Rendlesham Forest is a 3700 acre forest situated in Suffolk. The forest is part of the Sandlings Forest Site of Special Scientific Interest, meaning it is a protected area. The forest has trails for walkers and cyclists to explore, and is popular with both (there are 3 walking trails and 2 cycling trails). The forest is also popular with orienteers, and there is an orienteering trail too. The majority of the forest is planted with pine, so there is a really fresh scent to enjoy as you explore the area. However, it is technically listed as a mixed forest due to the presence of other trees such as silver birch trees, recognisable instantly due to their white-ish bark. Interestingly, much of the forest was destroyed by a storm in the late 80s and so many of the trees were replanted, making the forest quite young.
We wanted to highlight this forest because it is a lovely and fascinating area to explore, especially if you're visiting the Suffolk area for a weekend. It's also a great forest to visit if you're looking to do some Shinrin-Yoku forest bathing. Let's get into some specifics about the forest:
What are the popular trails within the forest?