Enjoy a lovely day out in Poole’s award-winning Country Park
Upton Country Park
Poole BH17 7BJ
Park opening times
January – March: 8am to 6pm
April – September: 8am to 9pm
October – December: 8am to 6pm
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 bus
Morebus service Nos 8 & 9 stop at both the main Park entrance (just a few minutes walk to the House) and Blandford Road entrance – timetables at morebus.co.uk
First Group operate a No X54 service between Weymouth and Poole that stops at Upton Crossroads (Dorchester Road) – timetable at firstgroup.com
Morebus service No 10 and the Purbeck Breezer Route 40 also stop at Upton Crossroads.
Getting here by car
Upton Country Park is three miles northwest of Poole Town Centre, clearly signposted from the A35. We currently have parking for approximately 260 vehicles, increasing to nearly 400 by end June 2017.
Car Park charges. Pay & Display parking was introduced in April 2017, with the option to purchase an annual season ticket
Pay & Display machines accept cash and card payments, including contactless.
Walking / Cycling to Upton Country Park
There is an off-road cycle route to the Park from Poole Railway Station via Holes Bay, which should take 15-20 minutes to ride. To walk the route would take about 50 minutes.
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. Both ends link to the network of Poole Cycle Routes.
- Download the Poole Heritage Cycle Route map / leaflet
We are also on the Castleman Trailway; visit www.dorsetforyou.com for details or:
- Download the section of route from Broadstone to Upton Country Park
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