Seal season

You are almost guaranteed a sighting of a grey seal when you visit the Norfolk Coast any time of year. They are incredibly nosey and will have usually spotted you before you spot them. But during autumn and winter you will witness an absolutely magical scene of females giving birth to their pups along 2 sections of the Norfolk Coast: Blakeny Point – The Norfolk Coast National Trust’s latest count of pups this season already on Blakeney Point is a whopping 2,136. If you would like to visit them the best way is by boat from Morston Quay. Horsey – I used to live very close to Horsey beach and would regularly go to see the seals during the late 1990’s where we would have the beach all to ourselves and sit and watch up to 20 gorgeous seal pups with their mothers. Today is a totally different story, the grey seal colony is rising […]

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Rewind in Woodland – Yoga Retreat 7th & 8th September

Come and join us for a complete escape from everyday life in the woodlands of Dreamy Hollow Campsite in beautiful North Norfolk. We have teamed up with the delightful Yoga with Lucy again, to offer you a weekend of yoga, massage, mindfulness, walking, homemade and Norfolk culinary delights and even a fire ceremony! The weekend will commence on the Sunday morning at 10am until midday-ish on the Sunday……. There are only 4 tents, so you will be part of a small exclusive group of up to 8 people. We are all very laid back so you will be made to feel very welcome and we will all do our utmost to make your weekend as relaxing and mindful as possible. Most activities, accommodation and meals are included in the price. There will be the option to book treatments or even archery during the weekend at an extra cost. Cost: £196 per person for a 1 night […]

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Tent Elves on Tour

Question: What does a tent elf do when the season is over? Answer: Escapes in the elf-mobile! (AKA Starfire, our old but adorable motorhome) The Elf-Mobile Our second season was wonderful, we met so many lovely guests who all had amazing adventures on the beautiful Norfolk Coast but it was also extremely physically demanding so as soon as the season was over we were ready for a bit of escapism and Zzzzzzz. Our only plan was to turn right at the end of our drive (if we turn left we end up on the Norfolk Coast which obviously isn’t a bad thing but we were ready for our own adventure discovering new places), NO motorways, not travelling for more than 2 hours in a day and to stop and explore every county on route. This turned out to be the best plan ever and we were very fortunate to enjoy almost 3 weeks of exploring […]

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Deepdale Festival 2018

Wow! Another great Music Festival at Deepdale Backpackers and Camping. It’s an absolute honour setting up our glamping tents for guests to enjoy these fabulous weekends celebrating local artists and musicians in such a beautiful setting. These festivals are fast becoming the ‘must go to’ event on the North Norfolk Coast so if you would like to book one of our glamping tents or accommodation at Deepdale Backpackers and Camping then you may want to do it sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. Guest feedback: “What a lovely way to camp with our dogs. Everything thought of including dog beds the right size for our Labradors and mats for them to sit on so they didn’t get too cold and plenty of dog blankets and towels. Good to us too! Things we hadn’t thought of were provided and made all the difference. Fleece sleeping bag liners to cosy up in and hot water bottles […]

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Bacton to Walcott Sandscaping Scheme 2019

OUR COASTLINE North Norfolk has a vibrant tourist economy which features a popular and sandy coastline. The district, which plays an essential role in the UK energy industry, boasts towns and villages of various sizes and with varied characteristics. For many thousands of years this coastline has been subject to beach and cliff erosion. In more recent times the coast has been protected with timber, rock and concrete sea defences. THE CHALLENGES As the coastline changes, we are faced with complicated decisions about how and where to defend. Economics, communities, the environment and physical geography all play a part in these decisions. Full ‘hard’ defences along the entire coast are not an option because they are not affordable or sustainable and can make erosion worse. Bacton Gas Terminal, which processes about one third of the UK’s gas, urgently needs to be protected against coastal erosion. The Shoreline Management Plan, which sets out how the coast […]

