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(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

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

Harvesting Operations this Autumn and Winter

Check out our Harvesting Operations  page for an updated Forest Operations map.  Always obey warning or restriction signage around the forest.

Dog Walking

Walking your dog is a great way to exercise and enjoy the great outdoors. With miles of paths to explore in our forests, there’s no need to leave your four-legged friend behind next time you’re planning a day out.

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.

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.

Wonderful wildlife

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

Picnic

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. Click here for more details.

Please tell us about your visit

Please email the Rendlesham Recreation Ranger if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

 

What do other visitors say?

Do you sell Xmas trees from Rendlesham

Pam stone, 20/Oct/2016

NO, we stopped selling Christmas Trees here some years ago.

Forestry Commission Response

Pity the large wooden bird climbing frame had to be removed

Peter U;oth, 8/Sep/2016

Do you have any plans to set up a tea room or coffee shop?

I feel that this is a fantastic opportunity, to draw people to the forest and increase the enjoyment during a visit, which is currently being missed.

Adam, 30/Aug/2016

We do offer a independent mobile catering facility at peak time and weekends.

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Please tell us about your visit

Please email us at alice.greenacre@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry, a complaint or would like a personal reply to your comments.

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Last updated: 22nd November 2016

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What's Here?

  • Arts
  • Barbeque
  • Camping
  • Cycling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Educational
  • Horse riding
  • Orienteering
  • Picnic
  • Play area
  • Walking
  • Toliets
  • Parking (chargeable)
  • 3.50 for all day parking - correct change only.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: TM354484
Postcode: IP12 3NF

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Contact

Alice Greenacre

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

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
GMT 08:00 - 16:00
Parking
3.50 for all day parking - correct change only.
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