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

Opening hours

Firestone Copse offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year.

How to find us

How to find us
Firestone Copse, Ryde
Sat Nav Postcode: PO33 4LQ
By Car

Firestone Copse car park is visible from the road and provides parking for approximately 40 cars. Please note the post code is the nearest one to the car park.

OS Grid Ref
SZ 5580 9103

50.716040795168, -1.2107332138978

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Firestone Copse. The nearest postcode is PO33 4LQ, see map in how to find us.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail

Contact details

Explore this attractive forest notable for its wide-ranging tree species, from Oak to soaring spires of Grand Fir

Located on the Isle of Wight, the rich woodland of Firestone Copse provides the perfect year-round destination for your next forest adventure. A wheelchair accessible trail allows excellent, ever-changing views of English Oak and Ash as well as coniferous Douglas, Cedar and Scots Pine.

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dog walking
  • Picnic area

Things to do

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Firestone Copse. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

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

Firestone Copse has a range of paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Parkhurst Forest

Parkhurst Forest consists of both ancient woodland and heathland.

Located on the Isle of Wight, it is a haven for wildlife including the red squirrel and many species of bird such as garden warbler, nightjar, woodcock, green and great spotted woodpecker and long-eared owl.

Children running on muddy forest path in wellies

Whiteley Pastures is home to a variety of rare wildlife including a rich insect population. The woodlands are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest that we work to manage and protect. 

There are a range of gravel paths for you to follow that take you throughout the woodland and its natural features including areas of ancient woodland and ponds. 

woodland trail in picturesque setting

With walking trails, cycling, outdoor play and picnic spots, West Walk is the ideal family day out. At 350 hectares, it is the largest remaining fragment of the ancient Forest of Bere. 

Hatchet Pond lake sunset

Hatchet Pond is the New Forest’s largest body of fresh water and home to some of the rarest wetland plants and freshwater animals long since lost from many other parts of the UK. As one of the most wildlife rich water bodies remaining in lowland England, it has the highest possible conservation status as both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area for Conservation.

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