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 25 October 2021 - 25 March 2022, 48 hours' notice must be given for access.

A storage pitch costs £440 pro rata for 2022. 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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Tiny corner of heaven

Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
Stayed here on several occasions now and every time it's been so peaceful even with the military activities going on. Our dogs love it asch as we do. The only thing that spoiled out last trip was that someone went out for the evening an left their dog alone in the caravan to howl and bark for for 5 hours. Hopefully the club will pick this review up and amend the policy to stop this from happening. I love dogs but this was naughty and not fair.

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Reviewed on 21/10/2021 07:21

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Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
Gorgeous setting in the middle of the trees in Thetford Forest. Very peaceful and loved our stay. Staff were friendly. There were lots of great walks from the site, including the Desert Rats trail. Great idea that the chemical waste is situated a few Paces away from the waste and drinking water point. It was a last minute decision to visit and one that are very pleased with - highly recommended!

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Reviewed on 04/10/2021 21:00

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Time to slow down

Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
A quiet (if you don’t mind the odd military jet during the week),secluded site that just forces you to slow down. The grass pitches are not always level, but do give you the feeling you are on a much smaller site. There are so many walks you can do directly from your caravan. Lyndford Arboretum is a must. Although dogs are not allowed in the actual arboretum there are some beautiful walks around the outskirts. Wetton has a great market, if you need to top up on fruit or veg it has the biggest stall I have ever seen at a local market.

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Reviewed on 19/09/2021 09:50

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Lovely stay in the forest

Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
Thetford Forest - Norfolk ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ *Woodland site which is very peaceful, with lots of birdsong. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ *80 pitches in total, good mix of hard standing and grass. ⁣⁣ *Site is well kept and tidy, with a natural feel about it. ⁣⁣ *Friendly welcome upon arrival. *Great walks direct from the site into the forest.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ Points to note:⁣⁣⁣⁣ *This site has NO toilet/shower block. We knew this at the time of booking. However, has the usual service points. ⁣⁣⁣⁣ *Wifi/phone signal with Three not great! ⁣⁣ *No shops/pubs in waking distance, so come well stocked. *Wardens kept themselves to themselves........not as friendly and chatty as other wardens we have met.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ These smaller sites with no facilities are becoming a fav of ours 😊🚐😊

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Reviewed on 16/09/2021 17:34

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Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
We spent two midweek nights here 7 and 8th July. It's a lovely, fairly small, quiet and peaceful rural site. It's not manicured - very natural. The wardens were friendly, welcoming and helpful. Most of the hardstanding pitches skirt around the perimeter of the site, while most of the grass pitches are inside the perimeter. It's a lovely setting.

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Reviewed on 23/07/2021 19:02

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Telephone:
01842 878356

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Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

Service point and waste disposal facilities are available and open for use. In order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.