Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site (REF : COV)

High Ash, Hilborough, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5BZ

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Thetford Forest Club site - now with secure all year storage pitches.

The new 70 pitch storage compound at Thetford Forest Club site is secure, gated and CCTV is in operation. Staff are on site all year round, although please note between November & March, 48 hours' notice must be given for access.

A storage pitch costs £400 pro rata for 2019. Please call the site directly to book on 01842 878356.

Thetford Forest Club Site is set in luscious Forestry Commission woodland. Quiet and secluded, the caravan park offers pitching areas in open glades and tempting trails for exploring the natural charms of the surrounding area. Within the forest there is a memorial area and guided trail dedicated to the Desert Rats, who were based and trained here during the Second World War. On-site there is an abundance of wildlife, with deer often spotted in the early mornings. The site is wonderful for dogs, with great walks nearby.

Within a short distance from Thetford Forest Club Site you will discover the market town of Swaffham. Steeped in Georgian history, the town also has a fine Saturday market for some leisurely retail therapy. It is also known for being the birthplace of Howard Carter, discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb, and there is an extensive exhibition about him in the local history museum located above the town hall. Both King's Lynn and Norwich have other historical centres of note, and are within easy driving distance of the caravan park. Another excellent day excursion would be the beautiful Norfolk coastline with its many charming villages. High Lodge Forest Park is a great day out for kids and Lynford Hall and Arboretum offer some lovely walks. Plenty of pubs including The Swan in Hilborough, can be reached within a short car ride.

Please note: This site does not have a toilet block

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Motorhome service point
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

The Forestry Commission information office is at the High Lodge Visitors Centre, where you can obtain more information on the forest and its walks, trails and wildlife. The forest has a memorial area and guided trail dedicated to the Desert Rats, who were based and trained here during the Second World War. Certain restrictions are laid down by the Forestry Commission - please observe notices displayed by them, especially those warning when firearms are being used by the Rangers.

Supermarket notes:

There is a butchers, grocers and newsagents in Mundford village, 2 miles away. Tesco and Waitrose can be found in Swaffham, 7 miles away. Both provide access for motorhomes.

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Directions

From the north: follow the A1065 (Swaffham - Brandon). About 2.25 miles past Hilborough turn R into the Forestry Commission road at the flag poles and WW2 tank. The site is on the right in 400 yards. From the south: turn left off the A11 (Newmarket - Norwich) at the roundabout on the Thetford bypass onto the A134 (signposted Swaffham). In about 6 miles turn right at the roundabout onto the A1065. In 2 miles turn left into Forestry Commission road as above. Please try to avoid route through Brandon.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
IP26 5BZ
GPS:
Lat 52.53954 / Lon 0.66748
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TL810967
OS map ref:
144
Handbook map ref:
L6

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One with nature.

We have visited this site on many occasions and really enjoy its peaceful location. There is a choice of pitches hardstanding on the main sections and some grass pitches in smaller wooded glades. Within just a few paces of your caravan you can be out walking in the forest and there is a good chance of seeing lots of different animals and birds. Take a walk at dusk and you are likely to see deer quietly grazing or a tawny owl or two. It is located not far from the towns of Brandon, Thetford and Swaffham. Just down the road is Mundford which has a beautiful arboretum and some lovely walks. If you are a Dad's Army fan then the Dad's Army Museum in Thetford is a must. If you love nature then a trip to RSPB Lakenheath Fen is great but don't forget your binoculars!
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Back to nature

This is our second visit here , this time instead of grass we were on a hard standing ,( ***Tip The hard standings are HARD , make sure you bring rock pins to secure your awning ***) but just as enjoyable The pitch was well drained , had to be , a couple of torrential rain storms passed through . With the forest a few steps away , the site is ideally placed for walking solo or with your dog , and our young dog had the time of her life sprinting around , and I had some much need exercise , bringing my blood pressure down significantly. A real testament to the calming atmosphere if the site . Nearby in the forest were sloe bushes so we now have enough sloes for 3 or 4 ltr sloe gin . As said before , very friendly and helpful wardens. An added bonus was the USAF on exercise and a night time display of a rarely seen Osprey VTOL aircraft with its illuminated rotor discs looking like an UFO passing over, never have my camera to hand when I need it !! Had to dock one point of peace and quiet on account of a pair of noisy families who seem unable to converse at normal levels and keep their dogs under control. Shame And there STILL members who think the dogs on a lead rule does not apply to them. Visited 25/29 September
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Sixth stop of our September tour one night 26th September

After a change in our direction for our tour this year and going to The Sandringham Estate we could not come home without a memory lane trip back to Thetford. We spent two weeks here when we had our caravan in 2013 and loved the site and had a wonderful holiday! A few changes since then security barrier and a change of access for the grass pitches near the storage facility no walking offsite by there as before and an updated reception. The wardens were lovely and welcoming. We arrived about 4pm after an on route visit to the brilliant RSPB Lakenheath Fen. Good walks off site and interesting info on the Desert Rats and some amazing aircraft overhead! Well recommended site!
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We went here mid September and really needed a complete break and rest with peace and quiet. We could not have chosen a more perfect site. Even as you just drive a short distance down the forest road and enter the site you feel at peace straight away. It is pretty and welcoming, we wanted a grass pitch and had three areas we could choose from. Within 20 minutes we had pitched up, cup of tea and were surrounded by squirrels playing up and down the trees - although we drew the line when one tentatively poke its nose through the open door!! Everywhere was clean and tidy, and unlike many sites that state walks from the site, this one really did - there were several gates leading direct into the forest, and although the same forest each time (obviously!) each one meant you could go a slightly different route for a walk. The wardens were very friendly and helpful. My only disappoint was to find out that the site would be closing for the winter - I would dearly have loved to have come back in the frost! We will definitely be visiting again.
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Thetford Foest idyll

This is the fourth time staying here and it’s just a wonderful non facilities site to stay at. The wardens were not only efficient but friendly and informative. Since our last visit there are now security barriers installed. If your a bird watcher there are plenty of sites with in a 15 mile radius.
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