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“Excellent afternoon walk”

Rendlesham Forest Centre
Ranked #3 of 37 things to do in Woodbridge
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

This is an excellent place for an afternoon walk. Seems to be popular with the locals, and with those having an interest in UFO's as well. No need to pay to park, especially if your walk lasts beyond 16:30, as the paid car park closes then. A little hard to find, so look on the map first. Excellent for birders, even in early spring.

1  Thank ReenPA
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

The area is just at the end of the Woodbridge airbase, a very large central open area surrounded by pine forest with marked trails - great for a long or short peaceful walk.

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Reviewed October 5, 2013

The 10K cycle route was very good, different surfaces in lovely surroundings. Well worth a trip to the forest!

We would go back but wouldn't pay to park as you can park for free a little further out.

Thank Holly M
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Although the UFO Trail officially begins in the main car park, you can avoid the rip-off £3.50 parking charge by picking up the trail from the free northern car park half way down the forest entrance road.

To appreciate the trail you really need to go armed with some information. In theory, leaflets are available from the forest kiosk in the main car park, but on the day we visited, it was closed. There is plenty of background info on www.therendleshamforestincident.com including maps showing the key UFO sighting locations.

One of the highlights of the trail is the spot (OS grid reference TM362490) where USAF officers say they came across a car-sized craft with flashing lights. At the time of writing, there is a small temporary sign there telling you that a more permanent display is being planned along with a mock-up of the 'spacecraft'.

For those not interested in UFOs, the trail offers a reasonably pleasant walk round the forest.

2  Thank rentaquote
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

This is a fab place to go for a scenic walk amoungst the trees, but if your familiar with the "Rendlesham Forest Incident" from 1980 then this place is a must visit. The 3 mile UFO trail is clearly marked and you can pick up a leaflet from the wardens gate hut that will explain what happened at each point on your walk. The ground is pretty flat, but it is very sandy in places so you'll need an off-road buggy if you have small children. Be sure to bring plenty of insect repellent... We were bitten all over.

3  Thank J111HC
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