Moors Valley Country Park and Forest has received the prestigious Green Flag Award for the third year in a row.

The Green Flag scheme is the national standard for parks and green spaces in England and Wales.  Awarded by environmental charity ‘Keep Britain Tidy’, it provides the most widely accepted measure of quality relating to the management, operation and improvement of freely accessible public parks and green space.

Clare Gronow, Countryside Manager, said, “It’s particularly gratifying to receive this Award as Moors Valley celebrates its 25th anniversary. Receiving the Green Flag is national recognition for the hard work and dedication of the Rangers, support staff, volunteers and business concessionaires whose collective efforts create the Moors Valley experience.

“The Park has grown enormously since its early days. It is now the third most visited Country Park in the country; the Rangers literally run hundreds of events every year and we welcomed over 800,000 visitors in 2012. Despite these huge numbers Moors Valley is still big enough for our visitors to find quiet places to relax and recharge your batteries and provide a safe haven for wildlife.”

More information about the full range of activities and events at Moors Valley Country Park, near Ringwood can be found at  or call the Rangers on 01425 470721.

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