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Explore Creech Wood
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.3/5)

A wood of mostly conifer with some areas of old DOG WALKERS IN THE NEW FOREST. NEW FOREST FDbroadleaved trees. 

The different age structures of these trees provide different habitats for wildlife, including patches of heather.


Wide grassy rides provide a network of walks for those people who know these woods.  With no waymarked walks provided, new users are advised to take care not to get lost.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is by permit only and is informal (no marked route). Riders may use any track that they feel is suitable for the ability of their horse and themselves. Surfaces can be muddy in the winter. For further innformation on obtaining a permit please click here.

Learning Opportunities

Whether you are a school or family there are lots of ideas and downloads  to help you explore and discover the wood. To help you get started with your planning we have created an introductory slide show, lesson plans and a sample risk assessment.  If you would prefer a guided visit our learning partners’ details can be found here.

What do other visitors say?

5 Stars 5 Stars

I live 2 minute walk from Creech & love walking there. There is lots of different routs to take and the little one loves the play park.

Anonymous, 15/Apr/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

We visited yesterday after a long time. We used to visit the wood with our children when they were younger. They have now all grown up and have families of their own, some have already returned to the woodland to enjoy memories of their own as well as make more. I must say, like a lot of other people who have before me mention the shameless dog owners who DO NOT clear up behind their pets, not only is this a shame for others who wish to enjoy the woodland, it is CRIMINAL and should be stopped. It is such a shame when you walk through beautiful woodland, not to be able to enjoy the pleasure of the trees and animals in them as you constantly have to be looking down to ensure you are not walking in the fowl mess. DOG OWNERS, BE RESPONSIBLE AND CLEAR UP BEHIND YOUR PETS OR DON'T BRING THEM TO THE WOODS.

Ros, 17/Jan/2016
4 Stars 4 Stars

can u camp at creepy woods or not ?

Emily Hughes, 20/Oct/2015

Thank you for your comment. Wild camping is not permitted on Forestry Commission land. You would need to stay in a designated campsite if you are wanting to camp in the area.

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Last updated: 26th October 2016

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What's Here?

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Cycling in the forest is informal (no marked route). Cyclists may use any track they deem suitable for their bikes ability and themselves. Surfaces can be very muddy in the winter.
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is by permit only and is informal (no marked route). Riders may use any track that they feel is suitable for the ability of their horse and themselves. It is recommended that riders new to the forest take the map supplied with the permit when entering the forest. Surfaces can be muddy in the winter. Carriage driving is possible with permission. To apply for a riding permit please contact TROT on 01622 735599.
  • Parking
  • The car park for Creech Wood is at Bunkers Hill.
  • Play area
  • The natural forest playground is suitable for children and young people of all ages. Please supervise children at all times and remember that dogs are not permitted in the play areas.
More about what's here


OS Grid ref: SU647113
Postcode: PO7 6UB

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General Enquiries

0300 067 4601

Opening & Parking

Opening Times:
Gates open at 8am and close at dusk (please check on site signs for exact times).
The car park for Creech Wood is at Bunkers Hill.

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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.