Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site (REF : COV)

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

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

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.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: gas, electric
  • Dog walk from site
  • Dog walk on 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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Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

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Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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. 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:
The closest shops are a butchers, grocers and newsagents in Mundford village. There is also a Post Office and ladies hairdresser. All larger supermarkets in Brandon, 7miles away

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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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Thetford

Stayed for two nights at the end of the season had some lovely walks the history of the  forest was very interesting the lady on reception was very helpful swaffham is a lovely place to visit with some nice shops down side tv reception is terrible no signal at all we had some dvds so we was ok would go back again very relaxing

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Quiet & Peaceful as ever except....

Another enjoyable short break spent at this site to unwind and chill out. As quiet and peaceful as ever except when the army decide to carry out one late night artillery fire training exercise and during the day when the US Air Force make full use of the afterburners as they fly over!! It won't stop us coming back though as the peace and quiet is only disturbed for a short period of time.
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Autumn stay

Lovely woodland, site wardens good and friendly kept well, many lovely walks both from the site and nearby.
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Walk in the woods

Great site, in the woods, easy access and tracks you can walk along, or go rough in the wild woods. Nice wardens, easy to chat to.

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Bob and Astra go caravanning

Whilst we have been to this fantastic site several times, this was the first outing for our new dog, Astra. Our previous staffie, Ralph had absolutely loved the caravan and would take up residence, ready for the off, as soon as the van was unlocked at home! This visit was Astra's first with her new family, with old stager Bob Labrador to show her the ropes. In Bob's case, this mostly consists of how to be a trip hazard. This site is our favourite for the dogs, and Astra took to it straight away. Once again we were lucky with glorious weather - paddling and swimming in October! Walking straight into mile of forest paths from the campsite, with plenty of local places to visit - this site is in a superb location and offers easy caravan pitching on level ground with woodland glades. There are two things to note - one for the Club - please consider the less well muscled amongst us when making new hard standing - it was almost impossible for me to get the awning rock pegs into the ground. Does it need to be this solid? Secondly, Astra is a very nervous dog when it comes to loud noises, and this site has a continuing association with the British military. Previously the WW2 training ground for the Desert Rats, the surrounding forest has remnants of their camp and excellent information boards. So far, no problem. However the army STANTA training ground is less than a mile away and we were subject to firing on two nights. 'Aaah, fireworks' said one of our number until it became clear that this was in fact machine gun fire! Cue trembling dog burrowing under the quilt and pillows. However, the noise was short lived and the wonderful peace and quiet restored - it certainly won't put us off one bit from this great site. Wardens helpful and hard working as always, and the Norfolk baked dog treats which are stocked in the shop always go down well here!

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