This map shows the Bunkhouses, Camping barns and hostels in the East of England
It covers the East Anglian counties of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, as well as Lincolnshire and Nottingham to the North and Cambridgeshire to the West.
The North Sea coastline is a haven for wildlife and has a number of fantastic sites for bird and wildlife watchers including Gibraltar Point Nature Reserve, The North Norfolk Coast AONB, The Suffolk Coast and Heaths AONB and famous RSPB reserve at Minsmere.
Further inland the Lincolnshire Wolds rise above the agricultural land surrounding them and are the highest hills between Kent and Yorkshire. The City if Lincoln is easily visited from our hostels in the area and is well known for it’s cathedral which has featured in a number of films including the Da Vinci Code.
The lincolnshire Wolds are well known for quite swooping lanes ideal for cycle touring and peaceful footpaths with an historic tie to the Rambling movement of the 1930’s. There are two walking festivals in this area the, Lincolnshire Wolds Walking Festival and the South Lincolnshire Walking Festival. These are organised by Heritage Lincolnshire with support from Lincolnshire County Council, Access Lincoln, North Kesteven District Council, South Kesteven District Council, Boston Borough Council and South Holland District Council.
Walkers, Cyclist and Horse-riders love the Forestry Commission’s action packed sites at Thetford Forest and Sherwood Pines or the National Trust Site at Clumber Park, whilst lovers of the legend of Robin Hood can find out more at the Sherwood Forest Visitor Centre near Edwinstowe, Nottinghamshire.
The East of England is steeped in history with both rural and urban areas influenced by the Romans, Anglo Saxons and Vikings. Lincoln, Norwich, Ely, and Peterborough all boast impressive Cathedrals whilst the area is dotted with abbeys and castles including Bury St Edmunds Abbey, Castle Acre Priory, Framlingham Castle, Nottingham Castle and many more whilst the fascinating Anglo Saxon royal burial ground can be visited at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. Colchester’s is Britian’s oldest recorded town and was once the capital of Roman Britain, whilst Ipswich has a long history as an important port. Nottingham boasts a fascinating system of caves underneath the city whilst three of it’s pubs; The Bell, The Salutation and The Trip to Jerusalem fight it out with Ye Olde Fighting Cocks, St Albans, for the title of Oldest Pub in England! Lovers of the seaside visit the popular seaside resorts of Great Yarmouth, Southwold, Skegness, Ingoldmells, Cromer and Sheringham in their hoards whilst Hunstantion Beach makes it into the Trip Advisor top 25 best British beaches. The Norfolk Broads are another attraction for boat and wildlife lovers alike.