Bell Tent - Heigham Holmes Island

UK England East Anglia Norfolk North Walsham Canal Camping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 4 children)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Beds Provided
  • Bed Linen Provided
A 6m Canvas Bell Tent, set in the heart of Canal Camping catering 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 not far away and drift along one of the country’s most unique canals.

The Owner Says

Why not stay in your very own super-duper, all singing, all dancing 6 metre Canvas Bell Tent!

Fully equipped kitchen, including crockery and cutlery, pots, pans and glassware.

Braziers for your campfire and all of your cooking especially marshmallows, with plenty of wood available to purchase onsite.

Table and chairs for star gazing and barbeque duty.

All you will need to bring is your own towels and a sense of adventure! All of the bedding, including pillows, duvet/sleeping bags are provided.

Sleeps 4 people.

Onsite we provide:

Peace and quiet

On tap drinking water

Toilets and showers, free to use, with hot water and no annoying

push-button taps

Outdoor washing up sinks

Rubbish bins for recycling and general waste

Numerous cycle and footpaths

Great pubs within walking distance

Check in at 1pm (no worries if you need to arrive earlier, just let us know before you arrive)

Check out at 11am

Well behaved dogs are welcome to stay in the tent, as long as they are kept on a lead while onsite. Dogs are a one off payment of £5 for the duration of their stay.

We look forward to seeing you!

About Canal Camping

Suitable For

Tents, dogs (on leads), groups, scouts and guides – yes. Campervans, caravans, motorhomes – no.


Bring 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 & Drink

It'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!
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Rated ★★★★★ over 66 reviews


Perfect for a relaxing weekend

What an amazing site! The toilets, showers and outdoor washing up facilities were spotlessly clean. The freedom to pick your spot and move the fire pit near to you. The smell of woodsmoke from the fire pits around the site and cooking over a wood fire. If you want to relax in peace and quiet and experience a slower pace of life I can absolutely recommend this site. Canal Camping Dilham - you are do a fantastic job, please don’t change anything! I will be back next year you can count on it!! 😁👍👍

The Best Campsite!

I can honestly say this is probably the best campsite I've been to. The campsite itself is very clean with good facilities. It was so peaceful and had a very relaxed vibe. The main reason we booked was for a weekend of kayaking the broads. It was lovely to have access to the canal straight from the campsite. Just be aware that the first part of the canal is quite overgrown but we had fun making our way through it anyway. I'll definitely be booking again next summer!

Relaxing, tranquil, campsite

This was a peaceful, relaxing, well run campsite. It was as we expected very basic. It was a bit disconcerting to arrive and just pitch with no reception or even a sign or prior email to tell you to do so. However once pitched the beautiful location was hard to beat. The facilities were very clean, the showers were a bit temperamental I presume as they were heated by gas and did need turning on and off multiple times to keep the hot water. Also due to the lack of electricity on site there was nowhere to refreeze ice blocks, we got around this by buying ice at the Sainsbury's at north Waltham. At the end of our stay we were told that we might be able to get them frozen at another campsite 15 minutes drive away but we didn't try as we had reached the end of our stay. The guy who came round to check we were okay when we arrived didn't really seem that interested in whether we were okay or not, I think he was just box ticking!! However overall we very much enjoyed our stay, we did not use the fire pits that were available but enjoyed the wafting of camp fire smoke from others that drifted across the site in the evenings. We would definitely recommend this site to others.
Sep 11, 2021 by Annie Verified Review

Quiet, calm and relaxing

Just returned from a fabulous week at Canal Camping. A large field provided more than ample space to pitch our tent. Facilities are simple but kept exceptionally clean and tidy. We enjoyed walking, cycling and canoeing directly from the site. Would thoroughly recommend it and will most definitely return 😄
Sep 11, 2021 by Juliet Burke Verified Review

Perfect site!

Had a few days here after some time on a boat on the Broads. We arrived in the morning, and it was so quiet. To be honest, the missus panicked when seeing the facilities, and wasn't happy with me - that was until she used them! Has to be the cleanest campsite we've ever used! Spoke to the owner a few times, was so helpful and made the effort to ensure we were OK (even lending me his lighter as we'd forgotten ours!). We had issues with our car before heading down, so had to go in our T5, and even though its a camper, the owners were very accommodating about it. And to be honest, I'm gutted that campers aren't really allowed - as we'd definitely be back if they were (we only went camping in a tent because we had our dogs with us - usually our daughter would have them). The site is very well looked after, and so peaceful!! Great little walk down the canal, which is a really picturesque. The firepits with the grills are a great idea, and made life even easier. We absolutely loved it, and genuinely didn't want to come home. Would recommend 100%! Thank you to the owners for a great few days.
Sep 9, 2021 by Mat Jones Verified Review
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Canal Camping is located at Honing Road, Dilham, North Walsham, Norfolk, NR28 9PL

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Getting There

The nearest train station is in Worstead, three miles away. From here, trains run to Norwich, the main rail hub in Norfolk, or, in the other direction, out to Cromer and the North Norfolk coast.