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Starting in Mildenhall, 8 miles from our glamping site, the Lark Valley Path is a walk notable for its beautifully diverse landscape. In the 13 miles between Mildenhall and Bury St Edmunds (where the path terminates), you’ll encounter woodlands, heathlands, parklands and scenic riversides.

Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path is a beautiful and challenging long-distance National Trail walk. Spanning 93 miles, the trail begins in Rushford, just 12 miles from our glamping site, stopping in Hunstanton before continuing along the Norfolk Coast until Hopton on Sea.

Traversing 93 miles, Angles Way is a unique long-distance walking trail that runs along the boundary between Suffolk and Norfolk. It is a great way for our glamping guests to explore the region!

Run by the same group of dedicated volunteers that host the daily tours, the Ghostly and Macabre Tours of Bury St Edmunds offer a darker, more morbid history of the Suffolk town, which is sure to excite our more thrill-seeking glamping guests.

Almost every day, visitors can partake in a guided tour of Bury St Edmunds’ historic sights. Our glamping guests are invited to meet a volunteer tour guide outside the Cathedral Tourist Information Centre on Angel Hill, who will take them on a 90 minute walking tour of the old town.

Located just eight miles from our glamping site is Ickworth House, a National Trust property comprising of an impressive 18th century neoclassical building and its surrounding gardens and parkland.

Just two miles from the West Stow Pods glamping site is one of Suffolk’s most beautiful wildlife spots. Lackford Lakes is a picturesque area of English countryside made up of an expansive landscape of lakes, meadows, reeds and woodlands.

Bury St Edmunds’ Abbey Gardens are an unmissable spot just 15 minutes from our glamping retreat in Suffolk. Nestled in the town centre, the beautiful gardens are the site of the dramatic Abbey Ruins.

The West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village in Suffolk is an open-air archaeological museum located just 1.5 miles from our glamping site. The local landmark brings nature, history and fun together for a perfect all-ages outing.

Moyse’s Hall Museum is found in the heart of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk, looking over the town’s bustling market square. It is the perfect daytime activity for our glamping guests on a grey or rainy day.

Fullers Mill Garden is a beautiful woodland garden within easy walking distance from our glamping site. The gardens, open from April to September, are located on the calm banks of the River Lark, adjacent to the West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village in Suffolk.

Learn about East Anglian history at the Ancient House Museum, an impressive 15th century Tudor house located in the heart of Thetford. Just 10 miles from the West Stow Pods glamping site in Suffolk, the museum is a fun and educational activity for the whole family.

Make more of your visit by enjoying any one of a range of experiences, led by an enthusiast but modified to suit your interests.


Real Middle-Earth tours, Ranger archery, Pod Hollow visits and The Middle-earth Adventure are all on offer.

Towering high, the magical resident is an old Scots pine tree, whose iconic roots grow up and out of the ground, creating a maze-like canopy for small forest creatures.

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