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Car Parks
The Forestry Commission manages 127 designated car parks throughout the New Forest, and there are some seasonal closures to be aware of.  During the quieter winter period, 1st November to 31st March when use is down to the minimum, a proportion of these are closed to help reduce wear and tear.  There are alternative car parks fairly close by though, and a sign will be placed on the barrier indicating the nearest one.

A small selection of closures occur during springtime, 2nd March to 31st July, to protect disturbance of ground nesting birds.  Signs will be placed on the locked gates at the entrance to each of the car parks affected.

I have put a lot of effort into visiting ALL of these car parks, verifying the signage, and describing some of the more 'hidden' locations of some of them.  Also, I think it is essential that visitors to the New Forest are aware of the car parks that are closed for specific reasons each year, and I hope that they will find this information invaluable.

Visit the Forestry Commission website for car park closure details.

Here is a link to a PDF map to view all of the New Forest Forestry Commission car parks.

I recommend using the OS Explorer Map OL22 for your walks throughout the Forest.   This is my source for the National Grid References I have used here, and throughout my website, to assist you in finding specific locations and items of interest. Although this map shows the parking symbol for these Forestry Commission car parks () they are not actually named as such, but it will assist in finding them using the co-ordinates below.

Below is an alphabetical list of car parks with their Ordnance Survey Grid References;  you could use either a baseplate compass with a paper map, a handheld GPS unit, or a mobile phone app to find the SU / SZ coordinates listed.
The GPS co-ordinates (shown here in Degrees and Decimal Minutes) could also be entered into your car SatNav (if your model has this feature).

When there are photos available for the car parks I have placed a 'camera' icon next to the name.  Click on the camera to view the photo in a new browser window.

Note:  In some cases of the signage there are anomalies, either no signs at all or misspellings.  I have been in contact with the Forestry Commission (April 2015) and I have been informed that over the next 2 years these signs will be replaced, and names changed where necessary.  The current map I have linked to above is dated 2011 so hopefully an updated one may be produced to reflect the changes that will be made.
The Forestry Commission have been very helpful since I brought these matters to their attention so I hope this productive cooperation will continue.

Potholes are also a current issue with many of the car parks and this complaint has been addressed on the Forestry Commission website from a concerned visitor in August 2014.  This review can be read here.  During my visits to all of these car parks (up to May 2015) I can confirm that some of the potholes are very deep and there are a lot of them at many of these car parks, so extreme care is required when entering by vehicle or bicycle, especially if they are full with rainwater and the depth is not obvious.

