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Wilverley Plain


Wilverley Plain and Wilverley Inclosure - New Forest Walks and Picnics

Wilverley Plain and Wilverley Inclosure is a delightful blend of both mixed woodland and a vast grassy plain area that makes it ideal for a family fun day where you can set up your picnic and play ball games, badminton or on a more windy day fly a kite as long as you are considerate to the other users.

Situated close to Brockenhurst, and also not to far from Lyndhurst, Lymington, New Milton, Burley and Sway, the area attracts a plenty of locals who like to come here and relax on the open plain and watch the horse riding fraternity trek by.

This is much to the delight of smaller children those that enjoy the plain especially in the height of summer and on school holidays

There are two car parks here, one by the wooded area that is also home to an Ice cream van (weather permitting) and toilet facilities so an all day stay is often on the cards. The other car park is at the more open end of the plain closer to Brockenhurst.

Wilverley barbecue is also here and can be hired out for large parties and family get together, but book early to avoid disappointment. Free standing barbecues are also permitted here providing they are not of the disposable variety.

Wilverley plain is truly a massive plain and was during the last war cultivated to provide much needed food for the war effort.

The forest does not have ideal soil for agricultural purposes so once the need disappeared and the war ended the plain was again passed back to nature, and now it looks like a giant undulating lawn.

Wilverley Inclosure offers a picturesque stroll through the woods here called the Wilverley Wander, if you get tired of relaxing.

The walk is not too long at about 2 miles, and takes you through the mixed woodland first planted in the late 1700's. The varieties of trees here does include a smattering of oaks but none as grand as the Knightwood Oak though.

All in all just like Bolderwood, Wilverley is a fantastic venue for a family fun day out in the New Forest and well worth the visit.

Booking The Wilverley BBQ Area

The Wilverley barbecue area will cater for up to 100 people and is a good size for larger family groups or business events. The barbecue area needs to be booked well in advance as it very popular especially during the height of the season. You will need to bring your charcoal so if you have a large party male sure you have some in reserve.

The charge for using the site (please confirm when booking in case of price increases) is: £50.00 Monday - Friday and £60.00 for a Saturday or Sunday. For more information on the Wilverley plain and the BBQ area or to make a booking please contact the Recreation Section on 023 8028 3141. Booking in advance is highly recommended to avoid disappointment.

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