Facilities, parking and directions for our award winning, fully accessible Visitor Centre

This magical pocket of mixed woodland and heath is listed on the Ancient Woodland Inventory
Under the Greenwood Tree Cafe logo

A family run cafe serving delicious homemade and locally sourced food

Visit the National Trust website for visitor information about nearby Hardy's Cottage

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Visitors tip toe through the foxgloves in Thorncombe Woods

The project invites everyone from the community to experience this area in new and exciting ways

The project is a partnership between Dorset Council and the National Trust

Helping visitors to understand and connect to Thorncombe Wood and how it is managed

Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre

Name: Hardy's Birthplace Visitor Centre
Email: hardysbirthplace@dorsetcouncil.gov.uk
Tel: 01305 251228
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Hardy's Cottage  

Open for pre booked admissions