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High winds are forecast

Our High Winds Policy

When a yellow advisory is given by the Met Office we advise visitors and staff to stay out of the wooded areas and remain on the large open areas of grassland.

Our policy is to close when a met office amber warning is shown. Because it takes a couple of hours to close the forest, we may close in advance when we have a forecast of winds of that speed.

We close the forest by putting safety notices on the outside of all the gates into the forest instructing people not to enter.

For your own safety, please do not come into the forest when signs are displayed saying it is closed. We will also try to alert people through our website and social media platforms to save them unnecessary journeys.

Post Storm Surveys

After a storm has passed through we need to carry out a post-storm survey to determine that the forest is safe to enter.

High winds can cause damage to trees at high level, causing limbs and branches to fall with little or no warning. They can also damage the structure so a whole tree will fall some time later. So, please do not enter the forest until the signs at the gates have been removed.

After a very big storm or hurricane we may need to open part of the forest only – please follow the directions of signs.

Sometimes fallen trees can be dangerous; please do not play on them.

Because the forest is so large we concentrate on ensuring the most-used areas are safe first. If you spot tree damage without red and white tape on it, please keep away and let us know where it is by calling 01485 545408 so we can make it safe.

Good to Go

Good to go

We are pleased to confirm we have been issued with the Industry Standard "We’re Good To Go" certificate.

The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland grant that we are recognised to be following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines as a business, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

To find out what we are doing please see our Covid 19 pages

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Canine Seasonal Illness

Please be aware that August and September are the months where in the past cases of Canine Seasonal Illness have been seen at Sandringham.

SCI is a rare illness which has dramatically declined in numbers since 2010 No-one understands the cause of SCI and there is no cure The key symptoms of SCI are vomiting, diarrhoea and tiredness within 72 hours of being in a woodland area. However, this rare condition is not the only reason why these symptoms may be seen; there are lots of other common causes for these symptoms. If you suspect your dog has SCI, please contact your vet as soon as possible.

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AN UPDATE ON OUR PLANS

We are constantly reviewing the updated Government guidance and working with our partners across Norfolk and the UK, to develop detailed and rigorous plans for reopening safely and responsibly. These plans focus on the safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and local communities.

The safety of our staff, our visitors and the local community continues to be our clear priority.

For further COVID-19 updates please see our guidelines.

Thank you for your patience and your support.

Stay Safe.

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