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Upton Country Park
Poole Road
Poole BH17 7BJ

Gates open
January – March: 8am to 6pm
April – September: 8am to 9pm
October – December: 8am to 6pm

Free admission
7 days a week, all year round
Car Parking charges apply

Close to all Major Links

Hamworthy Rail Station – 0.6 miles / 1 km
Poole Rail Station – 3 miles / 4.8 km
Poole Bus Station – 3 miles / 4.8 km
Bournemouth Int Airport – 11 miles / 18 km

Getting here by car

Upton Country Park is three miles northwest of Poole Town Centre, clearly signposted from the A35 and A350.

We have parking for approximately 400 vehicles. Pay & Display machines accept cash and card payments, including contactless, or there’s the option to buy an annual season ticket:

Getting here by train

Trainline brings you Trains to Upton Country Park – the nearest station is Hamworthy, which is served by South Western Railway.

Once you exit Hamworthy, simply head north onto Blandford Road, then start along the Grove Wood Trail. Keep following this along and you’ll soon reach the centre of the Park. It takes about 22 minutes in total.

Or take the picturesque, mainly flat Holes Bay off-road cycling & walking route (part of the National Cycle Route 25) from Poole Railway Station to the Country Park. It should take you about 15-20 minutes to ride, or 50 minutes to walk.

Getting here by bus

Morebus service No 8 is a very regular service that stops at the main entrance to Upton Country Park, and at the Blandford Road pedestrian entrance – timetables at

Morebus service No 10 and the Purbeck Breezer Route 40 (Swanage to Poole) run all year and also stop at the Upton Country Park entrance

First Group operate a No X54 service between Weymouth and Poole that stops about 1 mile away, at the Triangle Shops, Upton (Dorchester Road) – timetable at

Bring your bike / Hire a Beryl

Our cycleways are well marked on our Park Map. Please do not exceed 5mph, and dismount in the formal gardens and in the vicinity of the Tea Rooms, Walled Garden and Spurrier’s Play Park. We have cycle storage loops around the estate:

  • at the back of the main Car Park
  • in the Stable Yard near the Tea Rooms
  • next to the Kiosk at the south face of Upton House
  • by Spurriers Play Park
  • in the Poole Road Car Park

We also have a Beryl bay in the main car park, offering visitors scooters & bikes as a fun, sustainable transport option to get to/from or to explore the Park. Ours is one of a network of 355 Beryl bays across Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole – find out more at

Walking / Cycling to Upton Country Park

We are on the National Cycle Route 25 – start outside the large ASDA in Poole –  close to both Poole Railway and Bus Stations – and follow the route to the Country Park via the path around Holes Bay. It’s a picturesque, mainly flat route which should take 15-20 minutes to ride, or about 50 minutes to walk.

The Poole Heritage Cycle Route is a circular 7.5 mile / 12km route between Upton Country Park and Poole Old Town that takes in The Quay and plenty of points of historical interest along the way. Without stops the trail is around a one hour cycle, or a 3 hour walk:

We are also on the Castleman Trailway:

Poole Heritage Cycle Route

Castleman Trailway Upton Country Park section


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