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

Opening hours

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


How to find us

How to find us
Tunstall Road, Tunstall , Suffolk
Sat Nav Postcode: IP12 2HQ
By Car

Off the B1069 Tunstall to Snape Road.

OS Grid Ref
TM 382 559

52.150318192322, 1.4784172296369

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Tunstall 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?

Contact details

Discover the great outdoors at Tunstall Forest

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.


At a glance

Dogs welcome
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Things to do

A 10 mile, single track mountain bike trail beginning from Sandgalls car park in the north of the forest.

The origins of the Viking Trail are a legacy of the motorcycle enduro events held in the forest over past decades. The trail have been extended and enhanced by the Tunstall and Rendlesham Off-road Group (TROG). There is an on-going programme of maintenance which includes hidden drainage and the building of technical features for more advanced riders, the aim being to retain what is the ‘essence of Tunstall’, with a natural feel to the trails and minimum use of imported material.


Nearby forests

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.

Sunlight through Conifers

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.

Thetford Forest at sunset

Located within the Thetford Forest district, Harling Woods - also known as Thorpe Forest - 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 is a great place for a day out.

Visit safely

Throughout the year, various recreational events are held in the woodland. Please take note of any marshals and safety signage in place when you visit.

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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