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Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

red

Length of trail:

2 miles

Trail is currently open

 

Trail description

Family at the Desert Rats information panel at High Ash in Thetford forest. East Anglia FD

The Cromwell tank at the entrance to the forest is a memorial to the 7th Armoured Division, known as the Desert Rats, who were based here during World War II.

The easy access trail passes through the old camp. Interpretation boards explain aspects of life for the Desert Rats during their stay in Thetford Forest during 1944.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

lovely forest with so much history, lovely so much to see and do

Anonymous, 14/Apr/2014

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  • Dogs on lead
  • Parking
  • Walking

Location

OS Grid ref: TL813967
Postcode: IP26 5BX

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Contact

Nicky Russell

0300 067 4546
nicky.russell@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

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