Explore the forest around you

Take to the forest by foot and reconnect with this life-enriching natural environment. There are numerous routes and trails to choose from, each offering its own woodland pleasures. The forest walks and trails throughout Thorpe Forest will bring you up close to some amazing sights. Bring your binoculars and spot wild animals, rare plants and interesting insects as you make your way along the woodland walks.


Recommended resources to plan ahead


Thorpe Forest is part of Thetford Forest Park and there is a range of woodland trails in this scenic corner of Norfolk, including gentle, pushchair friendly trails and more challenging routes. Ask the team at the Forest Retreat for some advice on where to head; you can also pick up ordnance survey maps in the shop to help guide you.  If you are planning ahead, we recommend Walk4Life which has a few local walks listed, and also the Forestry Commission Thetford Forest page.


Four-legged forest heaven

Forests and dogs go together! The walks and trails around Thorpe Forest provide some great dog walking routes and your dog will be in heaven acres of woodland to explore. It is important to ensure your dog is under control at all times so as not to disturb the wildlife in their habitat, or of course, other guests.