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There is a mature Beech avenue on the roadside and parking just off the B1106.

The Forest was named to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary. Fallow deer are common here.

The chalky soil supports a prolific flower population uncluding Wild Thyme, Bird's Foot Trefoil and numerous butterflies, such as Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus.

Business Opportunity

We are inviting Expressions of Interests from businesses to provide mobile catering at a number of our picnic areas or small forest car parks.  Visit the Forestry Commission Business Opportunities page for more information. 

What do other visitors say?

Hello. I have just returned from my daily trek round the Yellow marked trail in King's Forest with my dogs. There were several filled dog-poo bags hanging from trees in the car park as well as the usual trail of filled coloured dog-poo bags throughout the forest itself.

With no bins or facilities for collection some people think it is OK to leave them in the car park/forest/trees where they will be for many years to come.

Is it possible to have a bin in the car park? Or at least a sign asking people to take their bags home? The fact is that dog waste left to decompose in the open air will quite quickly disappear unlike sealed-in poo.

Anonymous, 15/Mar/2016

Many thanks for your feedback. We'll investigate using signs, but the cost of a bin and recycling is prohibitive.

Forestry Commission Response

Good morning. I am concerned about the increase of fly tipping and general littering in the Kings Forrest along the Icknield Way. Some furniture has been there for ages, and this weekend a large pile of cans and rubbish has appeared. I often pick it up myself but it is getting too much now and out of hand. Please can you help.

Naomi Palmer, 22/Feb/2016

Thank you for letting us know. Suffolk County Council are responsible for the Icknield Way and we are working with them to get the fly tip removed.

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Last updated: 8th May 2016

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What's Here?

  • Dogs on lead
  • Horse riding
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Parking
  • Off of the B1106
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TL824749

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Nicky Russell

0300 067 4546

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Dawn to Dusk
Off of the B1106

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