First weekend away - Norfolk

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  1. stevec

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    We shall pick up our first MH tomorrow and intend to take it away next weekend. Can anyone suggest a suitable quiet location in Norfolk (bearing in mind it will be bank holiday weekend). We don't belong to any clubs so assume that the certificated sites aren't available to us. We live just east of Norwich so somewhere north of Norwich would be handy. Just looking for somewhere to test everything out without hundreds of onlookers. Of course that does not include any Funsters who may be sympathetic.
     
  2. Soozywoozy

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    Close friend recommended the following when we were there last bank holiday

    Campsite brancaster
    http://www.deepdalefarm.co.uk

    Nice pub/restaurant - also jolly sailor in Brancaster for ok pizza, but White Horse is better http://www.whitehorsebrancaster.co.uk

    Good breakfast
    http://www.villagedelithornham.com

    We didn't use them as took the opportunity to try out britstops which were fantastic.
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    Holkham hall great day out and you can cycle around the grounds. We parked in the "holkham beach" carpark whilst visiting holkham hall, then closed all the blinds at the end of the day and showered and changed before moving off again. Loved it!
    If visiting holkham get there early, car park fills up as beach is incredible
     
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  3. SteveandDenise

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    We have had many good times in our Motor Home at 'Forest Park' at CROMER. Tele: 01263 513290

    We were there last weekend and we paid £ 16.50 per night including electric.

    There is a well stocked shop on siite, as well as a social club which does food and provides entertainment at weekends.

    The site is approx. a 15 mins walk into Cromer.

    Denise & Steve :Smile:
     
  4. Larrynwin

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    We like Searles at Hunstanton, everything on site including good entertainment and very good location near the sea front.
    Also Pinewoods at Wells, not cheap but a great location for walks in the dunes and beach as well as the shops :thumb:
    Might be worth joining the Caravan Club for their CLs and they also have some quality sites.
    The Camping and Caravanning Club also offer more choice.
    Also www.campingintheforest.co.uk is worth a look.
    Good luck with your motorhome , exiting times ahead :thumb:

    BTW we also are east of Norwich .
     
  5. cranky

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    http://www.ukcampsite.co.uk/ always useful as you can specify all sorts of things.
    And you dont have to be a member to use a lot of the cl/cs sites although the cc ones are a bit stricter. A lot of them are just affiliated so they can use the club name on their advert.
     
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    Woodhill West/East Runton, on the main road into Cromer, not noisy, cliff path to Cromer, lovely bakers in Cromer strawberry turnovers well worth going for. pub as you go into Cromer if my memory serves me right, some years since I have been , hoping to go there in June.
     
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    http://www.whitlinghambroadcampsite.com

    We were here over Easter quiet and spacious. We used it as a shake out trip too and enjoyed the experience. Give them a call to book a space before arriving.

    Maybe a bit near home for you?:Smile:
     
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    Top tip........




    When you are there, if you hear banjos, then start paddling a lot faster!:Wink:
     
  9. DeuceBG

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    We're having a night away in Norfolk tomorrow and also sampling the delights of what is supposed to be one of the top Fish Restaurants in the country....:thumb:
     
  10. TPMM

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    Definitely advise joining CC and having access to their CLs. (Some CLs don't ask for CC membership number others do.) The CL network is amazing (around 2500). They do vary enormously from fields with no facilities (except tap and loo emptying) to really posh loo blocks, hard standing and EHU. Costs usually around £12 pn. We would never dream of staying on a "proper" site with dozens of other outfits paying £30 pn but we are all different!!! In Norfolk we can recommend two CLs - Pentney Abbey and Snettisham Park - Both grass but very dry, loo block and EHU. Have fun!
     
  11. DeuceBG

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    That's interesting because our experience of the latter mentioned CL was very poor.
    We stayed there one New Year's Eve, just for the one night.
    When I phoned to book they insisted on being paid there and then by card.
    When we arrived there was no-one to meet us or show us around and the field was a quagmire.
    Yes it had a loo etc but we got the distinct impression that it was just a business (or an extension of one) and that no-one really gave a monkey's whether you enjoyed your stay or not.
    That was some 7 - 8 years ago though so maybe its improved since then.
     
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    We have stayed there twice for a couple of nights - 2012 and 2013. It is part of the farm/deer park and we may well have paid when we booked, but the field was fine and the staff were lovely!!
     
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    I guess we must have just been unlucky then.
     
  14. stevie28

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    anywhere in north norfolk is lovely!!.
    siffkey is nice, but with no hookups.
    pinewoods, for the location.
    just take your pick.
    they will all be busy for the bank holiday thou!!!.
    enjoy.
     
  15. JACQ

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    How about Breck Farm next door to Kelling Heath? They can usually fit you in even on a bank hol weekend. Not posh but very relaxed, and if you don't need ehu you can choose where you park. Bonus is you can also have a campfire if you are that way inclined. We also like the small site at whitewall and Reepham railway, just outside Reepham. It's not only for camping and caravan club members by the way. I don't think there's ehu though, but it's very quiet and again you choose where you camp. We used this site last year for one of our first outings and in the morning were visited by a small deer which ran through the site and seemed totally oblivious to our presence!
     
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    I hope you have a great time, wherever you decide to go! exciting, isn't it?
     
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    waxham sands is nice, can be very busy on bank hols though great beach and miles of dunes lots of seals on the sandbanks at low tide
     
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    Me and the missis took a drive from cromer to hunstanton, scoping out wild camping spots yesterday, we would have reccomended salthouse, but its been washed out literally. Loads of nice beaches some you have to pay for from £2.50 to £4 for the day and then you will have to move off as they dont allow overnight camping, we stopped of at the stiffkey site, its £9 pitch fee and £5 a person at the minute, nice toilet block (dying to go so we made a point of asking about the site so we could have alook around:Wink:)
     
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    Great choice, we're full timers and stay here quite a lot, you are correct in saying there is no EHU, there is a toilet block down at the station but not on the actual site, not sure about the bit about not only for camping and caravan club members as it is actually licensed through them as a CS site, but there are area's that possibly do not come under the CS site area so to speak as they also allow rallies etc, you are right about the deer have seen it myself as well as the badgers in the woods. For any motorcaravan novices if I'm here at the time I'll all way's offer any help I can to get you sorted. It is certainly worth a look https://www.whitwellstation.com/ who know's I might even organise a rally here at some point
     
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    Hi
    try old brick kilns Barney its a best of British and has adults only pitches if needed
    very clean site
    Regards
    Paul:Smile:
     
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