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Car park closures

Updated 17th November 2020

Winter Car Park Closures 2020/21

Every year we shut a small number of car parks over the winter, those in need of maintenance or likely to be damaged by bad weather. This year we are keeping some of these open a little longer than usual as we recognise that greater numbers of people want to spend time outdoors during lockdown restrictions and this will help reduce congestion across our car parks.

The winter months are a particularly busy time for Forestry England’s Recreation and Civil Engineer teams, who are working hard to repair and re-surface the car parks after the very busy summer period when the volume of traffic was high.

Below is the list of car parks to be closed from 2nd November 2020 to 26th March 2021 as part of our annual winter closures programme. Signage is already in place giving people advanced warning of the closure and there are signs on the car park barriers detailing where the next nearest available car park is located. These may be subject to change; we will continue to monitor and review the winter car parks closures considering the new national lockdown.

New Forest Reptile Centre and its car park remain closed. Toilets at Anderwood and Hatchet Pond remain closed in the New Forest.

Winter Closures 2020/21
Car Park Closures 2020/21Nearest Open Car Park
Lords OakBramshaw Wood
Shepherd's GutterLongcross
Ocknell PondCadman’s Pool
Spring BushesBroomy Walk
Hazel HillMinstead Road
Brockishill GreenMinstead Road
Shave WoodFootball Green
Osmond’s BushesGoatspen
Longslade ViewLongslade Bottom
Longslade HeathHorseshoe Bottom
North GateKings Hat
Ober CornerBeachern Wood
Whitley WoodClay Hill Heath
WhitemoorJames Hill
Standing HatTilery Road
CulverleyPig Bush
Yew Tree BottomWilverley Inclosure
Vereley HillVereley
OgdensHCC Abbott’s Well

During this time please use an alternative car park and do not park on verges, along access tracks or in gateways, thank you.