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Explore Bacton Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Bacton Wood - Beech Ave Red and Blue route

The original woodland included Sessile Oaks and two of these, which are thought to be over 200 years old, still remain. There are now over 30 species of tree in the wood including Scots and Corsican Pine, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Larch.

Bacton Woods car park is found on a minor road two and a half miles north of North Walsham. It is a wonderful place to start your discovery of the woods whether on foot, cycle or horseback. Orienteering is also available.

There are three waymarked walks denoted by colour routed posts.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

We found these woods whilst staying nearby last year and are going back today. I had meant to comment on its accessibility as I use an electric wheelchair- the ground is mostly flat and whilst a manual wheelchair might struggle with some of the gravelly parts and a few small tree roots etc, my chair got around just fine! It's all flat, no steep slopes (partly why we chose Norfolk to stay!) and the ground is relatively even. Our dog loved it and we're looking forward to seeing the beautiful trees again. The beauty of this place is that it is so untouched- quiet, calm, no coffee carts or modern conveniences to taint the views, just peaceful countryside- and long may it stay that way!

Jen, 16/Nov/2015
5 Stars 5 Stars

Very enjoyable for young & oldun alike it was my first time here today will come again

Anonymous, 10/May/2015

Can wood laying on the ground be collected. Regards PeterC

Peter Hale, 23/Jan/2015
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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Off of the B1159 between Bacton & North Walsham
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OS Grid ref: TG318312

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East England Forest District Office

0300 067 4500

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Off of the B1159 between Bacton & North Walsham
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