Explore Anderwood Car Park and Barbecue Site
(Average user rating: 5 unrated 5/5)

Broadleaved woodland. New Forest FDNestled in the trees, this shady car park is the perfect spot to enjoy a picnic whilst listening to the sounds of woodland wildlife all around.


GROUP USING THE BARBECUE FACILITIES IN ANDERWOOD PICNIC AREA. NEW FOREST FPIf you are interested in booking the barbecue site  at Anderwood or using your own, please visit click on the link above for further information.

What do other visitors say?

In the USofA parkland have wooden walkways so the public stay on path thus protecting wildlife plants from being destroyed

Anonymous, 12/Jul/2014

Thank you for your comment. The New Forest is a unique and special place, partly due to the fact there is free access. There is definitely a balancing act to be achieved between recreation, conservation and the working forest. The Forestry Commission work alongside numerous other organisations and stakeholders to ensure this balance is maintained.

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Had a wonderful walk at Anderwood. Also stopped for a picnic. Such a peaceful setting. The only thing that would make it better is if there were pathways marked just like the cycle route.But otherwise cannot fault the site.

Anonymous, 19/May/2014

Thank you for your comment. Marked trails are something that we have looked into providing at Anderwood in the past, but you can appreciate there is a ‘rule of thumb’ reluctance to put in fixed trails and furniture (ie. Marker posts) on the forest when we don’t have to. The modern trend has been to keep the forest as natural and ‘wilderness’ as possible, as most people enjoy the fact there are so many informal tracks to explore but without the ‘country park’ style marked trails. We do have marked trails, as you may know, at Bolderwood, the Reptile Centre and Wilverley, and we would definitely consider a trail at Anderwood if there was enough interest from the public. So far, the overall interest has been to keep the style at Anderwood informal. Thank you for your input about the site. Its always useful to hear what people think. The New Forest Ranger team.

Forestry Commission Response

Could you please give me the postcode for Anderwood Car Park and BBQ site. Thanks Jan Walker, 13/Aug/2013

Thank you for your comment on our website. The Forestry Commission car parks in the New Forest do not have postcodes as there are no properties on site. However we do put the Ordnance Survey grid reference on each of our web pages. For our larger sites, which are listed on our Places To Go pages, there is also the option on the right hand side of the page, under 'Location', to produce a Google Map and detailed directions ( by car or public transport) to these sites, of which Anderwood is one.

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