Thetford Forest is the UK's largest man made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore. It's patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.
The forest covers a huge area with many different places to visit offering a range attractions from the exciting outdoor play facilities at High Lodge, the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum and the peace and tranquility of the walks around St Helen's. Select Places to Visit in Thetford Forest from the side menu to find out more.
We are inviting Expressions of Interests from businesses to provide mobile catering at a number of our picnic areas or small forest car parks. Visit the Forestry Commission Business Opportunities page for more information.
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5 StarsAnonymous, 27/Feb/2016
Supremely help full staff in an ocean of quiet,unspoilt England. Bliss full.
Visited high lodge yesterday for lunch unfortunately refurbishment was being carried out with a lot of noise, the toilet block was closed, had we known this in advance would have visited at a different time, and would not have wasted 2.20 for ten minutes parking.
Gnther Parschau, 7/Jan/2016
Hi, I've just come across your page by chance. - Wow, you're having a beautiful forest
Looks like the ones we have in Germany. Many forests over here are huge, solitary and silent. Providing you have chosen the proper route you can walk for a day without meeting anybody on your way.
The next time I'll be in Britain I'll be inspecting Thretford Forest ...