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

Opening hours

King's Forest is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

 

How to find us

How to find us

King's Forest is located approximately five miles north of Bury St Edmunds.

Brandon Road, Wordwell, Suffolk
Sat Nav Postcode: IP28 6UR
OS Grid Ref
TL824749

52.34184, 0.67611964

Parking and prices

Parking is located off of the B1106.

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

There are no waymarked walking trails and no easy access route.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Located near Bury St Edmunds, King's Forest was named to commemorate the Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary

Along with being home to fallow deer, the chalky soil supports a prolific flower population including Wild Thyme, Bird's Foot Trefoil and numerous butterflies, such as Dingy Skipper and Brown Argus - a joy for any nature lover at anytime of the year.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area
  • Horse riding
  • Dogs welcome

Things to do

Explore the stunning scenery of King's Forest on horseback. We have a Open Access policy for horse riding at King's Forest.

The trails can be accessed from the main picnic site. Please see the OS explorer 229 for a map of riding trails. 

No permit is needed to ride at King's Forest.

There may be some events held at weekends which might disrupt your riding experience. For more information on our facilities, opening times and contact details, please see our visitor information.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at King's Forest. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Walking in King's Forest is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Nearby forests

Dog walking in autumn among leaves

Located on the northern edge of the Lark Valley, West Stow Wood is a diverse woodland with belts of old pine and oak as well as newly planted and mature conifers.

Dale pond supports a variety of wildlife in the area, made special by its incredible diversity of dragonflies. It's also a summer watering hole for many birds!

Mildenhall Warren

Visit Mildenhall Warren and enjoy a peaceful walk where you'll find a wide range of wildlife. 

As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), there is also evidence of human habitation dating back 500,000 years and 700 years of rabbit warrening.

Sun bathing

The magnificent beeches lining the A134 at this site provide the setting for one of the most attractive picnic spots within the forest.

The splendour of the beech canopy affords an atmosphere of peace and tranquility.

An open area next to the car park gives opportunities for those wishing to picnic or play during their stay. Here, heather and grasses add a splash of colour and interest for insects such as butterflies and bees, reminiscent of the former Breckland heaths.

Sunrise in a conifer forest

A patchwork of pines, heathland and broadleaves provide the ideal setting for a great day out, and a welcome refuge for a rich variety of animal and plant life.  The forest covers a huge area with many different places to visit offering a range attractions from the exciting outdoor play facilities at High Lodge, the history and heritage of Mildenhall Warren and Lynford Arboretum and the peace and tranquility of the walks around St Helen's.  

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