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Rendlesham UFO Trail
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Trail details

Grade of Trail:

  • Easy

Trail Waymarking:

Follow the silver arrows

Length of trail:

3 miles

Trail is currently open


Trail description

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

Interpretation sigh for the UFO trail 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 Alien Trail Leaflet, available from the Forest Office.

UFO on the UFO trail in Rendlesham.New addition to the trail

The Rendlesham UFO has finally landed! We're delighted to say that visitors to Rendlesham's UFO trail will now be able to see what the UFO sighted in 1980 was believed to have looked like.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

My partner took me to Rendlesham Forest as a surprise treat for my birthday last year. We did the UFO trail and loved it. Such fun and the forestry commission are great sports for creating this. Amazing to behold a metal sculpture in the clearing where the unknown craft supposedly landed in 1980. A fantastic story and a great interpretation. Even without the drama of this mystery, the forest is exceptionally beautiful and we will certainly return one day.

Travis, 5/Jul/2016

Whats the meaning of those weird symbols in the left side of the UFO? Penniston touched? And get binary code?

mike whistleblower, 29/Jun/2015


Please can you e-mail me more details. My partner turns 40 years old next year and he is obsessed with the Rendlesham UFO case. I would like to somehow book up a UFO trail walk? Can you send me info on how to go about this please? What accommodation is available nearest the forest? Please help as this would blow his mind and I don't know how to go about it?

Kind Regards


louise, 24/Nov/2014

Call us on the number listed on the right more infomration.

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