A
Acres Down                                                                       
SU 266 097
N50° 53.183' / W001° 37.265'
Anderwood                                                                        SU 248 057
N50° 51.016' / W001° 38.831'
Andrew's Mare                                                                  
SU 254 113
N50° 54.043' / W001° 38.252'
Appleslade                                                                         
SU 183 093
N50° 52.990' / W001° 44.351'
Ashley Walk                                                                      
SU 185 157
N50° 56.404' / W001° 44.163'
B
Balmer Lawn                                                                     
SU 302 031
N50° 49.614' / W001° 34.234'
Barrow Moor                                                                     
SU 252 067
N50° 51.565' / W001° 38.437'
Beachern Wood                                                                
SU 283 027
N50° 49.358' / W001° 35.865'
Beaulieu Heath                                                                 
SU 358 004
N50° 48.120' / W001° 29.491'
Beaulieu Road                                                                   
SU 349 063
N50° 51.324' / W001° 30.178'
Blackwater                                                                        
SU 266 047
N50° 50.453' / W001° 37.262'
Blackwell Common                                                          
SU 435 016
N50° 48.718' / W001° 22.947'
Bolderwood                                                                       
SU 241 086
N50° 52.596' / W001° 39.432'
Bolton's Bench                                                                  
SU 306 081
N50° 52.295' / W001° 33.884'
Bolton's Cricket (see Boltons Bench)                              
SU 307 080
N50° 52.221' / W001° 33.820'
Boundway                                                                         
SZ 261 984
N50° 47.099' / W001° 37.723'
Bramble Hill Walk                                                           
SU 248 153
N50° 56.200' / W001° 38.768'
Bramshaw Wood                                                             
SU 256 173
N50° 57.276' / W001° 38.087'
Bratley View                                                                     
SU 236 096
N50° 53.110' / W001° 39.811'
Broadley                                                                           
SZ 245 989
N50° 47.341' / W001° 39.065'
Brock Hill                                                                          
SU 265 058
N50° 51.034' / W001° 37.380'
Brockishill Green                                                             
SU 297 117
N50° 54.251' / W001° 34.607'
Broomy Walk                                                                   
SU 196 100
N50° 53.323' / W001° 43.276'
Brownhills                                                                        
SZ 225 994
N50° 47.624' / W001° 40.831'
Bull Hill                                                                             
SZ 340 979
N50° 46.772' / W001° 31.008'
Burbush Hill                                                                     
SU 200 018
N50° 48.911' / W001° 42.887'
Burley                                                                               
SU 213 028
N50° 49.472' / W001° 41.849'
Burley Cricket                                                                  
SU 214 030
N50° 49.536' / W001° 41.740'
Busketts Lawn                                                                 
SU 310 112
N50° 53.941' / W001° 33.516'
C
Cadman's Pool                                                                  
SU 228 123
N50° 54.558' / W001° 40.509'
Cadnam Cricket                                                               
SU 294 128
N50° 54.847' / W001° 34.865'
Castle Hill                                                                         
SU 170 167
N50° 56.956' / W001° 45.506'
Clay Hill                                                                            
SU 231 024  (Burley)
N50° 49.259' / W001° 40.309'
Clay Hill Heath                                                                 
SU 300 062  (A337 Brockenhurst to Lyndhurst)
N50° 51.243' / W001° 34.344'
Crockford                                                                          
SZ 348 988
N50° 47.281' / W001° 30.349'
Crockford Clump                                                              
SZ 351 992
N50° 47.446' / W001° 30.115'
Culverley                                                                           
SU 366 046
N50° 50.379' / W001° 28.732'
D
Darkwater                                                                       
SU 432 013
N50° 48.567' / W001° 23.167'
Deadman Hill                                                                 
SU 193 165
N50° 56.882' / W001° 43.604'
Deerleap                                                                          
SU 352 095
N50° 53.029' / W001° 29.973'
Dibden Inclosure                                                            
SU 405 058
N50° 51.004' / W001° 25.446'
E
Eyeworth Pond                                                                   
SU 227 146
N50° 55.837' / W001° 40.549'
F
Football Green                                                                   
SU 289 111
N50° 53.894' / W001° 35.27'
Fritham                                                                              
SU 229 141
N50° 55.548' / W001° 40.376'
G
Goatspen                                                                           
SU 227 016
N50° 48.808' / W001° 40.656'
Godshill                                                                             
SU 176 161
N50° 56.650' / W001° 44.943'
Godshill Cricket                                                                
SU 180 151
N50° 56.081' / W001° 44.548'
Godshill Pit                                                                        
SU 174 160
N50° 56.572' / W001° 45.079'
H
Hatchet Moor                                                                   
SU 364 012
N50° 48.530' / W001° 28.950'
Hatchet Pond                                                                   
SU 368 016
N50° 48.772' / W001° 28.622'
Hawkhill                                                                           
SU 349 017
N50° 48.820' / W001° 30.254'
Hazel Hill                                                                          
SU 288 117
N50° 54.258' / W001° 35.420'
High Corner                                                                      
SU 198 104
N50° 53.565' / W001° 43.064'
Highland Water                                                               
SU 245 083
N50° 52.410' / W001° 39.052'
Hincheslea                                                                        
SU 269 014
N50° 48.673' / W001° 37.037'
Hincheslea Moor                                                              
SU 265 014
N50° 48.668' / W001° 37.413'
Holmsley                                                                           
SU 221 012
N50° 48.566' / W001° 41.153'
Holmsley Walk                                                                 
SU 210 994
N50° 47.554' / W001° 42.211'
Horseshoe Bottom                                                            
SU 261 005
N50° 48.223' / W001° 37.745'
I
Ivy Wood                                                                            
SU 314 025
N50° 49.254' / W001° 33.175'
J

