5 Compelling Reasons To Camp In The Cambridgeshire Fens
Discover the powerful reasons to choose self catering accommodation in Cambridgeshire, with our camping in the Fens Guide!
Apart from the obvious, like coming to visit us here at Fourwinds Bed and Breakfast, there are plenty of compelling reasons to enjoy a camping trip in the beautiful Cambridgeshire Fens. Find out what they are, below!
The wealth of holiday accommodation on offer
One of the best things about camping in the Fens is the wide range of facilities that are available including campsites for tents, caravans, and motorhomes, along with friendly bed and breakfasts, guest houses, and even self-contained apartments!
However, if you like your camping a little more refined, why not try a glamping option, instead? After all, staying in accommodation like one of our luxury shepherds huts or a cosy log cabin means you get to appreciate the great outdoors, while also having access to all the modern comforts of life such as a comfy bed, ensuite bathroom, and indoor seating.
Plenty to keep the whole family entertained
Campers also flock to the Fens because of all the activities in Cambridgeshire that are on offer such as kayaking. You’ll even find that some campsites like ours are close enough to the Old River Nene to be able to offer canoe hire on-site, making getting on the water super simple and easy.
Explore the historic landscape and atmosphere of the area
East Anglia is a region packed with history, and the Fens are no exception. In the area, you will find a wealth of fascinating local attractions such as the imposing Ely Cathedral, and the historical Oliver Cromwell’s House.
Two of Britain’s first nature reserves, Wicken Fen (founded in 1899) and the Woodwalton Fen (founded in 1910) are also close by. Both of which are chocked full of hiking and walking routes for all ages and abilities.
It’s a short jaunt to the historic, university town of Cambridge
Choosing a campsite in the Cambridgeshire Fens also offers the opportunity to visit the historic university town of Cambridge itself.
Be sure to take a break from all the wonderful high-end independent shops such as Cambridge Cheese Company, Cambridge Gin Laboratory, and Nomads to check out the unique architecture of the University.
Indeed, a boat ride or punt down the river is the ideal way to see two of the most popular historic sites -the ornate Bridge of Sighs and the famous, if a little eccentric, Mathematical Bridge!
Choose from a wide range of places to eat
While there is always the option to pick a campsite that allows camp fires so you can do your own cooking, campers will be pleased to note there is a broad range of local eateries offering delicious fare to choose from too.
Be sure to check out the Little Downham Anchor Restaurant where you can get a cracking roast dinner. While vegans will find plenty of grub in establishments like Truly Scrumptious Vegan and Gluten-Free Cafe in Ely, famous for their legendary cakes.
If you are lucky you may even find a Cambridge campsite like ours that offers an award winning breakfast too. Leaving you with nothing to worry about apart from making the most of your camping trip in the beautiful Fens.
Check out our Staycations in the Cambridgeshire Fens blog for more ideas about holidaying in East Anglia and our Explore page for lots of places to visit while you are here.