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Explore Woodlands of Ringwood and Wareham
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Wareham ForestThe woodlands of Dorset are a delight to discover whether you;

Explore the extensive pine woodlands and heathlands of Ringwood and Wareham Forests.

 Be adventurous at Moors Valley Country Park, Ringwood. Home to the famous play trial, Bike Park and GO Ape!


 Walk or cycle the Sika trail in the heart of Wareham Forest and see if you can spot the secretive Sika deer or Roe Deer.

What do other visitors say?

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We come to Sandford as often as we can ,the main reason is the great walks around Wareham Forest.The dogs absolutely love it.

Ian Waller, 14/May/2016

are dogs allowed on walks

Anonymous, 11/Apr/2015

Thank you for your question. Yes the Forestry Commission welcome all responsible dog owners to walk their dogs in our woodlands. All dogs must be kept under reasonable control and all signs and diversions followed carefully

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Last updated: 4th May 2016

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What's Here?

  • Cycling
  • Walking
  • Horse riding
  • If you wish to ride on Forestry Commission tracks in Ringwood or Wareham you are required to have a Forestry Commission Riding Permit.
    Prices are
  • Viewpoint
  • Located in the heart of the forest the Lookout provides stunning views across the tree tops towards the coast that makes the all the effort worth. It's easy to find - just follow the finger post signs.
  • Wildlife
  • The Sika Cycle Trail takes its name from the sika deer found in this forest and throughout the county.
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