Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) has raised over £200,000 in grants and spent over 120,000 volunteer hours on projects to help improve Thetford Forest for wildlife and people.
Our projects include :
The 2002 restoration of the medieval warrener's lodge in Mildenhall Woods and the creation of a circular walk, complete with interpretation boards, with £50,000 in grants from English Heritage; the Heritage Lottery Fund and Forest Heath District Council.
8 purpose-made bikes suitable for use by the disabled and sensory-impaired, available for hire from Bike Art at High Lodge Forest Centre, with £12,500 in grants from Awards for All and the Local Network Fund and £4,225 from FoTF funds. FoTF have also funded the purchase of a wheelchair for vistors to High Lodge as part of its aim to increase enjoyment of the forest for all visitors.
The creation of a tree sculpture at High Lodge, sadly this sculpture had to be removed in 2013 as it had succumbed to the elements.
A new wildlife hide with access for all at High Lodge Forest Centre. FoTF has also given over £1,000 in donations to support the work of the Forest Rangers.