The Forest & Heath Trail

The Forest & Heath Trail follows a 3.5 mile circular route from the Visitor Centre through our arboretum and magnificent Beech Avenue, into the deeper Thetford Forest. 

Distance: 3.5 miles

Duration: 1.5-2 hours

Terrain: A gentle walk on firm paths and soft forest tracks. 

Description: Follow the Purple Trail around the Country Park and into the wilder Thetford Forest. From the Visitor Centre venture past the play areas and our famous Beech Avenue to the arboretum. You pass by our Orchard and into Thetford Forest with its acres of evergreen Scots Pine plantation, areas of Larch which drip needles onto the paths and open glades. Look out for buzzards soaring in the air above, sparrowhawks skimming through the trees, nuthatches and blue tits. Listen out for green woodpeckers or barking muntjac deer. At dusk hear our resident tawny owls. 

ViewRanger: See the purple route on ViewRanger

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The Forest & Heath Trail
The Forest & Heath Trail
The Forest & Heath Trail
The Forest & Heath Trail
The Bliss Mausoleum
Looking to the Heath

Listen out for barking muntjac...