Bacton Wood, or Witton Woods as it is also known, is over 113 hectares (280 acres). The woodland is owned by the Forestry Commission and is part managed by North Norfolk District Council, together forming the Bacton Woods Countryside Partnership Project.
Bacton Wood is a mosaic of conifer plantation, mixed woodland and open spaces. There are 30 species of tree within the wood, some native and some introduced.
Funding from the European LEADER + programme for community projects as well as North Norfolk District Council, the Forestry Commission (which manages part of the Council-owned wood), Witton Parish Council and the Norfolk Rural Community Council contributed to new disabled parking and picnic facilities, the improvement of 175 metres of paths and the installation of a new information board.
Please note: open fires and bbq are not permitted on any site managed or owned by NNDC.
Bacton Wood Events
|Bee homes and wild flowers||Thursday 30th May||10am to 12 noon||Make a bee home to put up in your garden. Come study wild flowers with the rangers.||£2 per bee home|
|Butterflies and Moths||Thursday 30th May||1.30pm to 3.30pm||Making homes and how to attract these lovely insects.||£2 per child|
|Night time wildlife walk with Peter Walton||Friday July 12th||
|Please meet in the main car park, and bring a torch.||£3 adults kids free entry|
|Water rockets.||Thursday 1st August.||10am to 12 noon||Make a rocket and fire it into space.Looking at stars and the planets you find in space. Please bring an empty plastic 2 litre fizzy pop bottle.||£2 per child.|
|Woodland survival skills for kids||Thursday 1st August||1.30pm to 3.30pm||£2 per child.|
|Lost in the jungle; shelter building.||Tuesday 20th August||10am to 1pm.||Can you survive in the woods? Bring a picnic. Lunch not provided.||£3 per child|
|Mini beast Hunt||Tuesday 20th August||2.30pm to 3.30pm||£1 per child|
Bacton Wood events start from the main car park. Please wait for rangers or group leaders to guide you. Only enter wood if you know exact location of event. For all events, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Under 3's have free entry to events, unless stated otherwise. We advise to bring pushchairs for tiny tired feet. Please wear suitable outdoor clothes. Please keep dogs on leads during events.
There are no toilets at Bacton Wood, however North Walsham town is less than 5 minutes drive away.
The Event Ranger can be contacted on 07920576634.
NNDC reserves the right to cancel or change any event at short notice.