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(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.8/5)

Bacton Wood - Beech Ave Red and Blue route

The original woodland included Sessile Oaks and two of these, which are thought to be over 200 years old, still remain. There are now over 30 species of tree in the wood including Scots and Corsican Pine, Western Hemlock, Douglas Fir and Larch.

Access

The car park is located on a minor road two and a half miles north of North Walsham. It is a wonderful place to start your discovery of the woods whether on foot, cycle or horseback. Orienteering is also available.  There are three waymarked walks denoted by colour routed posts. Select Bacton Wood Trails from the left hand side menu for more information.

Forest Management

Bacton Woods is managed sustainably for people, wildlife and timber.  Currently the wood is being thinned, which is where some trees are felled to allow the healthy growth of the remaining trees.  You might see painted dots appearing on the trees which are there to help forest workers know where to work and what to fell.

The felled tress are not wasted and are used in many different ways from firewood to fencing posts.  Forest operations can be messy and the forest will look different for a while but it wont be long before the forest flora responds to the new light flooding in.

Forest Safety: During forest operations please obey warning signs to keep you and forest workers safe in the forest.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Enjoyed the walks around the woods but disappointed that although dogs were encouraged there were no bins for dog mess. I am prepared to clear up after our dog but do not enjoy having to carry it around with me for miles.

Trevor Ward, 20/May/2017

We plan a visit in a couple weeks time,

My husband requires a small mobility scooter for any distances.

Are any of the trails flat enough for a mobility scooter?

Thank you

Kim, 9/May/2017

Please see the trails pages by clicking on the left user menu.

Forestry Commission Response

Will there be an Easter egg hunt at Bacton woods this year. I can't seem to find any information on one. My children have loved this in the part.

Doubleforwards, 26/Mar/2017
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Last updated: 28th November 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Off of the B1159 between Bacton & North Walsham
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Location

OS Grid ref: TG318312

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Contact

East England Forest District Office

0300 067 4500
enquiries.eanglia@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Off of the B1159 between Bacton & North Walsham
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