Hundreds or even thousands of trees could one day fill a new 160-acre country park in mid-Norfolk.

Dereham Town Council is in the process of applying for grants to fund the planting of around seven acres of woodland at the vast site in the town's east.

The park will stretch from Neatherd Moor in the west with Etling Green in the east and is hoping to start its planting next winter and finish by early 2026.

Work on the land, which was purchased back in July 2021, has been ongoing this year with the creation of a ‘species-rich grassland’ habitat along with the planting of 20 acres of flowers.

The council say there will be a variety of trees selected in the planting, that will be able to adapt to climate change. As well as conventional woodland, There may be some areas which will be managed on rotational coppice.

A spokesman for Dereham Town Council said: "The planting of the woodlands is another element in the gradual evolution of the countryside park".