Moreton Forest

Visitor information

Discover Moreton Forest's varied scenery and interesting walks

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.

The cows are providing an important role, helping to improve the condition of the area, which is a nationally important Site of Special Scientific Interest.

At a glance

Dogs welcome
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Things to do

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

Moreton Forest has a range of paths that run through the woodland. The Jubilee Trail footpath runs through the forest and links to other public rights of way.

Nearby forests

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. 

 

Butterfly on leaf

Located five miles west of Wareham, Hethfelton Wood lies at the core of the Dorset Heaths. There’s a mixture of conifer woodland, some broadleaf trees and lowland heathland.

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.

Generic woodland

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

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