Car sharing and verge parking ban at Wilverley Inclosure

We are extremely grateful to the Forestry Commission and Natural England for allowing parkrun in Wilverley Inclosure during the winter months.

Wilverley is a very popular area for other Forest users so please try to CAR SHARE or CYCLE if possible as we MUST allow other users to access the limited parking.

One very important rule is that there is STRICTLY NO VERGE PARKING on the access road or adjacent roads. Our Permit would be under threat if this rule is broken.

Otherwise enjoy the well maintained gravel tracks and PLEASE be very considerate towards other Forest users, particularly horse riders, cyclists and dog walkers.

 

Brockenhurst parkrun moves to Wilverley Inclosure this Saturday

Please note that Brockenhurst parkrun moves to Wilverley Inclosure this Saturday 05 October.
Please car share if possible as other Forest users must have access to the limited parking.
Many thanks to the Forestry Commission and Natural England for allowing us to use this very popular Inclosure over the winter months.
Thanks also to Brockenhurst College for hosting us over the summer.
For anyone who has not run our winter course it is a single undulating loop on gravel tracks, totally different to the College course.
Our website will be updated soon.

 

Our thanks to the Proctor family

Many thanks to the Proctor family for their generosity in donating a set of plastic course stakes to Brockenhurst parkrun.

After 6 years many of the original stakes are showing their age!

Although parkrun is free to enter we are indebted to our Volunteers and also to our sponsors for their support in providing equipment and T shirts.

Individuals can also support our parkrun in other ways including making a donation at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/brockenhurst/aboutus/

 

Brockenhurst parkrun returns to the College – 04th May 2019

Please note that Brockenhurst parkrun moves this Saturday 04 May to our summer home at Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Road, Brockenhurst, Hampshire.
Use SO42 7RQ to enter the College via the rear entrance on North Road.

Unfortunately DOGS ARE NOT ALLOWED out of vehicles in the College grounds. However the car park is only 5m from one section of the course so dogs can be monitored inside vehicles.
Toilets and showers are available in the College Sports Centre.

See Course details at https://www.parkrun.org.uk/brockenhurst/course/

 

Wilverley Plain car park open again

We have been informed by the Forestry Commission that Wilverley Plain car park has been reopened after repair work. This is the long, narrow car park facing the Plain.

The Start and Finish will therefore return to the usual position near the entrance gate at the far end of Wilverley Plain car park.

We hope that you enjoyed the recent start at the the top of the first descent although that unfortunately entails TWO doglegs and an extra Marshal.

Car access should be via the usual narrow tar road Wilverley Plain entrance.

Please remember that here is STRICTLY NO VERGE PARKING on ANY of the entrance roads or the local roads.

We still urge you to CAR SHARE or travel by bike wherever possible.

 

CLOSURE of Wilverley Plain car park

Please note that Wilverley Plain car park has been closed for repair until further notice.
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.

 

Wilverley Plain car park CLOSURE

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.

 

Dog related accident

Last Saturday at Wilverley we unfortunately had our first injury due to an uncontrolled dog belonging to a member of the public.
Caroline Barnfield was running with her own dog on a short lead when the loose dog left it’s owner and tripped her.

Caroline has emailed to say:
‘I just wanted to thank other runners last Saturday, 12.01.19, especially the kind man who stopped and helped me to the finish after I was knocked over near the last T junction by a large loose dog.
I have numerous facial lacerations, a broken nose and swollen knees. I don't know how I managed to finish as I felt very dizzy and concussed. Also thank you to Mick for the first aid!

Kind regards
Caroline’

We hope that all dog walkers are aware of their responsibility to control their dogs in the Forest. However this incident shows that it is imperative that we all take great care in the presence of uncontrolled dogs.

 

Dogs in Wilverley Inclosure

Our winter course in Wilverley Inclosure is perfect for sharing parkrun with your dog as there’s plenty of space on the tracks after the first congested 100m.

However please abide by the simple rule that ‘Dogs ARE allowed at this venue but please keep ONE dog on a short lead or harness and under control throughout the event.’

If anyone is seen to be running or walking our parkrun with a loose dog please advise them to use a lead and report to the Run Director if that request is not complied with. There are many runners who are intimidated by dogs and being tripped on the gravel tracks is not an experience anyone wants.

Wilverley is a very popular area for dog walkers so please take care if you see dogs that are not under control and warn the owners VERY POLITELY that you are passing.

 

Christmas and New Year parkruns

There will NOT be parkruns at Wilverley on Christmas Day or New Year's Day but there will be parkruns as normal on Saturdays 22 and 29 December 2018 and 05 January 2019.

To find events on both of those Holidays please see the parkrun Christmas and New Year Compendium at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/special-events/

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