Shouldham Woods

Visitor information

Enjoy a day exploring the scenery of Shouldham Woods, near King's Lynn

Shouldham Woods is a peaceful, broadleaf woodland and provides a sanctuary for wildlife amid the fields.

As an undulating site on the edge of the fens with two healthy woodland walks, there are remnants of a historic spring on top of the hill. There is also a Second World War rifle butt close to the entrance.

Visit safely

Throughout the year Shouldham Woods has various recreational events; please take note of any marshalls and safety signage. 

Shouldham Woods has now gone bin free. Please be a responsible visitor and 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 trails
  • Horse riding
  • Dog walking

Things to do

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

There are two walking trails that provide stunning views...

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Sun shining through the trees in a pine forest

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Friends of Thetford Forest

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A dog sits in open space at Lynford Water

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60,000 years ago it was a very different place: a chilly, open landscape...

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