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We have been asked by High Lodge Centre to tell our members that due to the capacity restrictions in force in site, it is best to avoid arriving between 10:30 and 14:00 at weekends as it has been necessary to shut the gates due to the maximum number of cars on site on a number of occasions.

This has led to unacceptable parking on the road outside and as a result the Police have attended and offence tickets issued.

The situation is monitored constantly and it is hoped that capacity will gradually be increased, as other venues also open and the visitor load is spread more evenly.

Up to date info can be found at all times on the FE High Lodge website and their Facebook pages.

We hope you understand these capacity rules are for safety reasons in these challenging times, and obviously we want both visitors and staff to stay safe whilst on site.

Thank you

Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Archaeology

Volunteers dig a test pit

Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) Archaeology undertakes archaeological research, focusing on historic documents and heritage sites. FoTF Archaeology work with Forestry England and with Norfolk and Suffolk Historic Environment Services and they give guidance and help with training.

2015 saw the group make a number of visits to site in and around the Forest, with clearance work being done at Ickburgh Wwarren Lodge and the installation of intereptation boards. In 2016, Friends began a new initiative - caring for a number of archaeological sites across the Forest, making sure they are not being damaged by encroaching vegetation and that they can be viewed safely.

More recently, in 2018, and continuing into 2019, FoTF were involved in various activities relating to the High Lodge Heritage Trail.

For more information, and details on how you can be involved, please email conservation@fotf.org.uk with FoTF Archaeology in the subject.

Friends of Thetford Forest values its volunteers and the Forestry England needs the help and support of Friends' members. For more details please email volunteering@fotf.org.uk