Explore High Lodge Thetford Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.6/5)

Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest. Unwind with beautiful forest trails or try the excitement of our bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play.

The GruffaloGruffalo Trail at High Lodge

Our self led Gruffalo trail is open and the Gruffalo is waiting for you to find him at the end. Buy your activity leaflet from High Lodge Information Point for £2. For more info visit

Picnic CinemaPicnic Cinema

Picnic Cinema is a unique opportunity to experience classic cinema and camp over at High Lodge Thetford Forest.


Pump trail open poster

   Pump Track

Our cycle volunteer group TIMBER and the Forestry Commission are proud to announce our new pump track is now open. This cycling facility incorporates a closed loop of rolling features and tightly bermed corners.

High Lodge Today 

For the latest site information and customer offers. Find details of the harvesting programme that is now underway on site.

Planning your visit

Site Entry fee information and facilities on site.

Trails for everyone

We have some beautiful walks for you to enjoy. Discover the wildlife, uncover the history and wander through the forest on one of our waymarked trails.

Amazing bike trails   

Explore Thetford Forest by bike. Wide, open trails for complete beginners as well as miles of flowing single track for more adventurous types.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure

Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway. Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

Play and Learning

 Amazing play equipment, opportunities for learning and how to join our team of volunteers.

Food and drink

The Café serves fresh, seasonal, hot and cold food and drinks throughout the year. It is open everyday, (excluding Christmas Day) - seasonal opening times apply. Call 01842 814042 for more info. The Pantry and Ice Cream Parlour may also be open during the holidays and peak times, subject to customer demand.

Events and activities

Plan your visit to coincide with our additional attractions being on site at weekends and school holidays, subject to customer demand. Call 01842 815434 to check.

Volunteering opportunities

Enjoy the forest, learn new skills and meet new people. Get stuck in and help make the forest a fantastic place for people and wildlife. We currently have a range of volunteering opportunities at High Lodge and in the wider Thetford Forest area.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees (including an adventure for Tiny Tarzans) or explore the forest on an all-terrain segway.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Fantastic value for money - ■11 for a family day out, all you pay for is the parking which is really fair when you consider the upkeep -so much to do and see, really well kept and safe. Had a brilliant day today with my grandson and will certainly be going back - lots of picnic facilities - cannot fault it.

Lynda Horlick, 20/Jul/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

First time we've visited, we really enjoyed the space and children's play areas, lots to do for all children's age groups and although it was busy it didn't feel crowded. We felt the car park charges were more than reasonable considering the facilities and up keep required.

Anonymous, 20/Jul/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

My wife and i love coming to thetford forest whether it be for a peaceful walk and picnic or a blast through on our mountain bikes, we spend most of our free time there and i for one think the ■55 for the discovery pass is well worth it as we are big cycling fans and love riding the single track also bike art is a great edition to the forest, i recently had a new fork put on my bike and could not be more happy with the service that i recieved a big thumbs up all round.

Happy Rider, 14/Jul/2014
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Last updated: 07/23/2014

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs on lead
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • First aid
  • Forest drive
  • Hi-Rope
  • Information
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Play area
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • One 24hr with baby changing facilities
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

Get directions


High Lodge Thetford Forest

01842 815434

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
April - August 2014 Site:- 09:00 - 19:00*.
Information Point:-09:00 - 18:00** Week days, weekends and school holidays.
*Entrance gate closes 45 mins before this time.
** Information Point may be open longer than advertised opening times due to weather conditions and demand.
Discovery Pass
55 per car

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