Spot dragonflies and lizards at Moors Valley

Mutli-generational;    Accessible + Visual + Hearing;      Child-friendly.

  • Fun for the family with great things to see and do.
  • Walk or cycle through the forest, ride on a steam train, and experience Go Ape on a high wire.
  • You can bring your dogs and even fishing is permitted.
  • Explore its woodland, lakes, ponds, rivers, and meadow and heath-land! 

    • Address: Horton Road, Ashley Heath, Nr Ringwood, Dorset, BH24 2ET
          • Telephone: 01425 470721


  • The park has accessible toilets including a Changing Places standard toilet and Ambulant disabled toilet and height adjustable changing bed.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome.
  • There are no admission charges per person but vehicle charges apply, starting from £2.20 up to one hour.

Level Access
Visitor Centre has level access with wide automatic door.

Visual Large print leaflets and a braille version of the map brochure are available.

Hearing They have a hearing induction loop.



  • Play Trail with its unique pieces of wooden play equipment
  • The Adventure Play Area, designed specially for older children; younger children will be enthralled in the Castle and Sandworks area with its gentle slides and swings.
  • And much more: authentic narrow-gauge steam train, Go Ape, cycling, and Gruffalo Spotters Trail to name a few amazing outdoor activities for kids.

Getting here

  • By car – You can easily access Moors Valley by car, sign posted with brown tourist information signs from the A31 at Ashley Heath or approach roads from West Moors. Moors Valley is situated ten miles north of Bournemouth.
  • Parking – There are 13 disabled parking spaces. You might park for free if your car is exempt from road tax due to disability reasons. In this case you need to show a certificate of entitlement and blue badge at their Information Point.
  • By public transport – You can get there by bus number 38 which stops at Lions Lane, at the Castleman Trailway entrance to Moors Valley. However, you will need to walk over a mile to reach the Visitor Centre. Please check the actual timetable on Traveline’s website.


  • Staff will help advise you on the best paths available to suit your requirements at the Information Point so you can spend some quality time there.
  • There is a tarmac footpath which is about 100 meters that leads to the Visitor Centre from the Information Point. At some parts the gradient of this path is 10% or even more.

Getting around

  •  Visual  Colourblind people might struggle to tell the difference between some of the colours of posts at the marked routes.
  •  Paths  Some routes are more accessible than others, you should contact the park for getting advice on the most suitable ones to your requirements.

Customer care support

  • Accessibility equipment – You are able to borrow a conventional wheelchair from, but please book in advance. You can also borrow a Crossfire all-terrain manual wheelchair, please contact first for booking. There are Tramper mobility scooters to hire, please view our webpage for more details.
  • Accessibility promise – Accessible Moors Valley Country Park and Forest is committed to inclusivity and works hard to provide a friendly environment for all their visitors.

 Food and drink

  • There is a restaurant with a patio area accessible through a slope at the rear of the Visitor Centre, where you can have a meal at wheelchair friendly picnic tables.