Welcome to the Sandlings Forest Visitors Home page

This page is provided to help you to appreciate how you can enjoy a visit to the Sandlings Forest  (i.e. Dunwich, Tunstall and Rendlesham Forests)  which is located near the beautiful Suffolk coast. The Forest is managed by the Forestry Commission.


The Sandlings Forest is a public forest. A place where you can go walking, running, cycling, bird-watching, dog-exercising, tree-spotting, camping, tracking, orienteering, horse riding, carriage driving . or, if you dare, look for UFOs...     Or you can just wander at your leisure, sit and enjoy the natural surroundings.

The Forestry Commission  stage a varied programme of events in the Sandlings Forest.  Information as to 'What's on' can be obtained from the Forest office and the Car Park Notice Boards in Rendlesham Forest.  

  • Click  here to view the Forestry Commission events programme  and  here to view additional events staged by other permitted clubs and organisations .      

The Forestry Commission  also provide three leaflets providing details of the waymarked walks and cycle trails in the Forests :-

  • Click  here to download  the leaflet which covers all the  way-marked walk and cycle  trails in Rendlesham Forest.  Be aware ~ although the paths and rides are still available and suitable for walking, the way-marker posts have now been removed from the Butley Corner - Daisy's Walk trail.

  • Click  here to download the Rendlesham Forest UFO trail leaflet ~ a guide to enhance your understanding of the alleged UFO incident.

  • Click   here  to download the Tunstall Forest Viking cycle trail leaflet 

programme of guided walks is organised by the "Stepping out in Suffolk" health walk  leaders. 


These short walks are suitable for adults and children of all ages and are arranged  at regular intervals throughout the year.  

Click on the  News page for information on changes in the facilities  or news of imminent or most recent events in the forest.

With the permission of the Forestry Commission, certain approved recreational clubs hold  Husky racing, Orienteering, Motorcycling, Carriage Driving and Cycling events in the Sandlings Forest.  Click on photo below to follow link to the club's  web site


Huskys in Rendlesham                         Orienteers in Daisy's Wood                          Motorcyclists in Tunstall                                  Carriage Driving in Rendlesham

Off- Road Cyclists in Tunstall

Click the link to find out a little more about organisations who manage the Sandlings landscape and who regularly stage events or activities in the Sandlings Forest  More links... 

This site is provided and maintained by the Sandlings Forest Users group ~ an independent body made up of representatives of clubs and organisations who enjoy recreational activities within the Sandlings Forest.