New Forest BBQ sites
Where is legal and safe?

New Forest BBQ sites are where you can have a great day out, but please be aware of the animals safety and also the extreme danger of fire a careless and illegal barbecue can cause. There are plenty of lovely sites for you to choose which I've listed for you.

New Forest BBQ update - this information is from the Forestry Commission

"Disposable barbecues

Disposable barbecues are welcome in the picnic areas at Bolderwood,  Blackwater and  Wilverley

Please place them on the barbecue stands provided, either on, or beside the picnic tables.

These barbecues pose a particular fire risk – do not use them anywhere else in the forest."

New Forest BBQ - the rules

Find out more about the New Forest Forestry Commission BBQ sites rules

There are 2 sites within the New Forest where you can hire a fixed BBQ for the day.

Anderwood
Here are the details for Anderwood New Forest site
The cost is £60 per day Monday to Friday
£70 per day Saturday and Sunday
These are able to cater for up to 100 so great for a big family day out - book early as they are very popular.
Here's the contact number 023 8028 6838.

Directions:
By road: From Lyndhurst take the A35 towards Christchurch. Approximately 3 miles west of Lyndhurst pass the turnings into the Bolderwood and Rhinefield Drives, take the next turning on the right off the A35 towards Burley. Anderwood is the first car park on the right, 1/4 of a mile along this road.

OS Grid Reference: SU 249 058

New Forest BBQ at Anderwood

For details of Public Transport .
You can use raised portable BBQ's here but not disposable.


Wilverley
The other New Forest fixed BBQ hire site is at Wilverley New Forest site
The cost is £60 per day Monday to Friday
£70 per day Saturday and Sunday
These are able to cater for up to 100 so great for a big family day out - book early as they are very popular.
Here's the contact number 023 8028 6838.

You can use raised portable BBQ's here but not disposable.
Here's the contact number 023 8028 6838.

Directions
By car: Wilverley Barbecue car park is situated half way between Burley and Brockenhurst, on The Burley Road.

OS Grid Reference: SU 254 007 For details of Public Transport to Wilverley BBQ

Disposable BBQ sites
There are 3 New Forest areas where you can use these: Bolderwood, Blackwater and Wilverley.

New Forest Bolderwood BBQ and Picnic area

Bolderwood
This site has many advantages:

  • Deer viewing platform
  • Waymarked trails
  • Great family picnic area
  • Forestry Commission information unit
  • Toilets
  • Ice cream - usually at weekends in summer months
  • Disadvantages It gets very busy!
    Directions
    By Car

Bolderwood is located 2 miles north-west of Emery Down, which is off the A35 just west of Lyndhurst.

By Bike
Cycle on 4 mile waymarked route from Burley. Or cycle along the Rinefield and Bolderwood Ornamental drive from Brockenhurst.

OS Grid Reference: SU 243 086For details of Public Transport

New Forest Blackwater car park & BBQ area

Blackwater
This site has many advantages;

  • It is in the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive
  • Tall Trees Trail
  • Blackwater Arboretum
  • Tallest Douglas Firs and Redwoods in the UK
  • Toilets
  • Ice cream - usually at weekends in summer months


Disadvantages It gets very busy!

Directions

By car: from Lyndhurst take the A35 towards Christchurch, two miles out from Lyndhurst turn left into the Rhinefield Drive.
Blackwater car park is located on the left hand side, approximately half a mile along the drive.

OS Grid Reference: SU 268 047

For details of Public Transport

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New Forest BBQ at Anderwood

Raised, non-disposable barbecues can be used at the following


  • Anderwood
  • Blackwater
  • Bolderwood
  • Hatchet Pond
  • Linford Bottom
  • Whitefield Moor
  • Wilverley Plain and Wilverley Inclosure
  • .


Please remember that barbecues can start fires so please ensure they are always used safely and only in the gravelled area of the car parks.

New Forest animals are often nosy and greedy - please never feed them or encourage them to come close - you may get bitten or kicked or they may get burnt or poisoned by colic!


Find out more about the New Forest Forestry Commission BBQ sites rules

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New Forest Foal


This foal or other animals may try to join you at your New Forest BBQ site so please take lots of care so everyone stays safe and the animals do too! Enjoy!

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