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Explore Lynford Stag
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Family enjoying a picnic at Lynford Stag in Thetford forest. East Anglia FD

Glimpsed through the roadside trees, a passing traveller could be forgiven for marvelling at the audacity of the bold deer parading at this popular picnic site.

The distinctive creature, however, is no more than a metal imitation "target stag", found by the Forestry Commission workers when the area was being planted.

It belonged to the former owner of Lynford Hall, Sir Richard Sutton, Master of the Hunt and bears the scars of its former role. In addition there is a giant wood play sculpture of a deer! 

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Last updated: 10th August 2016

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Picnic
  • Horse riding
  • The Forestry Commission has a Open Access policy for horse riding. As a consequence there are very few way-marked trails in the forest. O.S.Explorer map 229 shows areas owned by the Forestry Commission and open to the public to ride. Deboxing areas can be found at the east end of the Harling Drove (FR23) and north of the railway line at Santon Downham. The areas north of the railway line are best suited to horse riding as this is away from the concentration of visitors using High Lodge and the cycling trails. Please observe all signs especially those relating to 'Forest Operation'.
  • Parking
  • Off of the A134
  • Walking
  • The 5 mile Orange walk (short cut available) can also be accessed from Santon Downham. It has interpretation around the walk on some of the fascinating history and wildlife of the area. A map of the walk around St Helens and Santon Downham is available from Forest Office (office hours only), or you could dowload a copy before you visit.
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Location

OS Grid ref: TL815916

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Contact

Nicky Russell

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

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Off of the A134

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