Trip of the Month – Making Friends
The broad grin must have given it away but when the delivery driver asked me this week if I love my job, I realised how very much I do.
Yes of course there are plenty of not so glamorous back office tasks, but I get to spend a large part of my time with amazing customers excited about their forthcoming adventures or as in the case this week handing over the keys to their brand new, totally personalised GlamperRV.
This little beauty was painted in a stunning light grey/blue and decorated with a lotus flower decal to create a very distinct look. We think it was a stunning choice and wish her many happy adventures.
So where would be my preference to stretch her legs? Most probably a trip up to Norfolk – enough motorway to click into cruise control but lots of smaller roads to really enjoy the stunning scenery through the enormous windscreen. Oh and then there is the destination – with GlamperRV’s soft hues fitting perfectly into the Brancaster palette we would feel very much at home.
The beauty of the North Norfolk coastline is the protected tidal salt marsh that extends from Hunstanton in the West along to Salthouses and gives onto huge areas of sand dunes standing guard over the beaches. The villages are relatively unspoilt and those inland haven’t changed for years.
The village of Thornham, where you will find several highly rated pubs including The Lifeboat Inn which provides a fabulous overnight spot, provided you enjoy the great food on offer. As well as enjoying the cuisine it is a great spot for some beach walks and also access to one of the best delis in the area in Thorham Deli.
A little further along the coast is Brancaster, also known as ‘Chelsea on Sea’ where you will be able to park up right by the beach. It does get very busy in peak season and sometimes floods at high tide so beware. If you’re looking for somewhere to eat, the White Horse comes recommended and offers fabulous views out across the Staithe. It has a large flat parking area out the back so worth asking for an overnight spot if you fancy a bite to eat in this atmospheric pub.
If you’re searching for the infamous big skies and miles of sand, then head to Holkham beach. Park along Lady Ann’s Drive amongst the horse boxes from where it’s a short walk to the sand dunes through pine forests. Sit with a picnic in a sheltered dune and watch the horses gallop along the sand, kites flying and sometimes, the odd fighter jet booming across the open sky.
The other direction you will enter the park of Holkham Hall which is open to the public and is well worth a visit with plenty of attractions. The park also forms part of the National Cycle Route 1 (see www.sustrans.org.uk). If you’re looking for somewhere to eat in this village The Victoria is a rather smart, lovely looking place.
If sunsets are your thing, then the village of Stiffkey is a must. There is a free car park which could be used off season to wildcamp but we have also heard great things of a rural campsite, High Sands Creek with unobstructed views out to sea and a short walk from the Red Lion, a family friendly pub serving good, local food.
Further along at Blakeney you can jump on a boat and chug out to the Blakeney National Nature Reserve to see the seals – a fantastic trip for all the family (Beans Boats offer competitive rates and booking is advisable). Another highly recommended camping spot in this area is Deepdale Farm.
If you fancy a trip on the Norfolk broads on your return then we have had a customer highly recommend Clippesby Hall located in the Norfolk Broads National Park it looks a great place to stay.
So if you’re looking for big skies, stunning beaches, filling your annual seafood quota and of course getting acquainted with your new purchase I would hugely recommend a GlamperRV trip to Norfolk. If you prefer to hire a GlamperRV first then do take a look at our online booking calendar to find some of last remaining dates this spring/summer.