|Club||Suffolk Orienteering Club|
|Nearest town||Brandon, Suffolk|
|Carpark location||At Brandon Country Park Vistor Centre. Pay and display Weekdays Â£1 for 2hrs Â£2 all day. Weekends and Bank Holidays Â£1.50 and Â£3.00 respectively. Charges between 0800 and 2000. Free for cyclists|
Brandon Country Park and Thetford Forest have acres of Scots and Causican Pine, Larch, Beech and Silver Birch. The Forest is a wonderfully mysterious place to explore as it is crisscrossed with miles of walking and cycling trails; some are suited to families, others for the more experienced hiker and cyclist or even horserider.
Brandon Country Park itself (IP27 0SU) is located just south of Brandon town centre off the B1106 Bury Road or just 5 minutes north of the newly dualled A11. It is less than 30 minutes from Bury St Edmunds and under an hour from Ipswich, Cambridge, Kings Lynn and Norwich.
By public transport, the Park is within walking distance of Brandon town centre (1mile/1.6km) and railway station (1.5miles/2.4km). A Bus service #86 links with Thetford and Bury St Edmunds with a stop (Old Forge Court (opp)) approx 500m from the entrance.
Other Things to do in the Area
Brandon Country Park Visitor Centre and Tearooms are open from 10:00. Between April and October it closes at 4:30 and between November and March 3.30, though hot food is only available up to an hour before closing. It is open every day except Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On a Saturday it opens at 9:30am for early risers and park runners!
Toilets at the Visitor Centre opening the same times.
The Park is open from dawn to dusk.
Walled garden and Gothic mausoleum
Colour signed walking routes through the Park and the Forest and cycle tracks.
Parkrun every Saturday at 9.00
Maps Available From
Brandon Country Park Visitor Centre Tel: 01842 810185
- White and/or yellow standard controls suitable for beginners
- Orange and/or light green standard controls suitable for people with some experience