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

Opening hours

No overnight parking.

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Tuesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Wednesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Thursday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Friday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Sunday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

How to find us

How to find us
Ornamental Drive, Nr Lyndhurst
Sat Nav Postcode: SO43 7GE
By Car

Bolderwood is located 2 miles north west of Emery Down, which is off the A35 just west of Lyndhurst.  

OS Grid Ref
SU 243 086

50.876790527371, -1.6563432140136

Parking and prices

There isn’t a charge to park at this site, we welcome a donation of £3 per visit.

Please park only in designated car parks, not on a verge or in gateways.

Please lock your car, taking any valuables with you and leave by dusk.

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Donations welcome at this site.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

To help prevent dangerous forest fires, this is a no BBQ and fire zone – BBQs and campfires are not permitted in our car parks or other areas of the forest managed by Forestry England and all BBQ facilities have been removed.

The toilets are open, with adapted external locks to allow them to be used on a one-in-one-out basis. 

if this car park is full please drive on to the next ones at Bratley View, or Canadian Memorial, do not park on the verges or block gateways.

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4601
Out Of Hours Number
0300 067 4600

Activities at Bolderwood

family cycling through the forest
Bolderwood cycle trail
Family walking through autumnal forest
Walking trails at Bolderwood

Nearby forests

Close up of oak leaf

Knightwood Oak is a great place to stop and enjoy a picnic, 'away from it all' and try to imagine what it would have been like over 500 years ago when the famous Knightwood Oak tree began to grow.

The Knightwood Oak is the largest oak in the New Forest, at 7.4m girth, and surely one of the oldest. 

Boy counting tree rings on a very old tree that's been felled.

Blackwater arboretum is an idyllic setting with a stunning variety of beautiful trees from around the world. Inspired by the tree collection at this special place, a sensory sculpture trail complements the setting.

Explore Blackwater on two wheels by following the New Forest’s great network of cycle trails.

Woman running with dog

Enjoy the stunning views of the heathland and trees beyond. This is an ideal spot for all the family with good waymarked walking trail that pass by the nearby Ober Water stream.

Sun shining through the trees in a pine forest

If you are looking for an ideal spot for picnicing, a walk in the woods or amazing views then Wilverley has it all. 

From the car park there's easy access into the adjoining woodland with a waymarked trail. The extensive grassy lawn offers valuable grazing for ponies and beyond the Forest lawn the heathland is home to many important bird species.

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