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

How to find us

How to find us
Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood
Sat Nav Postcode: BH24 2ET
By Car

Situated 10 miles north of Bournemouth, signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout at the junction of the A31 and A338, between Ringwood and St Leonards.  

By Public Transport

From Ferndown - number 38 bus, stops at Lions Lane at the Castleman Way entrance which is a mile away from the Visitor Centre.  

OS Grid Ref
SU107 057

50.842532914774, -1.8472587344154

Parking and prices

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Peak (weekends, school holidays and bank holidays)
Up to 1 hour £4.00
Up to 2 hours £8.00
Up to 4 hours £11.00
Up to 5 hours £12.00
All day £15.00
Off peak
Up to 1 hour £2.80
Up to 2 hours £5.50
Up to 4 hours £7.98
Up to 5 hours £9.50
All day £10.50
Winter weekdays (Nov – Feb outside of school holidays)
All day £1.60

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Please note Minibuses and Coaches need to book in advance.  

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 13
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed

Facilities and access

Wheelchair and mobility scooter hire

We have wheelchairs available to borrow. They can be booked in advance to avoid disappointment using our online booking system or by phoning the Rangers on 01425 470721.
See accessibility information link below for full details.

We also have two ‘Tramper’ mobility scooters to hire as part of the South West Countryside Mobility Scheme. Please see the Countryside Mobility Scheme page for details of how to join and membership fees.

 

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

Accessible toilet
Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Cafe
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Shop
Toilets
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Contact details

A family friendly country park and forest

Moors Valley is a joint venture between Dorset Council and Forestry England and the work we do here goes beyond the remit of most visitor attractions, including countryside management and forestry. With over 800 acres, it's a large site to look after and we always aim to balance the needs of our visitors with those of the environment, whist still providing our visitors with a great day out.

For full information on planning your visit and all the events and activities on offer, please visit the Moors Valley site.  

At a glance 

  • 2 Walking trails 
  • 5 Cycling trails 
  • Children's play trail 
  • Play areas
  • Toilets 
  • Restaurant - open 9am-5.30pm
  • Visitor Centre and Shop 
  • Bike hire 
  • Steam railway - open at weekends 
  • Picnic areas
  • Dogs welcome 

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.

Sun shining through the trees in a pine forest

If you are looking for an ideal spot for picnicing, a walk in the woods or amazing views then Wilverley has it all. 

From the car park there's easy access into the adjoining woodland with a waymarked trail. The extensive grassy lawn offers valuable grazing for ponies and beyond the Forest lawn the heathland is home to many important bird species.

Boy counting tree rings on a very old tree that's been felled.

Blackwater arboretum is an idyllic setting with a stunning variety of beautiful trees from around the world. Inspired by the tree collection at this special place, a sensory sculpture trail complements the setting.

Explore Blackwater on two wheels by following the New Forest’s great network of cycle trails.

Woman running with dog

Enjoy the stunning views of the heathland and trees beyond. This is an ideal spot for all the family with good waymarked walking trail that pass by the nearby Ober Water stream.

Membership invitation - click to find out more about membership
Volunteer with us invitation - click to discover volunteer opportunities across England