New Forest Camping

The New Forest National Park is located in south-west Hampshire and is an ideal spot for camping.

It lies between Southampton and the Avon Valley and stretches from the edge of the Wiltshire chalk downs in the north to the Solent coast in the south.

The New Forest National Park was set aside by William the Conqueror for hunting more than 900 years ago and covers 219 square miles in area.

Typically, 7,000 livestock freely graze the Forest land. With unrestricted access, these animals can be spotted throughout the forest; ponies wander the roads and campsites, whilst as many as six different species of deer can often be spotted in quieter areas.

Nearest airports

Bournemouth and Southampton.

Nearby towns

Lyndhurst - 8 miles, Southampton - 20 miles, Bournemouth - 25 miles, Salisbury - 29 miles, Isle of Wight - 40 minutes by ferry from Lymington - Yarmouth

Map of the New Forest


"Called in on the off chance to ask if they had availability for three nights camping. After checking us in we were shown our pitches by the site manager . Both pitches large and ground flat so we were pleasantly surprised".
5 stars – Tripadvisor - Reviewed: 8 July 2017