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Waveney Valley Walks - Knettishall Heath

Waveney Valley Walks - Knettishall Heath


The open landscape of Knettishall Heath was created about four thousand years ago when the forest was cleared for cultivation and grazing livestock. Since then the land has been used for sheep and rabbit grazing.

This walk follows waymarked trails that have been set out in the country park. A leaflet is also available from dispensers in the car park. Be sure to take your binoculars on this walk and look out for the resident herd of Exmoor ponies as well as Black sheep and Jersey cattle. Knettishall is at one end of the long distance footpath 'The Angles Way'.

Knettishall Heath Country Park main car park, off A1066, east of Thetford.

Start Nat GR TL 955806.

Points of Interest: Grazing animals, bird watching, iron age burial mound.

Miles: 4


Suffolk County Council - Discover Suffol

01473 264759


Knettishall Heath Country Park,
IP22 2TQ



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Map reference: TL 966806  Lat: 52.38810 Long: 0.88764