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COVID-19 coronavirus - car park closures

Updated 5th November 2020

The majority of our car parks are now open, although some are limited in capacity to support social distancing guidelines. Those listed below remain closed.

Please note - because parking may be limited, if you arrive at a forest and find the car park full, please be prepared to return home and visit again at a quieter time. Please do not park on verges or local roads. Your car could block emergency vehicles or cause traffic problems. 

 We will update this list at the end of every day, if there have been changes. Please note any changes will apply from the morning of the date listed below: 

The following car parks are currently closed from 5 November. 

South England: 

StatusForest County
Car park closedNew Forest - please click here for detailsHampshire

West England: 

StatusForestCounty
Car park closedParadise Bottom, Leigh Woods Bristol
Car park closedWhitcliffe, Mortimer ForestShropshire

East England

StatusForestCounty
Car park closedAston Hill Bike Park

Buckinghamshire

North England: 

StatusForestCounty
Car park closedKielder Observatory is closedNorthumberland