Day 1: The Motorhome had been used by us all weekend at a Vintage event so we left West Wales about 3.45 pm and headed for the M4. We had pre-booked into a site near Cirencester. 

Mayfield Touring Park cost us £17 a night and we booked two nights. We had a large level plot and apart from the noise from the nearby dual carriageway the stay was enjoyable and good value.

 

 

Mayfield ....

 

 

 

Large Plot ......

 

 

Click next to see next day ........ each day has it's own page ........... enjoy

 


 

 

Day 2: Friends from Cirencester collected us from the park and entertained us for the day.

The afternoon was spent at Biberry and the evening at the Abbey Park in Cirencester.

 

 

Biberry view .......

 

 

 

Cottages opp Biberry ........

 

 

 

Red post box in Ampney St Peter painted gold by Royal Mail to celebrate Laura Bechtolsheimer's Equestrian Dressage Olympic Gold Medal.

 


 

 

Day 3: We headed towards Norfolk. M40 M25 M11, a rest at Brandon Country Park and finally staying the night Grange Farm Touring Park near King’s Lynne. Lovely adult only site, we had a pitch next to the canal, and watched the swans, ducks and moorhens cruise by. This cost us £17 and an extra 50p each for shower.

 

 

Brandon ...

 

 

 Brandon ......

 

 View from Motorhome Pitch at Grange Farm.

 


 

 

Day 4: Moved on to Banham Touring park and spent the afternoon in the zoo.

The site cost £22.95 and the zoo a further £30.50

Waking up to the sound of Gibbons was a novelty.

 

 Sea Eagle.

 

 

 

Great Grey Owl in Flight.

 

 

 

Black Kite in flight.

 

 

 

Black Necked Swan.

 

 

 

Seal having back scratched.

 

 

 

Dental Inspection.

 

 

 Leopard.

 

 


 

 

Day 5: Headed out to Fairhaven Woodland & Water Garden. Most enjoyable and even took in a boat trip. We left here heading towards Great Yarmouth and were recommended to use Broad Farm Holiday Park en route. Their website said £30 a night with ehu or £9 person without. (£18) . On arrival we were charged just £12 for pitch (No ehu). We didn’t argue.

 

 

Grebe on nest taken from boat at Fairhaven.

 

 

 

Upmarket waterside property view from Fairhaven boat.

 

 


 

 

 Day 6: Left site in morning and went to Great Yarmouth. Parking was easy and first port of call was the Model Village. From there we walked the beach and explored. We then moved on to Caister on Sea.  Asking for a recommendation, we stayed that night at ‘The Grange’ . A Hotel with attached touring park.

This until now the best park we had found. This cost us £18

 

 Jan at Model Village.

 

 

 

 Jan at Model Village.

 

 

 

 

Model Castle.

 

 

 

The east coast at Great Yarmouth.

 

 

 

Beach Huts at Great Yarmouth.

 

 

 

Mega Slide ...... Wake up attendant  first ...

 

 

 

Yarmouth Beach.

 

 

 

Yarmouth Cart rides.

 

 

 

Whippy Ice Cream ...... Yarmouth Style.

 

 

 

Yarmouth Street scene.

 

 

 

Caister on Sea beach.

 

 

 


 

 

Day 7: Met up with an old friend in Norwich who showed me his collection of vintage cars and his almost restored Austin Paralanian Motorhome circa late 60’s. We drove out to lunch in his vintage A30, and him knowing the best restaurants we had a excellent food for about £6 a head.

We simply parked in his yard that night.

 

 

Collection of A30 cars.

 

 

 

 

Austin Lorry being restored.

 

 

 

 

Farina A40 on a Mazda MX5 Chassis and running gear ....

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late 60's Motorhome. Austin Paralanian in restored condition.

 

 

 

 

 

Mazda MX5

 

 

 

 

 

Mx5 again ........

