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Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

Follow the silver arrows

Length of trail:

3 miles

Trail is currently open



In December 1980 several sightings of a UFO were reported in Rendlesham Forest.

Many people think these mysterious events are the most significant UFO incident to have occured in the UK. There is no tangible evidence on the ground, but following the trail with the help of our leaflet and your imagination, an intriguing picture can be painted.

To help your children round the UFO Trail, why not look for the strange symbols on the posts and decode the message with help from our Alein Trail Leaflet, available from the Forest Office.

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

Lovely walk, informative leaflet but why put code on the signs if it means nothing to the kids at end? Good day but slightly frustrating.

Starbs, 9/Apr/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Came at the weekend, 2nd time going. Had a great day out, walking a total of 12miles and took plenty of pictures. We shall be back in the summer and hope to camp too.

Ruth-Louise , 2/Dec/2013
1 Star 1 Star

What is the post code for my satnav

Richard, 22/Sep/2013

The postcode is IP12 3NF

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • Walking


OS Grid ref: TM354484
Postcode: IP12 3NF

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Nigel Turner

01394 450164

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