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Route - Thornham Walks

Red House Yards, Thornham Magna, Suffolk, IP23 8HH

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    • Thornham Walks is a landscaped parkland criss-crossed by 12 miles of paths for you to explore.
    • The walk is approximately 1.3 miles / 2km.
    • The walk is well marked and easy to follow.
    • Along the route you will come across a bird hide, a walled garden, a children's play area with wooden sculptures and at the end of the walk there is the Thornham Coach House Restaurant.


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


  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is located to the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders cannot booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 190cm x 350cm (6ft 3in x 11ft 6in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 88m (96yd 9in) from the park entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is block paving.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop-off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
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    • The car park is pay and display.

Outside Access (Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the park.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The door(s) is / are permanently held open.
  • The door opening is 200cm (6ft 7in) wide.


  • The walk starts beyond the car park and takes you through a wooded area to Thornham Hall and then back to the car park.
  • There is an information board located within the car park and along the walk explaining the history of the estate.
  • Maps of the walk can be purchased by the car park.


  • The path starts off at the car park and children's play area.
  • It then continues along a straight path until it curves to the left a weaves its way through the forest.
  • Just in to the walk is a rest area beside Spinney Pond.
  • Along the walk there are benches and information points explaining the history of the estate and surrounding area and wildlife.


  • The path surface consists of compact loose chippings and has a width of 160cm.
  • Along the route there is some easy slopes.

Bird Hide

  • Along the walk there is a bird hide.
  • There is a wooden slatted path to the hide, with a width of a 100cm.
  • The door opens towards you with an opening width of 95cm.
  • Inside the hide there is a accessible area for wheelchair uses.

Walled Garden

  • At the end of the walk is a walled garden.
  • The garden is open between 08:30 and 16:00 on Saturdays, Sunday and school holidays.
  • The paths around the walled garden are loose chippings with a width of 120cm.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are not accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.

Standard Toilet(s)