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

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

Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Easy access trail

Contact details

Activities at Firestone Copse

Group having picnic forest of dean
Picnics at Firestone Copse
Walking boots in autumn
Walking at Firestone Copse

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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