Enjoy walking through this mosaic of conifers, mixed woodland and open areas with its heather, broom and gorse providing a variety of colour through the changing seasons. With this rich diversity of trees and plants, insects, birds and animals these woods provide a lovely countryside experience for all the family.
Length of walk: About one and a third miles (2km) for red access trail
Location: Two and half miles north east of North Walsham
Map Ref: TG317313 (car park) Postcode: N/A
Getting there: No public transport currently to this site. By car: On minor roads from North Walsham (car park off B1150).
by cycling or walking: In quiet lanes area for walking and cycling; Sustrans regional cycle route 30 passes close by.
Site owned/managed by Forestry Commission
Information boards in car park. Waymarking, map leaflet can be obtained from NNDC 01263 513811 or the Forestry 0300 067 4500 and downloaded from https://www.north-norfolk.gov.uk/tasks/your-community/find-out-about-bacton-wood/ and https://www.forestry.gov.uk/forestry/englandeastanglianoforestbactonwood
Parking: Large woodland car park with parking bays for disabled. Free
Woods and parkland: Woodland open daily
Shop and café: None on site
Toilets: None on site
Accessibility and family provision
No facilities available on site - nearest towns are North Walsham or Bacton
For families: Waymarked trails and open woodland to explore
Dogs: Popular dog walking site
Access for all route
Start & Finish. Car park – red trail route
Distance(s). About one and a third miles (2 km)
Accessibility. Woodland paths dependant on current and recent weather conditions. Contact NNDC or Forestry Commission for current condition prior to visit if concerned
Gradients. A 200m gentle gradient section
Stiles & Gates. None
Surface. Mostly firm compacted soil with some crushed stone repaired areas
Waymarking. Colour coded posts (although advisable to have map for first visit to identify features around)
Seating. Limited benches and picnic tables
Specific hazards. Working forest – respect all warning signs; subject to weather damage i.e. can have muddy, uneven areas and tree litter.
Footwear/clothing. Sensible footwear for woodland paths and prevailing weather conditions.
Downloadable Walks for all guide sheet