GPS Cycle and Walking Routes

Foxley Wood

2 miles (3.4 km)

Visit the largest ancient woodlandin Norfolk on this peaceful walk near Dereham. There's 123 hectares (300 acres)to explore on a number of nice footpaths.
The site is also a designated nature reserve so there's a wide variety of flora and fauna to look out for on your walk. Bluebells are a big draw in spring but there's alsoearly purple orchid,lily of the valley, dog's mercury,purple hairstreak,meadowsweet,water avens and fleabaneto see.
The woods are great for wildlife too with white admiral butterflies, sparrowhawks,tawny owls,great spotted woodpeckersandEuropean green woodpeckers.
You can start the walk at the car park off Themelthorpe Road on the western side of the woods. From here you can pick up the trails to create a circular walk around the site.
To extend your walking in the area you could head east and pick up the Marriot's Way long distance trail. The shared cycling and walking trail explores the lovely Wensum Valley.

Foxley Wood Postcode

NR20 4QR - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations

Foxley Wood OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking

Foxley Wood Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking

Cycle Routes and Walking Routes Nearby


Sign at the entrance to Foxley Wood - - 895705

Sign at the entrance to Foxley Wood

Natural arch - - 895814

Natural arch

Orchids and Wildflowers At Foxley Wood - - 1692035

Orchids and Wildflowers At Foxley Wood

View across fields - - 895754

View across fields at the edge of the woods

View northeast along Themelthorpe Road - - 895700

View northeast along Themelthorpe Road

A seat in the sunshine - - 895725

A seat in the sunshine

Bracken thicket - - 895730

Bracken thicket

Path in Foxley Wood - - 1692016

Sheltered path

GPS Files

GPX File

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Memory Map Route

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