsite was very peaceful and our little boy loved playing hide and seek in the tall grass and pathways that separate every site. A real gem of a place and one we will be visiting again!
Oct 24, 2018 by Sam

Can't recommend highly enough

Absolutely loved our stay here - lots of space, open top shower was lovely (could maybe do with one more) Joe, Holly and their delightful little boy could not have been more helpful, friendly and attentive. Will definitely be returning :-)
Sep 2, 2018 by Lorelei

Space between things

Really has the balance between scale and facilities just right. Campervan, so didn't glamp it, but they looked happy, too! Wonderfully conceived and managed site. Loved it.
Aug 17, 2018 by Nicholas Sargent

Peaceful, spacious, enormous skies

Loved every minute. Peaceful enough to be relaxing, with loads of space between the pitches, but with enough wild places to keep my daughter and her little campsite gang occupied playing in the shady woods for hours. Perfectly good facilities if you like the idea of wild camping but still want a shower. Really helpful owner, who apparently isn't called Rob - despite us calling him that all week ;-)
Aug 11, 2018 by Caroline Read

Casual spacious and friendly

Beautiful scenery, very friendly and well worth a visit
Aug 6, 2018 by Amanda Turner

beautiful and tranquil... before we arrived

This is an absolutely beautiful campsite and Joe is an extra-ordinarily welcoming and chilled out guy who clearly takes great pride in going the extra mile to try to make this site perfect for everyone... Unfortunately I was there with my 3 kids and though there is loads of space I was just a bit concerned that we were ruining it for everyone else with our sometimes less than tranquil behavior... It's probably more of a perfect site for adults and those with older kids or tiny tots, rather than feisty 7-12 year old boys. It's all off grid, so there is only 1 shower, if you're keen on a cleanliness you'll probably have to queue up in the morning. That said I thought it was awesome and lovely and Joe couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Particular highlight was the solar powered fairy lights on the shower head. I showered late when it was dark (no queue) and it was very cosmic.
Aug 5, 2018 by geoff sweaney

A real gem.

We had a wonderful and relaxing time at Wardley Hill. Campfires, plenty of wildlife to spot and the kids loved building and playing in a den in the woods. The composting toilets take some getting used to, but they certainly do not detract from the beauty of the campsite. Joe was really helpful and friendly and gave us some excellent recommendations for beaches in the area. We will certainly be camping here again.
Jul 25, 2018 by Sam

Perfect weekend. Perfect place

What a fantastic place. Holly & Joe gave us a lovely welcome and have a brilliant ethos. Their friendly, chilled and laid back style sets the tone for the whole place. The Campervan pitch was spacious and the whole site is carefully laid out to give everyone stunning views. Couldn’t have asked for anything more. Will definitely be back. A gem.
Jul 23, 2018 by shaun crook

Glamping yet still back to basics

This was our first time camping since having the little one so we decided to stay in the family emporer bell tent to ease ourselves back into it. Joe was extremely helpful, he text us on the day we was travelling up and advised the best route to avoid traffic due to a local festival. Once we arrived Joe greeted us with the large picnic basket we ordered and the fire wood. If you enjoy your cheese and crackers I’d recommend the large basket as it really was plentiful. Everything has been really thought out on the campsite from wheelbarrows to take your stuff from your car to the little solar fairy lights that come on at night. The shower is lovely and warm and is also nice being open so you see the sky. The fire pit/bbq was brilliant, we enjoy bbq cooking at home and having both a griddle and a frying grill in one was great for cooking on we found a mixture of coals and fire wood was enough to heat it up and cook efficiently on. Having tea making facilities with the tent was a lovely touch especially in the evening watching the sun set. The grounds are large and even when there was a lot of people on site you didn’t notice them and you really felt like you was out on your own. Joe is extremely helpful from making sure you are all comfy and settled in to giving advice or local areas to visit/eat. We would highly recommend this camp site and will even come back with our own tent next time.
Jul 20, 2018 by Daniel Cushman

