We have stayed at the Sandringham C&CC site three times so far. We find it a good base from which to tour North Norfolk.
It is one of our favourite late or early season sites as it is sheltered and well drained, enjoying as it does a sylvan setting in the middle of a pine wood. It also happens to be just over an hours tow from our storage site, so I suppose it can be described as local, at least for us.
The final approach after leaving either of the A148 or A149 main roads is along narrow roads where is is best to follow the Club’s access instruction and arrival time advice. Nothing too difficult but best to be aware.
It is a large site with a good choice of about 200 pitches, both hard standing and grass, with or without electric hook-up points, either in the open or among the many trees. On arrival explain your pitch preference to the warden who, I’m sure will do their best to lead you to something that suits you.
Whilst the site can be described as reasonably level there is a slight hump across the middle that relieves the monotony as do several clumps of pine trees as well as many individual specimens.
The free site wide WiFi system is reasonable even though the bandwidth is restricted, but it’s good enough to get a weather forecast or catch up on your emails; although I suspect less so at peak holiday periods.
There are three large ablution blocks, each clean and well maintained, but only one sanitation disposal point, which means that one could be in for a long pull when emptying your toilet. There are many more fresh water taps together with grey water disposal points scattered around the site.
Of interest to our mutt is the long dog walk that runs along the north side of the site through a pine and silver birch wood. There is also a second, similar public walk on the south side of the site.
An excellent mobile fish and chip van visits the on site several days a week, it’s arrival time is displayed on a sandwich board just inside the site. We thought it good value and very enjoyable.
If you you need provisions during you stay, that cannot be obtained in the small site shop then there is a good Co-op supermarket in Dersingham just a mile or so along the A149.
I found the terrestrial tv signal to be very poor, resulting in frequent break-ups in reception even though there is a repeater station only about a kilometre away, presumably the trees get in the way, and it may vary across the site. Tv aficionados should perhaps pack a satellite dish.The same problem disrupted our mobile telephone signal and resulted in a rather poor service, although I appreciate some networks may be better than others.
Overall this is a site we rate highly, but one, that because of its size may not suit everyone.
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