Distance: 6.5 miles (10km)
Ascent: 47 metres
Start/finish: Thetford Forest Park, IP27 0AF
The Forestry Commission walking and cycling trails are available on a map from the visitor centre and can be helpful for further exploring the forest.
Our route heads south from the start past the woodland sculptures and the mountain bike skills area to a large forest crossroads (0.9 miles/1.4km). Turn L and follow the track to a sharp R, take the next L and follow this track, taking the fourth main L at TL 832831 (2.7 miles/4.4km). Follow this north-east to the boundary between the managed forest and the golf course. Turn L and follow this path north past Thetford Warren Lodge. Continue around to the L following the Beach Walking Trail across the exit road, then bear L to cross the exit road again (5 miles/8km). Continue south but turn R at the next main track. Follow this west back to the playing fields in front of the visitor centre and run across these back to the start.
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