Moors Valley Country Park


Whether you want to enjoy a peaceful walk or cycle ride through the Forest, experience a ride on an authentic narrow-gauge steam train or even Go Ape on a high wire forest adventure swinging through the tree tops, at Moors Valley there is something for everyone.

Children of all ages will love the ‘Play Trail’ with its unique wooden play structures where they can crawl through the belly of a snake, climb the Bewildernest and find their way through the Crocodile Crossing. Fans of Julia Donaldson can come face to face with a life-sized sculpture of The Gruffalo, Gruffalo’s Child and all the animal characters.

For a different view of the Forest, thrill seekers can swing through the trees on the Go Ape Tree Top Challenge. Navigate the Forest tree to tree using ladders, walkways, bridges and tunnels with unforgettable zip wires along the way. Little monkeys can play too on the Tree Top Adventure course, ideal for 6 to 12 years (or anyone over 1m tall) tackling 20 different obstacles and finishing with an awesome zip wire guaranteed to leave them with a smile on their face.

But if you like to keep your feet on the ground why not explore the 1000 acres of Country Park and Forest along waymarked footpaths and cycle routes and enjoy the scenery of woodland, meadows, lakes and rivers as you go – you can hire a bike or bring your own. Dogs are welcome too. Download the ‘Ranger in your Pocket’ Audio Trail to your smartphone or mp3 player and discover what wildlife to look and listen out for as you follow the ¾ mile route around Moors Lake.

For a more leisurely journey take a trip along Moors Lake on the authentic narrow-gauge steam train or why not spend a fun-filled hour venturing off the beaten track on Go Ape Forest Segway.

There’s so much to do why not make a whole day of it and bring a picnic or enjoy a freshly cooked meal at the restaurant.

Accessible facilities include wheelchair and mobility scooter hire (pre-booking required) and wheelchair bikes. A ‘Changing Places’ standard toilet with height adjustable changing bench and hoist is available at the Visitor Centre.

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Horton Road,
Ashley Heath,
BH24 2ET