West Moors - a friendly community.
Have you ever been to West Moors? If you live locally, you'll certainly know its name but the chances are you might not have made a point of stopping here and finding out more about it. If you have, chances are you decided to move here.
You might say that West Moors is a bit of a hidden gem. One that, when people find it, they want to hang on to. Busy roads carry thousands of people past this wooded, East Dorset village every day, but it's a sure bet that many of them don’t take any notice of it behind the trees on the A31.
Spread around the main Village Centre and lying just north of Ferndown, it is a place to live that has almost everything going for it. A neighbourly, proper old-fashioned village with a thriving high street and all the amenities you’ll need on it, everyone's friendly when you go into the shops and it’s all convenient and local. And this, is the key to the high street thriving when other local parades have withered.
Characterised by leafy suburban roads and surrounded by Forestry Commission woodland, West Moors' congenial atmosphere belies its other key asset - its transport links. It sits close to the main artery across the region - to the West Country in one direction and Southampton and London the other. Which means it's at the heart of local area, within easy reach of the towns Ferndown, Wimborne, and Ringwood or the beaches of Bournemouth and Poole.
Property locally is typified by large family homes on easy-going roads and avenues, but is still mixed. As is the demographic these days, residents here cover most ages and circumstances today. Where once it used to be mainly retirement, today it's families and younger couples just as much. The family properties here offer just what everybody wants for their children with good sized back gardens and safe roads.
With a quality local school system operating over three tiers, and a very low crime rate, to say nothing of the renowned Moors Valley Country Park just up the road which adds to our own abundance of forestry trailway walks and cycle rides. For those wishing to get involved there is a wide variety of many local clubs, societies and annual events to enjoy.
West Moors offers potential buyers a great value for their money. With a large percentage of quality housing stock from a busy building period between the 1890s and 1930s, as well as the fruits of the bungalow boom of the 60s, there are also numerous contemporary developments, including flats on offer. But there are no large estates to get lost in.
People move here for the lifestyle, without having to pay coastal premium prices.
So if you are considering a move to West Moors? "Talk to Brewer and Brewer. We've been in our own high street offices for over sixty years and we simply: "wouldn't live anywhere else."
West Moors Bowling Club
The Clubhouse is sited behind the West Moors Memorial Hall (opposite The Avenue) on the main road through the village, Station Road.
Clubhouse – 01202 897084
Secretary – 01202 892033
West Moors Football
Clubs play at the Fryers Field recreation ground on Saturdays and Sundays. There are senior teams and junior teams of different age groups
West Moors Horticultural Society
President – Keith Brewer (Brewer & Brewer)
Chairman and General Secretary
Sue HamlettTel 01202 871536
West Moors YOUTH Centre
Have a number of facilities in the club, Pool, Table Tennis, Darts, Basketball and some Play Stations but best of all, there is the opportunity to go on lot's of trips such as Theatre shows, Ski Centre and Ice Skating etc.
1st West Moors Scout Group
If you are interested in joining the club or any of our other events/activities please contact the group secretary
Meet in the evenings at the Guide Hall, Ashurst Road, West Moors
Details of many other clubs and recreational facilities can be found on the West Moors Parish Council website:-
Communication & Travel
West Moors nestles in the south east area of Dorset, just a 10 minute car ride from the New Forest National Park and approximately a mile north of our nearest town Ferndown. The village has excellent road links to other nearby centres including Verwood, the market towns of Wimborne and Ringwood, the commercial port of Poole, the seaside resort of Bournemouth, Southampton and London.
By Rail – West Moors is best served by the mainline route between London Waterloo and the South Coast. Services from London Waterloo take approximately 1hr 45 minutes to Bournemouth and approximately 30 mins from Southampton Central to Bournemouth.
For all information on National Rail enquiries Tel: 03457 48 49 50.
By Sea – West Moors is about a 25 minutes car journey from the port of Poole, approximately 30 minutes from Southampton and 50 minutes from Portsmouth.
Brittany ferries sail into Poole and Portsmouth from Cherbourg, Le Havre, St Malo and Caen.
LD Lines ferries sail into Portsmouth.
By Coach – National Express run regular coach services to and from Ringwood to London and is just a 5 minute car journey from West Moors.
By Bus - West Moors has regular bus services to other Centres including Bournemouth, Poole, and Christchurch and other nearby towns via connections at Ferndown.
By Air - Bournemouth International Airport is within easy reach of West Moors and has daily flights to and from a wide range of destinations. Other available airports include: Southampton (Eastleigh) 30 miles, Bristol 85 miles and Heathrow 90 miles. Road links and motorway journey times vary between 40 minutes to Eastleigh and just under 2 hours to Bristol and Heathrow.