Thursford Wood, photo by Richard Osbourne 2/4
Thursford Wood, photo by Richard Osbourne 3/4
Thursford Wood, photo by Richard Osbourne 4/4

Thursford Wood

As well as containing some of the oldest oak trees in Norfolk, Thursford Wood also has an excellent display of spring bluebells, summer ferns and autumnal fungi. Good numbers of common woodland birds are present.


Ancient oaks
It is thought that some of the oak trees in Thursford could be more than 500 years old. Each tree is managed carefully, occasionally requiring larger limbs to be removed to avoid the trees being unstable or dangerous.

Towards the River Stiffkey, the woodland descends to alder carr where golden leaved saxifrage can be found between stands of flag iris

Leave Fakenham on the A148 towards Cromer, staying on the road for 1.6km (1 mile) past Little Snoring village. The road passes up a small hill and the car park is on the left – just before an unobtrusive chevron road sign.


Birds - Chiffchaff, nuthatch, blackcap, greater spotted woodpecker
Plants - Ancient oak, wood anemone, wood sorrel, bluebell, bird cherry

Plants - Ancient oak, foxglove, red campion

Plants - Ancient oak, common bracket fungus, jelly ear fungus

Birds - Buzzard
Plants -Ancient oak, holly



Post code
NR21 0BB
Map reference
TF 979 333
Grid reference
OS Landranger 132
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