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.
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.