First time glamper

I brought two nights in the lotus bell tent for my partners birthday present. We are both wanting to start camping and the glamping experience at Wardley hill broke us in gently. It's a lovely camp site with long grass between spaced out pitches that gives you privacy. The bell tent was amazing, pretty much everything we needed for the weekend was provided. Joe was very helpful on arrival and the wheelbarrows to take your belongs from your car to the tent were a life saver. Would definitely camp here again!
Jul 16, 2018 by Clare

Relax amongst nature

We had two perfect nights camping at Wardley Hill. Beautiful spacious plots surrounded by wild grasses (wild flowers gone to seed due to heatwave), fabulous clean eco toilets & warm shower. Perfect location for exploring the picturesque Waveney valley by bike & wild swimming locations! Will definitely return when heading back East.
Jul 9, 2018 by Claire & Rob


Lovely site Joe & Holly made us welcome, practice camp for Latitude weekend it went very well after many years of not camping. Choice of pitches set away from each other offering the feeling of seclusion behind the tall grasses, made us feel we will be doing more camping in the future weather helped. Recommend The Olive Tree within walking distance for a great meal.
Jul 2, 2018 by William

Wonderful location, relaxed and quiet

Our second visit to wardley hill was delightful. Quiet, rural, friendly and relaxed. Perfect mini retreat from home - Thankyou

Pretty perfect

We loved everything about Wardley Hill and as seasoned campers think it among the very best campsites we have visited. We loved the grassy meadow and the oak trees, the compost toilets and the hot shower, the wood and the pheasants and the rabbits and the amazing atmosphere of peace... The owners, Joe and Holly, are lovely and went out of their way to help us when we had a flat battery and were stranded in Bungay. Bungay itself is a great little market town with several nice pubs, old-fashioned shops and the river nearby. We can't recommend this place enough!
Jun 22, 2018 by Polly RB

Space, peace and everything just how you'd want it

Stayed here in late May. Very idyllic. Plenty of space meant a decent separation between pitches. All the facilities worked fine and I appreciated the water taps dotted around the site. The cabin with tourist info and a great selection of books was a nice touch, as was the "stranded" yacht. The owner was a great - very welcoming and friendly. Took the time to explain to my curious two little boys how the sewage waste disposal works! Ambience and setting were great. Campsite was also easy to find and access.
Jun 10, 2018 by Gavin

Peace and quiet

Lovely quiet campsite, basic but essentials provided in a cool and novel way... Safe and relaxed for our young family. Dolly the dog enjoyed it immensely too! Thanks for a lovely stay 😃
Jun 6, 2018 by Sianaid

Perfect- despite the weather!

What an amazing site. Quiet with space for everyone. Took our camper for 2 nights and even though one day the heavens opened we still had a relaxing break. The shower was always hot and the whole vibe was eco and relaxed. The owner Joe made us feel very welcome and even gave us a lift to the Pub! Will certainly be back soon.
Jun 4, 2018 by Leah


Such a lovely campsite. Couple of compost toilets which were kept stocked with loo roll. Such a fab shower, open top... I got caught in the rain which only added to the experience, clean and constant hot water which was a very pleasant surprise!! Tall grass around each pitch which makes it feel really private. It was full when we went but still felt quiet and secluded. Fires allowed, loads of fire pits to borrow and logs available for £6. Can’t really think of anything negative, little bit of road noise but really not a big deal. Can’t recommend this place enough!
Jun 4, 2018 by sophie gwilliam

loved it. quiet, friendly and remote enough.

big old field with 20 odd sites max. no official spaces. just go ad you please. few toilets and a shower but real basic just how it should be. fires allowed as should be too. five mins away from pubs and beccles. bike friendly also and the owner said they never turn bikes away even if full which is real nice.
Apr 23, 2018 by a&d

