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Explore Parkhurst Forest
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 3.3/5)

The attractive setting of the car park and adjacent picnic site is the start point for exploring the forest.


There are red squirrels in the forest and a hide, which is the perfect place to view all the local wildlife from.

Horse Riding

Horse riding is by permit. For more information on horse riding and to obtain a permit please contact TROT on 01622 735599 or visit

What do other visitors say?

4 Stars 4 Stars

We have always loved Parkhurst Forest having enjoyed our walks there for over 40 years. We do think the dog mess is a problem though. There are two bins on the path going north-west from the car-park, but nothing on the paths going east and west. Extra bins in these locations would help.

Ben and Linda Houfton +Tilda the dog, 9/Oct/2013
5 Stars 5 Stars

Anonymous, 10/Jun/2013
1 Star 1 Star

Dog dirt ruined my visit. Its everywhere truely disgusting.

Anonymous, 22/Oct/2012

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Dogs on lead
  • Parking
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • Wildlife
  • Horse riding
  • Horse riding is by permit. For more information on horse riding and to obtain a permit please contact TROT on 01622 735599.
More about what's here


Map showing the local area
OS Grid ref: SZ472906

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0300 067 4448
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