Thetford Forest Club Campsite

High Ash, Hilborough, Thetford, Norfolk, IP26 5BZ

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Peaceful stays

Why stay here ...

Thetford Forest Club Campsite - 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 Campsite 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 Campsite 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.

Check out the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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:
144
Handbook map ref:
L6

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Our favourite site! Perfect for walking, dogs and relaxing

Thetford Forest Club Campsite
Our most popular and favourite site to visit. Really looking to getting there again in a few weeks time. Points to beware of - hard standings are very hard! Expect to struggle putting an awning up. It can be done but it's hard work on most of the hard standings. Take strong pegs and a big hammer! The wardens Yorkshire terriers are under better control, with just one rogue dog! But otherwise it's a fantastic site that always pleases. We always meet nice people here too - it's all very private and quiet - and friendly. Great walks and cycle rides straight from the site. Get fantastic meat from the grocery store at Mundford, where there is also an excellent fish & chip shop (cash only). Great pub meals at The Elvedon Inn - dog friendly too.

Munty

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Reviewed on 02/08/2022 14:51

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My thanks to the Wardens for their help with the RAC who came to take my caravan home! Apart from that it was a lovely stay and of course I drove home without towing which was a plus (apart from missing my onboard loo!) Love this site been here before and no doubt will visit again once I get the right indicator going on the caravan! For those interested in old churches finding St Mary's at Houghton on the Hill is well worth it. https://www.houghtonstmarys.org.uk/ I found it fascinating. I enjoyed a trip to Great Yarmouth and may well stay at the Club site there one day. The dogs loved the forest and all the wildlife. Muntjacks seen most evenings on our walks and squirrels - far too many of them! Great little shop at Mundford - or the roundabout just further on for ceramics and presents.

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Reviewed on 28/05/2022 12:43

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Perfect and dogs loved it

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Just spent 2 lovely days at this location, very peaceful and surrounded by lots of great walking areas in the forest. Great for dogs and although the site is in the forest there were lots of pitches in the sunshine. The site was very clean and very well maintained and the wardens were friendly and chatty. We will return to this site again.

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Lovely location, spoilt by Wardens three dogs constantly yapping every time someone enters or leaves the site.. I first visited this site many years ago but won't be rushing back. If you do chose to visit, make sure you pitch as far away from the entrance as possible. The Crown Hotel in Mundford is very welcoming and serves goo food.

Christren

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Reviewed on 10/05/2022 14:20

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Not so good for cycling

Thetford Forest Club Campsite
We visited Thetford site last week for four days. We always take our bikes as we prefer to cycle using an OS map and finding small roads and villages etc. However, we found it very difficult to access anywhere without cycling on the main A road which was just so busy. Some of the trails through the forest are quite deep shale so unless you have wide tyres its very tricky riding. We did manage to find our way round to Ickburgh and then Lynford Arboretum and Lynford Stag but by cycling through the forest trails which although enjoyable, are very bumpy. So although it is a beautiful peaceful site, you can't get very far on your bikes unless you're happy to go on the A roads.

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Reviewed on 03/05/2022 18:30

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01842 878356

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!