Tunstall Forest is a part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
It consists of coniferous plantations, broadleaved belts and heathland areas which link up with both Tunstall and Blaxhall Common. These areas are very good for ground nesting birds such as the Nightjar and Woodlark.
Harvesting Operations this Autumn and Winter
Timber harvesting will be carried out this Autumn and winter as part of Tunstall's sustainable forest management. To help you plan your visit and avoid the work areas please use the Harvesting Operations Map. You can also visit the East District Forest Operations page for more information. Always obey warning signs around the forest as the map can change at short notice.
Tunstall is very popular with walkers, cyclists and horseriders.
Mountain Bike Trail
Tunstall Forest has a 10 mile red graded single-track mountain bike trail available to the public managed by 'Tunstall and Rendlesham Off-road Group.
The trail begins from Sandgalls car park in the north of Tunstall (off the Tunstall to Iken Road).
What do other visitors say?
5 StarsGraham M, 29/Oct/2016
Excellent route. The PDF map to find the car park is confusing. IP12 2JY will get you to the equestrian centre. From Ipswich direction, turn right after the centre an you'll find the car park off that road to the right.
5 StarsMike, 26/Oct/2016
I regularly enjoy the Viking Bike Trail, walking with my children. As well as the campsite area. Tunstall is a lovely place to visit & the Viking trail is a great resource & we really appreciate all the time & effort that has gone into its building & maintenance.
5 StarsBilly, 9/Oct/2016
I have been round the Viking Trail multiple times. It has been extremely challenging. I would supremely advise going on this fun course.