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Explore Wilverley Plain Car Park and Barbecue Site
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During World War II, Wilverley Pain was ploughed Car park at Wilverley Plain, New Forest FDand sown with much needed crops.

Today, this extensive grassy lawn offers valuable grazing for ponies as well as providing an ideal area for picnicing or playing games.

There is also easy access into the adjoining woodland and it's waymarked trails.

Click the link below to find out more about the waymarked trail from this car park

Wilverley Wander Trail.

This is a longer more informal trail which winds through this diverse and working woodland of Wilverley Inclosure. 


If you are interested in booking the barbecue site at Wilverley or using your own, please visit click on the link above for further information.

What do other visitors say?

How much is it to book out wilverly BBQ and what dates is it free in July ?

Penny lewis, 1/Jul/2015

Thank you for your comment regarding Wilverely barbecue site. Details on how to book and the charges for hiring one of our barbecue sites can be found on the barbecue pages. These are accessed by clicking on the Barbecue hyperlink or by visiting , alternatively, you can phone our Permissions department on 0300 067 4640 to check availability and book.

Forestry Commission Response

Dear sirs, We like to park on grass and picnic next to the car, are you able to suggest places in Hampshire and Surrey where this is possible please? Thank you

Chris, 21/Jun/2014

Thank you for your comment. As nice as it is to be able to park on the grass and have a picnic it is not permitted to park off of designated car parking areas on Forestry Commission land, as this is in breach of the Forestry Commission byelaws. However the Forestry Commission does provides a 130 designated car parks in the New Forest and many more across the larger district, encompassing Hampshire and Surrey. In many of the locations you are able to park in the car park with a grass area adjacent to have your picnic. Details of some of these locations can be found on our National website; Just enter the area you wish to visit in the search box under “Find A Forest”.

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Last updated: 26th May 2016

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What's Here?

  • Barbeque
  • Picnic
  • Walking
  • This is a longer more informal trail which winds through this diverse and working woodland.
  • Toliets
  • Toilets are located between the two car parks, near the road.
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OS Grid ref: SU 254 010

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