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Foxley Wood

Foxley, Dereham NR20 4QR, UK

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About Foxley Wood

Foxley Wood is a nature reserve in Foxley, Norfolk, England, the largest ancient woodland and coppice in Norfolk. The Wood is thought to be about 6,000 years old, and is even mentioned in the Doomsday book!  In 2002 it was recognized as a National Nature Reserve. It is a hotspot for butterflies including a white admiral, meadow brown, speckled wood, ringlet, purple hairstreak, and silver-washed fritillary.



Attractions near Foxley Wood

Whitwell & Reepham Station3.84km from Foxley Wood

Whitwell and Reepham railway station, also known as Whitwell station, is a former station situated in Norfolk, England. The station closed in 1959 and is a notable stop on the Marriott's Way long-distance footpath. It is being restored as a railway museum, including the re-laying of track.

Marriott's Way3.87km from Foxley Wood

Marriott’s Way is a 26-mile footpath, bridleway and cycle route. It provides a lovely green corridor from the heart of Norwich into the countryside along a disused railway. The surrounding area is rich with wildlife, including jays, magpies, wrens, primroses and wild strawberries. Several concrete public works of art can be seen along the way a constant reminder of the lines connection with the concrete industry and of its last days as a freight line carrying concrete products.

Gressenhall Farm & Workhouse9.66km from Foxley Wood

This is a  unique museum hosting a traditional working farm, home to the magnificent Suffolk Punch horses and rare breed livestock. Enjoy a fascinating journey through the story of rural Norfolk. With a thrilling woodland adventure playground, a historic workhouse, traditional farm, many indoor displays and a café

Pensthorpe Natural Park12.47km from Foxley Wood

Pensthorpe Natural Park is a modern day nature reserve with a focus on inspiring the next generation to enjoy wildlife and the great outdoors. Explore 700 acres of woodland walks, nature trails, lakes and a variety of habitats teaming with wildlife including wetlands, woodlands, farmland and grassland. The site was created as a nature reserve by Bill Makins in the 1980s, before being bought by Bill and Deb Jordan in 2003, of Jordans cereals.

Thursford12.85km from Foxley Wood

Thursford Collection, which is an assortment of steam engines and fairground organs housed in a museum. The collection was founded by the late George Cushing and what began as a hobby turned into one of the world's most important steam and fairground museums. The collection includes a Mighty Wurlitzer which is the fourth-largest in Europe and has a total of 1,339 pipes.

National Trust - Blickling Estate13.9km from Foxley Wood

Blickling is a majestic Jacobean house built in 1619-20 by Robert Lyminge, the architect of Hatfield, for Sir Henry Hobart. As well as an iconic historic Jacobean hall, there are 55 acres of wonderful gardens and hundreds of acres of parkland to roam in. With a pub on-site and events happening all year round, you'll discover something new every time you visit.

Where is Foxley Wood

Discover more attractions in Norfolk, where Foxley Wood is located

Norfolk91 attractions

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the northwest, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and to the northwest, The Wash.Norfolk County’s most popular tourist attractions are the beaches, ports, towns and villages along Lake Erie, known as Ontario’s South Coast.