Norfolk camping

Date / Time
Date(s) - 23 Aug 2013 until 26 Aug 2013 All Day

Campsite
Based on the feedback from the earlier email at the beginning of May regarding the family friendly August bank holiday weekend at Beeston Regis Holiday Park [1] in Norfolk, the Club has booked nineteen places on one of their group fields [3 & 4]. More places can be booked if needed. We have initially priced the camping at £28 per adult for the entire weekend, but it could be lower depending in the numbers and mix of adults and children – see below for details.
Beeston Regis is Located on the north Norfolk coast between Sheringham, which is 1 mile west of the campsite and Cromer 2 miles to the east [2]. The campsite has direct access to a sandy beach via steps – the beach can also be accessed via a slope in West Runton – and has “two children’s play areas, a fishing lake & stream and an amenities field for ball games, kite flying etc”.
To secure your places a £10 deposit per adult is required. This can be paid directly to Martin Butler on a Tuesday night at the Bacon Arms or paid in to the Club account. When booking your places please include your children (if any) so that we can balance the numbers with the Holiday Park.
We have access to the holiday park’s facilities, but owing to the low cost they ask that we don’t use the showers before 10:00 am, but as walkers I expect you will want to freshen up in the evening.

Walking
We all know that Norfolk is not renowned its mountains and hills, but there are two long distance paths; the Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path. The latter runs from Hunstanton to Cromer, passing around Beeston Regis, but is accessible from the campsite in the direction of Sheringham via a cliff top walk – Sheringham is 15 minutes away. Ideas for walks can be found on the National Trail website pages for Peddars Way and Norfolk Coast Path [5], which also contains a “pocket guide” [6].
If you want to walk long sections of the Norfolk Coast Path without having to retrace your steps, then the Coasthopper bus service provides regular buses between Hunstanton, Wells, Sheringham and Cromer. A timetable [8] can be downloaded from the Norfolk Green website [7].
Other Attractions
The North Norfolk Railway, or the “Poppy Line”, offers a 10.5 mile round trip by steam train and vintage diesel trains between Sheringham and Holt, through some of Norfolk’s coastal countryside [9]. A timetable, including what type of train [10], is available on the railway’s website.

Sheringham Park [11] also offers shorter walks and trails especially for those with children. Entrance to the park is free, but you have to pay for parking if you use the parks car park (free for National Trust members). A map [12] of the park, showing the trails, is available on the National Trust website.

It may also be possible to combine a single ticket to (or from) Weybourne Station with a walk through Sheringham Park to join the coastal path and a return to the campsite.

Maps
OS Explorer (1:25,000) sheet 252 (Norfolk Coast East) for the area around the campsite, and sheets 251 & 250 for the remainder of the coastal path.

OS Landranger (1:50,000) sheet 133 (North East Norfolk) for the area around the campsite, and sheet 132 for the remainder of the coastal path.

References/ Links
Beeston Regis Holiday Park
[1] Website: www.beestonregis.co.uk
[2] Google Maps: https://maps.google.com/maps?q=52.942024,1.237537&num=1&t=h&z=17
[3] Map of site: http://www.beestonregis.co.uk/img/map.jpg
[4] Map of camping areas: http://www.beestonregis.co.uk/documents/Church-Field.pdf

Norfolk Coast Path
[5] http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/PeddarsWay/
[6] http://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/PeddarsWay/uploads/Companion%20Guide%202011.pdf

Coast Hopper
[7] http://www.norfolkgreen.co.uk/services/service.aspx?serviceid=1029
[8] http://www.buscms.com/NorfolkGreen/data-files/pdfs/Coasthopper.pdf

North Norfolk Railway
[9] http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/
[10] http://www.nnrailway.co.uk/timetable.php

Sheringham Park
[11] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/sheringham-park/
[12] http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&blobheader=application%2Fpdf&blobkey=id&blobtable=MungoBlobs&blobwhere=1349106894588&ssbinary=true

 

Organiser Martin Butler

Location
Beeston Regis Caravan and Camping Park