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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.

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. 

The Rose and Crown Restaurant, Brockenhurst
Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood
Paultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
The Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
The New Forest Activity Centre


You’ll find more information and New Forest attractions here.

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
  • View our pricing guide

Contact Details

Ashurst Campsite, New Forest Lyndhurst Road Ashurst SO40 7AR
02380 292097
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
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
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
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
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
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

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