James Hill                                                                          
SU 281 082
N50° 52.373' / W001° 36.024'
Janesmoor Pond                                                               
SU 245 136
N50° 55.291' / W001° 39.033'
K
King's Hat                                                                         
SU 385 054
N50° 50.825' / W001° 27.164'
Knightwood Oak                                                              
SU 262 064
N50° 51.368' / W001° 37.600'
L  
Linford Bottom                                                                  
SU 179 072
N50° 51.825' / W001° 44.682'
Longcross                                                                          
SU 249 150
N50° 56.046' / W001° 38.706'
Longdown                                                                         
SU 360 088
N50° 52.639' / W001° 29.275'
Longslade Bottom                                                            
SU 268 001
N50° 48.009' / W001° 37.125'
Longslade Heath                                                              
SU 257 007
N50° 48.329' / W001° 38.079'
Longslade View                                                                
SU 277 000
N50° 47.950' / W001° 36.380'
Lord's Oak                                                                         
SU 262 177
N50° 57.310' / W001° 37.714'
Lucy Hill                                                                            
SU 226 045
N50° 50.381' / W001° 40.734'
M
Marchwood Inclosure                                                      
SU 390 074
N50° 51.861' / W001° 26.663'
Matley                                                                                
SU 329 075
N50° 51.931' / W001° 31.911'
Milkham                                                                            
SU 216 102
N50° 53.447' / W001° 41.565'
Mill Lawn                                                                          
SU 222 034
N50° 49.779' / W001° 41.005'
Millyford Bridge                                                               
SU 266 079
N50° 52.179' / W001° 37.247'
Minstead Road                                                                 
SU 294 106
N50° 53.634' / W001° 34.842'
Mogshade (no sign-at Canadian Memorial)                 
SU 242 091
N50° 52.962' / W001° 39.615'
Moonhills                                                                          
SU 407 025
N50° 49.256' / W001° 25.284'
N
Norley Wood                                                                    
SZ 345 982
N50° 46.922' / W001° 30.601'
North Gate                                                                        
SU 384 048
N50° 50.489' / W001° 27.220'
O
Oakley                                                                                
SU 224 046
N50° 50.408' / W001° 40.851'
Ober Corner                                                                       
SU 282 037
N50° 49.912' / W001° 35.889'
Ocknell Pond                                                                     
SU 228 115
N50° 54.135' / W001° 40.529'
Ogdens                                                                               SU 182 124
N50° 54.649' / W001° 44.626'
Osmond's Bushes                                                              
SU 231 006
N50° 48.240' / W001° 40.290'
P
Parc Pale                                                                            
SU 308 079
N50° 52.219' / W001° 33.835'
Picket Post                                                                         
SU 191 058
N50° 51.082' / W001° 43.706'
Pig Bush                                                                             
SU 361 050
N50° 50.611' / W001° 29.222'
Piper's Wait                                                                       
SU 248 166
N50° 56.875' / W001° 38.770'
Puttles Bridge                                                                    
SU 268 029
N50° 49.504' / W001° 37.083'
Q
Queens (see Boltons Bench)                                            
SU 302 082
N50° 52.327' / W001° 34.219'
R
Rans Wood                                                                        
SU 365 025
N50° 49.241' / W001° 28.843'
Reptile Centre                                                                    
SU 278 070
N50° 51.721' / W001° 36.271'
Roundhill                                                                           
SU 264 142
N50° 55.615' / W001° 37.433'
Rufus Stone                                                                        
SU 269 125
N50° 54.697' / W001° 37.018'
S
Setley Pond                                                                        
SZ 301 993
N50° 47.520' / W001° 34.338'
Setthorns                                                                           
SZ 271 998
N50° 47.795' / W001° 36.893'
Shatterford                                                                        
SU 347 063
N50° 51.328' / W001° 30.405'
Shave Wood                                                                      
SU 292 122
N50° 54.484' / W001° 35.011'
Shepherd's Gutter                                                             
SU 260 153
N50° 56.200' / W001° 37.784'
Shirley Holms                                                                   
SZ 298 983
N50° 47.028' / W001° 34.605'
Smuggler's Road                                                              
SU 187 040
N50° 50.120' / W001° 44.026'
Spring Bushes                                                                   
SU 201 102
N50° 53.460' / W001° 42.800'
Standing Hat                                                                     
SU 313 036
N50° 49.882' / W001° 33.282'
Stockley                                                                             
SU 343 017
N50° 48.825' / W001° 30.728'
Stoney Cross Plain                                                           
SU 246 127
N50° 54.778' / W001° 38.982'
Swan Green                                                                      
SU 288 082
N50° 52.373' / W001° 35.393'
T
Telegraph Hill                                                                   
SU 227 167
N50° 56.928' / W001° 40.595'
Tilery Road                                                                        
SU 307 033
N50° 49.697' / W001° 33.826'
Turf Hill                                                                             
SU 211 177
N50° 57.492' / W001° 41.955'
V
Vereley                                                                                
SU 195 051
N50° 50.712' / W001° 43.343'
Vereley Hill                                                                         
SU 194 050
N50° 50.662' / W001° 43.396'
Vinney Ridge                                                                      
SU 198 069
N50° 51.056' / W001° 37.891'
W
Whitefield Moor                                                                
SU 273 027
N50° 49.364' / W001° 36.719'
Whitemoor                                                                        SU 276 080N50° 52.306' / W001° 36.504'
Whitemoor Pond                                                              
SU 278 025
N50° 49.241' / W001° 36.446'
Whitley Wood                                                                  
SU 299 056
N50° 50.934' / W001° 34.481'
Wilverley Inclosure                                                         
SU 251 007
N50° 48.313' / W001° 38.550'
Wilverley Pit                                                                    
SU 255 012
N50° 48.574' / W001° 38.250'
Wilverley Plain                                                                
SU 253 010
N50° 48.467' / W001° 38.426'
Woods Corner                                                                  
SU 218 042
N50° 50.209' / W001° 41.361'
Woosons                                                                           
SU 255 067
N50° 51.523' / W001° 38.199'
Wootton Bridge                                                               
SZ 249 997
N50° 47.788' / W001° 38.752'
Y
Yew Tree Bottom                                                                
SU 252 004
N50° 48.155' / W001° 38.472'
Yew Tree Heath                                                                  
SU 363 064
N50° 51.332' / W001° 29.027'



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