Nine great places to go camping in Norfolk

Glamping or camping?

Glamping or camping? - Credit: Archant

Whether you're looking to reconnect with Mother Nature or are seeking something a little more glamorous, there's a campsite to suit everyone's needs in Norfolk. Here's a look at some of the many great places to go camping in the county.

Cooking on a camping trip. Photo: Getty Images

Cooking on a camping trip. Photo: Getty Images - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

• Deepdale Backpackers Hostel and Camping, Deepdale Farm, Burnham Deepdale

If you're looking for a peaceful rural escape, Deepdale might be the right choice. It is quiet and has a relaxed atmosphere. Set in Burnham Deepdale, this award-winning, eco-friendly campsite is suitable for tents and small campervans. You also sleep in yurts, tipis and shepherd huts. It is close to many amenities and attractions, for example a supermarket and fuel site is located next door and Brancaster, the closest beach, is only three miles away. It's also close to the Jolly Sailors and White Horse pubs which are great for food and drink.

• Thornham Bay, Drove Orchard, Thornham Bay, Thornham

Owned by Wild Luxury, a Norfolk-based company offering luxury camping along the North Norfolk Coast, Thornham Bay boasts a range of Serengeti lodges which sleep up to six people and are fitted with kitchens, bedrooms, toilets and power showers. The campsite is separated into a 'Home' camp and a 'Top' camp with the Top Camp lodges offering additional features such as electric hurricane lamps, phone charge points, fridges and hair-dryers.

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• The Old Vicarage, Moulton St. Mary

Established in 2011, The Old Vicarage prides itself on being 'Norfolk's proper camping experience'. Set in the countryside near Halvergate, the campsite is for tents only and is intended for those who are 'passionate about camping'. The site offers basic amenities such as toilets and showers and is ideally situated for visitors to explore the Broads, coast and Norwich.

• Woodhill Park, Cromer Road, East Runton

Not only does Woodhill Park offer stunning views of the sea from its cliff top location, it also boasts an array of features, including a shop, launderette, tennis nets, crazy golf and a play area complete with a giant chess board. During holiday periods various events are also held for families, allowing them opportunities to enjoy the natural environment.

• The Grove, 95 Overstrand Road, Cromer

The Grove introduced glamping to its visitors in 2015, offering a range of Nomadic and Mongolian Yurts. Each yurt is comprised of a double bed, bunk beds, wood burning stove, low wattage electricity and cooking area with gas hobs and BBQ. The site also boasts a free on site swimming pool, fire pits, hammocks and a private woodland path that leads to Cromer beach.

• Kelling Heath, Sandy Hill Lane, Weybourne

Enjoy a break amongst open heathland at Kelling Heath, with a range of pitch styles available to suit all campers. An array of facilities are available for guests, as well as other accommodation options, including woodland lodges and luxury holiday homes for those not keen on traditional camping. The site has a network of footpaths and cycle trails across its 300 acres for visitors to explore, with a cycle hire service available and fun events frequently taking place that will allow guests a chance to meet new people and learn more about the area.

• Waveney River Centre, Staithe Road, Burgh St Peter

Waveney River Centre is an award-winning, five star rated holiday destination set in the Waveney valley. The site has a small camping and touring area which overlooks the marina and has space for up to 17 caravans and 35 tents. The centre has many useful facilities, such as a convenience store, pub and restaurant, swimming pool, playground and laundrette, and offers activities such as fishing, cycling and canoeing.

• Sandringham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, The Sandringham Estate, Double Lodges

Set within the grounds of the Royal Estate and nestled amongst the trees beyond the public parkland, Sandringham Club campsite is ideal for tents, caravans, motorhomes, glampers and pets offering 275 regular camping pitches as well as luxury safari tents with two bedrooms, a kitchenette and lounge area. Away from the site there is lots to see and do, including of course Sandringham House and Estate, Castle Rising Castle, and the North Norfolk Coast.

• High Sand Creek, Marsh Gate, Green Way, Stiffkey

High Sand Creek is set within miles of marshland and offers guests a simplistic, no-frills camping experience. The site is spread out over five acres, with 80 pitches and has features such as lavatories, sinks and showers. While staying here, campers can freely explore the marshes, nearby woodland and visit Stiffkey and the surrounding coastal area.

• Where's your favourite place to go camping in Norfolk? Let us know in the comments below.

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