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

Opening hours

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

How to find us

How to find us
Parkhurst Forest, Forest Road, Newport
Sat Nav Postcode: PO30 5UL
By Car

Parkhurst Forest is located approximately half a mile northwest of Newport off the A3054, which is called Forest Road.

OS Grid Ref
SZ 474 896

50.7167, -1.32855408

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges at Firestone Copse.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Easy access trail
Picnic area

Contact details

Parkhurst Forest is one of the oldest forests in the country, with rare species and open heath grassland

Parkhurst Forest consists of both ancient woodland and heathland.

Located on the Isle of Wight, it is a haven for wildlife including the red squirrel and many species of bird such as garden warbler, nightjar, woodcock, green and great spotted woodpecker and long-eared owl.

At a glance

Dogs welcome
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Things to do

Explore the stunning scenery of Parkhurst Forest on horseback.

Horse riding at Parkhurst Forest is by permit only.

You can obtain a permit to ride in these woods by contacting TROT on 01622 735599 or visit the website.

Enjoy a tasty treat in the forest at Parkhurst Forest. Just bring along good food and company!

To prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any barbecues into our forests.

Walking in the forest is the perfect way to get some fresh air and explore some of the Isle of Wight's most beautiful landscapes.

Parkhurst Forest has a range of paths that run through the woodland. 

Nearby forests

Firestone

Located on the Isle of Wight, the rich woodland of Firestone Copse provides the perfect year-round destination for your next forest adventure. A wheelchair accessible trail allows excellent, ever-changing views of English Oak and Ash as well as coniferous Douglas, Cedar and Scots Pine.

Hatchet Pond lake sunset

Hatchet Pond is the New Forest’s largest body of fresh water and home to some of the rarest wetland plants and freshwater animals long since lost from many other parts of the UK. As one of the most wildlife rich water bodies remaining in lowland England, it has the highest possible conservation status as both a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Special Area for Conservation.

Children running on muddy forest path in wellies

Whiteley Pastures is home to a variety of rare wildlife including a rich insect population. The woodlands are a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest that we work to manage and protect. 

There are a range of gravel paths for you to follow that take you throughout the woodland and its natural features including areas of ancient woodland and ponds. 

White pony within rust orange shrubs

Tilery Road is named after a historic Victorian brick and tile works. From the car park there's easy access following the cycle route into Pignall Hill, this is one of the largest collections of inclosure woodlands in the New Forest. 

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