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Explore Shouldham Warren
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

 An undulating site on the edge of the fens with two healthy woodland walks. Remnants of an historic spring on top of the hill are indicated by a Rhododendron avenue, there is also a World War II rifle butt close to the entrance.

At the Black Drain good views over Tall Herb Fen to the North acrosss the River Nar.

Good Autumn colours.

Forest Operations

Thank you to everyone for your patience and compliance with restrictions signs at Shouldham Warren while timber harvesting took place.  Timber harvesting supports the sustainable management of Shouldham Warren and recreational access.

Horse Riding

Shouldham woods are owned by the Stow Estate but managed by the Forestry Commission, following recent discussions with Stow Estate regarding access within Shouldham Woods, the area known as Shouldham Warren will now have the same access rights as the rest of Thetford Forest.  Walking, Cycling and horseriding with be managed under the open access policy and Carriage Driving will be managed under a permit system. 

The area known as Shouldham Sinks does not have the same access rights and therefore does not have an open access policy on it.

 

What do other visitors say?

How do I get to the car park?

Amy, 22/Aug/2016

Directions are provided on the Shouldham web page on the right hand side of the page. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/englandeastanglianoforestthetfordforestparkshouldhamwarren

Forestry Commission Response

When the works start on Shouldham Warren on 04.03.16 will the Shouldham Warren car park be open? Also will we be able to walk along the dykes?

Susie, 2/Mar/2016

You can find all the details of the work at Shouldham here http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/beeh-9vnet5 Please observe all Forestry Warning Notices. The car park should be open.

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Often walk here with my dog. Is there anywhere I can get a list of the tree species grown on this site?

BL, 24/Feb/2016

You'll find a list here in our forest design plan: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-9pfddy

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Please email us at nicky.russell@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 8th November 2016

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Walking
  • 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
  • Picnic
  • You are welcome to picnic here but please do not BBQ.
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Location

OS Grid ref: TF678099

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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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