A perfect place for a picnic, to go for a bike ride, take your dog for a walk or if you want nice gentle walk. You can even spot a deer which we did when we went for a bike ride last time. There are 3 different well marked paths you can follow and one of the path goes round the woods and good underfoot condition.plenty of parking spaces.
The Forestry Commission always insist that this fine area of woodland is called Bacton Woods or else North Walsham Forest. Don't believe what they tell you - all the locals know it as Witton Woods, and a very fine place it is for a ramble.
There are spacious free carparks, colour-coded trails and occasional functions to attract families on, say, an Easter egg hunt or a spooky hallow'een trail.
NORFOLK COASTAL PATH
The Norfolk Coast Path runs for a total of 60 plus miles from Hunstanton in west Norfolk round to Sea Palling on the north east Norfolk coast.
The majority of this walking trail runs through the dramatic landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
BACTON CIRCULAR WALK
Starting in the seaside village of Bacton village, this walk takes in a beautiful area of Norfolk. The route crosses verdant countryside to link St Andrew’s church (just outside the village) with the much older round tower church of St Margaret at Witton. Both are worth visiting, though while the former is open to the public, the latter can only be entered by appointment with the wardens.
The route is mostly flat and open, with the land rolling gently towards the sea. The views across fields and pleasant grazing meadows are particularly enjoyable on an autumn morning, with far off leaves on the turn and mist clinging to the gentle landscape.
Returning to Bacton there are plenty of opportunities for refreshment, as well as the beach for picnics. To explore the area further you can easily pick up sections of Paston Way or the Norfolk Coast Path which both run nearby.
For more general information on the area we recommend the visit norfolk website.