Our Attractions  



The lake was first opened to the public in 1998. The lake boasts 41/2 acres of waters catering for all types of fishing from Carp through Tench and Rudd. There are many different swims located around the lake and the lake islands so as to allow the fisherman peace, quiet and of course space. For those of you keen Carper’s out their we recommend our pride and joy, the 35 lb East Fen Grand Carp that swims the lake.


Bird Watching
Local Activities
Trekking and Stables
Other Local Attractions


The Little Ouse River is of course the bonus for our fisherman, especially for those of you who enjoy pike fishing as this particular stretch is notorious for the fish predator. The river flows adjacent to the lake and the early morning views from across the river of the flat Norfolk country side are stunning. Take one of our boats out and explore the river and its areas of tranquil fishing.

The Rules are: No keep nets, No barbed hooks, No tiger nuts and the maximum of 10 lb line. Respect the fish, respect the lakes/river, respect those others using the facilities and ENJOY! The fishing both day and night. PLEASE make sure you have a valid FISHING LICENSE with you.

Kings Lynn

Bury St. Edmund 

Bird Watching

For those bird watching enthusiast it could be said that the preservation and conservation undertaken at the site has provided it greatest success with all the expected varieties of local birds present. The area is healthily inhabited with all of the breeds and species expected of the southwest Norfolk region.

The threatened species of Nitejar and Woodlark can be found and probably most famous of all is the Stone Curlew. The Curlew is suited to the ground found here in the Breckland and whilst there are only reported sighting of the bird actually on site the NWT Weeting Heath nature reserve is within walking distance (approx ½ mile). It has to be said that this must be major bonus when deciding to visit East Fen! Other well known bird sanctuaries can be found at Lynford Arboretum (10 min), East Wretham Heath (25 min) Brancaster and Snettisham Reserve’s (45 mins) and all other north Norfolk coast line can be reached within the hour.

Lynford Hall
Oxburgh Hall
Norwich cathedral.org.uk
Ely Visit:- ElyCambs.com

Local Activities

Thetford Forest is a patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves providing the ideal setting for a day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.

Many of our visitors are attracted by the peace and tranquillity of Thetford Forest as well as the wide range of recreation facilities. High Lodge is the venue where children can explore trails, use the play furniture and have fun on the large grass area. There is something for everyone somewhere in the forest and the quieter sites provide a haven - why not take a walk at Lynford in our compact Arboretum or around the lake?