Trails in Brandon Country Park

Brandon Country Park | Bury Road Brandon Suffolk IP27 0SU

Dog walking in Brandon Country park

Explore the park and get closer to nature with walking and cycling trails that guide you through the arboretum, forest and restored heathland.

All of the trails start from outside the Copper Beech Tearoom, simply follow the colour coded trail markers.

Redwood Trail - Red Walk - 1 mile (1.5 km)

Allow 20 to 40 mins

Explore the arboretum with our easy going trail, a simple 1 mile loop around the arboretum.

Terrain: A gentle walk on firm paths suitable for all, including pushchairs and all-terrain wheelchairs.

Forest and Heath Trail - Purple Walk - 3.5 miles (.75 km)

Allow 1 hour to 1 hour 45 mins

Venture into a working forest with this 3.5 mile circular route through our arboretum and into the deeper, wilder Thetford Forest with its acres of evergreen Scots pine plantation, areas of larch which drip needles onto the paths, and open glades.

Terrain: A gentle walk on firm paths and soft forest tracks.

Firecrest Trail - Orange Walk - 5.5 miles (8.75 km)

Allow 1 hour 45 mins to 3 hours 45 mins

Discover the deeper beauty of the forest and the open landscape of the heath on 5.5 miles of trail through park and forest. Venture along winding woodland paths and forest tracks, through dense undergrowth and open glades, and explore the open landscape of Brandon Heath with its solitary birch trees and big open skies.

Terrain: A lengthy walk on firm paths and soft forest tracks. Walking boots or wellies recommended, can be muddy.

Tree Trail - 1 mile (1.75 km)

Allow 45 mins to 1 hour 15 mins

Enter a world of majestic trees as you learn about trees from around the world on this 1 mile route. See Monterey pines and get close to giant redwoods, the world's biggest tree – feel its soft spongy orange bark like the hair of an orangutan! Look up at the monkey puzzle’s tangle of spiky branches, and marvel at the magnificient blue Atlas cedars.

Terrain: A short walk on firm paths and forest paths. Suitable for all, including pushchairs and all-terrain wheelchairs.

Interactive artist-led audio trail

Ever wondered what it would be like to take a walk in the woods with an artist? An artist who talks you through the landscape, helping you to explore the environment with a creative eye and prompting you to respond creatively to your surroundings?

A new interactive artist-led audio trail app for Brandon Country Park allows you to do just that! Simply download a free app to your phone or tablet, and grab something to draw with, and something to draw on...

During the guided walk experience, artist Genevieve Rudd will invite you to take notice of your surroundings and use simple sensory creative techniques that help you tune into the environment, as she encourages you to take a fresh look at the natural world around you and experiment with drawing, writing and photography!

Find out more about the interactive artist-led audio trail

Poachers Cycle Trail - Blue Trail - 5.75 miles (9.25 km)

Get the heart pumping on a slightly bumpy ride suitable for all the family. This Forestry England cycleway runs through the park along the main entrance road, and along 5.75 miles (shortcut available) of well-marked wide paths, narrow tracks and undulating drives through the heart of Thetford Forest.

Terrain: Firm paths, soft tracks and wide forest.

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