Activities

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 stayed for 2 weeks in this nice cottage and had a great time. The cottage is well equipped with washing machine, dryer, iron etc. Also there is a very good Wifi connection with a lot of streaming services (very useful if you have teenage kids…) The fireplace in the livingroom makes the cottage very cosy, especially at rainy days or cold nights you don’t want to leave the cottage. We will be back!

Immo - Germany
Sep 2017

Loved the little touches – basics stocked in kitchen – such a cute / efficient space.

Penny - USA
Sep 2017