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Way to go

There are no mo­tor­ways in Nor­folk, but ma­jor routes in­clude the A11, A47, A148 and A140. The A1065 and A134 cross Thet­ford For­est. The Coast Road can be very nar­row go­ing through villages.

Food and drink

n The Ge­orge Ho­tel

Web www.george­ho­tel­swaffham.co.uk Eat in the for­mal din­ing room or the bar.

We had seafood lin­guine (£10.95) and

liver and ba­con (£9.95) in the bar. n The Kings Head

Web www.king­shead­nor­folk.co.uk Last or­ders for din­ner at this great

gas­tropub are 9pm Mon­day-satur­day and 8pm on Sun­days. We ate here twice

– the clas­sics menu is a bit cheaper. n The Craw­fish Inn

Web www.craw­fishinn.com

The near­est pub to Old Brick Kilns

dou­bles as a Thai restau­rant and was

prob­a­bly our best-value meal, and most en­joy­able – the ser­vice was fast and

ef­fi­cient, and the food was de­li­cious.

Find out more

n Visit North Nor­folk Web www.vis­it­north­nor­folk.com n Muck­le­burgh Mil­i­tary Col­lec­tion Web www.muck­le­burgh.co.uk n Cas­tle Acre Web www.english-her­itage.org.uk n Lether­ingsett Water­mill Web https://lether­ingsettwa­ter­mill.co.uk n North Nor­folk Wildlife Trust Web www.nor­folk­wildlifetrust.org.uk n Pen­sthorpe Nat­u­ral Park Web www.pen­sthorpe.com

Our out­fit

Clau­dia towed our Coach­man VIP 570 with our Volvo V90 Cross Coun­try (pic­tured be­low right)

Where we stayed

n Old Brick Kilns Old Brick Kilns (pic­tured lower right) is al­most three sites in one – a CS with its own shower block, an adult­sonly sec­tion and the rest of the park.

The site, owned by Kate Dyas and David

Moore for four years, is a reg­u­lar fi­nal­ist in

our Top 100 Sites Guide and this year scooped

the Re­gional Win­ner award for Eastern Eng­land. This is a pretty site set around

a fish­ing lake. All of the pitches are hard­stand­ing. Half of the

plots are su­per-pitches,

with wa­ter and TV ae­rial. Ameni­ties

pro­vided at the site in­clude a restau­rant

and bar, and it can also ac­com­mo­date

those with­out tour­ing

ve­hi­cles in its B&B.

Ad­dress Lit­tle Bar­ney Lane, Fak­en­ham NR21 0NL

Tel 01338 878 305

Web www.old-brick-kilns.co.uk

Open 15 March-2 Jan­uary

Pitches 65 + Cer­ti­fied Site of five pitches

Charges (pitch+2+hook-up) £18-£34

Kelling Heath

You can choose from five types of pitch set among 300 acres of heath­land and wood­land at Kelling Heath. This is a site that of­fers the best of both worlds, with wildlife trails – it has Dark Sky Dis­cov­ery Site sta­tus – and lots

of ameni­ties right on your doorstep, in­clud­ing a

restau­rant and bar, take-away, health club

with swim­ming pool, laun­derette and

village store. Other out­door leisure fa­cil­i­ties in­clude tennis courts, ta­ble tennis and pé­tanque,

along with ad­ven­ture play­grounds for the

chil­dren. Bike and tennis

rac­quet hire are also avail­able.

Ad­dress Wey­bourne, Holt, Nor­folk NR25 7HW

Tel 01263 588 181

Web kellingheath.co.uk

Open All year

Pitches 300

Charges (pitch+2+ hook-up)

£20.15-£48.35

Breck­land Mead­ows Tour­ing Park

This neat adults-only site (pic­tured be­low) is just

15 min­utes’ walk from the cen­tre of Swaffham (25 min­utes if you fol­low

the dis­used rail­way line). Owners Andy and Denise Butt, who live on-site, reckon that 30-40% of their guests are regulars. Ameni­ties at the site in­clude a heated wash­block with fa­cil­i­ties for the dis­abled,

gas ex­change and a li­brary.

Breck­land Mead­ows is a past Top 100

Sites fi­nal­ist and earned four pen­nants from the AA in 2017.

Ad­dress Lynn Road, Swaffham, Nor­folk PE37 7PT

Tel 01760 721 246

Web breck­land mead­ows.co.uk

Open All year

Pitches 40, all hard­stand­ing

with hook-up Charges (pitch+2+hook-up) £15.50-£17

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