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Visitor Reviews - Thetford Forest Caravan and Motorhome Club Site

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Thetford Forest Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
High Ash
Hilborough
Thetford
Norfolk   (Browse area)
IP26 5BZ   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01842 878356

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Pitches: 85
Open: 18/03 To 07/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 22 Reviews
              9/10 from 22 Reviews


Units accepted:   No Tents  Caravans  Motorhomes Caravan Storage Storage 

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Date of Visit: June 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Sonygeezer 3 reviews from this member

Our first outing in our new caravan so thought we would go local. Lovely quite site no toilet or showers which was what we wanted for our first outing thinking if we can cope three nights and use only the vans toilet and shower we will be able to cope with most things and we loved it.

Back to the site review it was easy to find and is kept lovely, when we arrive told to find a pitch and let them know what number we picked, we choose a hard standing pitch and when I say hard I mean hard good job I had rock pegs and a lump hammer with me as you I needed them to put my awning up.

This is a lovely laid out site ideal for walking into the forest and spotting the wild life, the downside to the site no bus stop near and a long drive to the nearest village.

Date of Visit: May 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Bestieboy 23 reviews from this member

We visited the Thetford Caravan Club site during the early May bank holiday weekend. The site was pretty much full as you would expect but due to its relatively small size and nicely spaced pitches it didn't feel busy.

This is a very quiet site set in an outcrop of the wider ranging Forestry Commission Thetford forest. You can wander straight out of your van into the forest in all directions with only the Thetford / Swaffham road bordering the site some way to the East. This is perfect for walking your dogs or for going for a spin on your bikes.

Be aware that the site had no facilities, as such the prices are reasonable, £33 for two nights for a family of four.

We live locally and were giving our new van a run out, so in some ways are not best to comment on local attractions. The biggest draw around for us is the Thetford Forest Forestry Commission High Lodge centre just outside Brandon, about 15 minutes drive away. Here you can take your own bikes or hire bikes with a number of marked trails. There is also Go Ape, Segway hire, a café and various marked walks. Otherwise the local market towns are fairly small and there is not a lot of other attractions around.

There are no play facilities, other than of course, the expansive forest. The site is perfect however for a quiet weekend.

Date of Visit: April 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 196 reviews from this member

To Find Site:- Site just off the A1065 Swaffham to Brandon road between Hilborough and Mundford. Watch out for a WW2 tank on a plinth, site is situated down the road behind this memorial.

This site is in a forest setting as the name implies with many tall pine trees. Non-members are accepted but not tents. On this site you have to have your own facilities as the site does not have a toilet block. There are 83 pitches in total, 37 of them being on hardstandings the rest on glass. The hardstandings are in an arc from reception along one side of the site. Some of the grass pitches are in natural glades amongst the trees. Electric points, rated at 16 amps and using CEE17 blue connectors, are conveniently placed to pitches. Fresh and waste water points, as well as chemical disposal are placed at regular intervals around the site. The motorhome service point requires you to reverse in with emptying drains on both sides, however they still require heavy drain covers to be removed to access the drain points. The site also has a storage facility. There appear to be some seasonal pitches on this site. According to the handbook TV reception is poor although we were able to use our satellite dish but this will require choosing your pitch carefully to allow a clear view of the sky. There is site wide WiFi which works reasonably well given the remoteness of the site, time can be purchased online. At the front of the site there is an information hut and at reception some essentials can be purchased. There are no specific play area for children although with immediate access to the forest areas older ones will no doubt enjoy that. This site is quite remote from habitation so without your own transport the only other options are walking and cycling, there is no public transport within easy reach. The site is very restful if you want some R&R or perhaps would be a good stopping off point when going to the coast. If you can make use of the mid-week discount sites fees are very reasonable, in fact cheaper than many CL’s.

There are many options for walks from the site. For the less active the Desert Rats Memorial and circuit of the old training ground might be ideal. For shopping Swaffham is probably the best bet with both Waitrose and Tesco supermarkets. The site is within the area known as Breckland

Date of Visit: November 2014 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: MadgrannyS 4 reviews from this member

This site was just as we've come to expect from Camping and caravan club sites, very clean facilities, friendly helpful wardens, good pitches, good recycling. The track leading into the site was not as bad as we thought it would be from other reviews, its fine. Beautifully situated by the forest and although near a busy road there was no noticeable noise, there was more noise from the overhead jets but being with 2 plane enthusiasts we rather liked it. Walking was fabulous from the site. Cycling a little more challenging as some roads unsuitable but through the forest we reached The Chequers in Thompson. Although they weren't yet open they made us welcome and made coffee. The chef came and chatted and got his maps out to tell us another way home. Cycled then to the Dog and Partridge for lunch. Friendly welcoming and decent enough lunch. If like us you leave your motorhome on site public transport is limited and there are no buses on saturday

Date of Visit: July 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: PaulaWebster 2 reviews from this member

WOW! this is by far the best site we have visited. On arrival we were informed we could drive/walk around and choose our own pitch, then let them know which pitch we had chosen. We choose the first little break in the trees on the left as we drove in. There was room there for about 10 vans but there were only two others on arrival.

The site is spotlessly clean and very quiet. This is an ideal site for adults who just want some peace and quiet and time to relax.

The managers were super friendly and gave us some great advice on bike rides, local attractions, pub lunches etc. They ordered us a paper every morning too.

We went off on amazing bike rides and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery and peaceful surroundings.

Two caravans arrived the next day, both with well behaved children.

There are no toilet/shower facilities on this site but that wasn't a problem at all because we just used our own in the van.

The services on the site were very clean and bins constantly emptied.

We cannot wait to return to this lovely site, where the only sounds you hear are animals and birds.

Date of Visit: April 2013 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Dean95 15 reviews from this member

First time been to this CL site and well impressed. Site really kept clean and tidy. You are allowed to find own pitch, we found a lovely spot which was a sun trap, so peaceful. This site has a memorial to the dessert rats that trained here from 1938 to 1944, if you walk round the woods etc you can read all about them. There is some lovely woodland walks and while we were here we saw 3 munjac deers, so peaceful. You have swaffham, thetford, brandon all within 7 to 10 miles each way. We went into brandon which had several shops plus aldi and a small tesco, they also have a factory warehouse shop, plus several other shops, cafes, etc. We only went to brandon as rather relax in this lovely forest as we were lucky while we where there from Saturday to Monday the sun shon. The feel to being surrounded by this lovely forest made you feel like you was on a different planet, so nice. The wardens are really friendly and helpful, they keep this CL site spotless. We didn't want to leave, but we will be back and next time for longer

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