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

Opening hours

The park is open every day. Opening hours are seasonal.

Visitor Centre, Forest Shop and Cafe
Summer - April to SeptemberOpening hours
Weekdays10am - 5pm
Weekends9am - 5pm
Winter - October to MarchOpening hours
Weekdays10am - 4pm
Weekends9am - 4pm

 

How to find us

How to find us
South Downs, Hampshire
Sat Nav Postcode: PO8 0QE
By Car

Please note that the nearest post code will take you to the Hampshire Hog Pub. The Country Park can be accessed from the A3 between Petersfield and Cowplain in either direction.

OS Grid Ref
SU718185

50.9587518, -0.9729402

Parking and prices

All the car parks are open 24 hours a day.

Parking Charges
 Up to 1 hourUp to 2 hoursUp to 4 hoursFull day
Summer - April to September£2.50£5.00£7.00£9.00
Winter - October to March£2.00£3.50£4.50£6.00

Motorbikes: free

Blue Badge - standard charges apply

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Coaches with 15+ seats: £15.00 per day

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

For further information about the facilities that are currently open,  please visit the Hampshire County Council website 

Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Toilets

Contact details

Landline Number
02392 595040

Over 2,000 acres of open access woodland and downland to explore

Discover endless family fun in the great outdoors at Queen Elizabeth Country Park.

From the top of Butser Hill, the highest point on the South Downs, down to the Visitor Centre with its shop and cafe, the park makes for a great day out.

For further information about current facilities, please visit the Hampshire County Council website 

At a glance

  • 3 walking trails
  • 2 cycling trails
  • Play area - please check before travelling
  • Cafe - please check before travelling

Things to do

There are two permissive bike trails which are clearly waymarked on the ground.

parkrun organise free, weekly, 5km timed runs around the world. They are open to everyone, free, and are safe and easy to take part in.

These events take place in pleasant forest surroundings and people of every ability are encouraged to take part. From those taking their first steps in running to Olympians; from juniors to those with more experience; everyone is welcome.

Register online with parkrun to find out more about the course and get your barcode. 

Looking for a parkrun in a different place?

Find a different parkrun.

There are three permissive walking trails which are clearly way marked on the ground. All three can be found in the on-site leaflet.

Nearby forests

Tree canopy with blue skies

Located within the South Downs National Park, West Harting down offers a network of paths and trails, making it very popular with dog walkers and horse-riders.  

The higher ground in the north of West Harting Down provides significant views out to the Solent and the Isle of Wight.

Woman and dog looking out over field

Forestry update

Over many decades some of the areas of Havant Thicket have been planted with non-native conifer trees to provide timber for the nation. Forestry England’s contractors will be working in the area until 19 February, removing the some of the conifer trees to start the journey of restoring this area to a broadleaf woodland.

Mixed woodland on a sunny day

Located west of Waterlooville within the stunning South Downs landscape, Creech Wood is home to some impressive conifers as well as a small number of ancient broad-leaved trees. The mixture of old and young trees provides a variety of habitats for wildlife, including patches of heather favoured by butterflies and bees, so bring your binoculars!

Solo mountain biker in a forest

The area on Combe Hill has a dedicated bike park, which is open to mountain bikers, please visit this website for more information and to book in advance.

The woodland offers a network of open paths and countryside views that local people can explore on foot.