Menu

Explore Bolderwood Car Park and Visitor Site
(Average user rating: 4 unrated 4/5)

Situated on an old coaching route, Bolderwood has all the ingredients for a family day out. Information Unit at Bolderwood visitor site. New Forest

Get close to the famous herd of Fallow deer which live in and around Bolderwood.

Bring a picnic and spend all day exploring the waymarked trails, cycle or just relax in the sun.

This site has been awarded a CLOtC Site Provider Award. The Council for Learning Outside the Classroom (CLOtC) is the national voice for learning outside the classroom. This award recognises organisations which actively welcome schools onto their site/s for self-led visits and ensure that the sites and any other services provided meet the needs of schools. For more information, please visit www.forestry.gov.uk/england-learning

Click on the links below to find out about the waymarked trails  and other activities from this car park.

Deer Podcast

Download the Guide to Deer at Bolderwood Podcast (MP3 1.7MB) for your MP3 player here so while you are at the Viewing Platform you can also have a commentary about the deer species

Bolderwood Cycle Trail

Exploring this truly ancient forest by bicycle is the ideal way to discover the magnificent beauty and fascinating wildlife that can easily be missed by car.

 Deer Watch Trail

A short stroll which leads you to a deer viewing platform at Bolderwood, New Forest, overlooking fields where wild herds of fallow deer are regularly seen.

Jubilee Trail

Including the deer field at Bolderwood in the New Forest, this meandering route leads you past some majestic trees, the oldest of which date back to 1860.

Radnor trail

A longer route which explores a range of woodland types both ancient and modern at Bolderwood in the New Forest

Barbecues


If you are interested in booking one of our barbecue sites  or using your own, please visit click on the link above for further information.

What do other visitors say?

Is there any charge for parking at bolderwood

Linda, 8/Jun/2015

Thank you for your comment. There is no charge for parking at Bolderwood, however there are parking meters on site, if you wish to leave a donation.

Forestry Commission Response
5 Stars 5 Stars

We love Bolderwood! I noticed today that the rangers are having a Fairytale weekend with storytelling. I think the times are 12, 1.30 and 3pm and only ■2 per child. We will definately be there!

Love the forest, 23/Aug/2013
4 Stars 4 Stars

Great place for short stop or longer walk. Go at deer feeding times, take a picnic.

James, 19/Aug/2013
More user comments

Please tell us about your visit

Please email us at enquiries.southern@forestry.gsi.gov.uk if you have an enquiry or would like a reply to your comments.

Email addresses will not be shown
Please help us reduce the amount of spam we receive by entering the following characters in upper or lower case without the quotes into the box below: "8VN"
 

Be a forest hero

Get the latest news, information & offers

Sign up for our emails

What's Here?

  • Arboreta
  • Parking
  • Barbeque
  • You can use raised portable BBQs at this site and disposible barbecues on the special stands provided. Please refer to the Barbecue Code on our barbecue pages for futher information.
  • Trail (easy)
  • Deer Watch Trail - A short stroll which leads you to a deer viewing platform overlooking fields where wild herds of fallow deer are regularly seen.
  • Walking
  • There are 3 waymarked walking routes at Bolderwood.
  • Trail (hard)
  • Radnor Trail - A longer route which explores a range of woodland types both ancient and modern.
  • Trail (moderate)
  • Jubilee Trail - Including the deer fields, this meandering route leads you past some majestic trees, the oldest of which date back to 1860. Unfortunately a large number of trees were lost in the Great Storms of 1987 and 1991 but many new trees have been planted and more will be planted over the coming years.
  • Visitor centre
  • The Bolderwood Information Unit is open during the School holidays from 11am – 4pm
  • Toliets
  • Toilets are located in Bolderwood car park.
More about what's here

Location

OS Grid ref: SU 243 086

Get directions

Contact

General Enquiries

0300 067 4601
enquiries.southern@­forestry.gsi.gov.uk

PDF Downloads

Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification certifiedForest Stewardship Council certified