Car park closures

Updated 26th September 2022
  • Burbush car parkwill be closed from 5 September for 2 weeks, to accommodate SSEN’s contractors that are working on the final dismantling of the overhead power lines and poles.
  • Ober Corner car park and Whitley Wood near Lyndhurst are both closed to protect wildlife during the autumn season, from 26 September.
  • Turf Hill car park will be closed on 28 September until Tuesday 4 October, whilst car park and track repairs are carried out.
  • Clay Hill, near Burley, the Reptile Centre and Osmond's Bushescar parks are closed.

The New Forest Drifts

Over the coming weeks ponies will be rounded-up to be checked. For safety reasons, we close car parks around the drifts and advise the public to avoid the area while they take place. 

DateLocationCycle route closuresCar park closures
Wednesday 28 SeptemberTurf Hill / Telegraph -

Telegraph Hill

Turf Hill

Friday 30 SeptemberWootton -


Wootton Bridge


Yew Tree Bottom

Longslade Heath

Horseshoe Bottom

Sunday 2 OctoberOberOber corner to Black Knowl and Hursthill before New Park entranceOber Corner
Tuesday 4 OctoberLongslade-

Longslade Heath

Horseshoe Bottom

Longslade Bottom

Longslade View

Yew Tree Bottom

Wootton Bridge


Friday 7 OctoberAshurst--
Sunday 9 OctoberBalmer Lawn

Lady Cross to Railway line

Roundhill campsite and Hollands Wood sections

Tilery Road

Clayhill Heath

Wednesday 12 OctoberLyndhurst Racecourse-

Parc Pale

Bolton's Bench

Friday 14 OctoberStoney Cross-

Stoney Cross

Ocknell Pond


Sunday 16 OctoberFurzey LodgeRans Wood to Hawkhill and Beaulieu Aerodrome

Beaulieu Heath


Ivy Wood




Tuesday 18 OctoberPondhead-

Boltons Bench

Parc Pale

Friday 21 OctoberAmberwood / Turf Hill-Turf Hill
Sunday 23 OctoberWithybeds-

Bratley View

Andrews Mare

Canada Cross

Tuesday 25 OctoberPicket Post / Bratley

Picket Post to Bratley View

Picket Post to A31

Picket Post

Linford Bottom

Sunday 6 NovemberHolmsleyHolmsley Walk to campsiteHolmsley

Please do not park on verges, along access tracks or in gateways, alternative car parks are available, thank you.