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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 highlodgefeedback@forestry.gsi.gov.uk 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.

 

  • Sat 17 March - The Origins of the Flint Mines at High Lodge
  • Sun 18 March - Conservation work on the SPA Habitat
  • Fri 30 March - Community monitoring of earthwork sites
  • April
  • Sun 15 April - improving the habitat for the Great Crested Newt. FOTF Conservation task - see www.fotf.org.uk
  • Sat 21 April - How to identify tree species and veteran trees
  • Fri 27 April -  How to identify birds of High Lodge and Thetford Forest  
  • TBC - How to identify amphibians and reptiles at High Lodge
  • May
  • Wed 9 May - Exploring Trackways and Historic Routes around High Lodge 
  • June 
     Wed 20 June - How to identify plants of High Lodge and Thetford Forest
  • July
  • Sat 7 July - Revealing the Secrets of High Lodge Field
  • Wed 11 July - How to identify butterflies, moths and insects
  • Tues 17 July - Drawing and Painting in the Forest
  • August
  • TBC - Making Arrowheads and Gunflints  
  • Sat 25 August - Making Nets for Warrening
  • September
  • Sat 8 Sept - Heritage open Day
  • Sun 30 Sept - Discovering the Historic Landscape of the parkland, plantation boundaries and shelter belts.
  • October
  • TBC - 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
  • 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
  • Researching and writing text and sourcing images for the interpretation of the heritage. Researching and writing text and sourcing images cfor educational materials for schools.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated: 14th March 2018

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OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

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High Lodge Thetford Forest

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