Visitor information

Discover the UK’s largest manmade lowland forest

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.

Recreational events

Throughout the year Thetford Forest hosts many recreational events. Please take note of any marshals and safety signage in place during your visit.

Bin-free Thetford

From October 2022, there will be no litter bins available for use within Thetford Forest. Please take any litter home with you. Click here for more information.

Some of our main visitor sites

High Lodge - enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge!

Lynford Stag - a popular site for a peaceful forest walk.

Lynford Arboretum - don't miss the Arboretum's unique bird life, spring flowers and autumn fungi.

Harling Woods - extend your forest adventure with an overnight stay at Thetford's Forest Holidays site. 

Great Hockham - the perfect place for a peaceful forest day out. 

Things to do

Combat Paintball provide first class facilities for paintballing days, stag and hen parties, birthday parties, corporate team building and much more.

Alongside paintballing, they...

Cabins can be found in a leafy setting, deep in the countryside beside the River Thet . Stay within striking distance of unspoilt wildlife havens and of course, the epic Norfolk...

Hit the Dirt at Swaffham

Hit The Dirt is Norfolk's premiere off-road, Enduro practice track, situated just off the A47 at Swaffham.

Operated by Dave Barkshire Motorcycles, it...

Our work

A digital sketch showing green vegetation with yellow flowers alongside a wide track between two trees

Thetford Open Habitats project

Find out what we're doing to ensure the sustainability of Thetford Forest and to allow biodiversity to continue thriving.

Our history

Thetford oral history, felling tree

The People's History of Thetford Forest

Listen to the first hand experiences and accounts of forest workers in this fascinating oral history project.
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