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

Opening hours


Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk


Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

How to find us

How to find us
High Lodge, Thetford Forest, Brandon
Sat Nav Postcode: IP27 0AF
By Car

Thetford Forest is located on the border of Norfolk and Suffolk in the heart of Breckland in East Anglia. Major roads leading to Thetford Forest are the M11 from London, the A11 from Norwich or Newmarket and the A14 from Cambridge or Ipswich.

Recomended map - Ordnance Survey Explorer 229 - Thetford Forest in the Brecks.

OS Grid Ref
TL 807 864

52.464655, 0.6674579

Parking and prices

Parking is free at our car parks with the exception of the High Lodge Forest Centre.

Additional information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Contact details

With 18,730 hectares to explore, come and discover the UK’s largest man made 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.  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, the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum and the peace and tranquility of the walks around St Helen's.  

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.

St Helen's Picnic Site - the best place for a tasty picnic!

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

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 coastline.

Surround yourself in a maze of forest walks, trails and meadow, and enjoy your retreat from the everyday. With underfloor heating, log burners and incredible views, this Forest Holiday is one you aren't likely to forget.

Each and every cabin has its very own private hot tub. Take a refreshing dip in the morning as nature wakes up around you. Or sink back into the bubbles for an evening soak underneath the starlit sky.

Spend time with a dedicated Forest Ranger on location. You can plan a programme of unique experiences to discover the wonders and secrets of the forest.

The Green Walk is a pleasant walk through the forest at Hockham.

Wander amongst scots and corsican pine plantations that are blended with mature oak and rich in insect and bird life.

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