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

Opening hours

Fritham is open from dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us
Sat Nav Postcode: SO43 7HL
By Car

From Junction 1 of the M27 take the B3079 towards Brook then left along the B3078 towards Fordingbridge.  Continue for several miles then take the first left, sign posted Fritham.  Take the next left to Fritham. Follow this road through the village and Fritham car park is opposite the Royal Oak public house. 

OS Grid Ref
SU 229 140

50.925251695088, -1.6751554923389

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Fritham.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Try our easy access trails page to find accessible parking near you.

Contact details

Visit Fritham and Eyeworth Pond, take a moment to wander through history

Walk around the man-made gunpowder mill pond or take a walk through the woodland. Keep an eye out for the old black post box near the entrance to Fritham car park, there for the workers of the mill. Wander through the woodlands full of Roman remains.

Fritham is a small village with the village green at it's heart. Visit the pub, named after the ancient oak opposite (over 1000 years old), or join the cycle trail network and ride over to Ogdens.

You are likely to see the New Forest's ponies and cattle. Please treat these animals with care, don’t feed or pet the livestock – keep your distance.

At a glance

  • Historical landscapes
  • Access to the cycle trail network
  • Walking
  • No swimming or watersports

Nearby forests

A herd of deer in a glade in the forest

Bolderwood provides an ideal setting for visitors to find out more about the famous herd of Fallow deer, which live in and around the area and explore the historical connection to the Crown.

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 400 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. 

It is still going strong today and is a spectacular example of the ancient art of 'pollarding', the traditional way of harvesting wood without killing the tree. 

couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest

Nestled in the trees, this shady spot is the perfect place to park up and enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the sounds of woodland wildlife all around. 

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.

Keep Your Distance from livestock sign at Bolton's Bench

Walk up to the top of the hill at Bolton’s Bench and take a moment to let your mind wander amongst the magestic ancient yew trees. You'll also be treated to picturesque views of the heathland, ancient woodlands and grassy lawns that make the New Forest so special. 

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