Plan your visit
Open at all times.
- Free entrance to RSPB members
- Car park cost
No visitor centre
Accessible toilets off-site
How to get here
The nearest station is in Salisbury - from the bus station, take Wilts & Dorset 184 service to Sixpenny Handley (Roebuck Inn).
Catch the number 20 between Blandford Forum and Salisbury, the nearest stop is Roebuck Inn in Sixpenny Handley. It is a 1.5 mile walk from the bus stop. Walk south-east to Dean Lane and follow the road directions to the reserve.
From Sixpenny Handley, take the Bowerchalk road (Dean Lane). Keeping right proceed for approximately 1.5 miles and Garston Wood car park will be reached on the left-hand side of the road.
Sat nav POI file: If you have a satellite navigation system that can accept POI files, please see our POI page for a download link and instructions.
Information for dog owners
We ask that dog owners keep their dog on a lead when visiting the reserve. Please pick up after your dog, take waste away with you and dispose of in a dog waste bin.
Group booking information
We welcome small group visits to Garston Wood. The reserve does not have any on-site staff to welcome the group, but there is a map in the car park.
The car park is small, and only able to accomodate eight cars, please consider this when bringing a group. For further details, please call the office at Arne on 01929 553360 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.