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New Forest camping

The New Forest is a place where nature thrives and beauty flourishes. Owing to its history of protection and special status, plants, trees and wildlife have been allowed to develop freely over the forest’s lifespan. The result is a natural masterpiece - breathtaking landscapes and a plethora of opportunities for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts.

Luckily, nestled amongst the trees in various locations, we have ten New Forest campsites. Each of these provides its own unique character, but all offer a chance to become a part of the forest, and all are perfect for your short break or long holiday.

About the New Forest

Steeped in history, the New Forest once covered massive areas of south England and is still protected by laws dating back as early as 1079.

It is because of these and later laws that there are now some 7,000 livestock that freely graze the New 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.

The wild and domestic animals are accompanied by an extensive mix of landscapes covering the forest’s 571 square kilometres. Imagine 10,000ha of gorgeous heathlands, the highest concentration of ancient trees in Western Europe, rolling hills, valleys and coastlines.

New Forest Campsites

New Forest  camping entails a truly back to nature experience, where fences are almost non-existent and animals and the natural features of the land are offered up right next to pitches. If you’re looking to forget about work, traffic and buildings for a while, there is no better place.

Whether you’re a veteran or a novice camper, if you’re in a tent, caravan or a motorhome, at least one of our ten stunning New Forest campsites can satisfy your need to get exactly the right kind of break.

Five of our sites offer toilet and washing facilities, perfect for tent campers, whilst the other five strip back these facilities to provide as much nature as possible.  This makes a New Forest holiday a very easy option for a short weekend break or longer getaway.

Take a look below at our ten campsites in the New Forest and get more information on facilities, pitch types, what’s nearby and more.

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  • Aldridge Hill campsite

    Aldridge Hill campsite

    Brockenhurst is an ideal spot to enjoy a walk or picnic whilst watching the ponies and other animals graze around you.

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