West Bilney Wood

Visitor information

Found near the Pentney Lakes just south of King's Lynn, take a peaceful woodland walk at West Bilney Wood

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!

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dogs welcome 

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.

Nearby forests

Shouldham Woods

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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