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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

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

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
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
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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

Get directions


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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