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Butchers Trudge
(Average user rating: unrated unrated)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Moderate

Trail Waymarking:


Length of trail:

approx 1 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

Butchers Trudge is a short trail that starts from the car park, it leads you to a hard path just below the gallops through part of the woods and back to the car park. Follow white footprint waymaker posts. 

What do other visitors say?

I walk regularly in Friston Forest and would love to have a really good map of all the trails, not just the paved ones. Have you got one? If not any chance of getting a comprehensive one made?

Anonymous, 25/May/2014

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What's Here?

  • Play area
  • Arboreta
  • Features 200 species of conifers and broadleaves - many interesting species.
  • Camping
  • The Covert Caravan Club Site is located adjacent to High Ash. Set in Forestry Commission woodland, this is a quiet, secluded site ideal for caravanners, motor caravanners and trailer tenters. Please telephone 01842 878356 for more information.
  • 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'.
  • Picnic
  • You are welcome to picnic here but please do not BBQ.
  • 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.
  • Visitor centre
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  • Wildlife
  • A good site for wildlife watching.
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