Lynford Arboretum

Norfolk  >  United Kingdom

Woodland, lake and grass paddocks. Highlights: Hawfinch, Firecrest and Common Crossbill. Easy walking, with wheelchair access to several parts.

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Most recent update 10 January 2022


Lynford Arboretum at Lynford near Thetford is noted for its variety of bird life, spring flowers and autumn fungi. The area has a good range of typical woodland birds. Mainly conifer forest but some deciduous and a small arboretum. Winter and early spring possibly the best times to visit. Among the birds you can expect are Common Crossbill, Eurasian Treecreeper, Eurasian Nuthatch, Firecrest, Hawfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Eurasian Green Woodpecker, Cuckoo, Coal Tit and Wood Lark.



Access off the A1065 at Ickburgh travelling south just before Mundford roundabout. Car parking on left about 1.5 miles down the road. Click on the P in the map to get directions. The walking route indicated on the map is about 6 km long.

Terrain and Habitat

Forest , Lake , Grassland



Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

Spring , Autumn , Winter

Best time to visit

Winter , Spring , Autumn


Wide path , Unpaved road

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Bicycle , Wheelchair

Birdwatching hide / platform


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