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Two Mills Touring Park Site Review

Two Mills Touring Park (https://www.twomills.co.uk/) is by North Walsham in Norfolk and is part of the Tranquil Parks (https://tranquilparks.co.uk/) scheme. It is an adult only site. This is a site review following a two week stay in June/July 2019. You can find our Site Arrival video HERE (https://youtu.be/BfPiXgjgzb8)

The site has 81 hardstanding pitches, the majority of which are fully serviced. The site is laid out over 3 tiers on the side of a hill.

There are two facilities blocks, the main one situated on the bottom Tier 1 also includes a washing machine and dryer, (additional charges), the only chemical disposal point for the whole site, a dishwashing area, a handwashing laundry room and a separate portacabin wet room and toilet facility for people with disabilities.

The facilities block on Tier 2 comprises male and female showers and toilets only with a small dishwashing room at one side.

Both dishwashing facilities are only available between 9am and 9pm.

Although the showers and toilets are free to use, the showers are of the push button variety and there is an additional charge for use of hairdryers provided in each of the blocks. There is no facility block on Tier 3.

The main reception area comprises an information room and some seating to make use of the free to use Wi-Fi whilst sitting in this area. This room closes at 9pm. There is a very basic shop in the office part of the reception area and papers can be ordered daily. The shop and office close at 5pm each day.

Wi-Fi can be purchased, at additional cost, to be used throughout the site but speeds are low and there is a limit on usage. This service, as it clearly states, is insufficient for downloading and/or streaming of TV programmes and similar.

TV signal is very poor, as stated in the literature. Digiboxes can be hired, at additional daily cost, plus refundable deposit to ensure a good range of TV programmes.

Mobile phone signals, depending upon your provider are generally very poor, with mobile data strength being weak to moderate at best. There is a telephone kiosk on site, situated by the reception area.

Pitches are of mixed layout, Tier 2, with the most expensive tariff require your caravan to be parked on a concrete base, if you require an awning, then that is placed on the gravel part of the pitch to the side. It should be noted that it is not possible to use an annexe with a full-length awning due to the flagstones at the front of the pitch, which make a good sitting out place.

Tier 1 and 3 comprise fully gravelled pitches but you would be advised to carefully check with the site the dimensions of your outfit including any awning and/or annexe you may wish to use.

The site is situated in a dense wooded area and, as stated in the brochure is tranquil on site. The site, however, does have a very busy road running alongside it and road noise is noticeable. The site entrance does not have a security barrier.

The site and all its facilities are kept in an immaculate state and wardens are friendly and more than willing to help if asked.

There is a good dog walk around the top of the site and is enclosed with seats and dog bins. Dogs must be kept on leads at all time.

There are a wide range of activities and places to visit, eat and enjoy across the whole area. A good starting point is www.visitnorfolk.co.uk

Places visited during the visit included, Felbrigg House; Blickling Hall Estate; Horsey Windpump, (all 3 are National Trust, non-member charges apply). www.nationaltrust.org.uk All 3 venues offer the usual National Trust facilities, of note is the walk around the Lake at Blickling Hall which is wheelchair accessible; Horsey Windpump is a newly restored and opened attraction with onsite café and nearby boat trips onto the Broads, which come highly recommended. www.wildlife-boat-trips.co.uk You will need to book ahead as there are only 12 places on each trip. All attractions are within 15 miles of the site and dependant upon weather can offer a whole day out for each.

Cromer, with its famous crab is about 10 miles away, there is a train from North Walsham to Cromer if you do not wish to take the car. www.thiscromer.co.uk Equally, it is possible to catch a train direct into Norwich itself.

There are also several heritage railways in the vicinity, Bure Valley Narrow Gauge (https://www.bvrw.co.uk/tickets) between Wroxham and Aylsham offers you the opportunity to visit Wroxham and the Broads at the same time. Another railway is the Holt to Sheringham Steam Railway (https://www.nnrailway.co.uk/) about 22 miles from the site, this is a full-sized heritage railway.

For beach lovers, there is a whole coastline to explore, much of which is dog friendly, but you do need to check. Mundsley, Winterton on Sea, Cromer are near the site.

There is a restaurant, Scarborough Hotel (www.scarboroughhill.co.uk)  which is 5 minutes’ walk from the site, they do a wide range of food and allow dogs as well.  There are a wide range of takeaways and several pubs in North Walsham itself.