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

Opening hours

Puddletown Forest is open until dusk all year round.

How to find us

How to find us
Puddletown Forest , Puddletown, Dorchester
Sat Nav Postcode: DT2 8QS
OS Grid Ref
SY737926

50.732482451507, -2.3648334674137

Parking and prices

There are no parking charges and a limited amount of parking spaces. Please do not park on grass verges or block gates, thank you.

Facilities and access

Contact details

Explore Puddletown 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.

The Forest has historic and ecological importance - it's home to rare insects, ground nesting birds such as woodlark and native reptiles in particular sand lizards and smooth snakes.

At a glance 

  • Walking on public rights of way
  • Well behaved dogs welcome 
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