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Conifer forest with dry and wet heathland. Home to rare Bog Bush cricket and Silver Studded Blue butterflies.


Popular with dog walkers.

What do other visitors say?

Hi, Are we able to pick up small pieces of fallen wood as firewood for personal use? Or is a brushwood license required?

Charlie, 9/Apr/2018

Thank you for checking with us regarding collecting firewood. We do not permit the collection of firewood and removal from the forest. This is because the decaying wood is important for invertebrates and replenishing the soil for future trees to grow.

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Hi, I am interested in placing some geocaches in the woods here and have emailed a few times but not got a responce so I hope you can help.

I am trying to get a definative map of which parts of the woods are open to the public and also the extent of the gun clubs safety area.

Please get bak to me as soon as you can

Mark Holden, 3/May/2017

Please contact the ranger using the details on the right of this page.

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I have emailed before but not received a response

I live on Green Lane next to Horsford Woods and would like to know if you are aware of a proposed development on Green Lane that would impact on the character and landscape in the immediate area. The application number is 20161770 on Broadland District Council's website. I, and people in the village would be interested in hearing your views on this. If I have directed this email incorrectly I would appreciate contact information for the person responsible for safeguarding Horsford Woods and Car Park. Many thanks in anticipation

Graham Johnson

Mr. Graham Johnson, 19/Nov/2016

Your message is being forwarded to our Operations Team for information.

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  • Dogs on lead
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  • Off of the B1149 Norwich to Holt Road
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OS Grid ref: TG184175

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East England Forest District Office

0300 067 4500

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Off of the B1149 Norwich to Holt Road
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