The new Forest UK National Park has 10 lovely Forestry Commission run camping grounds and campsites to pitch up and stay for a fantastic holiday. You can either bring your own Top Forest Camping in Rishikesh tent or caravan or hire a Ready Tent or Safari Tent, if you fancy a bit more luxury from your camping experience. I’ve visited them all and know how good they are.

The 10 New Forest Campsites are

Aldridge Hillside : opens 26th May 2011 to 6 Summer then 23rd Summer to 5th September 2011
200 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. This is just not in the lovely New Forest community
of Brockenhurst. The Ober Water Stream runs alongside the campsite and there are lovely walks and cycling channels and paths to follow.
Ashurst : is great if you want to find train or public transport : perhaps with your tent on your back??
Camping facilities here are for a family holiday. The earth is flat and it is very close to a pub if you don’t fancy cooking. It opens 14th Apr 2011 to 26th September 2011 with 280 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes
Denny Wood : as the name suggests this is in a lovely woodland setting. It opens 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 with 170 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Again you can leave the campsite for long New Forest walks or tripped on your bike to very much discover the beauty of the New Forest
Hollands Wood is a very popular New Forest campsite : so book early. It opens 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 and is Winner of the Silver David Bellamy Award for Conservation with 600 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Suitable for a family holiday and the dog too! as there are dog showers in case the weather turns a bit wet and the dog turns very colorless!. Close to Brockenhurst Community with community shops, bars, restaurants and bike hire close at hand. Nearby is the Balmer Lawn Hotel and a lovely stream which is very popular for children to little water in during the summer.
Holmsley is open 14th April 2011 to 31st November 2011. There are 600 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes suitable for a family holiday. I visited last year and saw the Safari tents, they really do put camping into a new league! Proper raised air beds and beds, seating, dining and kitchen areas and decking outside. This is true, luxury camping. It is on the site of an old WW2 airfield so the camping is flat, open heathland with miles and miles of flat, safe New Forest open areas to explore on foot or bike.
Ocknell and Longbeech are 2 New Forest Camping grounds which are very close together, but completely different. They open 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 and offer affordability camping with 480 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. One is emerge a beechwood setting and the other, again is on an old WW2 airfield site, with flat, open heathland with beechwood is bordered by.
Matley Wood is next door to Denny Wood and is open 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 It is a small woodland camping ground of 70pitches only, for tents, caravans and motorhomes
Roundhill is a fantastic New Forest campsite. There is open heathland with a small lake but most importantly there is a wild animals information middle run by the wardens. They have created a fantastic resource middle for visitors to gain knowledge and understanding of the new Forest. They have won a David Bellamy Gold Conservation Award for all their hard work. Roundhill campsite opens 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 with 500 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes this campsite offers affordability. I visited here last year and saw their Ready tents and wanted to stay there and then!
Setthorns is the only New Forest campsite open all year. With 237 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Again a lovely woodland setting with birds and wild animals very close by.
Whether you bring you own worn and welcoming tent, a brand new state of the art tent or decide to experience luxury in a Ready Tent or Safari tent I know you’ll love the experience.

I found all these campsites were beautifully run by enthusiastic, knowledgeable wardens and their teams. All the shower blocks, washing areas or other areas I visited could only be called immaculately clean and well run. Most have recently been renovated and offer a high standard of camping for those family, whether you choose a quiet, small woodland setting or a larger capacity camping ground.

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