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Learn more about Thetford Forest at discovery day event

PUBLISHED: 13:43 19 March 2018 | UPDATED: 13:54 19 March 2018

A Business of Ferrets working at the High Lodge open day in 2017. Picture: Ian Burt

A Business of Ferrets working at the High Lodge open day in 2017. Picture: Ian Burt

Visitors to High Lodge can learn more about the management of Thetford Forest during a discovery day event.

High Lodge in Thetford Forest. Picture: Ian BurtHigh Lodge in Thetford Forest. Picture: Ian Burt

Organised by Friends of Thetford Forest, with support from the Forestry Commission (FC), the day provide people with an opportunity to see machinery and talk to the foresters.

People can learn about deer from the wildlife rangers and take part in family craft and archeology activities.

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A new all ability trail is being constructed at High Lodge near Thetford. The 4.2km pathway, called Trailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge will open up new areas of the forest to visitors. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017A new all ability trail is being constructed at High Lodge near Thetford. The 4.2km pathway, called Trailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge will open up new areas of the forest to visitors. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Owen Manson, the FC site recreation manager, said: “Thetford is our largest lowland pine forest and this is the chance for our visitors to find out more about the work the Forestry Commission does and how groups such as the Friends help in its management.”

Visitors will be able to plant a tree seedling and find out more about the new 4.2km trail which is under construction.

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The trail is part of a project called Trailing the Hidden Heritage of High Lodge which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As part of the project workshops to explore and research the history of the landscape re taking place.

The discovery day will be held on Sunday at High Lodge between 10am and 3pm. Normal site charges apply but discovery day events are free.

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