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Explore Bacton Woods
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.6/5)

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 Corsian 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?

3 Stars 3 Stars

well managed wood but I would prefer a more wild environment impervious to the motor car.

smith, 19/Mar/2014
4 Stars 4 Stars

could do with some better route markings but a beautiful woodland habitat.

simon colbourne, 11/Jan/2014

Have used Bacton woods for over twenty years for dog walks and entertaining kids.I have noticed over this time the deterioration of the pond especially the past five years. the water level is now at an all time low {it once overflowed to a smaller pond},and it is full of wood, branches and debris.the newt population has in my opinion decreased, as a result of this. Any chance of a clean up? Now would be a good time as thinning is taking place now.I realise this needs sympathetic handling for conservation.

mike barber North Walsham 04/01/2014, 4/Jan/2014
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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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Location

OS Grid ref: TG318312

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Contact

Nigel Turner

01394 450164
nigel.turner@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

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