Small thoughtful family friendly campsite

We stayed at Wardley Hill campsite with our 3 children over the recent Easter break. The weather wasn't great but despite the rain we enjoyed ourselves. When we pulled up to the campsite, we spotted a river boat on the grass towards the bottom end of the campsite near the forest. It was a very 'Dirk Gently' moment for us and we knew that we would like this campsite. Some of the provided wheelbarrows are big enough to carry the kids in too! The campsite itself is well thought out with nice little touches that make camping with children easier. There were little wooden blocks for little ones to use to reach the sinks and even the urinal. Our daughter loved the rainbows in one of the composting toilets as it had a transparent pattern perspex window overlay so that when the sun did shine, it acted like a sun catcher casting rainbows inside. Not that we got much sun :( There is also a lovely hot shower that had groovy "disco lights" that turn on when you showered. Wardley Hill is a back to basics campsite that is safe and small enough for families to leave their children to explore and wander around. It has mainly flat pitches and the fact that you can have open fire is a plus. The kids loved roasting marshmallows and chopping fire wood. The owner has also added a small "library" room on site for those raining days to hang out in.
Apr 13, 2018 by OrientalHero

Absolutely Wonderful

Stayed there yesterday. Everything you need is there, looks, hot showers, sinks. Wood burners, privacy. You pick your spot and plot up. No one is allowed to camp too close to you so you are able to escape. Lovely village of Bungay 20 mins away. Joe was wonderfully helpful. Loved every minute.
Aug 9, 2017 by Cassie Rowantree

The Best Find

At short notice we found ourselves int he Emperor Bell tent a day early, before we were even in the tent we wanted to stay an extra night! A very thoughtful site, delightfuly mowed paths through the meadow. Welcome fire pit for marshmallows and relaxing. Super area to explore, and sample lovely food, swimming in the lido in Beccles & to watch the river go by. Nature, open space, sunshine & laughter, what a wonderful camping trip - cant wait to return. Thank you for creating such a lovely site. (Don't tell everyone about this little gem)
Aug 5, 2017 by Di Dixon


We spent a happy and relaxing ten days staying in Hilda the Shepherd's Hut, the latest addition to this lovely campsite. Hilda was very cozy and just about big enough for the four of us (two adults, an almost 6 yr old and a wee one). The beds were comfortable and the nights gloriously dark - we all slept brilliantly. We loved cooking over the fire and eating outside (there's a little hob in the hut as well), and it was great having our own composting loo with a view (which was surprisingly unsmelly). Joe and Holly were super welcoming, friendly and helpful, and full of great local tips. We had a very varied stay - lazy camp days, trips to the coast, a couple of days in Norwich, a canoeing trip, a little local festival... Nearby Bungay is great for food shopping (greengrocer, fishmonger, butcher, deli) and eating out. The site itself is gorgeous - lovely to have the wild areas in between the tents and huts. Thanks Joe and Holly, we'll be back!
Aug 1, 2017 by Charlotte Verified Review

Paul Close

Spent a long weekend here (Fri-Mon) with two small children and dog - and what a great time we had. Very friendly owner (Joe), loved the open top showers and overall low-impact approach to camping and lots of space to run around. We will be going back again for sure!

Apr 24, 2017 by PC Paul

A Great Basic Campsite

If you like a basic campsite where you can relax and not be bothered by anyone or anything then this place at the beginning of September is for you. We stayed three nights then which were wonderful and peaceful. We will return. Facilities are as described on this site. Two loos that are composted and a urinal that feeds a willow bed. This all works really well and did not seem to suffer from unpleasant smells. There is a hot shower that works well. It is worth noting that this has no roof so one can shower under the stars if so inclined. Joe, the owner, is often on site ensuring all is running smoothly. You turn up, put your tent where you like, and chill. What more could you want?
Oct 30, 2016 by MathewD


