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COVID-19 coronavirus - car park closures

Updated 2nd April 2020

Help stop the spread of coronavirus.
Stay home, stay safe – please do not come to our forests. 

Our forest facilities such as car parks, cafes and bike hire are closed until further notice and we ask you not to come to our forests

The following car parks are now closed

  • Jeskyns, Kent
  • Bedgebury National Pinetum, Kent
  • Birchden, Kent

  • Dene Park, Kent

  • King's Wood, Kent

  • Broaks Wood, Essex

  • Thames Chase Forest Centre, Essex
  • Hodgemoor, Buckinghamshire
  • Wendover Woods, Buckinghamshire
  • High Lodge, Thetford
  • Rendlesham, Suffolk
  • Abbots Wood, East Sussex
  • Battle Great Wood, East Sussex
  • Friston Forest, East Sussex
  • Cowleaze, Oxfordshire
  • Bernwood, Oxfordshire
  • Alice Holt Forest, Hampshire
  • West Walk, Hampshire

  • Moors Valley, Hampshire

  • Queen Elizabeth County Park, Hampshire

  • New Forest, Hampshire - all main car parks closed

  • Salcey Forest, Hartwell, Northampton
  • Fineshade, Corby
  • Horrocks Fold, Bolton
  • Sence Valley, Leicestershire
  • Dimmingsdale, Staffordshire

  • Hicks Lodge, Ashby-de-la-Zouch
  • Sherwood Pines, Nottinghamshire
  • Shirebrook Wood, Nottinghamshire

  • Tippings and Boundary Wood, Nottinghamshire

  • Poppy Wood, Derbyshire

  • Viridor, Greater Manchester

  • Horrocks Fold, Greater Manchester

  • Birches Valley, Cannock Chase Forest, Rugeley
  • Delamere Forest, Cheshire
  • Westonbirt, The National Arboretum, Gloucestershire
  • Beechenhurst, Cannop Cycle Centre and Mallards Pike, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire
  • Wyre Forest, Bewdley, Worcestershire
  • Vinnalls, Mortimer Forest, Shropshire
  • Whitcliffe, Mortimer Forest, Shropshire

  • Black Pool, Mortimer Forest, Shropshire

  • Hopton Wood, Shropshire

  • Bury Ditches, Shropshire

  • Eastridge, Shropshire

  • Wapley Hill, Herefordshire          

  • Great Wood, Somerset
  • Stockhill Woods, Somerset
  • Leigh Woods, Bristol
  • Savernake Forest, Wiltshire (no barriers but facilities closed)
  • Postern Hill (Savernake), Wiltshire
  • Nightingale Wood, Wiltshire
  • Beechenhurst, Gloucestershire
  • Symonds Yat, Gloucestershire
  • Wenchford, Gloucestershire
  • Cannop Ponds, Gloucestershire
  • New Fancy, Gloucestershire
  • Speculation, Gloucestershire
  • Cannop Cycle Centre, Gloucestershire
  • Mallards Pike, Gloucestershire
  • Haughmond Hill, Shropshire
  • Cardinham Woods, Cornwall
  • Idless Woods, Cornwall
  • Haldon Forest Park, Exeter, Devon
  • Eggesford Forest, Devon
  • Abbeyford Woods, Devon

  • Mamhead, Devon
  • Haldon Forest Park, Devon
  • Bellever Forest, Devon (no barriers, but toilets closed)
  • Cann Wood, Devon
  • Neroche, Devon
  • Staple Hill, Devon
  • Stoke Woods, Devon
  • Grizedale, Lancashire
  • Bogle Crag, Grizedale, Lancashire
  • The Kennels, Grizedale, Lancashire
  • Moor Top, Grizedale, Lancashire
  • Gisburn Forest, Lancashire 
  • Bowness Knott car park, Ennerdale, Cumbria
  • Whinlatter Forest, Cumbria
  • Noble Knott, Whinlatter, Cumbria                          
  • Dodd Wood, Cumbria                                
  • Kielder Forest, Northumberland                                                        
  • Kielder castle car park, Northumberland                             
  • Elf Kirk car park, Northumberland                            
  • Kielder Observatory is closed                              
  • Dalby Forest, North Yorkshire
  • Hamsterley Forest, Country Durham