- Thetford Forest car parking (charges)
Now I know I’m tight but I’ve just seen the prices to park in Thetford Forest 😯
I’m over that way with work on Tuesday evening is there anywhere more affordable (or free) to park my car near by, I don’t mind a few miles of riding to get to the trails.
Any locals out that night as well?
CheersPosted 5 years agorichmarsSubscriber
Lots of the fire roads exit onto the main road and have space to park. As Loco says, bottom of the beast is a good one, as there’s space for 6-8 cars, and you can get on to (what was called) the black route.Posted 5 years ago
Failing that and if you need food/loo etc, Brandon CP is fine.stumpy01Member
Brandon Country Park car park as mentioned…..
If you are planning on doing the waymarked trails, then head back up from the car park to the main road. Cross the road, back into the forest and almost immediately there is a non-signposted trail on the right hand side.
Follow it down. It splits a few times, but doesn’t matter what path you take as long as you are generally heading in the same direction. You’ll end up at a fire road at the bottom of The Beast.
From here you can either follow the signs (on your left, turn left back into the forest) to do the last bit of the trail.Posted 5 years ago
Or, to get to the start of the trails go left up the fire road and when it bears round to the right after a few hundred yards, continue straight up on a grass/sand track (instead of following it right).
At the end of this, turn right onto the sandy path. Follow this until the end of a grassy field on you right and go left onto a gravel road. This takes you to the start of the waymarked trails.plyphonMember
We normally park near the “bottom” of the red route. lots of free bits round there. Be prepared for dirty looks from entitled parents who are a bit livid they forked out for parking.
Also, bring packed lunches. A few years ago the food was fine, but when I went last year the sausage roll I bought was essentially water and scrunched newspaper. Worst roll i’ve ever seen.Posted 5 years agosykikMember
The pump track is right next to the high lodge parking area. It is just east of the squirrel scamper pit near the end of the beater trail (old red trail). If in doubt ask at the bike art shop, it’s a minutes ride from there.
I would definitely be interested in a STW meetup. I’m local but I have a vague knowledge of the riding on the Brandon side, would be great to be guided around there a bit.Posted 5 years ago
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