This car park is closed from 18 July for 5 weeks.
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Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
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Opening hours

Havant Thicket is open 365 days a year, current hours are 7am until 6pm.

How to find us

How to find us
Manor Lodge Road, Rowland's Castle
Sat Nav Postcode: PO9 6HE
By Car

The car park to Havant Thicket is off the B2149 (Manor Road) near Rowlands Castle. 

OS Grid Ref
SU723102

50.887062388029, -0.97323417663574

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Havant Thicket. 

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?

Contact details

Activities at Havant Thicket

Horse riding on gravel tracks
Horse riding at Havant Thicket
couple enjoying a picnic in a clearing within a forest
Picnics at Havant Thicket
Family walking on a woodland trail
Walking at Havant Thicket

Nearby forests

Mixed woodland on a sunny day

Located west of Waterlooville within the stunning South Downs landscape, Creech Wood is home to some impressive conifers as well as a small number of ancient broad-leaved trees. The mixture of old and young trees provides a variety of habitats for wildlife, including patches of heather favoured by butterflies and bees, so bring your binoculars!

family enjoying the woodlands

Discover endless family fun in the great outdoors at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

From the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, down to the Visitor Centre with its shop and cafe, the park makes for a great day out.

For further information about current facilities, please visit the Hampshire County Council website 

Tree canopy with blue skies

Located within the South Downs National Park, West Harting down offers a network of paths and trails, making it very popular with dog walkers and horse-riders.  

The higher ground in the north of West Harting Down provides significant views out to the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

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. 

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