West Moors and the surrounding area

moors valley train The delightful village of West Moors is on the eastern edge of Dorset close to the border with Hampshire. The village has a good range of local shops and is also only a stone’s throw from the larger town of Ferndown, just two miles away, where you will find a full range of shops and leisure facilities.  One of West Moors attractions is the large plantation, managed by the Forestry Commission, that many of the residential roads back on to. In fact, living in and around West Moors, you are surrounded by forestry and open heathland which form the edge of the New Forest.  Living in East Dorset you are also spoilt for leisure facilities. Five minutes away you will find Moors Valley Country Park with its unique play trail and narrow gauge railway. It also boasts a fine golf course. The area has many other excellent golf courses including Ferndown Golf Club which hosts PGA events. If you prefer you can enjoy horse riding, cycling, archery and just about every pursuit you can think of, all on your doorstep.

BournemouthBayFurther afield you can take a visit to Bournemouth, a mere fifteen minutes away in the car with it’s fine selection of shops . Of course, it wouldn’t do to talk about Bournemouth without mentioning the beaches which have made it arguably one of the finest coastal resorts in Britain. 

If you are one of the many who have chosen to relocate to East Dorset through business or for a better lifestyle, you won’t be disappointed. With superb road and rail connections you can be within the M25 in barely over one hour, and by train from Bournemouth to Waterloo in just ninety minutes. In addition, you are only fifteen minutes from Bournemouth International Airport with its regular domestic and European flights. There are also regular ferry services to the continent from Poole, Southampton and Portsmouth. The area is also noted for its schools which all perform well above the national average in Government league tables.

ferndownIf you need further information regarding local schools, career opportunities or local companies to help with your move, please call Dixon Kelley on 01202 877511.