Dunwich Forest Nature Reserve
Know before you go
Parking informationFree car park
Grazing animalsDartmoor ponies graze the open woodland
Generally dry, but some rides difficult in wet weather/winter.
Circular trail from Dunwich to Dingle Marshes - view Trail Map
Access via forest rides, Radar gate on Sandlings walk entrance, all other kissing gates motorised wheel chair/buggy accessible. Some rides may be difficult for non-motorised wheel chairs, particularly in wet weather/winter
When to visit
Opening timesOpen at all times
Best time to visitApril to September
About the reserve
A perfect place to walk in the woods Dunwich Forest is Suffolk Wildlife Trust's newest Living Landscape. Suffolk Wildlife Trust have been working in partnership with the Forestry Commission and RSPB to create 260 hectares of grazed woodland habitat from an existing block of conifer plantation.
The aim is to create a mixture of semi-natural habitats including lowland heath, wet woodland and some broad leaved woodland. Dunwich Forest is already designated as a County Wildlife Site for its existing biodiversity interest but it would be vastly improved by replacing the blocks of conifer plantation with a mosaic of habitats, predominantly wood pasture but also acid grassland/lowland heath and wet woodland.