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Temporary Car Park Closure

 The following car parks will be closed for essential Forestry Civil Engineering Volvo G726B Grader. Operator Nigel Slocombe grading a back slope in the New Forest maintenance to the car park surface or works to the car park environs.

With hundreds of thousands of vehicles using our car parks they are subjected to erosion and the surface deteriorates at an alarming rate.

Add to that bad weather over the winter months, and you begin to understand why so many potholes quickly develop.

It’s vitally important that people observe safety signage and do not enter work sites where machines are working. These short-term closures are needed in order to make improvements and we hope that our regular visitors will understand the need for the temporary closure of their usual parking spot.

While the car parks are being repaired - it’s a good opportunity to explore another part of the forest that you may not often visit. There are plenty of alternative places to park in the beautiful surroundings of the New Forest.


is closed due to resurfacing, please use an alternative car park - Crockford Clump or Norleywood.


Should you have any queries regarding the maintenance works please contact the Ranger Team on 0300 067 4601 (Mon - Fri).

Last updated: 20th August 2018


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