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4 Ton Tents

Glamping in Comfort in Converted Army Trucks

Experience the Wild

Camp in style in the middle of Westacre Estate, Norfolk. Home to an extraordinary rewilding project.

A place for the adventurous seeking a truly wild experience.  Glamping in army trucks and tents in the heart of the Norfolk countryside within easy reach of a 2000 acre rewilding project where iron-age pigs, exmoor ponies and white park cattle roam free. Ideal for 3 families who want to escape the humdrum of daily life and let nature take hold.  

Keep an eye out for red, fallow and roe deer as well as foxes, badgers, stoats and weasels. Hunting buzzards circle overheard and the nearby River Nar is teeming with fish, voles, frogs and mayflies. If you’re lucky you may even spot the flashing brilliance of an otter!

Find out more about our rewilding project here. 

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Inside our Trucks

Accommodation for up to 15

Our 4 Ton Tents are two ex army trucks converted into luxury accommodation.  Each one is kitted out for sleeping 5 with a double bed and a bunk bed and a separate bed in the cab upfront behind the driving seats (this is just under 6ft so not for tall people). There is a table, chairs and bench area in each truck. 

 

The trucks are accessed by steep steps up to a platform and have a cover of weather-proof canvas with windows and roll up blinds, hence the name 4 ton tents!  

 

There are also two canvas army tents; one tent has a double bed and 3 single solid-style camp beds. The other tent is a secondary hidey hole for inclement weather. 

 

Fairy lights and lanterns are provided to light the inside of the accommodation but the camp is not lit so bring torches! 

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Gathering, Cooking, Washing…

Outside living

At the heart of the camp is a huge fire pit; a place to gather beneath the stars and listen for owls and bats overhead. We will provide plenty of wood for your stay and a canvas awning to one side as shelter from the sun or the rain.

 

We have converted an army trailer into a canvas covered kitchen and bathroom (no bath!) The open sided kitchen has cupboards, crockery, cutlery, cooking utensils and a plumbed in sink for washing up with hot water and cold for drinking. There is a gas hob and a couple of barbecues for cooking. We have made sure your food can be kept cold with 3 cold boxes - which can be filled with ice - for your drinks and food.  There are two USB sockets in the kitchen for charging your phones (there is 4G on site for most networks).

 

Around the back of the kitchen is a hot shower and a composting loo with a view.

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Food & Drink

We offer Hampers

We believe in local and sustainable food, and can provide and deliver bundles of meaty joy and other delicious things to your camp. These vary with the season, and can be ordered when you book. Examples include:

 

Breakfast Hamper ~ 5 people

  • 6 Westacre Wild Eggs

  • 1 x black pudding

  • 10 x chipolatas

  • 10 x bacon

 

BBQ Hamper ~ 5 people

  • 5 x venison burgers from West Acre Venison

  • 10 x local, free range sausages

  • 1 large trout from West Acre farm

  • 5 local, free range chicken thighs

 

Extras

  • Extra ½ dozen Westacre Wild Eggs

  • 3l box of delicious local apple juice

  • A mixed selection of craft beer from Duration at West Acre x 6 

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Kit List

Come ready for Adventure

Bedding, firewood and loo roll are all provided. Please bring your own towels.  There are board games and cards in the army trucks.

Practical clothing is a must - waterproofs, wellies, walking boots and warm clothes should be on everyone’s kit list! Please bring torches, sun cream, insect repellent, and toiletries. You might want to bring binoculars to watch the wildlife more closely.

In the kitchen, there will be basics like water, ice, tea, coffee, sugar, salt and pepper provided, but otherwise you will need to bring food and drink (we do offer hampers).

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Important Points & Camp Rules

STRICTLY NO DOGS! 

Unfortunately, dogs present a real threat to the the local wildlife. Sorry.

 

LEAVE NO TRACE

Please pick up all rubbish, even tiny bits of plastic can be damaging to wildlife.

 

LEAVE NO FOOD OR RUBBISH OUT AT NIGHT

If you do you may find unwanted visitors in the camp during the night who will disrupt your sleep BUT more importantly eating human food will encourage unnatural behaviour and is bad for animal health.

 

FIRES

NO open flames or smoking in ANY of the tents or army trucks.  

Please use common sense around open fires and children should be supervised at all times.

Prices & Opening Times

Our Trucks are available from1st April through the 30th September. 

4 Ton Tents are available to book for a minimum of 3 nights and our site sleeps 15 people in beds.


On Peak Weekend price is £1500 for up to 3 nights

Off Peak Weekend price is £1200 for up to 3 nights

 

Additional Weekdays can be added to the Weekend bookings and are priced per day. Alternatively the Trucks can be booked midweek. 


On Peak Weekdays £350 per night 
Off Peak Weekdays £300 per night
 

Please note there is also a mandatory £200 security deposit to be paid in the event of any major damages and/or letting off fire extinguishers. This is payable via BACS direct to the owner and is refundable following a satisfactory inspection of the site after each guests departure.  You will be emailed a reminder with the BACS details to make a payment before your stay.

Check in: 4 pm (may be flexible, please enquire)

Check out: 11 am (may be flexible, please enquire)

Getting Here

Off the beaten track but not hard to get to. Once you leave the road behind you it's a manageable dirt track to the camp. Trust your vehicle, it will make it.

Meeting Point:

Stowborough Heath 

Soigne Wood

West Acre

Norfolk

For the exact location of the meeting point and directions on how to get there please use what3words.com

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By Car:​

40 minutes from Norwich

1 hour from Cambridge

2.5 hours from Central London

Please use what3words to find driving directions.

 

Coming via East Walton on the B1153, take the left fork onto Walton Road (no road sign) heading east towards Castle Acre. Stay on Walton Road for 1.5 miles and take a left turn at the Quercast Sawmilling sign. Following the track heading north for 1 mile and turn left at the end of the track. Head west for 0.1 miles until you reach the woodland on your left, turn right heading north up the track, taking the small track on the right up into the woods.

 

Coming via Castle Acre from the 1065 turn into the Newton Road opposite the George & Dragon pub for 0.6 miles, signposted to Castle Acre. Turn right into North Street, turn left into St James Green (at the no entry sign). Take a right turn at the junction and then first left to West Acre for 2.3 miles. Take a right turn at the Quercast Sawmilling sign. Following the track heading north for 1 mile and turn left at the end of the track. Head west for 0.1 miles until you reach the woodland on your left, turn right heading north up the track, taking the small track on the right up into the woods.

By Train:

The nearest train stations are King’s Lynn and Downham Market, which are both on a direct line from London King's Cross (1hr 20mins) via Cambridge (40mins).  Both stations are under 30 minutes by taxi from the site. 

Your Hosts

From the dream team that brought you Bradmoor Woods, here is our latest adventure - grubbier and wilder than ever before!

 
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