Hockham is a pleasant picnic site away from the main forest but easily accessible.
Full of history
In the eastern area of the Brecklands, drier sandy soils are replaced by clays. Here, during the last Ice Age, retreating glaciers left damp hummocks and hollows, distinctive features of the landscape which are known as pingos. The northern part of the wood connects, through Cranberry Rough (an area of important wildlife value) into the Great Eastern Pingo Trail.
What do other visitors say?
Paul Beaton, 21/Mar/2016
I have been walking in the forest for many years and although it is generally a pleasant experience I find that where tree felling etc. has been carried out the tracks and walkways are left in a terrible condition making it nearly impossible to walk on them.There is no remedial work done on the paths which I feel is a very poor reflection on the Forestry Commission especially as some of these paths are PUBLIC FOOTPATHS.
Forestry Commission Response
Thank you for your feedback on Great Hockham and we're glad to hear you enjoy walking there. After forest operations have finished trails should be reinstated back to a useable condition. Sometimes this can take a little while as the machinery may not be available straight away or weather conditions might not be ideal. Please use the contact details on the right hand side of the page to let us know if there is a particular section of trail you would like to make us aware of.
Lovely forest. Meet some lovely people whilst riding my horse round here. Only downside is the so called quiet lane is dangerous at times with agricultural machinery being driven with no regard for other rosd users at all. Be careful with children and dogs along this road.
3 StarsLinda Free, 2/Mar/2014
Really lovely walk with family and great with the dog, shame there was a huge amount of dog poo along the walk, I think this may be due to a lack of bins. Also if walking the dog and young children please note you do have to cross a quiet road. Otherwise very enjoyable.