Places Thetford

Thetford Forest - Norfolk/Suffolk

The largest lowland pine forest in Britain covers over 47,000 acres. With trails spanning miles, the forest is ideal for walkers, cyclists, runners, horse riders, and birdwatchers.

Thetford Forest is the largest lowland pine forest in Britain. It covers over 19,000ha of land classified as Site of Specific Scientific Interest (SSSI).

A great place to start your day in the forest is High Lodge where you will find parking, toilets, forest information and a cafe. There are miles of walking and cycling trails that start from here and you can even hire a BBQ to take with you. There’s plenty to do for the kids as well with an adventure play area, kids trail and kids cycle course. There is also a Go Ape with a junior tree top adventure and Forest Segway.

Other attractions in the forest include the Thetford Priory ruins and Thetford Warren, a rare 15th century stone lodge ruin that was built to accommodate the gamekeeper and hunting parties. A festival - Forest Live – is also held each summer by the Forestry Commission to raise awareness and funds for our forests.

For more information about Thetford forest visit www.forestry.gov.uk