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Explore Rendlesham Forest
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

Colour rating today: turned golden turned golden

Explore Rendlesham on foot or by bike. Play equipment and a cycle park will give you a forest experience with even more fun! 

Friday Street Modifications Discussion Summary

View the discussion summary with findings and conclusions from the Friday Street Modifications online discussion.

The discussion ran from the 14th of July to the 31st of August 2014 and shared views and ideas regarding planned changes around the threshold of the bridleway into Rendlesham Forest at Friday Street.

If you have any problems downloading or would prefer the document in word format please email: 

Walking trails

There are two circular walks, the blue easy access trail of 1.2km/0.75 miles and the longer red trail of 5km/3miles. Both will take you through plantations, heathland and wetlands. The UFO trail will stimulate your imagination and take you to some of the areas connected to the UFO sighting in December 1980.

Cycling & bike park

The two cycle routes of varying distance and difficulty criss cross the forest. The bike park is an exciting place for experienced cyclists to develop their skills. There is something for cyclists of all ages.

Hired bikes may be used on the Forest Trails, but not on the Bike Park.You are asked to bring your own for riding on the Bike Park.

Out of this world play

The play areas can be found near to the car park and provide a challenge for all ages with a tube slide, climbing wall, obstacle course, swings, zip-line and much more.

Wonderful wildlife

Rendlesham is home to two bird species, the Nightjar and Woodlark.


After your forest adventure take your family and friends for a relaxing picnic.

Volunteering Opportunities

Enjoy the forest, learn new skills and meet new people…. Get stuck in and help make the forest a fantastic place for people and wildlife. We are currently looking for a Volunteer Ranger at Rendlesham Forest and the Sandlings. Click here for more details.

Important site information

Harvesting is due to continue for sometime in Rendlesham Forest and it will affect some trails in the working week. Harvesting does not take place during weekends and public holidays. Please observe site signage during the working week.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

took 2 young children for an afternoon on the bikes. Had a brilliant time, my 4 yr old son completed the tang trail without any problems. Space to eat and play afterwards was just excellent. Off again very soon,

sharon, 2/Aug/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Great little spot. We had a great time on our bikes and a tasty ice cream. What more could you want? A UFO? Yeah they have one of those too!

Gavin Mitchell, 1/Aug/2014
5 Stars 5 Stars

Superb day out, and 3.30 for all day parking is very reasonable. My 10 year old grandson was asleep before we got to the main road !

Anonymous, 1/Jun/2014
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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Barbeque
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Cycling Hire
  • Dogs on lead
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Buses
  • Services 160 & 182
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • All day parking for 3.30
    Cash only parking meter
  • Train station
  • Nearest station is Woodbridge
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: TM354484
Postcode: IP12 3NF

Get directions


Nigel Turner

01394 450164

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
GMT 08:00 - 20:00
All day parking for 3.30
Cash only parking meter
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Useful sites

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified