Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Affpuddle offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Affpuddle Car Park , B3390, Dorchester
Sat Nav Postcode: DT2 7HP
OS Grid Ref
SY80449242

50.730915419531, -2.2780061107014

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Affpuddle.

Coaches/Minibuses charges

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Additional information

There are no overhead barriers, however motorhomes and caravans will not fit through the entrance.

We’re sorry there are no designated accessible parking spaces at Affpuddle. To find forests that do have accessible spaces, check out our Easy access trails page.

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Facilities and access

Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Discover Affpuddle's varied scenery and interesting walks

Situated to the east of Puddletown, Affpuddle offers an interesting landscape of both forest and heathland as well as views across the Purbeck Hills.

Popular with local dog walkers, the forest can be explored on its open paths and bridleways. 

 

At a glance 

  • Walking trails 
  • Picnic areas 
  • Dogs welcome 

Nearby forests

Woman in woodland

Comprising of mainly coniferous trees, Moreton Forest is located to the west of Poole.

Explore the varied scenery on the interesting public trails that run through Moreton Forest.

We advise visitors, particularly dog walkers, to keep their dogs under close control at all times and keep a safe distance from the livestock that graze here.

Autumnal forest

We are the tenant of Puddletown Forest, located near Dorchester. It's leased to us for the purpose of growing timber and public access to the area is restricted to public rights of way only.

People can walk or cycle along the public rights of way and rediscover the beauty of the conifer tree without having to abandon any love of the broadleaf, as here they exist harmoniously side by side, branches softly creaking in the wind together.

Butterfly on leaf

Located five miles west of Wareham, Hethfelton Wood is a native broadleaf wood and is currently undergoing butterfly conservation efforts. 

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Fire update

Forestry England would like to thank Dorset and Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service, for their swift action in dealing with the fire on the land they manage at Wareham Forest on Monday 6 September. 

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