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

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.

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We are inviting Expressions of Interests from businesses to provide mobile catering at a number of our picnic areas or smal forest car parks.  Visit the Forestry Commission Business Opportunities page for more information. 

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What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

Supremely help full staff in an ocean of quiet,unspoilt England. Bliss full.

Anonymous, 27/Feb/2016

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.

Cleo, 12/Jan/2016

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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 ...

Kind regards,

Gnther

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Gnther Parschau, 7/Jan/2016
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Last updated: 27th April 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • 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
  • At Little Lodge Farm close to High Lodge
  • Cycling Hire
  • From Bike Art
  • Cycle wash
  • At Bike Art
  • Dogs on lead
  • See out Dogs web pages
  • Fire
  • If you see a fire call 999 then inform the Forestry Commission
  • 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

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Contact

Nicky Russell

0300 067 4546
nicky.russell@­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.

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