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Well, you can walk, you can climb trees, you can sit round the fire and sing songs, take selfies and instagrams of your food and insect bites, ride your bikes on proper woodland trails, or you can look for wild animals, spot birds, listen to nature happening around you, watch the sheep not doing much, say hello to the pigs, count the pheasants, build dens, play hide and seek and run away from your children for HOURS before they find you, have picnics, sling a hammock, pretend you are the famous five, Bear Grylls or a whole platoon of the SAS – really you can do pretty much what you’ve always wanted to but didn’t have anywhere to do it.

  • Walking
    4 Ton Tents makes an ideal base for avid ramblers and gentle strollers alike. When you’ve explored all of our incredible mature woodland, there is the Castle Acre Circular Walk and or for the more long distance, the Peddars Way and The Nar Valley Way within very close proximity to our site. There are many walking paths within Westacre Estate. Download a walking map of the area below. The Castle Acre Circular Walk – The best place to start this Castle Acre Circular Walk is in the middle of the village. That way, you finish your walk in the village where there are lots of available refreshments, be it a pub or in one of the few tea rooms dotted around the centre of the village. These is recommended on The Peddars Way is a long distance footpath that follows the route of a Roman road. It runs through Castle Acre, Great Massingham and links with the Norfolk Coast Path at Holme-next-the-Sea. The Nar Valley Way runs through Bradmoor woods a short drive or a slightly longer walk from the Army Trucks. It comes from Kings Lynn and goes through Narborough, West Acre on to Castle Acre and beyond roughly following the river Nar. Also try looking on this website for a basic map of foot paths and bridal ways:
  • Cycling
    Norfolk is blessed with some incredible road cycling and it’s a real pleasure to cycle through the narrow country lanes with the breeze in your hair and sun on your face. There is also cross country cycling, Norfolk is not blessed with many hills so there aren’t any mountains to climb, however what we do have is an expansive rural landscape criss-crossed with dozens of rights of way, bridleways and tracks. The Peddars Way being one of them, passing though Castle Acre this trail goes from Thetford the whole way to Holme next the Sea. We have also created some of our very own bike trails through the local woods complete with a pump track very nearby for the more adventureous. You can find maps of the local tracks here. You can hire bikes locally in Abbey Yard, Westacre from Vintage Village Velos: Thetford Forest Park is just 17 miles away from Bradmoor Woods (en-route into West Norfolk) and offers some brilliant purpose built mountain bike trails. – Find cycle routes in Thetford Forest– The Peddars Way A short journey up to the coast and you can also rent bikes from: Holkham Hall Huff & Puff Cycles. Also try looking on this website for a basic map and bridal ways to ride on:
  • The Coast
    Hunstanton, Thornham, Burnham and Holkham Beaches are all an easy drive from 4 Ton Tents and make for a brilliant day out. With over 100 miles of coastline, stretching from nature reserves to Victorian seaside towns, Norfolk has so much to offer. We are within 45 minutes of 5 of the UK’s cleanest beaches, offering all the sun, sea and sand you could possibly want. We also recommend seal trips from Morston for a great day out try
  • Bird Watching
    Norfolk may well be the bird watching capital of Britain, just the names of Titchwell, Cley, Holkham, Blakeney, Snettisham and Welney makes birdwatchers weak at the knees. There’s plenty to see whatever the time of year. Birds often seen at Bradmoor Woods range from Barn Owls cruising along field margins, Tawny Owls hunting small rodents in the woodland, Buzzards circling the fields and the incredible bright flashes of kingfishers along the river Narr. Norfolk is a birdwatchers’ paradise and a wonderful place for children to begin to learn about their feathered friends. It is possible to see some truly remarkable birds in Norfolk such as the marsh harrier, bittern and stone curlews, through to easily recognisable birds like kingfishers and geese, Norfolk has a stunning range of bird life, and beautiful nature reserves in which it can be discovered.
  • Fishing
    The river Nar runs close by the camp and is stocked with small brown trout. Day tickets can be organised (by prior arrangement) for those wishing to fly fish this pristine Norfolk chalkstream and within a very short drive of 4 Ton Tents you can find multiple fishing centres where you can fish for everything from trophy rainbow trout through to carp and pike. Narborough Fisheries: Narborough Fisheries is situated in its own private 26 acre site. With beautiful chalk stream water from the River Nar running through their 5 fishing lakes, it is a fishermen’s heaven. Offering a mix of fishing with two Trout lakes (Willow and Meadow Lakes), one specimen Carp lake (Millers Lake), a general mixed coarse lake (Foresters Lake), and a newly-created Match and coarse lake (Ashford Lake) with over 9,000 fish. Norfolk Broads: The Norfolk Broads in the midst of the wetland landscape of reed beds and marshes located in the heart of Norfolk; offers a wide range of fishing for all levels of anglers. The Norfolk Broads is one of the best known angling locations in Britain; with over 300sq km of rivers and shallow lakes to enjoy the delights of fishing in this unique countryside. The Norfolk Broads support a variety of fresh water fish species; Bream, Roach, Eels, Ruff, Perch, Rudd, Tench, and Pike as well as estuarine species such as Flounders, Sea Bass, Grey Mullet and Goby and migratory Sea Trout can be found close to the sea.
  • Pubs
    This part of Norfolk is blessed with some incredible pubs and is home to some fantastic breweries. There’s the much lauded Ostrich in Castle Acre, Dabbling Duck in Great Massingham, The George & Dragon, Newton by Castle Acre and The Stag in West Acre. Plus a host of other great pubs and restaurants to choose from. Duration Brewery has its home in Abbey Yard, Westacre and often have Open Tap Days. For more recommendations please ask us.
  • Local Area
    There is so much going on in Westacre. Westacre Theatre, Westacre Gardens, Westacre Art Gallery to name a few. Visit our resident businesses page on for more information.
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