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Ashurst campsite, New Forest, Hampshire

Perfect for seasoned or novice campers, this beautiful campsite is set in a woodland glade, surrounded by the majesty of ancient oak trees. Set on the edge of a small area of woodland known as Ashurst Wood, the wood opens up onto Matley Heath, an expanse of New Forest heathland criss-crossed with tracks ideal for walking or cycling.

With countless direct routes into the unique New Forest environment via cycle and footpaths, this is a perfect base for exploring local flora and fauna. From the sanctuary of your tent you may be lucky enough to spot deer during quieter times and see the famous New Forest and Shetland ponies roaming freely.

For a walk that takes in everything the New Forest has to offer; from ancient and ornamental woodland, open heathland, grassy lawns, bogs and pine enclosures, Matley Walk is the perfect choice. Lasting a few hours, it begins a few miles east of Lyndurst, the unofficial capital of the New Forest, and gives walkers a great tour around the unique environments of this lovely area.

The campsite is a mere five minute stroll to the pretty village of Ashurst, where you will find shops, friendly pubs and restaurants. Local attractions include the Longdown Activity Farm and The New Forest Wildlife Centre. Lyndhurst is just 2.5 miles away and offers a wealth of historic interest, including the Verderers’ Hall as well as shops, pubs and a range of restaurants.

Unfortunately dogs are not allowed, however guide dogs are.

There is also no electricity, however, there are toilets, a refurbished shower block and a launderette.

Pitch types at Ashurst

There are 280 standard pitches available at Ashurst. Find out what facilities are available at each campsite.

*All pitch prices are prices from.

Campsite pricing and seasons 2014

Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Minimum pre-book stay (nights)
1 1 2 3
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch price per night x 2 adults
Standard (basic grass pitch) Prices from
£16.50 £20.50 £27.00 £29.50
Premium Pitch Prices from
£5.00 £5.00 £5.50 £5.50
XL Pitches Prices from
£5.00 £6.00 £12.00 £13.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Pitch Supplements per night
Extra adult supplement Prices from
£5.00 £6.50 £8.50 £9.50
Extra child supplement Prices from
£2.50 £3.00 £4.00 £4.50
Family Deals (max 6 occ)
£19.50 £24.00 £32.00 £35.00
Low season Mid season High season Bank Holiday
Discounts
Family Discounts
Y Y Y Y
Single Campers
Y Y Y n/a
Mid Week Discount
Y Y Y n/a
Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount (15%)
Y Y Y Y
Backpacker Rate (50%)
Y Y Y n/a

All pitch prices above are prices from.

Seasons - for season dates click here

Age Concession- 20% discount off the price of a standard pitch if you are aged 60 years or over. You may upgrade your pitch subject to availability, but ACR will not be applicable at Glenmore during high season.

XL Units - Any caravan or motorhome exceeding 28.2ft (7.95m) or any tent, inclusive of guy ropes, that exceeds 5m x 8m.

Pitch Extras – Extra adults now will be charged at 33% of the pitch fee, with children being charged at 16% of the pitch fee. This will be rounded to the nearest 50p.

Extras – Visitors per person: £2.00, Visitors cars: £3.00, Pitch Extras £5.00, Gazebos £10.00. Gazebos allowed during low and mid seasons only, not high season and bank holiday's.

Family Discount – This is now a set price and applicable for members and non-members. Cannot be combined using the ACR discount.

Single Camper Discount – 20% discount off standard rates during Low and High season. 25% discount off standard rates during Mid-Season.

Camping and Caravanning Club Members Discount – 15% off per pitch/per night.

Backpacker rate – 50% discount off standard rates during Low and Mid-season. 25% discount off standard rates during High season. Not Applicable for Bank Holiday dates.

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Ashurst Campsite

Lyndhurst Road Ashurst Hampshire SO40 7AR Tel:02380 292097

Season opening

10 April - 29 September

Grid Ref: OS196 344 099