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Time to pick the collective brain.

We own our own boat on the northern rivers, but my brother is a carvanist, he is wanting to come down for a week or so in the summer and we are going to take him out on our boat. The question is does any know any good caravaning sites with full services i.e. water electricity etc that is ideally close to the a mooring on the northern rivers? And does anyone have any expirences of them?

Thanks in advance

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I know few potential spots on southern rivers but not northern.

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The one up by The Dog at Ludham is the Norfolk Broads caravan and motorhome club site. There is also Causeway Cottage caravan park in Potter as you leave the river on the left before you reach The Falgate. At Womack there is a small site the other side of the green from the moorings. There is also Bureside Holiday Park where the Bure and Thurne meet. I'm also sure I've seen caravans just behind Eastwood Whelpton's at Upton.  There is also Keelers Meadow which is the other side of the main road from Sutton Staithe. Finally you often see motor homes in Wroxham by the waters edge, opposite the stern on moorings in Hoveton on what is part of the old hire yard.

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My two favourites for our caravan are Willowcroft, which is two minutes walk from Repps Staithe

http://www.willowcroft.net/

And Keelers Meadow at Sutton which is two minutes walk from Sutton Staithe and run by the garden centre.

https://www.caravancampingsites.co.uk/norfolk/keelersmeadow/keelersmeadow.html

Although it is a Caravan and Camping Club CL they don't bother about membership. There are five pitches with Electric hook up as well as a large rally field. There is a chemical disposal point, fresh water and a little shed which has a toilet, washbasin and razor point but NO SHOWERS. 

We used to use Willowcroft however they added additional pitches on the "infield" which was where the children used to play ball etc andit just got too busy, especially in school holidays, hence we moved to Keelers. neither offers clubhouses,bars, shops etc but that's just the way we like it. 

 

 

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We've also stayed at Bureside in the days when it was Boundary Farm, which was perfectly OK

http://www.buresideholidaypark.co.uk/

And there is another at Thurne called Woodside Farm which is set up for adults only, hence we haven't stayed but reviews are good and its a short walk to Thurne Dyke

http://woodsidefarm.net/

There is also a caravan site at Clippesby Hall which we have never visited but my sister has with their motor home and really liked, thoush it's a bit more of a trek to Thurne Dyke

https://www.clippesbyhall.com/campingandtouring/

 

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Another vote for Bureside holiday park at Oby, right next to the river, it has its own private moorings, not sure if there is a BA 24 hour mooring nearby. Wlking distance to Thurne

 

 

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I might well  be dreaming but I did think there was a site somewhere near Reedham???

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7 hours ago, VetChugger said:

I might well  be dreaming but I did think there was a site somewhere near Reedham???

Isn't there one next to the Ferry? 

 

Edit - I think the OP wants North though 

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Don't forget Broad Farm at Filby

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There is a site alongside Reedham Ferry and very good it is too, but as Howard correctly observed, the request was North. 

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Thanks again, Bureside looks interesting, I wonder if I could moor my boat on there moorings while my brother is stopping there... interesting.

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Give them a call and chack. When we stayed there you could use the slipway but not the moorings, which were all private.

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4 hours ago, Paul said:

but not the moorings, which were all private.

Which is a great shame - That place is the perfect location for a Northern WRC.

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Willowcroft at repps staithe,  does get very busy, so book early, short walk to staith,  another one at potter down towards post office sorry don't know what it's called, 

Site near thurne pub was a camping club site ,

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