High Lodge Forest Discovery Day 2017

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High Lodge Forest Discovery Day 2017

Sunday 2nd April from 10am to 4pm is an opportunity to find out more about Thetford Forest and the Forestry Commission at the High Lodge Discovery Day. Thetford Forest is our largest lowland pine forest and part of our Public Forest Estate, managed for timber, wildlife and recreation.

Friends of Thetford Forest will be supporting Discovery Day at High Lodge. There will be information about how timber is produced, with a harvesting machine to view close-up; the opportunity to meet a wildlife ranger and learn about the deer in the forest; discover the Heritage of the forest, archaeology sand pit and guided walks at 11am and 2pm.

In ‘Seed to Tree’ Forestry Commission staff will be giving children a chance to collect seeds and plant small pine plugs to take home and grow on.

In addition, TIMBER, the Mountain Bike volunteers will have on display the Forestry Commission machinery that the group use to develop and maintain the trails and you can try out the mini slow bike race course. The Music Arts Project will have craft and music activities (MAP). There will be pay and play sessions with Lookout Archery, Battlefield Live, Breck Treks pony rides, Back To Wilderness bushcraft and Funfaces and Hair.

Go Ape! will be giving 10% off pre booked tree top adventure and forest Segways.

We will also be joined by the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, Green woodworkers Simon Lamb and Chris Perkins.

So why not come along on 2nd April to discover what makes Thetford Forest so special.

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