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Places to visit in Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest has many beautiful places to enjoy cycling, walking or horseriding.

Family cycling in Thetford forest. East Anglia FDThere is something for everyone in the forest and the quieter sites provide a haven for wildlife - why not walk at Lynford around the Arboretum or lake. Visit the Desert Rats Memorial at High Ash or stroll through King's Forest. Find out more by selecting a visitor destination from the side menu.

The best way to orientate yourself around Thetford Forest is through the use of the OS Explorer map 229.

Sustaining our Forests

Thetford is a sustainably managed forest.  When trees reach maturity they are harvested for timber and the income supports recreation access and wildlife conservation.  To find out more about timber harvesting visit our Forest Operations in East District page.

Very detailed planning goes into the management of Thetford Forest for timber, recreation and wildlife.  If you'd like to learn more about our Forest Plans visit the Forest Planning in Thetford Forest page.


Nicky Russell

0300 067 4546

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.