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How to get involved in the project

There are many opportunities during the two year project to learn new skills and help discover the hidden history of High Lodge.

You can research the history of the landscape, take part in archaeological surveys and investigations and carry out wildlife surveys. Training workshops will provide the skills you need. You can also help to design and produce activities for schools and families and contribute to interpretation.

 If you are interested in this project and would like to be involved or book a place for any of the activities listed below, please email or telephone 0300 067 4400 or write to Project Manager, High Lodge Heritage Project, Forest District Office, Santon Downham, Brandon, Suffolk IP27 0TJ.

Some of the activities listed below will be for a whole day; some half a day and some as an evening session, usually on a Wednesday or a Saturday.

With the exception of the visit to the Norfolk Record Office, all activities will take place at the Oak Lodge Community Building at High Lodge and outdoors at High Lodge. Instructions and information will be sent to those booking places.

Activities 2017 - any past activities can be repeated if there is sufficient demand. Contact details as shown above.

Activities 2018 - some dates to be confirmed. Please book as soon as possible as demand is likely to be high.

  • July
  • Tues 31 July - Archaeology for families at High Lodge
  • August 
  • Sat 25 August - Making Nets for Warrening
  • September
  • Sat 8 Sept - Heritage Day - activities at High Lodge for families, including a warrening demonstration; East Norfolk Militia and flint knapping demonstration.
  • Sun 30 Sept - Discovering the Historic Landscape of the parkland, plantation boundaries and shelter belts.
  • October
  • Wed 3 Oct (evening) - How to identify deer at High Lodge and Thetford Forest
  • Sat 6 Oct - Living off the Land
  • Sat 20 Oct - Discovering the High Lodge Railway
  • Wed 24 Oct - Visit to Suffolk County Council Archaeology department, Bury St Edmunds
  • November
  • Sun 4 Nov - Photographing the forest
  •  TBC - Planning for Climate Change in Thetford Forest
  • December
  • Sat 1 Dec - Exploring flint-facing on the warren banks 

Additional Activities

  • April 2018 – April 2019
  • Carrying out Wildlife Surveys
  • There are opportunities to research, write text and source images for the interpretation of the heritage, including activities for schools.








Last updated: 22nd August 2018

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