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

Opening hours

Hethfelton Wood is open 365 days a year, dawn until dusk.

How to find us

How to find us

Hethfelton Wood is located approximately 5 miles west of Wareham. 

Puddletown Road, East Stoke, Worgret , Dorset
Sat Nav Postcode: BH20 7NG
By Car

Hethfelton Wood is located on the A352 Wareham to Dorchester road, just east of Wool.

OS Grid Ref
SY 85700 884

50.695067, -2.2038254

Parking and prices

There is a small parking area at the entrance.

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?

Facilities and access

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed

Contact details

Explore the sights and sounds of Hethfelton Wood today

Located five miles west of Wareham, Hethfelton Wood is a native broadleaf wood and is currently undergoing butterfly conservation efforts. 

At a glance

  • Walking trails
  • Dog walking

Things to do

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

Hethfelton Wood has a range of paths that run through the area. 

Nearby forests

Generic woodland

Wareham Forest is a great place to explore and discover the famous heaths and woods of the Dorset countryside.

Woman in woodland

Comprising of mainly coniferous trees, Moreton Forest is located to the west of Poole.

Explore the varied scenery on the interesting public trails that run through Moreton Forest.

We advise visitors, particularly dog walkers, to keep their dogs under close control at all times and keep a safe distance from the livestock that graze here.

sunlight through conifers along woodland path

Situated to the east of Puddletown, Affpuddle offers an interesting landscape of both forest and heathland as well as views across the Purbeck Hills.

Popular with local dog walkers, the forest can be explored on its open paths and bridleways. 


Autumnal forest

We are the tenant of Puddletown Forest, located near Dorchester. It's leased to us for the purpose of growing timber and public access to the area is restricted to public rights of way only.

People can walk or cycle along the public rights of way and rediscover the beauty of the conifer tree without having to abandon any love of the broadleaf, as here they exist harmoniously side by side, branches softly creaking in the wind together.

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