|Hooke Park is a fascinating place to walk – and a must-see for visitors to West Dorset in April/May when the bluebells are at their best. Just a few miles from our shepherd’s huts at Dorset Forest Garden it combines ancient bluebell woodland (tracing its roots back to the middle ages), with cutting edge architecture.
Access is easy, with a public right of way through the forest and a network of paths – all passing incredible architectural structures created by students studying at the Architectural Association’s school within the woods. It is a truly uplifting place to visit.
According to Dorset Magazine:
Even if you’re not lucky enough to be in Dorset in April/May it is still worth a visit. Simply park at the entrance and follow the main path all the way to the bottom. The scenery on the way is beautiful and you’ll see a number of organic structures on your right. At the bottom you’ll find yourself in the hub of the campus, surrounded by fascinating wooden architecture. From here you can carry on along a clockwise track that’ll bring you out after about a mile onto the road again, a short walk along the road will bring you back to your car.