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!
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.