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

Opening hours

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Tuesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Wednesday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Thursday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Friday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk
Sunday
Opening hours Dawn to dusk

How to find us

How to find us
Ornamental Drive, Lyndhurst
Sat Nav Postcode: SO43 7QB
By Car

From Lyndhurst take the A35 towards Christchurch. After approximately 2 miles turn right into the Bolderwood Ornamental Drive. Knightwood Oak car park is the first car park on the left.

50.856388687359, -1.6264365834976

Parking and prices

Please park only in designated car parks, not on a verge or in gateways.

Please lock your car, taking any valuables with you and leave by dusk.

Facilities and access

Please note there are no toilets at this car park, nearest facilities are at Bolderwood car park (SO43 7GE).

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area

Contact details

Landline Number
0300 067 4601
Out Of Hours Number
0300 067 4600

Peace, tranquility and a great spot for a picnic whilst exploring the 400 year old Knightwood Oak

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. 

At a glance

  • 1 walking trail 
  • Picnic area 
  • Please note there are no toilets at this car park, nearest facilities are at Bolderwood car park (SO43 7GE) 
Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England