The Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) is a voluntary body, established in 1995. It aims to increase knowledge, understanding, and enjoyment of Thetford Forest and to encourage the involvement of the local community and general public in Thetford Forest's future development.
Whilst the Friends of Thetford Forest shares common aims and works in close collaboration with Forest Enterprise*, it is an independent body serving the needs of members and visitors to Thetford Forest.
To view some of the many tasks in which the The Friends of Thetford Forest has been involved, take a look at our projects.
To learn about the voluntary groups FoTF runs, and the work they do, take a look at Volunteering.
Discover the benefits of joining, and how to join FoTF see Join Us
* Forest Enterprise is the part of the Forestry Commission that is responsible for the management of the forests owned by the nation
Corporate membership allows companies to show their commitment to Thetford Forest. Corporate members receive a framed certificate for display, acknowledgement in the Friends of Thetford Forest newsletters, and on information boards within Thetford Forest as well as special rates and discounts for major events and activities. For more information see the dedicated Corporate Membership page
As well as timber production, Thetford Forest is managed to provide a range of public benefits which include rural development, recreation and sustainable nature conservation. Visitors and members of the Friends of Thetford Forest enjoy the facilities of car parking, picnic areas, waymarked walks and all-ability trails.
Thetford Forest encompasses 20% of the Breckland Environmentally Sensitive Area, making it potentially the greatest contributor, under one land ownership, to Breckland conservation.
At High Lodge Forest Centre, there is a gift shop, restaurant, children's adventure play area, cycle hire, forest trails, High Ropes Course, and special events throughout the year.