MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

When Pebble Magazine came to Norfolk

I love the whole ethos behind Pebble Magazine: Being good to the planet often means starting small and being good to ourselves. Supporting businesses that have developed fairer ways of trading and making choices that lighten the load of your life on the planet. What we’d really like is just to say we’re a magazine about living a good life full of adventures and for all this talk of eco this and ethical that not be needed any more, because it’s just the way we all do things.  Winning the Environment Award at the North Norfolk DC Business Awards this year was one of our proudest moments, so when Georgina (founder and editor of Pebble Magazine) and her partner agreed to experience our new Sandmartin Walking Holiday we were absolutely thrilled plus interested to find out what they thought of our sustainable tourism business ethos. I think it’s fair to say they both had an […]

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MarGins Curlew Walking Holiday

Walking the North Norfolk Coast Path – travel blog

This year we’ve seen an increase in solo travellers booking our walking holidays. We’re absolutely delighted that our guests feel well informed and most importantly safe and secure knowing that their logistics and accommodation are all taken care of whilst they fully immerse themselves in relaxing and enjoying their unique adventure on the beautiful Norfolk Coast. Read all about Amanda’s experience of her first long distance walking trail on our Curlew Holiday. Make a cuppa, sit down and immerse yourself in reading all about her beautiful adventure: Day 1 – Wide Open Skies  “It’s at this point that I should add that I have never done any long distance walking. At all. The beauty of MarGins is that they do all the hard work –minus the walking that is! They set up, take down and move on a fully equipped OZ Tent, along with your luggage. They do all the bookings and provide you with […]

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MarGins Accessible Glamping

Accessible glamping

Since launching MarGins Holidays, being able to welcome as many people on our holidays as possible has been very important to us. But being a new business and quite a unique one, we really needed to concentrate on getting our ‘service’ right first before we could explore ways of making our tents and ultimately our holidays more accessible to all. Feedback has always been very positive in what we include in our tents. By supplying almost everything that guests will need for a hassle free luxury camping holiday, means we are attracting guests who haven’t camped before, guests who wanted to camp with friends and family and guests just wanting a camping holiday without the hassle of buying everything and having nowhere to store it all especially if they only want a few days away camping a year. So after a couple of years in business and gaining more of an understanding of what we […]

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MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

An adventure awaits you…..

We’re into our 3rd season now and very pleased to say we have already received some amazing feedback on our walking holidays. What is absolutely awesome though, is over 50% of our guests have never camped before (!) and the only walks they’ve previously done are short walks which usually include a pub (obviously no problem there!). This means our guests are not only getting to immerse themselves in all the beautiful Norfolk coast has to offer but experience the personal challenge of walking between 4 to 7 hours on consecutive days plus sleeping under canvas for the first time! “As we are about to embark on day 3 of our Sandmartin Walk, this group of non-walkers and NEVER campers are really quite chuffed to have made it 🙂 Much of the credit for this has to go to Gin and Mark for fabulous organisation and not least, putting our tents up so we haven’t […]

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MarGins walking and glamping holidays north norfolk coast path

The tent elf team!

  We are truly blessed this year to have a small but perfect team of enthusiastic and motivated tent elves. I’ve run a business before and know how attracting the right people to join your team is such an important element of your businesses success (or not!). MarGins holidays are based purely on logistics, providing essential equipment for our guests comfort and safety and thinking on your feet on a regular basis. We don’t work set hours and being a very small business, we really can’t afford to offer anyone full time employment.     We are delighted that David, a family friend, would like to support us again this year. His help last year was simply awesome and there were day’s I quite simply could not have coped without him……a storm on Happisburgh cliffs springs to mind!! This year we’re delighted to welcome on board Kelly who has an absolute zest for the outdoors, […]

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Deep History Coast

The Deep History Coast

Did you know that all of our Walking Holidays meander through some, if not all, of Norfolk’s Deep History Coast? Norfolk’s coast has revealed some of the most spectacular finds. Happisburgh is the oldest archaeological site in Northern Europe and West Runton yielded the most complete fossilised mammoth skeleton ever found in the UK. The soft clay cliffs of this part of Norfolk’s coast (between Weybourne and Cart Gap at Happisburgh) are considered the best place to study Ice Age geology in the UK – we have the fastest receding coastline in Europe. As soon as they appear, new finds can be worn down or buried; leaving archaeologists to do their work in a race against time and tide. Finds on the Deep History Coast have provided the earliest evidence for human occupation so far discovered in northern Europe. They place early humans here in Norfolk some 350,000 years earlier than had been thought. They also […]

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North Norfolk District Council

Award Winners!

We only went a won the Environment Award at the North Norfolk Business Awards 2019!  Respecting our environment has been at the heart of what we do from the very beginning, so we’re are incredibly proud (and overwhelmed) at receiving this award. Being sustainable has been a part of our lifestyle for quite a few years now. We’ve always loved upcyling, re-using or re-purposing ‘things’ but as it’s become more apparent that we all need to be making changes we’ve embraced the zero waste lifestyle as much as possible. It’s not made easy for any of us though with so much single use plastics, most fruit and vegetables wrapped in unnecessary plastics in supermarkets (sometimes twice!) and the cost to buy separately, not in plastic packaging, more expensive (why!?), what we can and can’t recycle is confusing and different in every county (and district in some cases) and so much more. But, as with many […]

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Gin the Tent Elf Walk and Glamp

Thank You 2018

Seeing some of the great #2018bestnine posts on Instagram really got me reflecting on our second season and what we’ve achieved this year. We can be very quick to linger on the negatives that we don’t celebrate the positives, so I’d like to share with you some positive moments for MarGins during 2018: In January we met the fabulously inspiring team from The Outdoor Guide at the Destinations Show in London and Julia Bradbury. Julia’s love for the big outdoors stems from walking the countryside with her father when she was young. This really resonated with me as my zest for adventure and exploring the big outdoors, also comes from my wonderful late fathers attitude to enjoying the simple things in life       We were finalists in the North Norfolk District Council Business Awards 2018. It was a wonderful event to attend and we felt very proud to have been considered for an […]

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MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

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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MarGins Walking and Glamping Holidays

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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