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News from the Park and Forest

News from the Park and Forest

Play Improvements

Work has commenced on the ‘Timber!’ structure on the forest Play Trail. We are replacing all the main structural timbers to bring it back to tip top condition. The structure will be closed for up to two weeks from 1st February, but we hope to open it again on Tuesday 14 February. The Webs structure has been removed to make way for an exciting new structure later in the year and Funnel Trap is unfortunately still closed while we arrange for repairs. Please follow any diversion and warning notices and keep those in your care close to you.

We will also be installing some new play equipment in the sandy Infants Play Area. Work is due to start on 6th March and will last for approx 1 week so we expect both the Junior and Infants play areas to be closed from Monday 6th to Friday 10th to allow access for the work vehicles. The new equipment will include sand excavators, spinning bowls, musical play and a Wizards Hideaway.

We apologise for any inconvenience whilst these works take place.

Singletrack Maintenance

We have also started carrying out some maintenance work on our ‘Through the Forest’ singletrack cycle trail in the forest, upgrading the surface and removing furrows to make a far more comfortable ride. Please follow diversion notices.

Award Winning!

Following our two gold awards in the prestigious 2016 Dorset Tourism Awards for both the Access an Inclusivity and Sustainable Tourism categories we were thrilled to be presented with two bronze awards at the South West Excellence in Tourism Awards in the same categories. The judging panel considered our commitment to customer service, facilities management, information, accessibility, use of social media and effectiveness of websites as well as our environment and programme of events to help visitors learn and be active throughout the year.
Thank you to all our lovely visitors and partner organisations for your continued support – we couldn’t do it without you!

Countryside Walks

These events are no longer part of the Moors Valley event programme and are organised and led by a local community group. If you would like the contact details for the walk leaders please email Recreation Ranger Marc Thompson on mthompson@christchurchandeastdorset.gov.uk