Enjoy a cycle or walk through this pleasant area of woodland near Bournemouth. There are miles of good tracks to explore the area which includes woodland, heathland and ponds. The Moors River also runs past the western edge of the wood where you will also be able to see Bournemouth Airport.
There is a parking area on Matchams Lane from which this route starts. You can see this on the street view link below.
To extend your outing head to the nearby Avon Heath Country Park near Ringwood. Parley Common is also only a mile to the west in Ferndown.
PostcodeBH23 6AW - Please note: Postcode may be approximate for some rural locations
Hurn Forest Ordnance Survey Map - view and print off detailed OS map
Hurn Forest Open Street Map - view and print off detailed map
Hurn Forest OS Map - Mobile GPS OS Map with Location tracking
Hurn Forest Open Street Map - Mobile GPS Map with Location tracking
Further Information and Other Local Ideas
The Sopley Common Nature Reserve and the Ramsdown Forest Plantation are located just a short distance south of the forest. The reserve includes dry and wet heath and is teeming with rare wildlife. The adjacent Ramsdown Forest includes a fine viewpoint with views over Hurn Airport and the forest. A little further to the south there's another viewpoint at St Catherine's Hill on the outskirts of Christchurch.
For more walking ideas in the area see the Dorset Walks page.