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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 Conservation Groups

The Friends of Thetford Forest (FoTF) runs three main Conservation teams where members and non-members can take part too, on a 'day membership' temporary basis. The three groups are:

Both these groups are volunteers who undertake a number of tasks to improve the forest environment.

FoTF Conservation

FoTF Conservation meets every 3rd Sunday in the month, and the meeting point depends on the location of the work being undertaken. To view more information about this team, and learn more about previous and upcoming events please click here, or select the relevant option from the Volunteering menu.

FoTF Lynford Arboretum Group

FoTF Lynford Arboretum Group meets 4 to 6 times a month on Wednesdays and Sundays. To view more information about this group, and learn more about upcoming events please click here, or select the relevant option from the Volunteering menu.

FoTF Archaeolgy

FoTF Archaeolgy undertakes archaeological research, focusing on historic documents and heritage sites. To view more information about this group, and learn more about upcoming events please click here, or select the relevant option from the Volunteering menu.

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