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Bacton Woods

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.

Walk details

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: NR28 9UE (car park)

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 the North Norfolk District Council website and the Forestry England website.

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


On site

Parking: Large woodland car park with parking bays for disabled. Free

Woods and parkland: Woodland open daily

Shops and café: None on site

Toilets: None on site

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