Thetford Forest Biking and Walking – Thetford Forest Park

Our 2 bedroom holiday cottage located in Brandon, Suffolk is a great base for visiting Thetford Forest – just a short 15 minute walk or bike ride away, starting from the cycle path conveniently located immediately in front of the cottage.

Cycle path for biking to Thetford Forest from our holiday cottage

High Lodge

Enjoy a forest adventure at High Lodge Thetford Forest. Unwind with beautiful forest trails or try the excitement of their bike trails, Go Ape and adventure play.

Check out these  Walks from High Lodge

and these Waymarked cycle routes from High Lodge

Also see map below for great Thetford Forest biking trails:

Our Suffolk holiday cottage is great for Thetford Forest Biking

Brandon Country Park

brandon_country_parkThere are also lots of single tracks to explore that are unmarked so you can string your own route together – a good start point for finding some of them is Brandon Country Park rather than High Lodge.

Both High Lodge and Brandon Country Park have café’s for post ride refreshments! The country park also has a café for those that wish to enjoy a brew and sugar fix and avoid the slightly busier High Lodge area.

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Santon Downham

Santon DownhamThe Little Ouse Valley between Brandon and Thetford has been designated a Forest Nature Reserve by the Forestry Commission in recognition of its importance to wildlife.

Along the valley, wetland areas of alder carr and fen, poplars, damp grazing meadows and reedbeds support a rich variety of plants, insects and birds. St Helen’s picnic site, next to the river, is a good base from which to explore.

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Guest Reviews

We had a lovely time in Jeremy’s cottage! It was clean, had spacious, comfortable bedrooms and the kitchen had all of the amenities! Not one complaint – it was perfect for me and my family.

Tara - Canada
Oct 2017

Thank you for our wonderful stay at Flint Cottage. We were visiting our son who is in Air Force and stationed at RAF Mildenhall, but lives in Brandon. The cottage was a nice stroll to his house and in spite of rain and snow while we were there, we managed to walk almost everywhere. The cottage was clean, had every amenity and was just quirky enough to give us a different type of stay than the usual “hotel” that all look the same! Will definitely stay again when we return!

Debby - UK
Jan 2018