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The Kings Forest

West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, England
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Explore, Dream, Discover

My favourite forest; we try to come here once or twice a year and just wander with the dog. You can... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley R
Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent for long walks

The Kings Forest is good for a wander but make sure you get your bearings right. I have made wrong... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
West Row, Suffolk, United Kingdom
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“dog walkers” (3 reviews)
“heath” (2 reviews)
West Stow, Bury St Edmunds, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite forest; we try to come here once or twice a year and just wander with the dog. You can walk for miles or just stroll a short way. Eventually you work out how the paths join up... one tip given to me was...More

Thank Shirley R
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Kings Forest is good for a wander but make sure you get your bearings right. I have made wrong turns when I first started walking here and it turns a long walk into a LONGER walk.

Thank J F
Reviewed 28 October 2017

In the course of a week in the Bury St Edmunds area, we enjoyed our initial visit to the Forest so much that we came back a few days later. This is prime dog-walking territory, with a varied woodland landscape where there is always something...More

Thank Guy N
Reviewed 13 July 2016

weststow park is a great day out iff you like fresh air and a walk around a lake with loads of wildlife.you can get a snack in the tea shop.the park also has a saxon vilige that is worth a look..there is a childrens play...More

1  Thank 509rjd
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Lots of people make use of the Kings forest. There is parking in a largish car park as well as in the fire breaks. Lovely for walking the dogs, horses or just an afternoon stroll. The forestry commission I believe own the land and at...More

2  Thank sussexite
Reviewed 18 January 2016 via mobile

Kings Forest is beautiful at any time of the year but my favourite times of the year are late May, esp just before dusk, for the wildlife and late September, early October for the huge array of Fungi that can be seen. If you like...More

2  Thank Sally C
Reviewed 14 January 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place that you can let your dog off but I got lost for several hours with very young children in the rain and had to be rescued as there are no markers or signs. My fault for not taking a map and no phone...More

Thank KatWarner81
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Walk in the Kings Forest most weeks. Lots of wildlife to see. Lots of easy paths. Great for families, cycling, horses and walking. Only downside. Too many inconsiderate dog owners who do not know how to control their dogs.

2  Thank Jeannie2005
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Enormous area of forest with loads of footpaths all open to the public. Horse riders can use the whole forest free of charge without having to register. At West Stow there is a 3 mile marked circular route or you can make your own route...More

1  Thank Njaysharpie
Reviewed 8 August 2015

Pretty for walks and there's even a place to sail...not so friendly if you bring your dog along for a swim....

6  Thank FamilgliadiGuiseppe
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