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

Opening hours

Lynford Water is open from dawn to dusk. 

 

How to find us

How to find us

Lynford Water is located approximately one mile east of Mundford.

Lynford Road, Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk
Sat Nav Postcode: IP26 5HN
OS Grid Ref
TL818945

52.518284, 0.67929626

Parking and prices

Parking is off 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

There are no waymarked walking trails, and no easy access route.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Explore the sights and sounds that Lynford Water, near Mundford, has to offer

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.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Viewpoint
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

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

The walking trail includes the Sequoia Avenue and the Bull Ride statue, as well as a sunken walkway and 'hidden' statues. The area is also a regular haunt of Crossbills.

Nearby forests

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. 

 

Sun shining through the trees in a pine forest

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. 

couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest

Glimpsed through the roadside trees, a passing traveller could be forgiven for marvelling at the audacity of the bold deer parading at this popular picnic site.

The distinctive creature, however, is no more than a metal imitation "target stag", found by the workers when the area was being planted.

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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