Top site for fishing
A rural campsite near the city of the Norfolk Broads.
28 July 2015 - Directions send you along Long John Hill, this is
now closed due to repairs on the railway bridge. Traffic is being
diverted down Mansfield Lane. Continue on Mansfield Lane to a mini roundabout
opposite the Cock Inn Pub, then turn Left and then immediate right onto
Martineau Lane, the site is on the right hand side with double green gates.
A city campsite with a rural feel describes our Norwich Club campsite. It commands a beautiful spot next to a river with walks and fishing along the banks. Its back-to-nature feel is enhanced by a small holding with chickens and geese right next door.
It’s a fairly secluded and quiet campsite and well laid out with 50 grass pitches and well maintained facilities.
This campsite is in easy reach of the city of Norwich by bike, a lovely walk along the old railway line or by bus which stops a quarter of a mile from the site. Norwich is famed for its castle and cathedral and it has more medieval churches than any other city in Western Europe. Four large malls will satisfy the fussiest shopper and there are numerous places to eat and drink.
There are walking and cycling opportunities in Whitlingham Country Park, one-and-a-half miles from the campsite. And, as well as being a haven for wildlife, there’s also a watersports centre offering windsurfing, sailing and kayaking.
The Norfolk Broads, Britain’s largest protected wetland, is within easy reach of the campsite and is home to some of the country’s rarest plants and wildlife.
Access to the riverbank for fishing during the fishing season (16 June to site closing date). Current Environment Agency rod licence is required before fishing can commence. The river can get very weedy in summer months. The site is close to the mainlin
100% coverage cannot be guaranteed due to rural location, weather conditions and changing flora. These can cause variable signal strength. Hotspots are available. Prices.
There is a farmers’ market in Gentlemans Walk in Norwich city centre on the first and third Sundays of the month.
has the following facilities on or around the site.
Members' and non-members' caravans welcome
Members' and non-members' trailer tents welcome
Grass pitch with electric hook-up
Grass only pitch (no electric)
Electric shaver sockets
Chemical toilet disposal point
Ice pack freezing
Grass only pitch for larger tents
Members' and non-members' motorhomes welcome
Members' and non-members' tents welcome
No dedicated accessible facilities
Drinking water taps
Fishing (licence may be required)
Designated dog walk
Club Site Wi-fi
Grass pitch with electric hook-up for larger tents
We enjoyed our stay but the only criticism I have is that on arrival I was told that the non electric pitch I had booked was unavailable due to wet ground but I could be accommodated on an electric pitch, I stated that I don't need electric but was told I would have to pay the extra charge per night even if I didn't use electricity, this was because the electric pitches could be sold easily. I just feel annoyed that I had to pay for a service I didn't ask for or need.
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break
The site at the time of our stay in April 2016 was very poor in many respects and did not come up to the expectations promoted in the entry of ?Your place in the Country 2016.? The shower block is old fashioned, unheated and inadequate with only 2 showers each side (one very small, one very large but without disabled grab rails) both with dangerously hot water that cannot be regulated by the user; no wash basin cubicles at all; 2 wc?s (gents); 4 wc?s (ladies); and no alternative toilet arrangement when cleaning is carried out ? bad luck for people without. The pedestrian access to the bus stop into the city quoted at 0.25 miles from the site entrance has been inaccessible for many months and will be for many more months apparently, so that stop is about now about a mile away. The diversion access route is also very poor. This site does not warrant a band 5 pricing rate.
- Towing: Difficult
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Older couples
As is often the case, the club has an excellent location, this one being close to the centre of Norwich (about 1.5 miles). However the site itself is of a disappointingly poor standard compared with many of the others in the club and desperately needs upgrading. It is grass only and prone to waterlogging. One field was out of action completely and the other required minimum incursion onto the grass and mats under the wheels. The approach is interesting but manageable by most vehicles towing (or not) as long as you come in and go out via Mansfield Lane - the other way has a 10'6" centre headroom bridge arch and the satnav will try Long John Hill which is closed for railway work.
The amenities block is a breezeblock and corrugated roof affair with just 2 of each facility (2 toilets, 2 showers etc in each) and very outdated. No heating and no service facility for when the block is being cleaned. There is no service point as such for motorhomes but filling up with water is not a problem. If you need to dump grey water - bring a bucket. There is club wifi and it works well. TV reception is borderline OK. There is noise on site from Norwich airport, the railway line and the works on the railway but it is not normally unacceptably high or too frequent but it is far from tranquil.
The staff as always are friendly and helpful and struggle in difficult circumstances to keep the site going.
If you require anything camping related, there is a huge Camping and Leisure shop at Blofield just off the A47 and within a few miles of the site - worth a visit!
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Peaceful break,Younger couples
Excellent site with every facility you could need,located close to the city centre of the lovely city of Norwich.The site was very well maintained by the extremely helpful and friendly team of staff who could not have been more welcoming, look forward to staying here again next year
- Location: Town
- Suitable For: Families,Older couples,Active break,Peaceful break
Nearest bus stop: 0.25 mile from Site entrance
Nearest train station: Norwich 2 miles
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Minimum booking periods do apply.