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

Opening hours

Moreton Forest offers 24 hour access, 365 days a year. 

How to find us

How to find us
Moreton Forest, Dorchester
OS Grid Ref
SY81529071

50.719794257068, -2.2685168265729

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Moreton Forest. 

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

Contact details

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 is a native broadleaf wood and is currently undergoing butterfly conservation efforts. 

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 special place, requiring special care. Throughout the winter, work will be taking place to restore bogs and wetlands across the Forest. These areas provide vital habitats for many creatures and support a wealth of rare and diverse plant life. They also play an important role in maintaining the health of the Forest and absorbing carbon.

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