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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

Latest News (06/12/2016 11:47)

Please take care when parking in Sandgalls car park due to recent vandalism of the surfacing.

If anyone has any information in connection to this incident please contact the Forestry Commission on 0300 067 4965.

Walkers on a woodland trail

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Popular

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 Stars 5 Stars

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.

Graham M, 29/Oct/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

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.

Mike, 26/Oct/2016
5 Stars 5 Stars

I have been round the Viking Trail multiple times. It has been extremely challenging. I would supremely advise going on this fun course.

Billy, 9/Oct/2016
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Last updated: 22nd November 2016

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Horse riding
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Off of the B1069 Tunstall to Snape road.
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Location

OS Grid ref: TM382559

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Contact

Alice Greenacre

0300 067 4965
alice.greenacre@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Parking
Off of the B1069 Tunstall to Snape road.
Discovery Pass
Available for use at Rendlesham Forest.

Related documents

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified

England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.