Tas Valley CL

Field Lodge, Station Road, Forncett-St-Peter, Norwich, Norfolk, NR16 1HZ

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  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Scenic views

Why stay here ...

You will receive a warm welcome at our small, family-run site in the idyllic, rural heart of the Tas Valley, in the grounds of the Norfolk Tank Museum. The level site caters for up to 5 tourers/motorhomes. All pitches have electric hook-ups and are well-spaced with toilet and shower facilities close by. There is a children's play and picnic area adjacent to the pitches and, during peak season Easter to October 31st, the Museum and its Tea Room/Shop are also open for teas, coffees, lights snacks and some essential supplies.

The caravan pitches face West to get the full benefit of the outstanding rural views and huge Norfolk sunsets. Immediately next to the pitches is an additional large field for exercising children and pets. From this field there is access to the 'Tank Museum Trail' circular footpath, which in turn leads to the 'Tas Valley Way' and the 'Boudicca Way National Trail (36km)'. There are also footpaths to the nearby Saxon churches and to Long Stratton. There are many opportunities for walkers, bird-watchers and artists to pursue their interests.

The outlook from the site is over local fields and river marsh. Marsh Harriers, Owls and birds of prey can often be seen over the fields, particularly Barn Owls on their nocturnal rounds at dusk. Lots of other wildlife can regularly be seen visiting the site, including hare, deer and foxes.

The local village of Long Stratton is just 1.5 miles from the site and has a Co-Op store, two pubs, one family restaurant and a number of take-away shops which deliver to the site. It also has a doctor's surgery, chemist and dental practive.

For the fishermen amongst you, the Taswood Carp & Coarse Fishing lakes are a short drive from the site.

Forncett St Peter itself is situated centrally between the market towns of Diss, Harleston and Wymondham, with their historic High Streets, small cafes and boutique shops.

The city of Norwich is 12 miles away and accessible through public transport as well as a good road network with a Park & Ride facility. It has many attractions including its Norman Castle, medieval streets and 11th Century Cathedral, plus restaurants, bars, cinemas and extensive shopping.

From the site it is approximately 25 miles to the Norfolk Broads and an hour's drive to the North Norfolk Coast, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with its Sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages and its famous Seal population. Many of Norfolk's renowned stately homes are only an hour's drive away, including Holkham Hall.

As well as the natural wildlife surrounding you, don't be surprised to see the odd military tank!

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Facilities on site ...

  • Battery charging
  • Disabled facilities*
  • Shower (exclusive use)
  • TV reception: good
  • WC (non-exclusive use)

* Please confirm with owner

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Latest departure time: 11:00 AM

0.5 acres

Electric amperage: 16

Lawned site

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Postcode:
NR16 1HZ
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GPS:
Lat 52.494177 / Lon 1.19626
OS field ref:
TM171932
OS map ref:
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Although this was a lovely location I think the toilet/shower facilities were very poor as they appear to be part of and used by the Tank Museum staff and visitors. It would be nicer if the site had its own facilities.

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Just to let you know the WC are shared with the museum, but the campsite and museum are all together. Showers are in the toilets but they are for the exclusive use of the CL Site. 

mlee

Motorhomer from Berkshire

Reviewed on 06/08/2021 12:16

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Tanks, trains, swimming, gardening 👍

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We turned off the A140 and followed the road round as instructed into the wide open gateway. On the right was a large grassy area with plenty of room for social distancing. Toilets and a shower were available and so were ice lollies from the cafe which were really welcome. The children's play area is a nice touch along with picnic benches and saplings near the museum. A friendly welcome from the owner who pointed out the facilities on our arrival. We didn't get time to go around the tank museum so we will have to return which we fully intend doing so. A very nice flat site, some trains pass by infrequently which did not impact unduly on this quiet rural site. Really good independent garden centre nearby at Tasburgh and co-op at Long Stratton nearby, not to mention the swimming pool next door.

Neil from Leics

Reviewed on 17/06/2021 21:29

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Best site we have been to!

Tas Valley CL
Absolute gem of a site! We stopped here on our way to another site but liked it so much we stayed. Stephen is very welcoming and couldn’t do much more to accommodate you. The site is immaculate and has loads of space and a lovely playground for kids. We brought our two large dogs and they loved the footpaths that run around the site, we saw so much wildlife and had such a relaxing time. We will be coming back here regularly! Only one small possible downside is the train track. There are regular trains but our kids loved watching them so not a downside for everyone!

Nickandlaura

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Reviewed on 25/07/2020 21:33

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Everything you need in a C L plus tanks.

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Stayed for four nights and never got tired of the views and wild life. The site is easy to find, access good and the owners are very friendly. The real bonus is the tank museum where the are lots of tanks and military vehicles. You can even climb in and look around some of the tanks including Debra 11 which is the world war one replica that Guy Martin had a hand in building on the tv program. I would definitely recommend this CL.

uprightbrian

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Reviewed on 18/05/2018 18:50

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Peace and quite, wildlife plus Tanks

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Great welcome from owners and great country and sunset views from the pitch. Toilets and shower are modern and clean and well lit. Site is next to the tank museum and you are able to wander around the ones parked outside and on museum open days actually sit in one or go for a ride in the off-road track. There is a small cafe on site selling snacks and ice creams and access to footpaths and the Tas Valley trail. This CL is really set in rural Norfolk and we enjoyed the peace and quite and watching the wildlife. There is a train line next to the site but this did not distract from the peacefulness

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Reviewed on 16/05/2018 14:24

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