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Moors Valley Country Park and Forest

The 1000-acres of Park and Forest at Moors Valley have something for everyone.

With plenty of waymarked walk and cycle routes, a tree top walkway, narrow-gauge steam railway, cycle hire centre, and adventure Play Trail. Thrill seekers can swing through the trees on the Go Ape tree top adventures, navigating tree to tree using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels with unforgettable zip wires. Open all year round, the Ranger team also offers a programme of activities for adults and children throughout the year.

More information about all the facilities at Moors Valley, including a full list of events can be found on the Moors Valley website (opens in a new window).

Facilities

  • waymarked walk and cycle trails
  • cycle hire centre
  • adventure play area and play trail
  • narrowgauge steam railway
  • 18 hole golf course
  • Go Ape Tree Top Adventure and Tree Top Junior
  • Go Ape Forest Segway
  • visitor centre
  • restaurant and picnic areas
  • exhibition area
  • the Ranger service runs an extensive environmental education programme with over 300 events each year - from holiday activities for children to walks and cycle rides for adults. Please phone if you would like to be sent an events guide.

Opening times

  • open everyday of the year except Christmas Day, from 8am to dusk (pm at the latest)
  • the Visitor Centre and restaurant is open 9am to 4:30pm each day (later in the summer)
  • the Cycle Hire Centre is open 9:30am to 3pm each day (later in the summer).

Entrance fee and parking

There are no entrance charges to Moors Valley Country Park but vehicle charges do apply. It has a very large car park but it does get busy during school holidays. Please visit the Moors Valley website (opens in a new window) for a list of current charges.

How to get there

Follow signposts from the Ashley Heath roundabout at the junction of the A31 and A338.
Local residents can also walk through Potterne Wood by access points at Potterne Playing Fields and Hazelwood Drive.

Contact

Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is owned and managed by East Dorset District Council and The Forestry Commission.
 

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