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Magpie Meadow

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Well-kept grounds in the East Anglian countryside

General

  • Environmentally-aware site set over six acres of Norfolk countryside
  • A 5-minute drive from North Walsham; 15 minutes from Mundesley beach
  • Firewood available; 1.5 miles to Weavers' Way trail and rail station

Looking for hols that'll make you feel as free as a bird? Swoop down for a stay at Magpie Meadow, a back to basics Norfolk site with fab mega-sized pitches and far-reaching rural views. The site is also conveniently located 15 minutes’ drive from top coastal spots like Mundesley and Bacton beach.

You can expect a warm welcome and relaxed vibe here – this site bills itself as 'family-friendly, dog-friendly, cat-friendly and generally friendly'. It's also an eco-friendly place within easy reach of public transport options: those skipping the car can arrive via North Walsham railway station (20 minutes' walk), then get out and about on miles of bike-friendly trails (including the nearby Quiet Lanes Network and car-free Weavers' Way).

This community-run spot is run on the basis that 'nature does it best'; as such, the site is proud that it's totally free of tarmac tracks and manicured hedges. Parts of the grounds are also gradually being rewilded with native flowers and trees, and limits on guest numbers mean that the whole middle of the meadow is always left as clear as it looks in the photos.

In terms of facilities, Magpie Meadow is low on frills (you'll need to bring your own toilet, but drinking water and a washing-up point are provided). Barbecues are allowed here (as long as they're at least 60cm/two feet off the ground and burning charcoal only) and bundles of sustainably sourced logs are available to buy on site (although please note campfires may be banned during particularly hot and dry weather).

Please note

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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9.1

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

97% would recommend this site to a friend.

91% would stay here again.

  83% described as Wild camping ?

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not for me05/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomBruce C.Confirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    not for me

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A good site, no rubbish, friendly helpful staff02/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAlison B.Confirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    We had no illusions that it was a natural uncommercial campsite, with only basic amenities - water, waste and garbage disposal and there was a supermarket a mile away. We chose it because it was about six miles from the coast, reviews said it was peaceful, scenic, well spaced pitches and helpful staff. This was all true, and we enjoyed our peaceful stay so much. The wide open space was great for dog walkers, and children playing although you hardly heard them. With great links by road and rail (from North Walsham) we could visit Norfolk towns and the seaside and it was an obvious choice for a quiet tranquil holiday.

    Disliked: 

    The one-way system was a bit bumpy when in the car/ camper van. The earth and grass track would be better if there was some mesh on the surface perhaps - I don't know what it would be like after lots of heavy rain.

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Nice open site , liked the large size pitch, friendly owners ,31/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomGaynor B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    Natural wild site

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Great site in super location.29/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomLinda C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    Spacious pitches on a lovely site. A short walk via footpath into North Walsham and the shops. There were lovely walks from the campsite and the quiet lanes were good for cycling.
    Easy access to the coast between East Runton beach for surfing and Horsey Gap for amazing seal spotting.

    Disliked: 

    Nothkng to dislike

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Friendly staff, nice open field with designated pitches.28/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomIan L.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    Open field with designated pitch areas.
    Super friendly hosts.
    Lots of room for children and dog to run around.
    Back to basics eco friendly feel.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing

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We had a great stay at Magpie Meadows with our teenage son and two dog28/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomNadia G.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    The owners approach; friendly but unobtrusive.

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Good site, if you like basic camping26/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Nice friendly staff

    Disliked: 

    A little too open, to exstream wind.
    Just our luck !

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Clean facilities, spacious pitch.26/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristine H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    The site was very safe, quiet and relaxing. The wardens were very friendly and helpful.

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Great space. Freindly onsite wardens.26/08/2020

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  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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    Great space. Freindly onsite wardens.

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lovely campsite25/08/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomStacy M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Meadow non-electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Well looked after campsite. Toilets and shower blocks closed due to Covid 19 so we were asked to bring our own toilets, which was fine. There was a designated toilet disposal area which was kept very clean by the owner. Fresh water in tap too.

    Owner was lovely and friendly and offered some local advice on things to do and the best beaches. Took her advise and went along to Mundesley beach for the day and it was great. Lovely little village and very nice and clean beach.

    Campsite also offer a fire pit and a basket full of logs for £5. Great little extra and our boys loved toasting marshmallows at night.

    We had a lovely stay and would definitely recommend.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: one group at a time

Hand sanitizing stations

More frequent emptying of bins

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Bradfield Road, North Walsham, Norfolk, England, NR28 0ND
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 52.8312°N 1.3735°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Norwich Bus Station — 23.7 kilometres
Acle (Norfolk): Kings Head Coach Stop. — 24.4 kilometres
Eaton (Norwich): Newmarket Road Coach Stop — 24.7 kilometres
Train stations
North Walsham Rail Station — 1.8 kilometres
Gunton Rail Station — 4.2 kilometres
Worstead Rail Station — 6.3 kilometres
Ferry ports
Reedham Ferry North — 32.7 kilometres
Reedham Ferry South — 32.7 kilometres
Airports
Norwich International Airport — 19.1 kilometres

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

Touring the Norfolk countryside on foot is a top-notch pursuit, whether that involves taking a constitutional on the peaceful country lanes around the site or day-long treks along the length and breadth of the car-free Weavers’ Way (five minutes' drive). Seaside strolls can also be arranged if you settle down here; the stretch of coast between Bacton and Mundesley is particularly pleasant (both 20 minutes).

Boating in the Broads is another brill bet, especially if you're curious about the area's birdlife. Wroxham (20 minutes) has several local businesses that hire out vessels for the day, but professionally-organised cruises are also on offer if your rowing skills leave something to be desired. Wroxham Barns (15 minutes) is also worth dropping by – this one-stop attraction is home to a shopping village, kids’ play farm and several food outlets.

Newcomers curious about the area's history can head down to Felbrigg Hall (15 minutes), a rather regal National Trust estate. The community-run Museum of the Broads (15 minutes), meanwhile, houses well-preserved examples of the craft that cruised these waters in days gone by.

Must see

  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (10.0 kilometres)
  • Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park (11.4 kilometres)
  • Mannington Gardens (13.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Blickling Hall, Gardens and Park (10.1 kilometres)
  • Felbrigg Hall, Garden and Park (11.4 kilometres)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  11 a.m.

Magpie Meadow cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

Payment methods accepted on the park

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
  • Does Magpie Meadow have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Magpie Meadow dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Magpie Meadow? Touring the Norfolk countryside on foot is a top-notch pursuit, whether that involves taking a constitutional on the peaceful country lanes around the site or day-long treks along the length and breadth … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Magpie Meadow?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  noon –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  11 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Magpie Meadow? From $36.14 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

General
Festival type toilets or toilets that collect waste in a bag are not permitted.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Coronavirus
Minimum spacing of 5 metres between pitches.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 9 a.m..

Coronavirus
Owing to government regulations, groups of 6 or more people are not permitted.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11:30 p.m. and 8 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Coronavirus
The shower facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

Coronavirus
The toilet facilities are closed. Guests will need to use their own facilities.

General
This site has no on-site toilet and shower facilities.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors are not permitted on site.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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