 

 

 


 

 

Day 8: Left Norwich and headed towards Lowestoft. Breakfast in Nottcuts was a mere £3 each. Spent the afternoon at Beccles. Decided to book in early somewhere as it was a very hot day and found the Five Bells near Lowestoft. This cost us £20. 

 

 

Beccles ..

 

 

 

Beccles ..

 

 

 

Beccles ..

 

 

 

Beccles ..

 

 

 


 

 

Day 9: Headed to Oulton Broads, a short drive away. Easy parking, lots to see. Caught the 2pm cruise which lasted 2 hours. Excellent value at £10 each. Spent the early evening looking at the village of Freethorpe and were recommended Reedham Ferry Touring site. 

Everything here, riverside walks, good restaurant, good facilities. They charged us £20. 

 

 Oulton Broads Quayside

 

 

 Passing boat on the broads.

 

 

 Water junction !

 

 

 View of broads with March Harrier on post .......

 

 

 Marsh Harrier in flight :) .... taken from the boat

 

 

 Reed Bunting taken from the boat.

 

 

 Waterside property .......

 

 

 Conservatory with water view ...

 

 

 Our pitch at Reedham Campsite

 

 

 Converted Windmill near Reedham

 

 Motorhome using the ferry at Reedham ...... chain driven ....... fascinating.

 

 

 

Heron at Reedham Ferry Touring site.

 

 


 

 

Day 10: Travelled back Caister on Sea and visited the Motor Museum and Castle.. The afternoon we spent in Cromer. From there we followed the coast road and came upon the Foxhills Camping site next to the Military Museum. No ehu available that day. We managed without and paid £13.

 

 

Cromer Beach.

 

 

 

Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 

Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 

Not just cars ..

 

 

 C5

 

 

 Jeep

 

 

 Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 Caister Motor Museum.

 

 

 View from castle top ....... motorhome parked.

 

 

 View from castle top ...

 

 


 

 

Day 11: Spent the morning at Muckleburgh Military Collection. Then we followed the A149 along the north coastline stopping several times to explore. We then turned towards Fakenham and found the Fakenham  Campsite and stayed. They charged us £15.50.

 



This is the place ......





Guns galore ...





Tanks galore ...





A smaller exhibit .....





A larger one ......





Bear necessities of a day out .......




Shell collection ....





Model Planes




Jeep .....




Passed inspection  .......





Tank at full throttle .......





Historic military ......





Jan with the big guns .........







 

 

Day 12:  Went Fakenham town centre, it was market day. Then on to Pensthorpe Nature Reserve. A huge collection of waterbirds and abundant wildlife. Left there and camped at award winning Brick Kilns in Barney. They charged us £22.

 

 

 Pensthorpe.

 

 

Feeding time ...

 

 

 

Red Squirrel

 

 

Avocet

 

 

Birds galore .......

 

 

 

Grebe taking flight .......

 

 

 

Young Bearded Tit

 

 

Adult Bearded Tit

 

 

Coot feeding her baby

 

 

Norfolk Longhorn Cattle at Pensthorpe

 

Norfolk Sheep at Pensthorpe

 

 

Swallow nesting in Landrover .......


 

 

 

Day 13:  Set off for nearby Thursford museum. After spending the day there, we headed south west ready for the homeward journey. We stayed in Fields End Water Caravan Park near March, Cambs. They charged us £16.50.

 

 

Full size Carousel ........

 

 

 

 

 

 Carousel

 

 

 

 

 Car ride ...

 

 

 

 

 Showman Steamers

 

 

 

 

 Fair Organ

 

 

 

 Fishing Lake at campsite ..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fish being caught .....

 

 

 

 

 

 Landed ...... it was returned unharmed :)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

Day 14: Homeward bound. Following the A14, M6, M5, M50 & A40. Stopping off at Abergavenny and Brecon ........

 

 

No pictures on way home but missed these earlier ...........

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for reading and looking ......... Chris n Jan