The wasps of Stiffkey
We've just spent a hot summer's weekend at Stiffkey near Wells-next-the-sea. We'd driven past the High Sands Creek campsite on our way home from Cromer and decided to book it for a future weekend. It's featured on coolcamping.co.uk which for me is reason enough not to research any further.
The site is very well located, with nothing between itself and the mudflats of the north Norfolk coast. The facilities are top notch too and despite not having a website in this day and age it was packed with campers.
Since the campsite has no website where you could learn the site rules and I wasn't told about the wood-burning policy when I phoned and book, I didn't feel guilty about burning sticks to cook two breakfasts and evening meals. That they'd rather people used flimsy tinfoil disposable barbecues than a professional wood gas camping stove is just bizarre.
So I'd have to sum up by saying the site is expensive and not prepared to let campers do the one thing you'd associate with camping - have a campfire.
I'd like to think we burned off some of the calories on our bumpy bike ride back to camp. There we continued sitting in the sun and reading until 8pm when we burned more wood. Dinner was beef meatballs in a Greek-siffado style tomato, cinnamon and dill sauce.