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

Opening hours

Shouldham Woods is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

 

How to find us

How to find us

Shouldham Woods is located approximately five miles south east of King's Lynn. 

Shouldham, Norfolk
Sat Nav Postcode: PE33 0DQ
By Car

Turn off the A134 to Shouldham village then head north.

OS Grid Ref
TF678105

52.666241, 0.47996218

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Shouldham Woods.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

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 World War II rifle butt close to the entrance.

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. 

Nearby forests

Hazey forest

Towering pines, tree-lined paths and an abundance of wildlife, West Bilney Wood has everything you need for an outing in the great outdoors. Loved by the locals for its natural beauty and source of escape, come and meander the public footpaths that circle the woodland and enjoy a sensory treat.

The area also boasts a significant amount of interesting heritage. See if you can find the flint "anvil-stone" that shows prehistoric activity!

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 the Desert Rats trail, which includes interpretation boards.

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. 

A dog sits in open space at Lynford Water

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.

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