- Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Spacious pitches for tents - Located in Dilham, Norfolk, this tucked away campsite is nestled among the water and the reeds. This campsite caters for those that are looking for a relaxing, natural adventure, with the added bonus of being able to walk out of your tent, launch your canoe and drift along one of the country’s most unique canals.
The Owner Says
Onsite we have...
- Spacious pitches for tents (sorry! no caravans or campers)
- Peace and quiet
- Toilets and showers, free to use, with hot water and no annoying push-button taps
- Outdoor washing up sinks
- Braziers for your campfire, cooking, with plenty of wood available to purchase
- On tap drinking water
- Rubbish bins for recycling and general waste
- Pet-friendly (we welcome dogs provided they are kept on a lead within the campsite)
- Numerous cycle and footpaths
About Canal Camping
Suitable ForTents, dogs (on leads), groups, scouts and guides – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes – no.
NearbyBring bikes along to enjoy the car-free routes, though canoes and kayaks are the best ways to explore this watery wonderland. You can rent vessels of all shapes and sizes nearby. How Hill National Nature Reserve (01692 678555) near Ludham, with the River Ant running through it, has reedbeds, grazing marshes, wet woodlands and its very own broad, all full to the brim with wildlife. Entry to the site is free, with free parking and 24-hour moorings. Take a circular walk around How Hill and see Buttle Marsh – home to some of the rarest birds in the broads. The riverside footpath continues to Ludham Bridge and there’s also a 300m access path along the river to Boardman’s Mill and Clayrack Mill. BeWILDerwood (01692 633033), meanwhile, is always a popular choice with families – an award winning forest park, with treehouses, zip wires and more – and Thrigby Hall Wildlife Gardens (01493 369477), where attractions include snow leopards, tigers, gibbons, deer, otters and crocodiles in a swamp house – is also a good choice (there are several play areas for children and parking is free).
Food & DrinkIt's just under 2 miles to the local pub – the Cross Keys (01692 536398) – and there is a good walk there via the banks of the river for most of the way. It's a shame, though, that this old haunt, apparently around since 1730, has been given a pretty ugly facelift inside at some point (we'd guess late 90s) and isn't exactly a country classic. When the sun's out, though, it's got a good beer garden and a big lawn with a goal post and games for kids. For something more off the beaten track, try The Butchers Arms (01692 650237) in East Ruston where portions are hearty and there's a wide variety of drinks. The award winning Recruiting Sergeant pub and restaurant (01603 737077) situated in the village of Horstead, near Coltishall, has perhaps the best reputation in the area. The pub is well-known for its food quality, friendliness and attention to detail. The portions are not sparse… so wear your most loose fitting clothes!
Canal Camping is located at Honing Road, Dilham, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9PL
The nearest train station is Stalham Train Station and the campsite is a 5-mile bike ride away or a short taxi journey.