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Nightjar Evenings Tuesdays 25 June and 2 July 2019, 8.30pm - 10.30pm.

Forestry England’s Ecologist Neal Armour-Chelu and Nightjar Expert Ron Hoblyn are leading these two free evening events, starting from the Kings Forest Picnic Site Car Park on the B1106 Elveden to Bury Road (Grid Ref TL825748). Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for the forest environment and for the drop in temperature as night falls. Binoculars and insect repellent are not essential but are useful.
Booking is not required but further information can be obtained by emailing

FoTF are looking for volunteers to 'Meet and Greet' at High Lodge Centre and to Check the Walking Trails of Thetford Forest. Click here for more information

The next FoTF Conservation Event is on Sunday 23rd June.

Forest Discovery Day 2018 Photos

The "Forest at Work" Discovery Day saw almost 1,700 people visit the High Lodge site in Thetford Forest , many of whom had come to see the "Forest at Work" Discovery Day led by The Friends Of Thetford Forest (FoTF) in conjunction with the Forestry Commission.

There were forest machines in action, marquees dedicated to timber production and protection, deer management, archaeology, and space for children’s crafts. The local TIMBER mountain bike group were also represented and hosted a display of cycles for the less able person and their impressive multi use machine for trail building and upkeep.

Lots of smiling faces, despite the chilly start to the day, and those that came be back from the deer spotting walk led by the Foresty Commission (FC) Ranger all commented on the very life like appearance of the deer silhouettes recently purchased by FC and in part funded by FoTF that are used for training.