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Forage and Feast

Last weekend we were truly blessed in so many ways for our Walk, Forage and Glamp weekend on the beautiful North Norfolk Coast. Simon Hunter Marsh is a local chef and Norfolk Food Hero passionate about sourcing and cooking with the best local produce accompanied by foraged finds from mother natures pantry. His partner Kate has extensive knowledge of the holistic values of foraging. So boy! were we all in for an absolute treat. The weather was perfect for a day of foraging on the Saturday and we were all very keen to learn and explore the surrounding area. Simon and Kate really do know their stuff and we didn’t have to go far at all (in fact for the first 30 minutes we didn’t leave the campsite hedgerows!) as we were surrounded by edible flora and fauna. Kate brewed up a hedgerow tea for us all to enjoy before heading out onto the saltmarshes […]

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“Samphire, our new best friend!!”

Our aim has always been to make our tents as comfy and welcoming as possible for our guests. The reaction when our guests first arrive to their tent has always been overwhelmingly positive, so when a lovely couple who walked our Avocet Walking Holiday (the full 84 miles of the Norfolk Coast Path from Hunstanton to Hopton-on-Sea) wrote about their bond with their tent, named Samphire, it literally gave me goosebumps: Monday 6th August – Saturday 11th August, 84 miles……..Here we go Monday – Arrived at the campsite in Burnham Deepdale to be greeted by ‘Samphire and her tent elf, the tent elf’s Mum and dog – Samphire has become our ‘New Best Friend!!!’  Tuesday – 14 miles and there she is ‘Samphire’ looking quite grand as we approached the campsite, cake, apple juice, magazines to read and our lovely comfy bed – fairy lights an added twinkle – How I love our tent…..  Wednesday – ‘Five Miles […]

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Mini Deepdale at The Royal Norfolk Show

What a fabulous couple of days we’ve just had at The Royal Norfolk Show. Being a new and small business, attending a show that large wouldn’t normally be something we would have considered (mainly due to a very limited budget) but when Jason from Deepdale Backpackers and Camping asked us to join them to promote a Mini Deepdale Stand we thought it was an offer we couldn’t refuse. Retro Campers Norfolk and The Norfolk Coast Partnership (who manage our Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) also joined us and Norfolk Trails (who manage and maintain our National Trails in Norfolk) provided a fabulous Norfolk Coast Path sign for us to display (of which I got a tad excited about!) and walking information on the Norfolk Trails. The weather was absolutely amazing! 2 days of back to back sunshine which brought the crowds in their thousands. We had lots of really positive interest in our holidays as […]

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#LitterHeroes

  Litter picking habit  For quite a few years now we’ve been picking up litter from our local area and beaches, I’ve written a previous blog on my ‘litter habit’. So we jumped at the chance to join forces with The Outdoor Guides initiative with, Julia Bradbury, Keep Britain Tidy and Trail Magazine to encourage others to start (or continue) to pick up litter that has been so selfishly discarded in our environment, by providing a handy bag that can be stuffed in your pocket or backpack when out walking.  All our guests are now receiving a bag to encourage litter picking whilst on our holidays plus we’ll be giving them out at promotional events when we showcase our tents and holidays. You never know what you’ll find when out litter picking. It’s mostly cans, bottles and fast food containers but whilst out on a lovely walk along the Norfolk Coast we randomly found a […]

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East Norfolk area

Things to do whilst Glamping at Happisburgh, Hickling, Dilham (Canal Camping) and California Sands: Happisburgh Lighthouse: the oldest working lighthouse in East Anglia, and the only independently run lighthouse in Great Britain Horsey Seals: The rookery at Horsey/Winterton gets bigger every year. Lovely walks through the sand dunes with viewing areas to stand and watch these beautiful and curious creatures Horsey Windpump: is an iconic building with a fascinating past and the perfect gateway to experience the connection between man and nature. Experience both the seals and the wind pump on a lovely circular walk Broads National Park: miles of waterways to explore. A beautiful area for trying out waterspouts, walking, running and cycling plus a haven for nature and wildlife enthusiasts

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