What Thetford Forest Offers for Cottage Holidays
Thinking of taking a holiday in Thetford Forest? Discover just what Thetford has to offer for cottage breaks.
Discover the Appeal of Thetford Forest for Self-Catering Holidays
Set in the heart of the Norfolk countryside close to the town of Thetford, Thetford Forest is a wonderfully green oasis protected by the Forestry Commission which extends to almost 50,000 acres. A site of special scientific interest, Thetford is the UK's biggest lowland pine forest and is a popular location for walking, cycling, mountain biking and wildlife watching.
Villages within Thetford Forest Park include:
• Ickburgh; Lying just off the A1065, the village of Ickburgh is conveniently close to Lynford Arboretum and lies just north of Thetford Forest Park. Also nearby is Weeting Heath National Nature Reserve (a hot spot for bird watching) and Grime's Graves Prehistoric Flint Mine; a fascinating area which looks like a grassy lunar landscape.
• Lynford; Situated just off the A134 and nestled by trees, the village of Lynford is a convenient base for a self-catering break in Thetford Forest Park and is very close to Grime Graves Prehistoric Flint Mine.
• Mundford; If you're looking to stay in a reasonably large village in Thetford Forest Park then the village of Mundford with its village store and pub could be an ideal choice.
Outdoor Activities Galore at Thetford Forest Park
Within Thetford Forest Park are mountain biking trails, as well as gentler family-friendly trails. There are also many good walking trails that will help guide you through the canopy of the forest. Popular spots for birdwatching include the Mayday Pond, Weeting Heath National Nature Reserve and Thorpe Woodlands.
Wherever you decide to discover in the woods at Thetford Forest Park, we hope you have the best of times on your holiday in Norfolk.