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Explore Thetford Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.2/5)

Children having fun on the Giant Play Sculpture trail in Thetford forest. East Anglia FD 

Thetford Forest is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.

Many of our visitors are attracted by the peace and tranquility of Thetford Forest as well as the wide range of recreation facilities.

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High Lodge

High Lodge Forest CentreEnjoy 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.

 

Thetford Forest

Family cyclingThere is something for everyone in the forest and the quieter sites provide a haven for wildlife - why not walk at Lynford around the Arboretum or lake. Visit the Desert Rats Memorial at High Ash or stroll through King's Forest.

Forest Live

Live music concertArtists this year include Suede, Boyzone, Katherine Jenkins and Deacon Blue. Tickets are available from the box office on 03000 680400 or online now. (Please note  - the Boyzone concert is now sold out).

Forest Plans

Forester Simon smith with New Forest design plans.Thetford Forest is a popular recreation destination with a high conservation value but it is also a busy working forest. Balancing the needs of people, wildlife and the local economy requires planning; take a look at our plans for the forest.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy two to three hours of adventure high above the forest floor, taking on Zip Wires, Tarzan Swings and a variety of Crossings.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

not enough treez

tree hugger dave, 28/Mar/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Aletta and I enjoyed it very much, also the toilets were very clean and hygienic, we will definitely be visiting again.

James, 17/Mar/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Good

Rory Delap, 14/Mar/2014
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Forest drive
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Arboreta
  • Collection of Tree at Lynford Arboretum
  • Arts
  • Forest art at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Barbeque
  • Bookable at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Cafe
  • Run by business partner Churchill Catering Ltd.
  • Camping
  • Run by business partner Forest Holidays at Thorpe Woodlands between Thetford and Diss
  • Cycling Hire
  • From Bike Art
  • Cycle wash
  • At Bike Art
  • Hi-Rope
  • See Go Ape.
  • Information
  • The High Lodge, Information Point (HLIP) will answer any question you have while on site.
  • Prehistoric
  • Wareen Lodges at Rishbeth & Mildenhall Woods.
  • Orienteering
  • Maps can be purchased at Info Point at High Lodge Thetford Forest
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Site Entry Fee charged at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Segway
  • See Go Ape.
  • Visitor centre
  • Run by business partner Churchill Catering Ltd.
  • Toliets
  • All ability toilets and baby changing at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TL815877
Postcode: IP27 0TJ

Get directions

Contact

East England Forest District Office

01842 810271
enquiries.eanglia@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Site Entry Fee charged at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
Discovery Pass
Available for use at High Lodge, Thetford Forest for 55 a year.

Useful sites

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified