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

Opening hours

Currently open 7am until 6pm, every day except Christmas Day.  

 

How to find us

How to find us

The site is signposted West Walk, but known locally at Hundred Acres wood, but please don't try to go along the private track at the end of Hundred Acres Lane as there is no access to the site this way.

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.  The site is signposted West Walk at the 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

We don't have card payments at this location, so we recommend you pay to park using the app.

Please park legally and responsibly  and only in the designated car park.

We may have to close the car park if it gets too busy. We know this is frustrating, but please be prepared to return home and come another time.

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.

*There is a small convenience charge for using this service.  See RingGo online for full terms and conditions and VAT receipts.

 

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
Number of accessible parking spaces: 3
Disabled parking available

Facilities and access

You are welcome to hire our barbecues from 26 July, but to prevent forest fires and reduce waste, please do not bring any other barbecues into this forest.

 

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

Assistant dogs welcome
Dogs allowed
Picnic area
Play Area
Toilets

Contact details

A historic woodland with good trails for family days out

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. 

Set amongst the tall pine trees, our play area is great for keeping your children entertained. 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.

Play together and create your own temporary woodland hideout – find your way to the den making area and see what adventure awaits!

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

We are sorry but you cannot barbecue in our forests at this time. This is to help prevent forest fires and reduce waste. Please do not bring any barbecues into this forest.

Please follow our  forest code  to help you enjoy the forest responsibly.

If you are visiting with your dog, follow our dog code, keep them under close control to help protect local wildlife such as ground nesting birds, and bag and bin your dog’s waste.

 

At a glance 

  • 2 Walking trails
  • 2 Cycling trails
  • Horse riding
  • Mobile café, takeaway only
  • Children's play area
  • Educational trails
  • Toilets
  • Barbecue hire available from 26 July - no other barbecues are allowed in this forest
  • Dogs welcome
  • Assistance animals welcome
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