Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Visitor Information
Visitor Information
  • Opening Hours
  • How to find us
  • Parking and Prices
  • Facilities and access
  • Contact Details

Opening Hours

Opening Hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  


Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Opening hours 08.00-19.00


Opening hours 08.00-19.00
Opening hours 08.00-19.00
How to find us

How to find us

How to find us
Moors Valley Country Park and Forest, 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

50.8412045, -1.8352934

Parking and Prices

Parking and Prices

Parking Charges

26 May to 9 September
Up to 1 hour £4.00
Up to 2 hours £7.50
Up to 4 hours £10.00
All day £11.00
10 September to 19 October
Up to 1 hour £2.50
Up to 2 hours £5.00
Up to 4 hours £7.50
All day £8.50
20 October to 28 October
Up to 1 hour £4.00
Up to 2 hours £7.50
Up to 4 hours £10.00
Up to 4 hours £11.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Please note Minibuses and Coaches need to book in advance.  

Additional Information

Number of disabled parking spaces: 13
Card payments accepted
Coaches/Minibuses welcomed
Disabled parking available
Facilities and access

Facilities and access

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Baby changing facilities
Disabled toilet
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Explore Moors Valley

Moors Valley is a joint venture between East Dorset District Council and the Forestry Commission 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 
  • 1 Children's play trail
  • Horse riding 
  • Go Ape!
  • Forest segway
  • Play areas 
  • Bike hire
  • Café
  • Picnic areas
  • Steam railway
  • BBQs
  • Dogs welcome 
  • Assistant dogs welcome
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