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Ashurst campsite is a rich blend of the true forest camping experience alongside traditional open pitches. Dotted with ancient oaks, which become denser as you close in on the forest’s edge, you can truly soak up the New Forest ambience and enjoy the unique character of this stunning site.
Ashurst campsite boasts 280 standard pitches, ranging from open spaces to peaceful secluded spots amongst the trees. Regardless of where you camp here you’ll always have a piece of the beauty within reach.

Like with many of our New Forest campsites, you can take off straight into the forest on foot, meaning you’re never far from the local flora and fauna, a relaxing stroll or the opportunity to explore.

Set on the edge of a small area of woodland known as Ashurst Wood, our Ashurst campsite is a short walk from Matley Heath, an expanse of New Forest heathland criss-crossed with tracks perfect for walking or cycling.

Just a five minute stroll away is the pretty village of Ashurst, where you will find shops, traditional pubs and welcoming restaurants. Local attractions include the Longdown Activity Farm and The New Forest Wildlife Centre.

Clean, friendly and peaceful, Ashurst is the secluded campsite you’ve been looking for. Take a look at the extra information we’ve provided in the tabs above and book now.

Facilities available at Ashurst Campsite, New Forest

Ashurst campsite benefits from toilets and showers, a launderette, dishwashing facilities and more, making it ideal for new and seasoned campers alike.

Please note that Ashurst is one of our two campsites (the other is Denny Wood) that does not allow you to bring your canine (or other pet) friends.

Directions to Ashurst

  • Ashurst Campsite lies 2.5 miles North East of Lyndhurst on the A35.

  • Leave the M27 at junction 3 on to the M271, signposted Southampton & The Docks.

  • At Redbridge Roundabout take the 2nd exit on to the A35, in a south westerly direction towards Totton and Lyndhurst.

  • Continue on the A35 over two roundabouts, heading towards Lyndhurst.

  • Pass through Ashurst Village with the train station to the left.

  • Continue over the railway bridge and Ashurst Campsite is signposted left just after the New Forest Pub. 


Public Transport around Ashurst


Ashurst New Forest station is about 5 minutes walk from the Campsite, next to the New Forest Inn. South West Trains operates a regular service from Southampton to Bournemouth, stopping at Ashurst New Forest.  The journey to and from Southampton takes approximately 10 minutes and Bournemouth is approximately 35 minutes away.

For more information see


The nearest bus stop is visible from the Site Reception and less than a 5 minute walk away. The bus route is the Bluestar number 6 which runs between Southampton and Lymington. The journey to Lymington takes around 35 minutes. For more information on the route and times see

New Forest Tour Bus

The tour bus is a great way to see the New Forest and runs between late June and mid September. It is a hop on hop off service and the Ashurst campsite is situated on the red route.  

For more information please visit their website at

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Ashurst campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. You can go horse riding and cycling in the forest or head a little further afield to one of the area’s many attractions or simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

Our campsite is within close proximity of Lyndhurst and Brokenhurst, where you can find plenty of great pubs with play parks to keep the little ones entertained.

If you're looking for some seaside fun, Lymington is a beautiful Georgian market town surrounded by nature with a weekly Saturday market.

With the forest in such close proximity, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Enjoy a fantastic family day out with Longdown Activity Farm and meet a variety of farm animals, from ducks to ponies.

On the 5th September 2015 the Ashurst Village Fete takes place starting from 10am.

patio tables and chairs outside restaurantThe Rose and Crown Restaurant, Brokenhurst
A 13th century coaching inn full of character, charm, drink and food. A perfect countryside treat after your busy day in the forest.

Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225

family taking part in forest ranger activitiesForest Ranger Activities 2015    
Our Forest Ranger Activities are back for 2015, and they're better than ever. You can take part in these wonderful family events at four of our New Forest sites.

Tel: 01590 646682

cyclists on the old railwayForest Leisure Cycling
Cycle hire from Forest Leisure Cycling, in Burley, the perfect base for easy access to the New Forest Trails, with rides and bikes for all ages!

Open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01425 403584

family on bikesTrax Bike Hire
One of the best ways to see the New Forest is by bike. Take a look at Trax Bike Hire now for your New Forest holiday. Trax offer wide choice of bike to suit all age ranges and abilities.

Tel: 01425 618562

peppa pig worldPaultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
Perfect for families, Paultons Family Theme park is a great day out. Paultons Park is host to more than 60 additional rides and attractions.

Address: Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL
Tel: 023 8081 4442

people in canoesThe New Forest Activity Centre
Try some exciting outdoor activities such as archery, bushcraft or family combat games, or take part in a full day of adventure.

Address: The Old Forge, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YA
Tel: 01590 612377

the three tuns buildingThe Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
A cosy retreat in the heart of the New Forest, with a log fire for the winter and a beautiful terrace.

