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

Opening hours

Blackwood Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Blackwood Forest , Larkwhistle Farm Rd, Winchester
Sat Nav Postcode: SO21 3BG
OS Grid Ref
SU53644189

51.173507925216, -1.2341282275061

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Blackwood Forest. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

The perfect forest for a family getaway or day trip!

Come and explore the variety of paths at Blackwood Forest and discover the stunning natural scenery. 

Located near Winchester, Blackwood Forest is home to a beautiful Forest Holiday location, making it ideal if you need to relax, recoup or get lost in the wonders of the woods. 

At a glance 

  • Walking
  • Forest Holidays
  • Dogs welcome 

Things to do

From woodland den building to marshmallow melting, immerse yourself in nature in a cosy cabin in the heart of one of Britain's beautiful forests. Nestled among tall beech trees in a corner of secluded forest, it’s hard to believe these tranquil cabins are an hour away from the vibrant city lights of London.

Explore the Hampshire countryside on riverside and forest walks; hike across the downs and stop off at quaint village pubs; climb hills and walk along chalkland ridges for fabulous views all the way down to the south coast.

Spend time with a dedicated Forest Ranger on location. You can plan a programme of unique experiences to discover the wonders and secrets of the forest. Wander in the woods, explore historic villages, and even unwind in your very own hot tub. This is a chance to escape and create memories that stay with you forever.

Walking in the woodland is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the area's most beautiful landscapes.

Blackwood Forest has a range of paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Bluebells in the forest

Predominantly a beech wood with some conifer interspersed, Micheldever Wood is home to a diverse range of birds and insects. The stunning Muntjac deer are to be found in the woods as well as wildflowers and a growing butterfly population.

With a number of paths making their way through the wood, make sure you don’t miss the spectacular display of Bluebells in the spring.

Field of bluebells within the forest

Chawton Park Wood sits just beyond the village of Chawton and within the South Downs National Park. Containing some mighty beach trees, ravishing Norway maples and more recently planted Whitebeam trees, the woods boast a beautiful setting for a peaceful walk along accessible paths. 

Basing wood

Basing Wood is a light airy wood consisting of broadleaves and conifers, both young and old, with many paths to explore.

The wood is full of interesting wildlife including a healthy population of the protected great crested newt. It also provides an important habitat for butterflies, in particular the declining purple emperor.

Some of the more common wildlife you may see in Basing Wood includes fallow, roe and muntjac deer, foxes, rabbits and many species of birds.

Sun shining through autumnal forest

Stoke Park Wood consists of a beautiful mix of ancient woodland and newly planted trees. 

Wide rides and clear paths provide open access to the woodland, making it ideal for those looking for a peaceful walk or adventurous bike ride. 

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