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Seasonal Closures

The Forestry Commission manages 134 car parks across the New Forest. During the quieter winter period when the maximum capacity is not required a proportion of these are closed to reduce wear and tear.

The car parks which are closed have alternatives close by to ensure the minimum of inconvenience to people. Some of the closed car parks may be repaired during this period but resources will be directed to maintaining those car parks that remain open.

This winter the car parks mentioned below will be closed from 3rd November 2017 - 30th March 2018 . 

The locations of these car parks can be identified on the  closure map by clicking here

As usual, the Reptile Centre will be closed from the end of September, re-opening at the beginning of April.


 Car Park Closures

Closed Car Park Nearest Open Car Park
Lords Oak Bramshaw Wood
Shepherds Gutter Longcross
Ocknell Pond Cadman's Pool
Spring Bushes Broomy Walk
Hazel Hill Minstead Road
Brockishill Green Minstead Road
Shave Wood Football Green
Lucy Hill Oakley
Barrow Moor Knightwood Oak
Woosons Knightwood Oak
Osmond's Bushes Goatspen
Longslade View Longslade Bottom
Longslade Heath Horseshoe Bottom
Ober Corner Beachern Wood
Whitley Wood Clay Hill Heath
Whitemoor James Hill
Parc Pale Bolton's Bench
Standing Hat Tilery Road
Northgate King's Hat
Culverley Pig Bush
Yew Tree Bottom Wilverley Inclosure
Vereley Hill  Vereley



Last updated: 5th October 2017
Car park at Wilverley Plain, New Forest FD


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England's Woods and Forests are cared for by Forest Enterprise England, an agency of the Forestry Commission.