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Friends of Avon Heath

Help support the work of the rangers in the park by becoming a Friend of Avon Heath.

Avon Heath is Dorset's largest country park and is home to internationally important heathland and rare wildlife. Being a friend of Avon Heath entitles you to a number of benefits and significantly helps to support the work of the rangers and the park's wildlife.


  • quarterly newsletter about the wildlife, conservation work and upcoming events at the park
  • a car parking permit which entitles Friends to free parking at the main North Park car park as well as Birch Road and Boundary Lane car parks (the latter two are permit only)
  • 10% off hot drinks in the café
  • 10% discount on all gifts in the Heathland Discovery Centre shop


£30 and £10 to add a second car from the same household (proof will be requested ie. car registration document). Membership runs 12 months from joining.

Become a friend

Applications are welcome from responsible park users including dog walkers. Call into the Heathland Discovery Centre between 11am and 4pm and the rangers can issue membership for immediate use providing applicants agree to adhere to park conditions (credit/debit card payment accepted). 

Find out more about Avon Heath Country Park and the facilities available.


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