Address: Bransgore, BH23 8JH
Tel 01425672232

sign for ringwood breweryRingwood Brewery, Ringwood
Take a tour around Ringwood Brewery and try their four locally brewed Best Bitter and Fortyniner ales.

Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303
Prices From
£20.00 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
  • Open 26th March - 28th September
  • Please note that dogs are not allowed at this campsite
  • View our pricing guide

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7798 6991
Ashurst Campsite, New Forest Lyndhurst Road Ashurst SO40 7AR
02380 292097

Very Happy Site
We booked for a weekend away. The sight is just on the outskirts of the forest. It has no set pitches. which might lead to a first come best pitch although they are all very good. The sight has a small army of staff making sure it is clean and tidy. the toilets and so on, are well kept. The site has may families so there are always kids dashing about and toddlers playing. so please drive round the sight slowly. All the people close to us were wonderfull, friendly and polite.(a pleasent change from many sites I have been on.) A pub withing walking distance for a swift half or a nice dinner. Easy public transport links. with the train station very close. This for us was the only downside. with trains passing regualy day and night. We were next to the line so a pitch on the other side of the site would make for a slightly more idilik stay. all in all loverly stay. will visit again.
Review by: Stephen Avery
Family friendly campsite
We have just returned from a weekend staying at Ashurst and I thought it was a fantastic campsite for all. Yes you can hear the odd train but it is still a very quiet area & I certainly couldn't hear the road. Given that we stayed during the school summer holiday and the site was full, we had no problem finding a pitch with plenty of space & there was no noise issues or queues for anything. Good choice of pitches too from very quiet corners under the trees, to large areas in the open. The facilities were well located & kept extremely clean. Site well located for shops, pubs & transport connections. Only slight pain was the extremely hard ground but that can't be helped & office do sell 'rock pegs' to try & help with this. Will definitely stay hear again
Review by: Jenny Letchford
Great Camping Holiday
I was very impressed by the campsite upon first arrival. We were immediately greeted by the staff who were friendly and welcoming. Although the ground was hard making it difficult to pitch our tent where we had originally chosen, the campsite was large enough to pick another place where we were comfortable to stay. This was the first campsite I had ever stayed at and I was really pleased. The facilities were great and were easy to reach. I loved that the ponies roamed freely through the campsite too. It was within walking distance of great services which gave us a lot of choice for our holiday, especially considering we didn't have a car. The only downside was the railway track which ran right next to the campsite, as it was very noisy, especially at night or in the morning. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at Ashurst and would consider staying here again for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Review by: Becca Harrington
Very nice campsite let down by road and railway noise
Spent 4 nights in this campsite, from saturday to wednesday. The site is overall very nice. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and there is a good variety of pitches, both under trees or in plain sunlight. I found the shower block to be perfectly adequate, the site was very busy on Saturday but I never had to queue for a shower. Outside the weekend it became a lot more quiet and they closed half the block, but still no problems finding a free cubicle. They keep the toilet paper and hand soap stocked up, and the whole facilities very clean. So, from a site and facilities point of view: excellent. The main problem is where the site is: near a busy road (A35) and a railway. Couldn't think of a worse place to put a \"peaceful\" campsite, except maybe in the middle of an M25 junction. Expect A LOT of noise from the road, and even MORE NOISE from the railway, with trains that seem to come with a vengeance every 5 minutes during the night. Another problem is the nature of the ground. Forget about pegs. Forget about strong pegs. You need super heavy duty pegs, and even then, don't hope to stretch all your guy ropes. Or any, for that matter. You'll quickly settle for the very bare minimum. The final problem, though not really the campsite's fault (although they could do more to help) is the nature of the fellow campers. A case of Dr Jekyll (week days) and Mr Hyde (weekend). My Hyde: we were kept up by a noisy group of, erm, \"students\" loudly and drunkenly bellowing at each other until 1:30am, replaced by the screaming feral 2-years-olds from 6:30am running seemingly unsupervised. Lovely. Dr Jekyll: once the -expletive deleted- were gone, by Monday we were left amongst civilised folks, and everything became great. Except for the trains. And the cars. And the motorbikes. And... You get it. I am marking \"facilities\" down because of this. So, would I recommend it? Really not sure. But reading the other sites' reviews, is there a better alternative?
Review by: Thomas D
Only left the other day, I want to go back already!
