To the north of Norwich, just a stone’s throw away from the coast, you can explore a sustainable forest with an enchanting collection of trees.
Bacton Wood is a 280-acre forest ideal for dog walkers and a lovely place for those who appreciate the great outdoors.
These woods are home to 30 different species of trees, both native and introduced.
There are some amazing trees to see here, including an oak that has been dubbed a “grandparent” due to its spectacular size.
While this oak is no doubt impressive, it’s got nothing on the magnificent Wellingtonia trees, best known for being one of the three species of redwood.
Redwoods are the largest living species of trees, and these specific redwoods stand between 250 and 300 feet tall.
We’re sure you won’t want to miss out on seeing these breathtaking titans up close.
Three tree-tastic trails
There are three trails at Bacton Wood for you to choose from: the blue trail, the red trail, and the yellow trail, each offering unique things to discover on your walk.
The yellow trail is great for those looking for a casual stroll. It’s paved, has regular benches, and is the shortest of the three, meaning you’ll be able to take in the tranquil scenery in your own time.
It’s just over a mile long, and along the way, you’ll pass by a pond, the grandparent oak, the Redwoods, and more.
Meanwhile, the red and blue trails will take you off the beaten track, offering longer and more wild adventures.
The red trail is about two miles, taking you through a conifer plantation and to the grandparent oak.
The blue trail is the longest of the three trails at two and a half miles and will take you through woodlands full of beech trees, short pines, and the amazing Redwoods.
Make a trip of it
There are plenty of places to stay near Bacton Wood, including numerous hotels and even a caravan park.
The woods have a free car park, and the nearby town of North Walsham is sure to accommodate any other needs you’ll have during your trip here.
So why not go on an adventure to this memorable forest today?
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