Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Weekdays

Monday
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Weekends

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How to find us

How to find us
Lynford Road, Thetford
Sat Nav Postcode: IP26 5HW
By Car

From Thetford, take the A134 towards the village of Mundford. At the roundabout, turn right onto the A1065 signposted Swaffham. Turn immediately right, on a bend, signposted Lynford Hall. Lynford Arboretum is approximately one mile along this road.

OS Grid Ref
TL822942

52.514988, 0.6760425

Parking and prices

It is free to park.  You will find parking off of the A1065 on the Lynford Road near to the Arboretum

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

A popular place for quiet recreation

Noted for its variety of bird life, spring flowers and autumn fungi, the arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet. 

The autumnal colour show is not to be missed. 

At a glance

Dog agility course
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Picnic areas
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Things to do

Lynford Arboretum's Easy Access Trail has seating areas at regular intervals along its path so you can stop, enjoy the view and the peaceful forest.  Along the way you'll also see 5 information panels with fascinating forestry facts.  

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at our beautiful picnic area, just bring along good food and company!

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

There are three waymarked trails of various lengths, so grab your walking boots and head out into the forest today.

Nearby forests

Lynford water dog

Lynford Water is an area of flooded gravel pits in the Wissey valley, which includes an area of sandy beach.

60,000 years ago it was a very different place: a chilly, open landscape with different wildlife and a population of Neanderthal humans, the evidence of which was found in an excavation in 2002.

Desert Rats memorial at High Ash in Thetford forest

Located near Mundford in Thetford, you won't miss the Cromwell tank that marks the entrance to the forest. A must-see site for those interested in history, this tank is a memorial to the 7th Armoured Division, known as the Desert Rats, who were based here during World War II. 

Learn about High Ash's interesting historic background on its easy access route which details the stories of the Desert Rats and their time in this area. 

 

Lynford water dog

Lynford Water is an area of flooded gravel pits in the Wissey valley, which includes an area of sandy beach.

60,000 years ago it was a very different place: a chilly, open landscape with different wildlife and a population of Neanderthal humans, the evidence of which was found in an excavation in 2002.

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.  The forest covers a huge area with many different places to visit offering a range attractions from the exciting outdoor play facilities at High Lodge, the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum and the peace and tranquility of the walks around St Helen's.  

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