Welcome to the South Eastern side of Mortimer Forest.
This car park is protected by height restriction barriers (7'/2.1m).
There parking spaces for disabled users and two picnic tables with easy access in a pleasant glade to one side of the car park.
A 1.5mile trail taking in the Haye Park Wood area of the Forest starts from this car park.
Horse Riding in the Forest
We have parking facilities for horse boxes and a deboxing area in this car park. Riders will need to purchase a key for the height restriction barriers (7'/2.1m) from the Forest Office. Contact us on 0300 067 6977 or via the email address below.
Other trails in Mortimer Forest ......
Starting from Whitcliffe Car park
A surfaced trail suitable for mobility scooters and pushchairs
A climb up to the stunning views of High Vinnalls from the Vinnalls car park.
A nine mile route which incorporates most of the Forest.
What do other visitors say?
Sara Burnham, 6/Mar/2017
Good evening, My daughter is very keen to ride out again from the Blackpole car park and needs to purchase a key to enable us to park the horse box in the correct place. We used to have a key but returned a while back. Can she collect one from your office and how much do we need to pay? Thank you.
Forestry Commission Response
Hi Sara Yes it is possible for you to get a key. If you contact me at the office on 0300 067 6977 and I will let you know how to go about it. Thank you
4 StarsKW, 25/Feb/2017
I think its a beautiful forest , Its a very nice and tranquil place, one of my favorite in UK, but I agree with the above comments, there are too many dogs and their droppings are everywhere. In general I think there are way too many dogs in England and not enough wild places for people who can't stand them to go to. I drive from Tipton for 1,5h just to get away from cancerous clouds of diesel and plastic in the air and the scarce parks which are full of dog dropping,trash and needles. I come here to breathe fresh forest air and enjoy peaceful time trying to regain my sanity and reconnect with nature. I am a foreigner (european) and to me (where i come from) the last place to be having to look out where i tread to avoid dog poo is a forest. Look out to be jumped on, sniffed by, approached, or be smeared with saliva and mud by dogs. Once me and my wife were having a picnic in the lovely area of Vinnals car park and somebody's dog jumped out of the bushes and ran right through the middle of the picnic table, stepping all over our food and knocking plates on the ground,we were shocked, I am not joking. The owner woman appeared after a while from the path which runs right next to the table and was a bit apologetic, but that's not the point. I think that path does not allow dogs anyway, but they are being let loose everywhere and the whole place seems to be used as a one big dog toilet, just like every other place Ive been to unfortunately. Another time we wanted to sit at the picnic table but somebody was combing their hairy dog before us and left a ton of dog hair all over the grass and on the table, it was disgusting. I have searched a lot for somewhere, clean peaceful, dog free and full of nature, but I haven't so far found anywhere and I am deeply disappointed. It's disgraceful. I have been coming to the Mortimer forest for some years and I think I must have been lucky not to stumble upon any dogs, but after several recent visits I realized that this place is no different than any other when it comes to being used as a one big dog toiled. Its a shame providing forests are so rare in England and places like this are a real gem and hard to find and then to find out they are being used as dog toilets. it makes me sad and angry. I would welcome complete dog ban in every forest, nature reserve, national park and a beach with a huge gratitude.
Well thank you for looking at that. Wait until the autumn rains get on that churned up track (the grader may make it level again but it does not re-compact it.) I invite you to walk the main track between November and April. I don't need another reply, if there is no money to do anything then so be it, I understand that and sympathise with the difficult job you are trying to do with little funding. But please don't tell me I am incorrect, it was commonly discussed in the community last winter and any regular user of the BlackPool forest end will know exactly what I am saying. The woodpecker rally is ill-timed and it is the regular users and supporters of the forest who suffer for it.