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

Opening hours

Gates open at 8am and close at 6pm (please check on site signs for exact times).

How to find us

How to find us
Upperford Copse, Winchester
Sat Nav Postcode: PO17 6AY
By Car

Upperford Copse Car Park is located on Heath Road, off the A32 Meon Valley Road, north of Wickham. The nearest postcode to Upperford Copse Car Park is PO17 6JZ.

OS Grid Ref
SU589135

50.917536825163, -1.1620187759399

Parking and prices

Parking Charges

Up to 2 hours £1.80
Up to 4 hours £3.50
Over 4 hours £5.00

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

Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area

Contact details

Activities at Upperford Copse

Wakerley cycling
Cycling at Upperford Copse
Two horse riders in high vis and helmets on a forest path
Horse riding at Upperford Copse
Picnic Bench in the Forest
Picnics at Upperford Copse
Family walking on gravel path through forest
Walking at Upperford Copse

Nearby forests

Mossy woodland path

Popular with locals and visitors alike, Woodend is one of the few remaining fragments that make up the ancient Forest of Bere.

The shaded paths provide an excellent spot for walking and exploring or you can relax within the trees and listen to the sounds of nature. From ponds and streams with great crested newts and butterflies, there are a variety of habitats to enjoy.

Recoup at the nearby West Walk for a light refreshment and a host of facilities.

woodland trail in picturesque setting

With walking trails, cycling, outdoor play and picnic spots, West Walk is the ideal family day out. At 350 hectares, it is the largest remaining fragment of the ancient Forest of Bere. 

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!

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. 

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