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 the Desert Rats trail, which includes interpretation boards.
Noted for its variety of bird life, spring flowers and autumn fungi, the arboretum is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet.
Friends of Thetford Forest
The Friends of Thetford Forest undertake the basic care of the Arboretum with the purpose of nurturing and improving the shrub layer, planting specimen trees and fostering the tranquility of the place.
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 explore
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 to the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum and the peace and tranquility of the walks around Santon Downham.