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

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.

Additional information

Number of accessible parking spaces: 0

There are no designated accessible parking spaces at this forest, have you seen our Easy Access trails page?

Facilities and access

Contact details

Activities at Puddletown Forest

Cycling Go Tri event
Cycling at Puddletown Forest
adults on forest walk
Walking at Puddletown Forest

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. 


Woman in woodland

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.

Butterfly on leaf

Located five miles west of Wareham, Hethfelton Wood is a native broadleaf wood and is currently undergoing butterfly conservation efforts. 

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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