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:
144
Handbook map ref:
L6

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We had a lovely quiet few days here.

This was a first trip out with a new to us caravan and we loved it. We had the opportunity to test out everything, even the heater due to inclement weather, and it all worked. Lovely walks and beautiful surroundings.
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Great site, staff very cheerful and helpful, very very quiet as no families mostly couples. If you have pets the walks are great, downside no toilet block so be prepared to keep dragging that cassette to be emptied. Highly recommend
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A great place to relax: We arrived Friday evening to a warm welcome and pitched our motorhome in a quiet spot. Although we arrived quite late we were

We arrived Friday evening to a warm welcome and pitched our motor home in a quiet spot. Although we arrived quite late we were able to access the excellent facilities and soon settled in. The following morning we found the numerous trails leading off the site - ideal for walking the dog and biking. It was so peaceful we saw plenty of birds and the local wildlife, including deer. A week end - didn't seem long enough! We will certainly come back again.
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Absolutely brilliant staff and beautiful place

This is a lovely place to motorhome/caravan, picturesque, peaceful and very tidy. Great for dog walking and chilling. Facilities clean and adequate, but note there are no showers/toilets, so be prepared to utilise your bathroom facilities in the van. Wardens fantastic, I arrived late and they could not have done more to make me feel welcome. Keith and Sarah were brilliant, friendly, welcoming and helpful. Definately an asset to the Caravan and Motorhome Club, they have absolutely made me a fan of the site, will be visiting again and again. Thank you once again and because the site is now closed sending you all an early Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
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Beautiful walks

I booked for the weekend and didn't read that there were no toilet/shower facilities. This didn't bother me as I have a loo but I'd love to stay longer in future so a shower block would be great as I don't have facilities. The site itself is lovely for getting away from it all and just being with nature. Beautiful pine, oak, birch and others. Hundreds of squirrels and loads of deer and birds. It was lovely to walk in the forest. The lady who greeted me was very friendly and helpful If your kids love playing in the woods and making their own fun then this is perfect. I'll definitely return.
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Please note: This site does not have a toilet block