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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Horton Road
Ashley Heath
Ringwood
DORSET
BH24 2ET

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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Car Parking up to 12 seats (Based on length of stay)from £1.00 to £10.00 per ticket
Coach 21-50+ seats (Daily Charge)from £20.00 to £71.00 per ticket
Mini Bus 13-20 seats (Daily Charge)from £6.00 to £25.00 per ticket
Season Ticketfrom £25.00 to £50.00 per ticket

Entrance to the park is free but car parking charges apply, season tickets are available. Various facilities in the park also incur a charge, ie railway, golf, cycle hire and Go Ape.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    608
  • Very Good
    246
  • Average
    36
  • Poor
    18
  • Terrible
    7

Recent Reviews:

  • MICK P
    great place to cycle
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 25th October 2017
    top spot.great place to cycle .loads of off path track well marked .Go ape looks great fun . car parling pricey but free entry . Read full review
  • Jo S S
    Salisbury, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Fabulous outdoor attraction in a safe environment
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th October 2017
    Although always very busy and expensive to park we enjoy visiting here with our son. He loves the parks and the play trails and tree top trail. This time we used the railway.....way too expensive but... Read full review
  • ashleeb37
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely place to spend a day
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 17th October 2017
    I managed to spend the whole day here. Took a bike ride around the park, rode the miniature steam train and did go ape. Lovely day overall. Read full review

Awards

  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Silver Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Silver 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2015 Gold Dorset Tourism Awards 2015 Gold 2015
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Silver 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold Dorset Tourism Award 2016 Gold 2016
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Gold Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Gold Award 2017
  • Regional and MiscellaneousDorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Silver Award Dorset Tourism Awards 2017 - Silver Award 2017

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  • Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Moors Valley can be found 10 miles north of Bournemouth and 5 miles west of Ringwood at Ashley Heath. Signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout at the junction of the A31 and A338 (Bournemouth Spur Road) between Ringwood and St Leonards.

Public Transport Directions

The Number 36 bus service that operates between Verwood and Bournemouth stops at the Castleman Trailway entrance on Horton Road (opposite the One Stop shop). It is then approximately a 10 minute walk to the Visitor Centre.

Facilities

Other

  • Accept Children over 7
  • Gift Shop

Attraction Facilities

  • Shop

Key Features

  • Forest Location
  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Smoking Some Areas

Accessibility

  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors - Including 'Changing Places' standard toilet with hoist and height adjustable changing bench.

Children & Infants

  • Accept Children Over 3
  • Facilities for children

Parking & Transport

  • Coach Parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (charge) - Free parking for tax exempt vehicles for disability

Catering

  • On-Site café/restaurant - Restaurant: lunches, homemade cakes, drinks and snacks.
  • Picnic Site - All picnic areas are outdoors

Payment Methods

  • Approx length of visit - 2-4 hours
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates - Group rates available for Moors Valley Railway.
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free - Must show ID
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities - Two small meeting rooms for hire (one with step access), max 20-40 people
  • Dog Friendly
  • Dogs Accepted
  • Event Venue
  • On-site coach parking
  • On-site Restaurant/Cafe
  • Open All Year
  • Picnic Area
  • Printed Material in Foreign Languages
  • Shop
  • Tea / Coffee Shop
  • Toilets - Including disabled toilet

Specialist Features

  • Family Fun
  • Marketed towards children
  • Marketed towards families
  • Marketed towards senior citizens

Printed Material in Foreign Languages

  • French printed material
  • German printed material
  • Spanish printed material

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted - Ranger-led activities available

Opening Times

Open New Year
2017 (1 January 2017 - 31 December 2017)

* The Country Park is open every day except Christmas Day from 8am. Closing time is at 5.00pm from September to March, at 6.00pm from April to May and at 7.00pm from June to August. Additional facilities on site have varying opening times ie. Visitor Centre, Seasons Restaurant, Moors Valley Railway, Golf Centre, Cycle Hire and Go Ape.

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