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Welcoming all campers, Ocknell is a staple campsite for all those wishing to enjoy the New Forest from under canvas. A beautiful campsite brimming with character, history and charm, Ocknell is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Our glorious Ocknell campsite combines tranquil spots set amongst the trees and ferns with spacious, open pitches, all bounded by the forest's trees.

Paths take off in all directions, weaving through the site and in and out of the trees, creating an almost secret garden-like feel to the site.

The site is perfect for children to play and explore, or as a base for taking off into the forest, while the views provided at any one spot are incredible and instantly warm the soul. Ocknell is the restful place you’ve been seeking.

Ocknell is in the northern half of the New Forest, around a 20 minute drive from Lyndhurst, the area's capital. A traditional English village, Lyndhurst's appeal is its many independent shops, cafes and pubs.
ike all of our New Forest sites, Ocknell offers direct access to the beautiful heathland and forest walks afforded by a stay in these ancient woodlands straight from your tent.

For more information take a look at our things to do pages, or view the gallery to get a feel for this picturesque campsite.

To enjoy that peaceful site you deserve, book your next camping holiday at Ocknell campsite online now!

Facilities available at Ocknell Campsite, New Forest

The 280 pitches at Ocknell are accompanied by toilets, washbasins and dishwashing facilities – though no showers.

Directions to Ocknell

From the Midlands, London and the South East

  • Head West on the M27 and exit at junction 1. The campsites are signposted from the exit slip road.
  • Turn right onto the B3078 (signposted Brook and Fordingbridge).
  • Bear left at Bell Inn Brook and follow the B3078 (signposted Fordingbridge).
  • Take the 1st left.
  • After approximately 1 ½ miles you will pass the entrance to Longbeech on your left.
  • Ocknell is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

From the West

  • Follow the East bound A31.
  • Approximately 8 miles from Ringwood, the site is signposted on your left.
  • If you reach J1 of the M27, you have missed the turning, but can follow the signs provided from this point.

From Wales, the North and Midlands via Salisbury

  • Take the A36 from Salisbury (South East) towards to M27.
  • Turn right onto the B3079 (signposted Lanford, Branshaw and Brook) and then turn right at the junction with the B3078 (Fordingbridge and Bell Inn).
  • Take the first left and after approximately 1 ½ miles you will pass the entrance to Longbeech on your left.
  • Ocknell is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

From Salisbury via the A338

  • Turn left off the A338 on to the B3080 (Downton).
  • Bear left at the junction with the B3078 and take the first right onto an unsigned road.
  • Bear right at the next junction.
  • Longbeech is approximately 1 mile further down the road on your left.
  • Ocknell is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

Please note that many Sat Nav systems will direct you to a nursing Home in Fritham village if you use our postcode. The campsite is further down the road.

Also note that the road signed ‘Fritham and Eyeworth Only’ is a dead end.

Public Transport at Ocknell


Links to Totton & Southampton:

  • The nearest bus stop: Cadnam roundabout
  • Distance: approx 4-5 miles.
  • Route number: 10/11

The service is provided by: Bluestar -


The nearest stations are (please note approximate distance by road):

  • Ashurst (South West Trains): approx 9 miles
  • Romsey (First Great Western): approx 11 miles.

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Ocknell 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 pubs closest to this campsite include:

Royal Oak at Fritham
Sir Walter Tyrell Pub further up the road off the A31
The White Hart Pub and Restaurant at Cadnam

Other things to do in the surrounding area include:

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
£14.00 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets available, no showers
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Rally fields available
  • Pets welcome
  • Open 26th March - 28th September
  • View our pricing guide

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7798 6991
Ocknell Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH
02380 812740

Disappointed by the traffic noise
Found that traffic can be heard whatever the wind direction which blighted the visit. Description of site is accurate and we found fellow guests to be very friendly.
Review by: Richard Dorling
Vince Nicholls review of Ocknell, New Forest
We stayed at Ocknell recently and will say that the staff are very friendly, helpful and give you a warm welcome. The new staff are far more helpful than last year and nothing is too much trouble. They have good local knowledge of places to visit and offer the information quite freely. We were lucky with the weather and stayed on site for most of the time enjoying the surroundings. The site is very clean and tidy with everything clearly marked up. Our 3 young sons enjoyed making dens and riding around on their bikes in a safe environment, they can't wait to go back there !! We would recommend this site to our fellow campers and will be returning a few more times this season with our friends and family.
Review by: Vince Nicholls
Mark Nicholas review of Ocknell, New Forest
This site was recommended to me by a friend who stayed in July 11. We went for one week in our motorhome and had a fantastic time. The area information was laid out very well and the staff were very helpful and friendly. They seem to be on the go all the time but still found 5 minutes to talk and give advice. (Shame about Mike the Saints fan though). Great places to visit nearby with easy access to and from site. You can only hear A31 if the wind is coming from that direction. Clean tidy and well organised site (credit to the staff) and will be going back next month.
Review by: Mark Nicholas
Mariette review of Ocknell, New Forest
The campsite itself is lovely BUT do not underestimate the noise from the nearby motorway. I live in London, 2 blocks from the North Circular and the noise from the motorway kept me awake all night, it just did not let up! On our first night also, unfortunately, there was a group of drunken people who swore and carried on until well after 2 am. Given the many children at the site I'm surprised nobody complained directly to them, although my husband said that's probably because of fear of violence, which given the language was likely. We complained to the site manager and the offenders were asked to leave the next day. Well done to the managers but that was half our 2 day stay ruined. Lovely forest walks, but real pity about the motorway.
Review by: Mariette
tosh review of Ocknell, New Forest
we know this site very well, this years managers have done a great job looking after this site with all the rain, and is a credit to them, friendly,helpfull, and site security great, we will be back next year, thank you to the team. Oh and the wildlife, take your pick, we have seen: birds of prey, foxes,rabbits,many deer,squirell's,even peacocks if you pop down to longbeach,brill time thanks.
Review by: tosh
Kate & Phil review of Ocknell, New Forest
A great site, very friendly and helpful staff, located on former aircraft dispersal hardstandings. Great for walking the dog, lots of new forest ponies (day) and deer (at night). All in all, a nice place to stopover.
Review by: Kate &
Brian review of Ocknell, New Forest
Lovely quiet campsite. Staff really friendly. Only stayed one night but would happily come back. Very easy access from motorway. You could hear road noise but not that much of a problem. A basic site, but great if you like it simple.
Review by: Brian
Millypop review of Ocknell, New Forest
Lovely site with direct access onto the heathland of the New Forest. The toilet facilities were basic but it is nice to get back to nature. The site is easily accessible from the M27 and you can just make out the traffic noise when the wind blows from that direction. Basic site but nice. Great for walking.
Review by: Millypop

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