Camping in East Anglia & the East Midlands

From the rolling hills of the Peak District to the Fenlands of Cambridgeshire; the East Anglian and East Midlands landscapes are varied and beautiful. Green meadows, vast marshes and dense forests are dotted with farms, quaint villages and fine country estates that evoke the splendour of centuries past.

Camping in East Anglia gives you a range of opportunities for birdwatching, boating along the fens and relaxing on the wide, sandy beaches of the north Norfolk coast. It’s an ideal area to stay if you’re looking to slow down and take life at a more leisurely pace.

If walking the rugged terrain of the Peaks, exploring market towns and enjoying family attractions is more your style, then camping in the East Midlands gives you a perfect base from which to try these activities. You can visit zoos and theme parks, admire dramatic scenery and buy fresh produce from local farmers, all without travelling more than 20 miles.

Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire is known for its flat, agricultural landscapes criss-crossed with waterways and its arresting architecture, the best of which can be found in its county town, Cambridge.

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Derbyshire

The stunning Peak District has lots to offer active families and is home to one of the best campsites in the East Midlands - Buxton.

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Norfolk

With its vast skies and sparkling waterways, the Broads National Park is one of Norfolk’s main attractions.

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Reasons to visit East Anglia and the East Midlands

Scenic walks

Stretching throughout Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, the Fens offer walking and cycling tracks that the whole family can enjoy. This flat, low-lying marshland is a major agricultural region, woven with water channels, and home to a variety of birdlife. Wander under the open sky and enjoy sweeping views of the landscape and a deep sense of tranquillity in this unforgettable territory.

The Peak District, meanwhile, has more challenging paths. Set at the southern foot of the Pennines, its rounded hills offer stunning views of limestone valleys and deep gorges. Those with a sense of adventure can conquer Kinder Scout, the district’s highest point, and look down over rolling fields and clusters of trees.

Exciting water sports

The region has plentiful lots of water-based activity to try to. If you’re adventurous, head to the Wash for adrenaline fuelled sports such as kite surfing and windsurfing. The wide beaches, shallow water and southerly winds at Hunstanton make it ideal for these pursuits, and if you're a beginner you can have a lesson with one of the qualified instructors.

Derbyshire’s inland reservoirs are great for activities like canoeing and kayaking. Carsington Water gives you the chance to try anything from sailing to paddle boarding on the tranquil waters, surrounded by the beautiful low hills of the region.

If you’d prefer a more relaxing experience on the water, why not take a leisurely punt along Cambridge’s River Cam? Take it in turns to use the long pole to propel the boat along, but mind out for low-hanging branches!

Historic cities

The central hubs of East Anglia and the East Midlands are their cities. Each has its own distinct character – Cambridge is a bustling and historic university city with impressive college buildings and interactive museums; Ely has a sleepier, laid back feel, with its boutiques and tea rooms set in the shadow of the spectacular cathedral. Norwich is a vibrant medieval city with a lively music and arts scene, as well as family-friendly theme parks nearby, while Derby has lots to entertain children, from parks and cinemas to sports and activity centres.

Why choose Experience Freedom?

Among the best campsites in East Anglia and the East Midlands are those offered via our Experience Freedom programme. From your central base, you can discover prime local attractions and beautiful countryside without needing to travel far. Explore the individual counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Derbyshire – and which campsites offer camping and glamping there – by clicking through the links. Alternatively, to see which dates are available for your chosen site, use the search tool above or contact the Caravan and Motorhome Club to speak to a member of the customer services team.