Harling Woods

Visitor information

Escape to the woods for a forest adventure at Harling Woods

Located within the Thetford Forest district, Harling Woods - also known as Thorpe Forest - offers great opportunities to get outdoors and escape to nature.

With open access to a range of paths and trails, a Forest Holiday site and endless woodland to explore, Harling Wood is a great place for a day out.

Visit safely

Throughout the year, various recreational events are held in the woodland. Please take note of any marshals and safety signage in place when you visit.

Harling Woods has gone bin free. Please take all litter away with you.

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

At a glance 

  • Walking 
  • Forest Holidays 
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

Cabins can be found in a leafy setting, deep in the countryside beside the River Thet . Stay within striking distance of unspoilt wildlife havens and of course, the epic Norfolk...

Walking at Harling Woods is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Harling Woods has a range of public paths that are...

Nearby forests

Tall conifer trees towering high next to a path in the forest

Great Hockham, located to the east of the village of the same name, is the perfect place for an outdoor adventure in a beautiful woodland setting.

A visit to Great Hockham will...

Sun bathing

The magnificent beeches lining the A134 at this site provide the setting for one of the most attractive picnic spots within the forest.

The splendour of the beech canopy affords...

Snowdrops in the forest

St Helen's Picnic site is located next to the river and is a great base from which to explore.

The Little Ouse Valley between Brandon and Thetford has been designated a Forest...

Sunrise in a conifer forest

A 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.

18,730 hectares to


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