The Forestry Commission's East England Office, which is the administrative centre of the district, is based in Santon Downham.
Much of the land here originally belonged to the Santon Downham estate, which was at one time owned by Charles Sloane (later Lord Cadogan ).
An impressive avenue of Limes line the Thetford road to the village. Local information and leaflets are available at the East England office reception.
What do other visitors say?
4 StarsAndrew & Co., 28/Jul/2014
A lovely place to be, great for walking the dogs and letting the children have a great time splashing about in the river. I understand the risks concerning fires in around woodlands, but surely BBQ's placed on the former concrete seating areas lessens the risk.
EDDIE HOLDEN, 18/Jan/2014
I have a weather stick from CANADA of the BALSAM FIR TREE , now are they in ENGLAND and do you grow them at THETFOED FORESTS as I would like some seeds off them as when they die or get blown down and dried out bark removed off the small branches they make perfect weather sticks they are down for rain up for fine weather , just bring up , www.weather sticks Canada , yes balsam fir , (abies balsamea)
We are hoping to swim/paddle in the Little Ouse. Do you have suggestions as to where we could do this, safely, legally and without concern to wildlife or others?
Forestry Commission Response
St Helen's would be the ideal spot - http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/EnglandEastAngliaNoForestThetfordForestParkStHelens