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Explore Woodlands of Ringwood and Wareham
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 4.5/5)

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.

Go Ape. UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure Enjoy the classic Go Ape experience in the trees or explore the forest on an epic all-terrain segway.
Take a look and book at our Go Ape page.

What do other visitors say?

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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Jack, 21/Apr/2013
4 Stars 4 Stars

very popular with families , but parking very expensive during school holidays. Easter 2013 ■ 5.50 up to 2 hrs , ■8 over 4 hrs! Need to factor that in if you Go Ape ,Lots to do though.

Gary, 7/Apr/2013

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Last updated: 09/24/2015

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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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