We have been notified by the Forestry Commission that Wilverley Plain car park has been closed (as of yesterday) due to hazardous pot holes. This is the long, narrow car park facing the Plain and not the remaining area of the Inclosure car park.
Unfortunately this is the largest of the car parks and it's closure will affect parkrun significantly until it has been repaired.
The Forestry Commission has kindly opened both Longslade Heath and Yew Tree Bottom car parks from their winter closures to compensate but their combined capacity is only 60% of Wilverley Plain's.
Wilverley Pit car park is also still open but holds only 15 cars.
The Start and Finish will be moved to the top of the first descent which should be accessed via the Wilverley Inclosure gate. That unfortunately entails TWO doglegs as you will need to run up and back to the normal start before finishing at the top of the starting hill!
Car access can be either via the Wilverley Inclosure gravel track entrance or the usual narrow tar road Wilverley Plain entrance.
There is STRICTLY NO VERGE PARKING on ANY of the entrance roads or the local roads.
We urge you to CAR SHARE or travel by bike wherever possible or even consider visiting one of our neighbouring parkruns in Lymington, Southampton or Moors Valley until the car park has been reopened.