Information for families in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole

Delph Woods

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Delph Woods is a 24 acre site with unsurfaced woodland paths, a shallow stream with footbridges and a grassy area opposite a cricket ground.

Types of habitat

Mixed woodland, ponds, ditches and streams.

What to see

There's a 1.5 mile woodland trail, marked by yellow posts, which leads you past a 200 year old oak tree, along a shallow stream with footbridges. You may spot tree-nesting birds and bats here, including the rare Bechstein's bat.


Delph Woods has limited free parking that you can reach from Gravel Hill (A349) next to Blackwater Drive. There are 2 car parks a small one near the cricket ground and another in the woodland at the end of the lane.


Your dog must be on a short lead during bird breeding: 1 March to 31 July every year, and when livestock is near. Remember to keep your dog under close control and to pick up after it.

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Venue/Contact Details
Delph Woods
Portmore Close
BH18 8BZ
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Car Parking
Times and Costs
Opening times:
The park is an open facility
Further opening details:
  • Evening
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round