A fully signed 16Km/10 mile route through the beautiful Tunstall Forest on this Red Graded MTB Trail.
The area is generally fairly quiet, but with other cyclists and dog walkers dotted around you may come across other visitors here and there.
There are no real 'features' on this trail, with the exception of a couple of natural bomb holes adjacent to the trails. Whilst there are a handful or purpose built and maintained berms etc along the trail, much of it has a very natural feel and is all the more enjoyable for that. The pits themselves have steep entrances and exits, so do carry the potential for crashes (as well as a lot of fun) so it's worth taking these on only if you're with others, just in case.
Whilst the trails are generally fairly quiet, you may find other riders, runners and walkers in the forest so take care.
Safety informationThere are no facilities along the trail, so be sure to take enough with you to keep fed and watered, especially during the warmer weather. It's also certainly worth ensuring that you've got your mobile phone with you as the trail is relatively isolated. Phone signal is patchy in places, but should be good enough to make a call for the majority of the ride.
- From the A12, take the B1078 heading towards Lower Hacheston and Campsea Ashe until you reach the village of Tunstall.
- Once in Tunstall, turn left onto Snape Road (B1069) and follow it for 1.2 miles before turning onto Tunstall Road.
- After 0.3 miles, Sandgalls Carpark will be on your right hand side