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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.7/5)

There is a mature Beech avenue on the roadside and parking just off the B1106.

The Forest was named to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Fallow deer are common here.

The chalky soil supports a prolific flower population uncluding Wild Thyme, Bird's Foot Trefoil and numerous butterflies, such as Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus 

Harvesting Operations

There is currently a high level of timber harvesting being carried out in Kings Forest.  This is part of the sustainable management of the forest benefiting wildlife and producing British timber.  Please obey all signage for your safety and the safety of staff.

For more information and a map showing the harvesting area please visit our Forest Operations in East District web page

 

What do other visitors say?

Love Kings Forest.the walking and exploring is wonderful. And watching the whole area change through the year is very special.

Please can the tracks be mown more, it's very prohibitive to exploring and enjoyment when the quieter tracks are substantially overgrown for most of the year.

Jenni Curtis, 8/Sep/2017

We are so pleased that you enjoy Kings Forest. The rides are mown at different times for different reasons. Some are kept long or mown less for conservation value. Other less used tracks may not be mown due to restricted resources or budget so we opt to mow the more popular rides. Other rides may be kept clear for forest operations to take place.

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Hi. I boxed my horses up to ride in Kings Forest today but found it extremely difficult to find the horse riding tracks. Could you please tell me if you have any maps that clearly show the route for my next visit? It's such a lovely forest with amazing sandy tracks and was lovely to ride without seeing a car!

OL, 19/Aug/2017

There are no dedicated horse riding tracks at Kings Forest. You are allowed to ride any of the forest rides. We advise that you avoid narrow trails where maneuvering around walkers or bikes is difficult.

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Such a beautiful forest I would like some back ground on its management for an essay please

Many thks

A H Finneran, 17/May/2017

We're glad you like Kings Forest. If you'd like to know more about the management of Kings and other forests in Thetford please visit our Forest Planning and Management web page and click on Forest Plans and operations East District. You can then download the Kings Forest Plan. https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/infd-942g9n

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Last updated: 25th September 2017

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Off of the B1106
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Location

OS Grid ref: TL824749

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Contact

Nicky Russell

0300 067 4546
nicky.russell@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Off of the B1106

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