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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

My dog and I love these woods, somewhere he can safely run. Users must respect indigenous wildlife, birds etc. Great for circuitous walks, ideal for old'un like me. Watering holes for mutt. Chatty walkers encountered. Somewhere priceless, a place to forget urban life and feel one with nature. Safe for kids and push bikes as no cars within. Wish I'd found these wonderful woods years earlier!

Trevor, 9/May/2014

is it ideal for Picnics?

Anonymous, 27/Apr/2014

There are plenty of picnic tables for you to enjoy the wood, a sandwich and flask of tea.

Forestry Commission Response

mike barber North Walsham 04/01/2014.Hi Mike. May I suggest you get a group together and volunteer to clean up the pond. You will need to get permission but I am sure your help would be greatly appreciated.

Peter, 26/Apr/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

East England Forest District Office

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

Opening & Parking

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