Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site

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 2020. 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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Great site and wardens

Great site and wardens, always a favorite of ours. Abbey loves running in the woods... Great area to relax, explore and be close to the Desert Rats training ground, which my Granddad was in from 1939........
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We stayed here one night at the end of our tour of Norfolk, we had had a busy but enjoyable week and when we saw the weather forecast decided to stay an extra night so booked here. Lovely friendly welcome and we had a fab grass pitch surrounded by trees. We stayed on site and did a short circular walk then lazed around. The ground is quite sandy so if you are concerned about getting your outfit grubby I would suggest a hardstanding pitch (we were not worried). It is a bit in the middle of nowhere and off of a main road so would need to drive to get places. There was the consistent banging from the nearby farm (see previous reviews) which for us was no concern, however I think if you stayed here longer and "tuned" in to it then it might become irritating.

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Great site, peaceful, wonderful location for walking and enjoying nature!

Stayed here for 2 nights last weekend. Nice friendly staff, relaxed atmosphere in terms of pitch selection. Good size pitches. Wonderful location with great access to the surrounding forest. Great for people who like walking, cycling, have kids and/or dogs! Would love to see shower and toilet facilities here, otherwise the site is great! We will be back for sure!
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Relaxing long weekend

Stayed 2 nights over weekend 09/10. Quiet site in the forest, with direct walks from site for the dog. As others have said, the site is not signposted of the road, but you can't miss it due to the big tank! (unless you are me!!). There is a dog agility course at Lynford Arboretum which our labrador loved! We also visited High Lodge which our 3 year old daughter enjoyed doing the Gruffalo trail and playing the musical instruments in the forest! The site was clean and wardens friendly and helpful. Will definitely visit the site again in the future.
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We recently enjoyed a three night stay. The site was well laid out, and well maintained. Our pitch (hardstanding) was level, and close to a service point. Other guests were friendly and sociable, and the wardens friendly and welcoming. Covid restrictions were sensible, and appeared to be well adhered to. Military enthusiasts will be well catered for in the area. Unfortunately, our fridge decided to pack up, but it wasn’t hot enough for food to spoil. There is a large retail park, only a 20 minute drive away. Mundford, a 5 minute drive away has a nice fish & chip shop..
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Telephone:
01842 878356

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<p>Unfortunately this Club campsite will be closed for the remainder of 2020.</p> <p>Why not book now for 2021? Only pay 5% VAT until March 2021. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.</p>