Explore Rendlesham on foot or by bike. Play equipment and a cycle park will give you a forest experience with even more fun!
Join our online discussion and find out about planned changes around the threshold of bridleway at Friday Street. Share views with other visitors to the forest and submit feedback.
A map of the area and proposed changes can be viewed here
The Discussion will run until the 31st of August
An overview of the feedback will be published here on the 19th of September
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 playThe 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.
Rendlesham is home to two bird species, the Nightjar and Woodlark.
After your forest adventure take your family and friends for a relaxing picnic.
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.