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
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OS field ref:
TL810967
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
L6

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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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Fantastic site for a relaxing break perfect for walks and if you have dogs it’s ideal. trails through the woods if it’s hot plenty of shade and the bonus of seeing deer close up and also watching them come on site early in mornings from the forest also rabbits.Birds singing really back to nature..Very quite site not much to do for children as no play area but there are acres of wood to explore and make dens .ideal spot for days out. staff very friendly lots of advice when needed can’t fault them very helpful.Even when nearly full it’s quite so if you want to relax unwind can’t think of anywhere better get a book and chill out. No toilet or shower block so have to have your own
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We said we'd be back

They say the proof is in the eating, and for the second weekend in succession we spent nights here. This being where The Desert Rats trained, on the Sunday there was a special commemoration of the 75 years since the Normandy Landings, old vehicles and tanks, jeeps whatever, lindy-hop, stalls selling memorabilia, a parade and service of thanks and commemoration. There is an annual commemoration here and you might like to put it in the diary for next year. I spoke before about the excellence of this site and do not intend to repeat myself, all was confirmed this time too. There is a trough herb garden, members are invited to help themselves if desired and as we were leaving I exchanged the suggestion, very much tongue in cheek, that it would be good to have a vegetable garden too!! Well a man can dream.
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Just spent 3 nights here and what a super place it is. Quiet if you exclude the birdsong and the identified and unidentified sounds of the forest. We had a hard standing and most seemed to be level. We spent Saturday in Thetford and visited the Dad's Army Museum whilst there and what fun that is if you are of a certain disposition with several characters from the program wandering about. No visit to the area, for us, is complete without at least one lunch in Browns at the roundabout on the main road at Mundford. This site as others have said is ideal for walkers and cyclists alike and it is a good approximation to dog-heaven if you are a dog owner. On day 2 we walked amongst much else the Desert Rats walk, reading the information boards as we went, learnt a lot and felt some pangs of pride and gratitude. Back to the site, very clean and the staff are really helpful and friendly without being at all intrusive....just the right mix for us. In addition to much else that we saw including a Muntjac deer wandering through the site one evening we also photographed our first Painted Lady butterfly of the year finally here after a long migration from Africa.
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An excellent weekend

Just returned from a wet weekend at the thetford forest club site, a lovely site for a peaceful few days away. The site as stated has no shower facilities which did not bother us, hard standings are very level, and you will need rock pegs to put up an awning. Mainly couples with dogs on this visit. Great for walking the dogs through the forestland the surrounding areas including the desert rats memorial on the approach road to the site. We will go back again,hoping the weather will be kinder to us next time.

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