Norwich C&CC Site, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2HX, Tel 01603620060

To Find Site:-  Leave Norwich Southern Bypass onto A146 and head towards Norwich. At T junction turn left onto Barrett Road. At first set of traffic lights turn left onto Long John Hill passing under railway bridge with 10.2 foot clearance. Take next left into Martineau Lane and site is a short distance on the right through green gates. The entrance is quite tight so care is required. An alternative route if you require a greater height is rather than turn left at first set of traffic lights continue to second set of light and turn left into Mansfield lane and take second left. At mini roundabout take first left and just past the Cock Inn turn right into Martineau Lane and then as above. (The first option is currently not available as they are replacing the railway bridge but it us due to reopen soon, check with site, particularly if bridge height has changed)

The Norwich C&CC site is not unlike a small French Municipal campsite and equally as rustic as some! It consists of three pitching areas, two for touring units and one for back packing tents which has no vehicular access. The area next to reception has a lot of mature trees but the second touring section is more open. The advantage of this campsite is its close proximity to Norwich City Centre, it also accepts non-members. There are 50 touring pitches, plus tents, all on grass, some may require levelling. For those pitches that have electrics the points use CEE17 blue connectors and are rated at 16amps. The toilet block, whilst kept perfectly clean is somewhat old fashioned and could do with a refurbishment. It does however have a covered dish wash area and a small laundry room. There are limited water points and only one service point which is some distance from the furthest pitches. There is no motorhome service point although there is a tap where you can attach a hose to fill fresh water tanks. Emptying grey water is best done manually, if this is not possible best to discuss this with the site manager to see if a drain cover can be removed. Reception sells a few essentials and has exchange gas bottles. There is site wide WiFi however I found the connection would drop out frequently  and you would need to login again. There was a good mobile signal which perhaps could be used as an alternative. Near to the site is a railway line with frequent services so some noise should be expected although we found it did not particularly cause us an issue perhaps because none of the trains were going that fast.

You can walk (uphill) into Norwich which is a distance of just under two miles. Alternatively you can use the regular Monday to Saturday bus service from Cavell Road, the number 39/39A runs at 20 minute intervals but not run into the evening. Obviously Norwich is an excellent shopping centre, including its famous Market and also has a wide choice of restaurants. For more basic supplies there is a general  store and fish and chip shop not far from the site. Norwich is also very historic and the Castle Museum is well worth a visit as is the Cathedral. The campsite have City maps so you can plot out the things you want to visit.

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