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Thetford Forest

Thetford Forest is largest lowland pine forest in Britain, covering around 19,000 hectares of land near Thetford. The woodland is managed by the Forestry Commission for timber production, recreation, and wildlife conservation. Most of the land is either owned directly by the Forestry Commission or is on a long-term lease from the Crown Estate.

Much of the land owned by the Forestry Commission is designated as Access Land, giving the public a general right to roam on foot. The forestry permission also grants permissive access for cyclists and horse-riders on its land. Access to the leased land varies. There are a large number of way-marked trails that the public can enjoy.

Toilets, catering facilities, adventure playgrounds, and other activities are available at High lodge. There is a cafe at Brandon Country Park. There are also a number of other car parks around the forest, and toilets at the Santon Downham Offices, and St Helen's Picnic Site.

The main sites and atrractions within the forest are: