Explore Rendlesham on foot or by bike. Play equipment and a cycle park will give you a forest experience with even more fun!
We currently have a diversion on the FIDO cycle trail and some delays to Forest Operations. Check out our Harvesting Operations page for an updated Forest Operations map. Always obey warning or restriction signage around the forest.
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.
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.
There is no bike hire facility at Rendlesham.
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, 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. Click here for more details.
What do other visitors say?
Peter U;oth, 8/Sep/2016
Pity the large wooden bird climbing frame had to be removed
Can we doing BBQ on picnic area?
Carole Collier, 17/Mar/2016
Can we horse ride in the forest? Do you have parking for horse lorries and is there a charge please?
I look forward to hearing from you.
Forestry Commission Response
Please contact the office using the number on the right of this screen.