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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.

The Cambridgeshire Fens for your next Staycation

After the year we have all had, we are certainly looking forward to having safe holiday time away ourselves in the UK next year. How about you? And how about The Cambridgeshire Fens for your ‘Staycation’? (love that word)

Fourwinds Leisure, with varied accommodation options, is an ideal base to explore what Cambridgeshire and the rest of East Anglia has to offer – lots of places of interest in less then an hours drive. Visit Ely’s riverside and its stunning cathedral, or Peterborough’s cathedral for that matter! Head to the golden beaches of Holkham and Wells. Visit Cambridge and enjoy the stunning architecture, markets, shops and of course the river, or take a jaunt round the beautiful Sandringham Estate. If you enjoy birds, The Cambridgeshire Fens has a lot to keep you interested – check out WWT Welney for example. If you are a National Trust fan there are plenty of interesting sites in the Fens or just a short drive away. Go to our Explore page for more places to visit. The Fens has an interesting history and landscape and still is a bit of a hidden gem. Come and find out more about us!

During the latest lockdown, at Fourwinds, we have been beavering away again, and have remodelled to create a spacious, cosy, one bedroom ground floor flat, that sleeps up to 5. The bedroom has the usual comfy Fourwinds beds you have come to expect – one king size and one single and lots of space for guests and their stuff 🙂 There is a tv in there too. The kitchen/diner gives the option for the traveller to cook for themselves (or not – if you’re on holiday!!) There is plenty of space around the table for 5 and is a lovely light bright space to enjoy a sunny Fenland day. Ask about our tasty award wining breakfast plates, delivered to your door. The living room comes equipped with a very comfortable double sofa bed and enough seating for 5 and a 42″ TV, enabled for Netflix and Amazon Prime. Comfy, cosy, spacious and good value is how we would describe it ….. but we are biased I guess 🙂

Shepherds Hideaway – perfect escape for 2

We also have our self catering Luxury Shepherds Huts, Log Cabin and Camping Field! So if your preference is to sleep almost under the stars and enjoy sitting around a traditional campfire, or to bring your own touring caravan, motorhome or campervan and prefer to use your own facilities – we can accommodate in our friendly, uncrowded campsite. For those of you that like the traditional b&b feel, we have that too! Flexible accommodation!

Options, Options, Options! Check out our website – or give us a call on 01354 658737.

Being ideal for families, or for friends, for fishing groups or paddle borders, The Old River Nene (one of the Cambridgeshire Fens waterways) is right at the end of our land with a mooring and guests can fish or launch free of charge. Or why not hire one of our canoes from April to October. The market town of March is only a 25 minute walk along the river bank too.

and they’re off

We are looking forward to our UK holiday time next year. No doubt you are too – so give us a ring on 01354 658737 or book some options online now to secure your preferred dates and accommodation. See you next year 🙂

For now, stay safe 🙂

John, Bev and the Team.

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