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Route - Brandon Country Park

Bury Road, Brandon, Suffolk, IP27 0SU

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Introduction

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    • At Brandon Country Park you can explore the arboretum with its copper beech, false acacia and monkey puzzle trees.
    • There are variety of walks around the park many on hard surfaces.
    • They lead around the forest taking in the walled garden, lake and mausoleum.
    • The information board at the start of the walk.
    • shows a map of the different walks.
    • There are 3 walks around the park with colour sign posts.
    • The 3 walks range from easy to difficult and vary in distance.
    • The Red Walk is an easy walk around the lake and is approximately 1.5miles / 2km.
    • The Purple Walk is approximately 3.5 miles / 5.5km and takes in the lake and park.
    • The Orange Walk is approximately 6 miles / 9.5 km .
    • and takes you around the park and Thetford Forest.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Thetford.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
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    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 3 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 360cm x 480cm (11ft 10in x 15ft 9in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 26m (28yd 1ft) from the walks entrance.
    • The furthest designated bay is 32m (34yd 2ft) from the walks entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
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    • There is not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Walks Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the beginning of the walks, off the visitors centre.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • There are no doors at this entrance.
  • The door opening is 240cm (7ft 10in) wide.

RED Walk

  • The Red Walk is an easy walk starting at the visitors centre and taking on a circular route around the lake and woodland and then back to the visitors centre.
  • There is seating and coloured sign posts along the route.

Red Walk Paths

  • They are several uneven paths around the route.
  • The surface of the paths is compact gravel and compact earth.
  • Along the walk there are some paths with exposed tree roots.

Orange Walk

  • The Orange Walk starts at the visitors centre and takes you around the park and Thetford Forest.
  • It takes in the lake, mausoleum, bird hide, heathland and communication tower.
  • The walk has coloured sign posts around the route.
  • There is some seating available along the walk.

Orange Walk Paths

  • The paths around the walk vary in degrees of levels, ranging from easy to steep.
  • The surface of the paths are compact gravel, compact earth, loose earth and grass.
  • Along the route some paths are rutted and have exposed tree roots.

Accessible Toilet

  • The nearest accessible toilet is located in Brandon Park Visitors Centre.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • The nearest standard toilets are located within the Brandon Park Visitors Centre.