Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Dunwich Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

 

How to find us

How to find us
Dunwich, Suffolk
Sat Nav Postcode: IP173DZ
By Car

Off the B1125 Westleton to Blythburgh road.

Follow the A12 north. Follow the signs for Dunwich village. The forest is adjacent.

OS Grid Ref
TM 467 710

52.281578821768, 1.6155078881532

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Dunwich Forest.

 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Bird hide

Contact details

Not only a great location for walkers, Dunwich Forest is also part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Dunwich Forest consists of a mixture of coniferous and broadleaved woodland and is accessible from Dunwich village.

The forest links into some wonderful conservation areas of marshland and wetland and is great for walkers.

Horse riders are also welcome in the forest. Please be aware that husky training takes place within the northern part of the forest before 10.30am and after 4pm.

At a glance

  • Walking
  • Horse riding

 

Things to do

Dunwich Forest links to some beautiful conservation areas of marshland and wetland, making it an ideal location for walkers.

North Dunwich Forest has one circular waymarked trail which is accessible from two car parks.

 

Nearby forests

Conifer trees in springtime

Part of the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Tunstall Forest has a range of beautiful scenery you can explore.

Tunstall Forest consists of coniferous plantations, broadleaved belts and heathland areas which link up with both Tunstall and Blaxhall Common. These areas are great for ground nesting birds such as the Nightjar and Woodlark, so keep your eyes peeled for these species.

 

Path through the trees in a conifer woodland

Rendlesham Forest is situated in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

There's something for everyone, including children's play areas, cycle trails, sculptures to discover in Tangham Wood and plenty of places for a picnic.

Walk the UFO trail and discover more about the famous UFO sighting in December 1980.

Thetford Forest at sunset

Located within the Thetford Forest district, Harling Woods offers great opportunities to get outdoors and escape to nature.

With open access to a range of paths and trails, a Forest Holiday site and endless woodland to explore, Harling Wood should not be missed! 

Wakerley picnic bench

Great Hockham is the perfect place for an exciting outdoor adventure in a beautiful woodland setting.

A visit to Great Hockham will treat you with views of the unique landscape. See if you can spot the distinctive features, known as pingos, that were formed during the last Ice Age! 

Come and enjoy a picnic in the forest, walk amongst the trees on a choice of two waymarked trails or treat your four-legged friend to a forest visit. 

 

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