Explore St Helen's Picnic Site
The Little Ouse Valley between Brandon and Thetford has been designated a Forest Nature Reserve by the Forestry Commission in recognition of its importance to wildlife.
Along the valley, wetland areas of alder carr and fen, poplars, damp grazing meadows and reedbeds support a rich variety of plants, insects and birds. St Helen's picnic site, next to the river, is a good base from which to explore. An impressive display of snowdrops can be seen at Santon Downham in the early spring in the woodland opposite the village shop.
You are welcome to picnic here but please do not barbecue.
At a glance
- Picnic area
- 2 walking trails
- Dogs welcome