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 £4.70
Up to 2 hours £9.20
Up to 4 hours £12.50
Up to 5 hours £13.50
All day £16.00
Off peak
Up to 1 hour £3.20
Up to 2 hours £6.20
Up to 4 hours £8.80
Up to 5 hours £11.00
All day £12.00
Winter weekdays (Nov – Feb outside of school holidays)
All day £2.00

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
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Tramper/Mobility Scooter hire
Visitor Centre

Contact details

Activities at Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

play area at Moors Valley
Children's play at Moors Valley
Kids riding on mountain bikes through the forest
Cycling trails at Moors Valley
people on Segways on a forest path
Go Ape Forest Segway at Moors Valley
A child and an adult playing with exercise balls in the Go Ape Nets Adventure enclosure above the ground.
Go Ape Nets Adventure at Moors Valley
Child flying through the woods on a zip wire
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure at Moors Valley
A child on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Moors Valley
Go Ape Tree Top Adventure Plus at Moors Valley
Person on a zip wire, high ropes course in the forest
Go Ape Tree Top Challenge at Moors Valley
Giant Gruffalo Sculpture in the Forest
Gruffalo Sculptures at Moors Valley
Running trainers on forest floor
parkrun and junior parkrun at Moors Valley
Picnic table within bluebells
Picnics and barbecues at Moors Valley
Family walking on a woodland trail
Walking trails at Moors Valley
Woman using Zog app
Zog activity trail at Moors Valley

Nearby forests

A herd of deer in a glade in the forest

We are delighted that Bolderwood is featured as part of the Ancient Canopy to be dedicated to Her Majesty in celebration of the Platinum Jubilee.  Ancient Woodlands are cherished reminders of our living heritage, often referred to as “nature’s Crown Jewels”. We are proud to be part of this unique project, which aims to raise awareness of these treasured habitats and the importance of conserving them for future generations. 

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.

Three New Forest ponies standing on open grassland.

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.

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