Due to our work commitments it isn’t really an option to take long holidays, so we prefer to nip off for a few days here and there whenever we can. Due to our love of the sea, Norfolk is a popular choice as it’s our nearest coastline and offers a relaxing change of scenery. We had a brilliant time near Cromer last year, so I thought it would be good to try somewhere a little different.
Our destination this summer, was the picturesque Norfolk Broads, more specifically the village of Hickling.
As always, when choosing a campsite, I start with the location and work from there. Hickling Campsite is ideally situated: walking distance to Hickling Broad, just a few miles from the sea and with a small town nearby for supplies (Stalham).
From the website I wasn’t sure what to expect; It looked like quite a small campsite and I was worried that it might be very basic. In reality although it was small, it had everything we could need. It was also a while since we’ve camped without an electric hook up and I was concerned that we wouldn’t cope without our home comforts. In fact, I think that the simpler experience was much better. It also turned out to be one of, if not the most relaxed site we’ve ever camped at. There are no set times for arriving or leaving, plus you can pitch where you like. It was also reasonably priced, costing us £20 a night (£10 per adult, under 16’s £5 and under 3’s are free). The site is open from May to September.
I was very impressed with the facilities at Hickling Campsite. There were four unisex toilets and four showers, which were all spotlessly clean. The owner, Jo, popped around every morning and evening to check everything was ok. The showers were hot and the cubicles were so roomy that all three of us easily managed to fit in one. As is often the case, it got busy in the