Pine Grove is an ideal site for a great relaxing break especially if you enjoy wildlife, cycling, walking or boating. The beautiful Norfolk coast is 10 minutes’ drive away and the NWT Hickling Broad with its visitor centre just 5 minutes. On site, Barn Owls and other varieties of wildlife are frequently seen.
Hickling Broad and Marshes
The largest of the Broads, NWT Hickling Broad is a year-round haven for wildlife.
It is easy to spend a day walking around Hickling’s trails or, in summer, gently while away a couple of hours taking in the Broad’s hidden corners on one of NWT’s summer wildlife watertrail boat tours.
Hickling Broad is situated on the Upper Thurne river system, which holds a significant percentage of the UK population of common crane as well as important breeding numbers of bittern, marsh harrier bearded tit and Cetti’s warbler. In winter large numbers of marsh harriers roost in the reedbed north east of Stubb Mill; merlin and hen harrier are also regular. Barn owl is almost guaranteed and you may see kingfisher if you are lucky. Interesting mammals include the introduced Chinese water deer, red deer and hard-to-see otters.
A nice pub for an evening meal in the centre of the village, within a 5 mins walk from the campsite. A family-friendly and happy for dogs to join their owners in the bar, where you will always find a warm welcome, not only from the staff, but from the local ‘characters’ too.