Facntastic! Had such a fun time. I arrived when the reception was closed, I didn't realise about the times; however, rung the assitance bell and the owners were right out to help as they lived behind :) Settled in well, the showers and toliets were always clean and tidy. I read that they had recently been refurbished and they were defiantly lovely! Went as a group of 5, we are all aged 19 and thought they might be a bit hostile towards us as we are young. They were competely the opposite though, Smiley and polite, really helpful. This was my first time camping and I must say, one of the best experiences of my life! I really want to go again! They helped with all of our questions and queries about the surrounding area; and so helpful when we wanted to hire bikes and had some good reccomendations. The campsite was clean and very peaceful. We constantly saw a group of horses, through out the whole time we were there and they beautiful. I will defiantly be returning and can't wait to see the friendly faces again! Thank you for such a lovely experience! :)
Review by: Rosie Marshall
Flood warning
As avid mountaineers this was a luxury site compared to our usual spots inc 5 night up a mountin on rock! In the rain. First impressions were great, friendly and clean site. Facilities are good however the washroom would be a nightmare if busy and you will hear the motorway traffic at nightime... So we had a great couple of nights sleep and days out walking. We had preempted the forecasted rain so came preparred but we were not! As far as the campsite that is. Most of the other tents had packed up and left, the fields were flooded beyond belief! we had water pouring in over the 6\" edging of the floor!! Now we are used to crazy weather conditions but this site was ridiculas. We packed up and headed for the reception. We were told its because the water level had not receeded so even a little rain would flood the site! So surely the site should not have opened. On request for 1 nights refund the staff asked if we would like to speak with thr managers but they would not even take the 10 metre walk to speak with us... We left and sourced a much better campsite.
Review by: m palme
Colin review of Ashurst, New Forest
My wife and I stayed here at the end of July 2012. I am a wheelchair user and always have to keep an eye on charging my wheelchair batteries. Although this site does not have mains hookup, they do have a battery charging service, which I used successfully. The disabled facilities are first rate and getting about the site was no problem. There is a great pub restaurant next door to the site which we used each evening for dinner. We had a trouble free stay and would recommend this as a great site for wheelchair users'.
Review by: Colin
Em review of Ashurst, New Forest
This is the 7th time we have stayed at Ashurst, either as a couple or with our young family. Once again we had a fabulous time. The children were able to enjoy the field to the left of the campsite and made many new friends. There are excellent cycle routes around the site, most of which are suitable even when towing children. The campsite staff were all friendly and helpful. We visited Lepe Country Park, Hurst Castle and Calshot, all which I would recommend to families. The Happy Cheese had a great food deal and the service was excellent. The only problem we had in 2 weeks was with the rowdy group who stayed 1 night and had no consideration for families already on site. We will be returning next year.
Review by: Em
Peter review of Ashurst, New Forest
We stayed here last June for the Classic Mini Show at Beaulieu Motor Museum. Lovely site with good facilities and would recommend it to anyone wanting to explore the New Forest. You'll be within 5 minutes walk of Ashurst Village which has all your needs, groceries, takeaways, pubs and more. The people running it in 2012 were very friendly and helpful, they recommended the best places to eat and get supplies and were always cheery when we bumped into them. Two things to look out for though, we were at the top of the site but some of the pitches flooded ( ours included ) and the dreaded squirrels! They ate anything that isn't put away. I'm booking again for a week again this year and am sure to have a great time again. I would certainly recommend this site. Peter
Review by: Peter
Jackie review of Ashurst, New Forest
Just came back from 3 days camping (tent) at Ashurst with my boyfriend. The camp manager gave us a warm and friendly greeting and the check-in was quick and smooth. You can choose where to pitch your tent, only rule is 6m away from other campers. Despite the bank holiday & half term we didn't have any problems in finding a suitably flat & quiet spot on the grass, right opposite the forest. We went for walks into the forest out into open fields and saw wild horses roaming about. The scenery it's breathtakingly beautiful. A few horses visited the camp mornings & evenings. We found the facilities always clean despite the many families with children. Showers were hot. Staff always friendly and cheerful. We found the camp was quiet at night time and also during the day. There is a lovely big pub with a sunny beer garden 5 minutes walk through a field near the main entrance. Ashurst Village is only 5min walk and Lyndhurst village is 5 minutes drive away and there you have Budgens, pubs & restaurants, a Camping Shop and the best Ice Cream shop I've come across in a while. The camp is about 15 minutes drive to Beaulieu & its Motor Museum, which was worth a visit. The scenic drive to Beaulieu (open fields & heath grass) is truly majestic. Great experience. Would recommend.
Review by: Jackie
NickH review of Ashurst, New Forest
welcomed with a smile and a lengthy list of things we were not allowed to do, mostly reasonable. Very hostile and suspicious to young people. Although not listed on the lengthy list of must nots, any kind of ball game in the broad open spaces was stamped on. There was a big area of public grass land with one staff caravan on the corner, the moment a ball appeared within 100m of this, the official was out to say no ball games were allowed anywhere on site or, as it transpired, off the site but within sight of the staff. beautiful area, great walks, good toilets and showers, lovely trees. don't take any teenaged boys -they will be watched like hawks!
Review by: NickH

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