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Explore High Lodge Thetford Forest
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.9/5)

Latest News (19/07/2017 13:48)

The annual High Lodge Open Day is on Thursday 27th July this year from 10:00-16:00, when site entry will be free. Come and see the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, the Raptor Trust, Friends of Thetford Forest, Music Arts Project, TIMBER, and Sled dogs. Have a go at Ju-Jitsu and other sports. Join the launch of an exciting Heritage Lottery funded project and much more................

Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest. Unwind with beautiful forest trails or try the excitement of our bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play.

Gruffalo Spotters

Gruffalo Spotters  Find out what it's like to meet the Gruffalo in the deep dark wood on our new interactive trail. Watch him come to life with The Gruffalo Spotter augmented realilty app. Please download this free app before you visit. Watch the characters appear on your screen before taking a photo with them. Don't forget your wellies......some of our trails are muddy.  More details

Volunteers washing finds from a site investigation - FC collectionTrailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge  The Heritage Lottery Fund has generously awarded a grant to the Forestry Commission for a project to make a new trail into the forest which will link & interpret its landscape history, wildlife and forest managment.

 

 Run Forest RunRunning There are two running trails here at High Lodge – the 321 Run Forest Run course and the 10km Wild Running Route.

 

High Lodge Today 

For the latest site information and customer offers. Find details of the harvesting programme that is now underway on site.

Planning your visit

Site Entry fee information and facilities on site.

Trails for everyone

We have some beautiful walks for you to enjoy. Discover the wildlife, uncover the history and wander through the forest on one of our waymarked trails.

Amazing bike trails   

Explore Thetford Forest by bike. Wide, open trails for complete beginners as well as miles of flowing single track for more adventurous types. Get a taster here of the family trail.

Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior 

Enjoy adventure high above the forest floor, taking on zip-wires, tarzan swings and a variety of obstacles! Mini-Tarzans can also get in on the action with Go Ape’s Tree Top Junior course (min height 1m). For more information and to book visit Go Ape.

Go Ape Forest Segway  

Get off the beaten track on board an all-terrain forest segway – Go Ape’s epic forest adventure with a down-to-earth twist. It’s a totally unique way to tackle our trails. Min age 10yrs and min weight 7 Stone. For more information and to book visit Go Ape Forest Segway.

Play and Learning

 Amazing play equipment and opportunities for learning.

Food and drink

The Café serves fresh, seasonal, hot and cold food and drinks throughout the year. It is open everyday, (excluding Christmas Day) - seasonal opening times apply. Call 01842 814042 for more info. The Pantry and Ice Cream Parlour may also be open during the holidays and peak times, subject to customer demand.

Events and activities

Plan your visit to coincide with our additional attractions being on site at weekends and school holidays, subject to customer demand. Call 0300 067 4400 to check.

Volunteering opportunities

Enjoy the forest, learn new skills and meet new people. Get stuck in and help make the forest a fantastic place for people and wildlife. We currently have a range of volunteering opportunities at High Lodge and in the wider Thetford Forest area.

What do other visitors say?

Attended Elbow concert last night. Bag searching v reassuring, apart from guy on front going in with full rucksack and simply being asked what was inside rather than opening it...

Maybe they felt more relaxed because he was white?...

I was a little alarmed..

Mollie Parsons, 30/Jun/2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding your experience at the Elbow concert. This has been passed to the Site Manager who will respond to your comments shortly.

Forestry Commission Response
3 Stars 3 Stars

I came to do 'Look out' archery on June 10th 2017. I am disabled and in a wheelchair, when I got to the area for the archery I found that there was no access for me there without help, as there is a large tree trunk laying across the entrance, and wood chips in front of the area where you do the archery which made it very difficult for me to move about and position myself to be able to take part in the archery.

If this could be addressed it would be very helpful, I offer my help as a disabled person if you require any help in this matter.

Apart form this minor problem. I had a very enjoyable afternoon and will be coming again.

Robert Carty, 18/Jun/2017

Thank you for your feedback regarding disabled access for this attraction. I have forwarded your comments to the Ranger who liaises with attraction providers so this can be discussed further. We look forward to welcoming you to site again soon.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

Cannot understand all the whinges about car parking fees where else can one go with family plus children, with lots of adventures to keep children occupied and happy while parents too can enjoy the forests walks, and relax while children are having a great day all for one parking price

Valerie Watkins, 16/Jun/2017
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Last updated: 19th July 2017

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Cycle wash
  • Dogs on lead
  • Easy Access
  • Educational
  • First aid
  • Hi-Rope
  • Information
  • Orienteering
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Play area
  • Segway
  • Walking
  • Visitor centre
  • Toliets
  • One 24hr with baby changing facilities

Location

OS Grid ref: TL807864
Postcode: IP27 0AF

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Contact

High Lodge Thetford Forest

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

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
3/4/2017-10/9/2017
Site:- 09:00 - 19:00*.
Information Point:-
Weekdays
09:00 - 18:00**
Weekends
09:00 - 18:00**
*Entrance gate closes 45 mins before this time.
** Information Point may be open beyond advertised opening times due to weather conditions and demand.
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