Thetford, High Lodge
Winner of Suffolk Tourism Awards – Best Tourism Experience 2011
The original and still the best. Set in the heart of Britain’s largest lowland pine forest, our first ever course is centred around 30 miles of bike and walking trails from which to explore 50,000 acres of forest. And the mother of all our courses features our classic Tree Top Adventure, Forest Segways and Tree Top Junior.
Our Tree Top Adventure features a NEW Tarzan Swing, back-to-back black crossings (don’t worry, they’re optional!) and an Alpine zip (that goes from tree to tree). Now that’s worth shouting from the tree tops!
And the adventure does not need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway - an epic experience with a down to earth twist.
And Thetford Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Mini Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!
Get out and about with us this season
For full details on dates and times simply 'check availability' and you'll see when Thetford is open.
Below is a snapshot of when our forest doors open.
We're open from February to November, but we close our forest doors during December and January (...it gets a little chilly and we like to maintain our adventures so they're all ready to go next year).
Open February Half Term (17th February - 21st February)
Weekends in March.
Open Daily Easter, Half Term and Summer Holidays.
Open Daily October Half Term (27th October - 31st October).
Open November Weekends.
Here are our Tree Top Adventure stats for Go Ape Thetford, High Lodge.
- Number of sections 5
- Longest Zip Wire 140 metres
- Longest Crossing 26 metres
- Total Length 739 metres
- Number of Crossings 36
- Highest Point 12 metres
The Team at Thetford
Go Ape Thetford
High Lodge Forest Centre
Suffolk, IP27 0AF
You can select longitude/Latitude for accurate Sat-Nav directions: Type in our co-ordinates: 52.44607080, 0.65842870.Get directions
From the A11 take the B1107 towards Brandon, and follow signs to High Lodge Forest Centre.
Due to the rural nature of our locations, postcodes are not always accurate when using satellite navigation. Please always check the route before setting off, and cross reference with a map.
Please note that the following site entry charges apply at Thetford Forest:
Site entry will be £2.20 an hour per car and a maximum charge of £11.50 after 5 hours. Mini buses will be charged a fixed fee of £23 and coaches £40.
The nearest station is Thetford. For more information visit National Rail
Brecks Bus service operates Mon to Fri between High Lodge, Brandon and Thetford.
Some nearby places which may be of interest:
Thetford Forest offers something for everyone.
There's miles of walking to be done, acres of trails to explore on a bike and then there's Go Ape Forest Segway.
Get off the beaten track and explore the forest on a segway with Go Ape Forest Segway.
The Friends of Thetford Forest are a great organisation that aim to increase knowledge, understanding and enjoyment at the forest.
Thetford Forest is cared for by the Forestry Commission.
From trails to sustainable timber, and concerts to conservation projects, the Forestry Commission looks after forests and woodlands, for everyone to enjoy. Visit www.forestry.gov.uk to find out more.
Feedback from Thetford, High Lodge
Take a look at what some of our tribe have said about their time in the forest. It’s always good to hear it straight from the Gorilla’s mouth (…and we’re proud to say it’s totally unedited!) And why not have a peek at what people are saying about us on Trip Advisor.