Norfolk Your trip planner
All the vital statistics and further info
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
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
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
Open 15 March-2 January
Pitches 65 + Certified Site of five pitches
Charges (pitch+2+hook-up) £18-£34
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
Open All year
Charges (pitch+2+ hook-up)
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