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Moors Valley Country Park & Forest
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Moors Valley Country Park & Forest is situated ten miles north of Bournemouth. It is signposted from the Ashley Heath roundabout at the junction of the A31 and A338, between Ringwood and St Leonards.
There is no admission charge to Moors Valley, however vehicle charges apply. More information can be found on the Moors Valley website.
The number 38 bus service that covers the Ferndown and Ringwood area stops at Lions Lane, at the Castleman Trailway, near the main entrance to Moors Valley. From here it is just over a mile walk to the Visitor Centre.
More information can be found on the More Bus website.
You can walk or cycle to Moors Valley from Ringwood or West Moors along the Castleman Trailway.>
You can access the north end of the Country Park from Potterne Way in Verwood by walking through the playing fields at Potterne Park.
From the main car park, head west past the Moors Valley Visitor Centre. You will find signposts for both Lakeside and Kingsmere stations.
Lakeside Station is approximately 130m from the Visitor Centre, and can be seen when heading towards the children's play areas. Take the incline toward the play areas, then turn right and head down toward the lakeside picnic and event area. The path loops around to Lakeside Station. Alternatively, turn right immediately after crossing the access road. After a short walk, cross the footbridge which goes over the railway.
At quiet times, only Lakeside Station may be open and only round (return) trips will be available.
Due to its proximity to the Visitor Centre and play areas, Lakeside is often the busier of the two stations. At busy times, you may find shorter queues for the railway by visiting Kingsmere Station.
Kingsmere Station is approximately 450m from the Visitor Centre, and can be reached by following the path which runs north west alongside the railway and bank of the lake.
Tickets, drinks, ice cream, snacks and souvenirs are available at both stations.