Picket Post services
A smaller service area on the A31 in the New Forest.
Forest Edge Filling Station
Trivia and History
Although this is a dual-sided service area, there are different facilities on either side of the road and an underpass between the two.
Picket Post is the name of the Burley exit on the A31, named after the post which marked it. This attracted a number of facilities such as an old inn/tea house, but they were all demolished when the A31 was widened in 1969.
The westbound side is based on an old garage. The modern petrol station joined it in the 1980s, and the old garage building is still there but lost within the undergrowth.
| Rufus Stone (westbound, 6 miles)|
Rownhams (M27, 15 miles)
|Services on the A31||Red Post (21 miles)|