What a lovely week we had at the beginning of August, did not want to leave. Joe could not do enough to make sure every person on that site was enjoying their stay. This site out beats any site I've ever been on in all my 20 years of camping. The compost toilets took a little getting used to but as they were always clean it didn't take long. Joe recommended a local pub for lunch the Artichoke which was lovely for Sunday lunch and a few real ales. Can't wait to come again and meet some lovely people as well as relax with the wildlife fluttering around us.
Aug 23, 2016 by Emily

we've found our little haven

Amazing place, we stayed 3 nights wish it could have been longer! Joe & Holly are very chilled and welcoming. My 6 year old stepson loved the freedom of running around with us not fearing any dangers around like cars where he could get hurt. Lots of kids around when we went so he was able to make new friends and he had a great time playing! For my boyfriend and I it was relaxing, and we're just happy to have found this beautiful haven. We will be back! Other campers were friendly and you could chat away or keep yourself to yourself if you wanted to. It was just amazing!
Aug 18, 2016 by Neets

Basic and beautiful

Just returned from a 5 night stay, a first camping trip since children and despite damp and stormy weather, we had a fantastic time. Joe was so helpful and friendly, advising on the best place to pitch; clearly with many plans to take the site forward and yet keep the small and friendly nature. There are 2 composting loos, a lovely hot shower, a washing up area and water points currently, all immaculate thanks to Joe's hard work. There are plenty of spaces to pitch on mown grass with lovely paths through the longer grass and wild flowers. There are numerous fire pits available too. There were a couple of big gatherings on our last night, but the sound of the trees muffles any noise that they may have produced. It's a lovely site and we plan to get back.

Jun 6, 2016 by 4_under_canvas

Wonderful Stay

6 of us in 4 VW campers stayed for a long weekend in this lovely campsite.  Joe, the warden was friendly and helpful, the facilities were spotless, we had a great grassy pitch, a campfire in an old washing machine drum and we loved it all.  We had clear skies on 2 nights with amazing stars & shooting stars, and watched a pair of buzzards circling overhead in the mornings.

Highly Recommended

Sep 20, 2015 by ilovemycampervan

Thank you

Had a lovely week. Very restful. Everything was very clean. The owner was very helpful and kind. Thank you very much.I would highly recommend this camp site.

Aug 23, 2015 by Karen W


This a little gem  - I only had 1 night in my VW camper but will return soon, I hope. A lovely spacious meadow, ancient trees, splendid sunset and Joe could not have been a more thoughtful host. Well done for creating this eco-friendly, but also people(and dog)- friendly campsite for us campers to enjoy!

Aug 19, 2015 by Bella

Thoroughly enjoyable camp.

Just enjoyed fantastic four night stay at Wardley Hill in our VW camper. We were lucky to have exceptionally good weather, waking each morning to sunny meadow with wild flowers etc Joe was so friendly and hospitable with lots of advice and tips for the area etc   Beautifully peaceful site with bird life and great views and sunsets. Would highly recommend this site if you enjoy simplicity and want to camp "back to basics"   Joe provides a fire drum for you and enjoy outdoor cooking but if you are looking for a meal out highly recommend the Olive Tree in nearby Ellingham - fab pizzas ...... 

Jul 27, 2015 by RSIT

Great campsite!

We recently stayed at this campsite and had a lovely time.... We loved the relaxed atmosphere and the privacy between each pitch! Joe was fab and showed us around, it was so nice to find someone who loves to ensure his guest are happy. We stayed in 'Hilda' the Shepard's Hut which was extremely clean and spacious. Lovely design and one of the best night sleep I've had! Very comfortable... Great hidden gem, highly recommended!  

Jul 12, 2015 by Charlotte


Great campsite for getting back to nature, love the fact no cars are allowed on the camping field past the car park so it's really quiet and no worrying about kids and cars. Love being able to have a camp fire and joe was excellent at providing everything we needed and we got to watch the buzzards flying over ! The solar tree showers where awesome..

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