Our forests will remain open for outdoor recreation and exercise. For our coronavirus guidance please follow this link - view now
Some facilities are closed at this site, please refer to visitor information for details.
Visitor information
Opening hours
How to find us
Parking & prices
Facilities & access
Contact details

Opening hours

Open every day except Christmas Day.  

Weekdays

Monday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm
Tuesday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm
Wednesday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm
Thursday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm
Friday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm

Weekends

Saturday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm
Sunday
Opening hours 7am - 5pm

How to find us

How to find us
Hundred Acres Road, Wickham
Sat Nav Postcode: PO17 6JD
By Car

Access either from the A32 Meon Valley Road, north of Wickham or Hundred Acres Road.  West Lodge is opposite the West Walk entrance.  

By Public Transport

Take the number 69 bus that runs between Winchester and Wickham Square.  The nearest stop is a 2.2 mile walk to West Walk.  

OS Grid Ref
SU 596 123

50.9062729, -1.1515504

Parking and prices

Parking charges apply at West Walk.

You can now use RingGo at West Walk which allows you to pay for parking online or via an app. Please download the Ringo App before travelling if you can. RingGo is available at 2 locations:

  • the main car park
  • Wood End car park
  • Upperford Copse car park

Pay for parking on your phone in 5 easy steps:

1. Open the RingGo app, or download for free if you haven’t already got it, using the App Store (iPhone) or Google Play (Android).
2. Log in with your RingGo details, or register as a new user.
3. Select your location by entering the 3–6 digit number shown on the parking signs.
4. Enter your number plate and choose how long you’d like to park for. Remember, you can extend this later.
5. Choose to add any handy parking reminders you need, then just tap to pay.

And you’re good to go! Your details are saved so next time, you can park even faster.

If you’re not a smartphone user, you can still use RingGo to pay for your parking by calling 0203 046 0063You can also register and book parking with RingGo online.

Parking Charges

The money you pay for parking helps us to look after the forests. Read how
Up to 2 hours £1.80
Up to 4 hours £3.50
All day £5.00

Coaches/Minibuses charges

Minibuses - parking charges the same as for cars - see above.  

Additional Information

Regular visitors can save money by becoming a Member - Find out more about our membership offer
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

Our car park and toilets are open during the new lockdown. We are sure many people will be keen to get out and about,  so to  avoid crowds,  please follow the latest Government guidance for travel, outdoor spaces and meeting people from outside your household. You must stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating.

You may need to  be  prepared to make the  necessary  decision  to  turn around  if the car park looks busy, or is full,  and come another time.  

The play area remains open. 

There is a take away food and drink only. Unfortunately we don't have card payments at this location, so we recommend you pay to park using the app.

No portable barbecues, disposable barbecues, fires or camp stoves are allowed. 

When you  visit the nation’s forests, remember it is your responsibility to follow the new guidance on  staying safe outside your home.

For more information on planning your visit, take a look at our accessibility information:

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Toilets

Contact details

An ideal woodland for a great day out with walking trails, cycling and picnic spots

West Walk and its car park remains open to you for outdoor recreation and exercise. When you visit please keep yourself and others safe by following the government rules on social distancing.

We are currently removing some trees from this area of woodland, this is essential thinning to give remaining trees more space to grow. Public safety is our main priority, so we ask people to follow safety signage and not enter the areas where machinery is working. 

West Walk is an ideal wood for a complete day out for all the family with walking trails, cycling and picnic spots. With 350 hectares is the largest remaining fragment of a former medieval hunting ground, the Forest of Bere.

There are two waymarked walking trails and plenty of natural paths to help you discover West Walk on foot or by bike.

Try the Forest of Bere trail. Walk or cycle the 3-mile trail which takes you in a loop, through the historic landscape of the Forest of Bere, which today supports an important range of wildlife.

Our play area is great for keeping your children entertained. Set within the Pine trees with play equipment , including a balance beam and all-ability swing, swinging hoops, rotating climbing chimney and for the little ones, a giant sand pit, and wooden playhouses.

At a glance 

  • 2 Walking trails
  • 2 Cycling trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mobile café, takeaway only
  • Children's play area is open
  • Educational trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecue hire - not available. Please do not bring a barbecue on site.
  • Dogs welcome
  • Assistance animals welcome
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