Bacton Wood

Visitor information

Enjoy the natural beauty of North Norfolk at Bacton Wood

Located just east of North Walsham, Bacton Wood - also known as Witton Wood - is perfect for a day out with nature on foot or by bicycle.

Managed sustainably for people, wildlife and timber, there are over 30 species of tree in Bacton Wood, including beech, Scots and Corsican pine, western hemlock, Douglas fir, larch and veteran sessile oaks.

Visit safely

Throughout the year, Bacton Wood hosts various recreational events. Please take note of any marshals and safety signage in place when you visit.

Bacton Wood has now gone bin free. Please take all litter away with you.

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into the forest.

At a glance

  • Walking trail
  • Horse riding
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

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