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Week commencing: 11806/2018

Duty Manager contactable: 09:00 - 19:00

Site is Open 09:00 - 19:00*

(*entrance gate is locked 45 minutes before this time)

High Lodge Information Point (HLIP) is open:    

Weekdays - 09:00 - 18:00**

Weekends and School Holidays - 09:00 - 19:00**

** Please note the Information Point may be open beyond the advertised opening times subject to weather conditions and demand.

The Café, Pantry and Ice cream Parlour are managed by Churchill Catering Ltd.

The Cafe is open:-

Monday - Sunday - 09:00 - 17:00

Breakfast is served until 11:30 and Lunch 12:00 - 15:00

The Pantry is open:-

Weekends and school holidays - 11:00 - 16:00 (subject to demand)

The Ice Cream Parlour is open weekends and school holidays 12:00 - 17:00 (subject to demand)

Please visit http://churchillcatering.co.uk/ to view menus and for the Events and Functions offer.

Site Entry Fees

There is a site entry fee payable for all vehicles using the site. The barrier system uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition and you can pay at the Information Point or the pay stations.

You can pre-pay online for your site entry when staying all day and beat the queues; all day tickets are available for cars, mini buses and coaches.

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Play

 Open

There is lots of fun to be had in the Wildplay area.

The Highway Rat Activity Trail is open - get your activity pack from the Information Point priced at £3 each.

The newly replaced Zip line is closed until all safety inspections are complete, please bear with us.

Orienteering Course

Open

Go Ape

 TreeTop Adventure and Segways are open every day. TreeTop Junior is open for weekends and school holidays.  www.goape.co.uk                             

Outdoor Activities


Please bring CASH for on site additional attractions such as face painting, pony rides and archery. 

BBQ Hire

All High Lodge BBQs are now booked online. You can choose the location and size you require using the online calendar up to 3 months in advance. Disposable barbeques, portable cooking stoves and the like are not allowed, due to fire risks, and will be extinguished.

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Bike Art

Open

Open every day - Monday to Sunday including Bank holidays

Open:

09:00 - 17:00 Monday to Friday (Last cycle hire 15:45*)

09:00 - 18:00 Weekends and School Holidays (Last cycle hire 16:45*)

*Bike hire may be restricted by daylight hours and weather conditions.

Please note that you will need to produce your photo driving licence to hire bikes or pay a significant deposit with admin charges applied.  To check availability or for more information please call 01842 810090.

Cycle trailsCyclist on a single track forest trail.

 OPEN

Diversion maps are available at the Information Point on site. Please follow any diversions and adhere to all signage. Thank you.

Lime Burner (red grade) - Approx 16km

Open

Beater (blue grade) - Approx 18km -

Open

Shepherd (green grade) - Approx 8km

Open

Shepherd Shortcut 

Open

Pits (black grade) 

Open

Pump track

Open

Poacher (blue grade) - Approx 8km - This trail is in the Brandon Block, west of the B1106.

Diversions along the route.

There are waymarkers to Brandon Country Park from High Lodge, follow the start of the Beater & Lime Burner Trails, but turn off at the crossroads by the Gruffalo Child sculpture.

 

Walking trails

Beech - (pink) - approx 5km

Open with a diversion due to harvesting

Fir - (yellow) - approx 5km

Open

Pine - (white) - approx 1.5k

Open

Nature - (brown) - approx 1.5km

Open  

Running Trails

 

Run Forest Run-Our 1,2 & 3km running trail

Open

Wild Running Route-10km

Open

There are now waymarkers on this route.

 

 

What do other visitors say?

We will be visiting in April in our VW camper van ( same footprint as a car) please would you confirm the parking fee will be the same as a car. Thank you

Anonymous, 24/Mar/2018

Yes, I can confirm that the site entry fee will be the same for your VW camper van as a car. This is so long as it carries less than 9 passengers and therefore not classed as a minibus.I hope you have a great visit to site.

Forestry Commission Response

We will be visiting in April in our VW camper van ( same footprint as a car) please would you confirm the parking fee will be the same as a car. Thank you

Anonymous, 24/Mar/2018

Yes, I can confirm that the site entry fee will be the same for your VW camper van as a car. This is so long as it carries less than 9 passengers and therefore not classed as a minibus.I hope you have a great visit to site.

Forestry Commission Response

Does the cafe allow dogs please?

Anonymous, 5/Feb/2018

No, pet dogs are not allowed inside the cafe. However there is plenty of seating outside on the patio area where you can enjoy refreshments with your dog.

Forestry Commission Response
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Last updated: 19th June 2018

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs on lead
  • Educational
  • First aid
  • Hi-Rope
  • Horse riding
  • Litter bin
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Play area
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • One 24hr with baby changing facilities
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

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Contact

High Lodge Thetford Forest

0300 067 4400
highlodgefeedback@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
26/03/2018 - 09/09/2018
Site:- 09:00 - 19:00*
Information Point:-
09:00 -18:00**
*Entrance gate closes 45 mins before this time.
** Information Point may be open beyond advertised opening times due to weather conditions and demand.
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