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
Plan a route to this site
OS field ref:
TL810967
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
L6

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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.

Darrel Cartwright

Reviewed on 23/07/2021 19:02

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Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
Just returned from a five night stay. Had a great pitch for the caravan on the grass….so much easier for pegging out the awning. The setting in the forest is lovely with walks galore. Being near to a main and straight road was heaven for noisy speeders, now and then. Be aware that across that road is a large Danger Area known locally as the Battle Ground. It is in fact a forces training area and we were “ treated” to war games with planes and choppers on three evenings……somewhat noisy at times, so it’s not always peace and quiet on site. Everything was well kept, mown and cared for and service points clean. Handy village store and fish and chip shop in Mundford. Highly recommend Il Salvatore restaurant in Brandon. For gardeners a visit to the water gardens at Gooderstone is well worth doing.

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Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
The location is very good and quiet. The Hardstanding pitches on the surface look very good, underneath they are solid with very little chance of screwing in steel pegs. Apart from the sight of pegs on several pitches not 100% installed we had a good time with our two dogs.

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Reviewed on 17/07/2021 20:00

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Here we are again at Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
As the title says, here we are again. This is one of our 'go-to' sites. It has exactly the limited facilities that we need in super quiet surroundings. Brilliant for walks in the forest, it is a little way out of Thetford itself with the Dad's Army Museum, but as we take a car with us it is only a short drive into that attractive town. With 'Browns Kitchen' just down the road if you fancy lunch out this place, for us, ticks all the boxes. The wardens are friendly and helpful as needed, the site is kept very tidy. For us living in Suffolk this makes for a pleasant short break and one which we will be making many more times. Oh, whilst we were there the Euro final was on and if tv is important to you you should be aware that whilst the signal was OK it was not brilliant.

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Reviewed on 16/07/2021 17:30

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Thetford Forest Caravan Club Site
We really enjoyed our time at Thetford Forest, so peaceful but just a little too far from the nearest town for us. We have a motorhome so intended using our bikes or walking (which we did). The site was being managed by temporary wardens who were really friendly and helpful, a lovely couple who were doing a great job. We were treated to some treetop flying from the nearby RAF/US station, Apache helicopters & Osprey aircraft, very impressive. The only reason we probably wouldn't visit again is because there are so many other places in the UK we have yet to visit.

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01842 878356

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

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.