Things you need to know…
Finding our Reception
Reception is at the farmhouse on the edge of East Runton village. The best approach is from the A149 (Towing vehicles should definitely use this route).
We do not take credit or debit cards, so please pay by bank transfer before you arrive, cheque or bring cash. (Most routes to East Runton bypass town centres so you may not pass a cash point en route)
Access to the campsite
The site is in the middle of our 150 acre farm, therefore the access to site is via a single track farm lane with passing places. (We maintain the track with crushed concrete and stone.) The track runs through the farm from East Runton to Cromer.
There is a footpath in the field adjoining the track for pedestrians and is suitable for buggies. Once on site most traffic is exiting and entering from the “Cromer end” of the track. All caravans should exit that way.
Within walking distance
The camping fields are a 20 minute walk to East Runton and a 15 minute walk to Cromer. The Co-op supermarket is a 5 minute walk.
The 6 shower blocks are built and maintained to a high standard (apart from one that is only used in high season – it is still clean but old!) They are lit both inside and out at night. There is no other on site lighting so bring a torch!
Marl Pit and Moll’s Meadow
Marl Pit and Moll’s Meadow are as nature intended – there are many level pitches, but the fields are gently sloping in places. We are a working farm and the sheep graze the fields in the winter months. If you want “table top” pitches we may not be suitable. The serviced (electric) pitches are marked with a number on the ground and are allocated, but the standard pitches are not.
There is plenty of shelter from long established woods and we have planted more hedges and trees over the years. We are quite high up (for Norfolk!) and that is how we get our lovely sea and woodland/farmland views. It can be breezy at times – if you choose a pitch with a view bear this in mind!
The Bittern Train Line
There is a train line that runs through the farm. It is a branch line from Norwich to Cromer and Sheringham. The trains consist of 2 small passenger carriages and they trundle past from 6am to midnight. Campers on Marl Pit and Moll’s Meadow will probably be unaware that it exists, but some parts of Gurney’s Plantation are close to the line. It is well fenced and you will experience a few seconds of “clickety clack” and the whirring of a diesel engine.
There is no warden or reception building on site. Check in is at the farm office where you are given a map and directions to the site. There are 2 contact phone numbers on this – one is an emergency number to a member of the family. It also provides useful information. We welcome visitors to make the short walk down to the farmhouse or telephone us if they require any information about the site or the surrounding area. We have a small Tourist Information at the farmhouse and there is a big one in Cromer.
There are no security barriers or staff on site – there is no need as we are very fortunate and do not have any problems in this area. We expect people to look after themselves and each other, respect other people and their property. If you do see something suspicious or someone behaving inconsiderately please let us know.
If there is a medical or personal emergency dial 999.
We are a traditional rural camping site, not a commercial ‘holiday park’!
We have successfully run it this way for over 50 years (moving with the times of course!) and our ethos is to provide a well run site without too many rules and regulations, relying on visitors goodwill and commonsense. We are here if you want us, but prefer to leave you alone to enjoy your holiday.