Things you need to know
Standard pitches (without electric hook up) can arrive from 11am
Serviced pitches (with electric hook up) can arrive from 1pm.
Please don’t arrive early. You should arrive by 6pm (8pm Fridays). No arrivals after dark.
Standard pitches will need to vacate their pitches by 2pm.
Serviced pitches will need to vacate their pitches by 11am.
Please ensure your pitch is left clean and tidy.
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). See the How to find us section of the website for more details.
The site is in the middle of our 150 acre farm. Vehicle access to site is via a single track farm lane with passing places. We maintain the lane with crushed concrete and stone. It runs through the farm connecting the campsite to both East Runton and Cromer.
At the reception/East Runton end, there is a grass track in the field adjoining the lane for pedestrians which is suitable for pushchairs as well.
Once on site most traffic should enter and exit from the “Cromer end” of the track. All caravans, motorhomes and campervans should exit that way on departure.
There are no security barriers 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.
The camping fields are a 20 minute walk to East Runton and a 15 minute walk to Cromer. Both have great beaches. The Co-op supermarket is a 5 minute walk, Lidl 10 minutes, and Morrisons 10 minutes. We have a page of useful links to attractions you may wish to explore in the local area.
The 6 amenity blocks are built and maintained to a high standard. They are lit both inside and out at night. There is no other on site lighting so bring a torch!
Serviced (electric) pitches are marked with a number on the ground and are allocated. Standard pitches are unallocated so you are free to choose a spot. All pitches are grass (well drained due to the sandy soil). We do not have any hard standing pitches.
Byworth Meadow, all serviced pitches, is a terraced field with flat pitches looking out to sea. 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.
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, woodland and farmland views. It can be breezy at times – if you choose a pitch with a view bear this in mind!
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 common sense. Members of the family are regularly on site doing maintenance and cleaning- feel free to say hello. We are here if you want us, but prefer to leave you alone to enjoy your holiday.
Groups of families and friends are very welcome to pitch together on our campsite. We do recommend checking availability via email prior to booking to ensure there is room for you to be together.
We do set a strict limit of 4 pitches per group in order to ensure other campers are not adversely affected by large gatherings and the noise and other problems these may bring.
Due to the layout of the site, there is limited potential for a group of mixed pitches to occupy serviced and non-serviced pitches in close proximity. We ask groups to respect pitching guidelines. Serviced pitches shouldn’t bunch up and standard pitches (which we do not pre-allocate) should not pitch in large clusters or around a central nucleus.
Visitors are welcome to come and see friends/family staying on the campsite. All visitors should report to reception or inform us by email before going on to the site. We ask that no visitors arrive before 10am and all visitors leave before 10pm.
There is no reception building on the campsite however we do have a site warden living on site all season. Check-in is at the farm office where you are given an information sheet and directions to the site. There are two contact telephone numbers on this – one for reception plus an after hours emergency number to a member of the family.
We invite 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. The same applies if you have any problems or spot any issues with the facilities. If there is a medical or personal emergency dial 999.
Our serviced pitches are provided with electric hook up points. You will need to bring a 16A mains connection lead which we recommend to have a minimum length of 25 metres.
Dogs are allowed on Moll’s Meadow and Byworth Meadow, but not on Marl Pit Field. For the benefit of other campers, dogs must be kept on a short lead at all times and walked away from the campsite. Up to 2 dogs per pitch maximum.
Dogs are also allowed on some beaches including parts of Cromer, Sheringham, East and West Runton. Full information of where dogs are and aren’t allowed is available on the district council website.
Both are allowed, but must be raised off the ground (bricks provided) and fire pits must have a mesh cover and burn smokeless fuel (available at Reception). Ashes must be completely cold before tipping in the bin.
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 3 passenger carriages and they run from 6am to midnight. Campers on Marl Pit and Moll’s Meadow will probably be unaware that it exists, but some parts of Byworth Meadow are close to the line. It is well fenced and you will experience a few seconds of “clickety clack” and the whirring of an engine.
We do not have any seasonal pitches.