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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

 

Heathland and mature pines at Two Mile Bottom in Thetford forest. East Anglia FDThetford Forest is the UK's largest man made lowland forest with 18,730 hectares to explore.  It's patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.

The forest covers a huge area with many different places to visit offering a range attractions from the exciting outdoor play facilities at High Lodge, the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum and the peace and tranquility of the walks around St Helen's.  Select Places to Visit in Thetford Forest from the side menu to find out more.

Business Opportunity

There are currently opportunities to operate mobile catering vans at selected forest car parks around East District including Thetford Forest.  Please contact victoria.tustian@forestry.gsi.gov.uk for an Invitation to Tender pack.

Consultation for Diddlington Forest Plan

We are currently consulting on the Forest Plan for Diddlington which is a block on the edge of Thetford Forest where you can visit High Ash.  If you would like to provide any feedback please go to Diddlington Forest Design Plan 2017 -2027.

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What do other visitors say?

We are planning a visit with a wheelchair user. Where in the forest would be good for a stroll and and cup of tea with wheelchair access. Many thanks.

Johann, 9/Apr/2017

The best route to use would be from the High Lodge Forest Centre, for more information contact 0300 067 4500.

Forestry Commission Response

Am I right in thinking you have designated bbq areas please? How do you go about getting one please if so. Can you reserve as we travel a bit of a way or is it first come first serve. Was planning on bringing a fair few people for my daughters 4th birthday next month. Many thanks

Laura, 18/Mar/2017

You will need to contact High Lodge Forest Centre on 0300 067 4400.

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Is the new Gruffalo interactive app running at Thetford yet

Angela, 27/Feb/2017

You can spot the Gruffalo at High Lodge using the interactive app from the 13th of March 2017

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Please email us at nicky.russell@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 20th May 2017

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • Forest drive
  • Horse riding
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Arboreta
  • Collection of Tree at Lynford Arboretum
  • Arts
  • Forest art at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Barbeque
  • Bookable at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Cafe
  • Run by business partner Churchill Catering Ltd.
  • Camping
  • At Little Lodge Farm close to High Lodge
  • Cycling Hire
  • From Bike Art
  • Cycle wash
  • At Bike Art
  • Dogs on lead
  • See out Dogs web pages
  • Fire
  • If you see a fire call 999 then inform the Forestry Commission
  • Hi-Rope
  • See Go Ape.
  • Information
  • The High Lodge, Information Point (HLIP) will answer any question you have while on site.
  • Prehistoric
  • Wareen Lodges at Rishbeth & Mildenhall Woods.
  • Orienteering
  • Maps can be purchased at Info Point at High Lodge Thetford Forest
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Site Entry Fee charged at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
  • Segway
  • See Go Ape.
  • Visitor centre
  • Run by business partner Churchill Catering Ltd.
  • Toliets
  • All ability toilets and baby changing at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TL815877
Postcode: IP27 0TJ

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Contact

Nicky Russell

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

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Site Entry Fee charged at High Lodge, Thetford Forest.
Discovery Pass
Available for use at High Lodge, Thetford Forest for 55 a year.

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