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Reacquaint yourself with nature at the secluded, almost secretive Setthorns campsite. Cosy nooks and hidden pathways make up this site, which intertwines seamlessly with the surrounding woodlands. Beyond the pitches, you won’t know where the campsite ends and the forest begins.
With 237 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes, Setthorns campsite blendswith the New Forest effortlessly. Trees and bushes separate pitches to create a completely private and tranquil feel, whilst its rugged edge is sure to give you a sense of adventure.

Winding paths loop through the site branching off in various directions, adding to its character. With forest on all sides, and even running through the middle, take off on foot by bike in any direction and you'll soon be in the midst of your next adventure. With direct access from the campsite, the nearby disused railway line is a great place to start.

Pitching your tent at Setthorns will put you in prime position to enjoy the abundance of New Forest wildlife, including the free roaming ponies and deer. Rare, wild birds can be seen in their natural environment, and small mammals busy themselves as they go about their daily lives in the forest’s heathland and woodland.

Sway is the nearest local village at 1.5 miles away. Slightly further afield are Brockenhurst and Lyndhurst, offering a plentiful supply of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Local attractions include Paulton’s Family Theme Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum and the New Forest Wildlife Park.

For a tranquil holiday and to experience one of England’s most stunning forests, book your next holiday at Setthorns campsite. 

Facilities available at Setthorns Campsite, New Forest


Providing a more back to basics feel, facilities at Setthorns are limited, with no toilet or shower facilities, though chemical toilet disposal and drinking water taps are provided.

Directions to Setthorns

From the West


  • Follow the A31 and approximately two miles after Ringwood, take the exit on the right to Burley.
  • After the Shell Garage, turn right under the bridge.
  • Travel through Burley and after approximately two miles you will see the Station Tea House on the right.
  • Stay on this road until you see a blue and white ‘Setthorns Campsite’ sign.
  • Turn right and the site is 400m on your right.

From the North and East

  • Follow the M27 and exit at J1 on to the A337 to Lyndhurst.
  • Go through Lyndhurst and at the Ferrari garage turn right onto the A337 to Brockenhurst.
  • Get into the left hand lane and stay on the A337.
  • You will pass Hollands Wood Campsite and the Balmer Lawn Hotel on your left.
  • Keep going until you reach the Filley Inn pub on your left.
  • Turn right here and follow this road.
  • You will pass under two railway bridges.
  • Turn right after the second bridge and Setthorns Campsite is approximately one mile on the left.

Please note: Some Sat Nav systems will guide you to New Milton if you enter our postcode. If this happens and you wish to use your Sat Nav, we recommend that you enter ‘Sway’ and a member of our team can guide you to the site from there if necessary.

Public Transport around Setthorns

Trains

From Setthorns Reception it takes 35mins to walk to Sway Railway station, which is the main Weymouth to London Waterloo line.  You can also hop on to Brockenhurst in just 5 mins.

www.southwesttrains.co.uk

Buses

Unfortunately there are no buses that run past the site, buses do go from Sway into Brockenhurst where you can get buses to Southampton, Lymington and other routes.

www.wdbus.co.uk

There is a bookable “CANGO” bus service from Sway which travels around the immediate local area and is a hop on and hop off service. 

http://www3.hants.gov.uk/passengertransport/communitytransport/cango.htm

New Forest Tour Bus

Once in the Forest, the tour bus is a great way to travel and runs from June to September. There are 3 routes to choose from..(Red, Green & Blue.)It is a hop on and hop off service covering most of the Forest

For more information: www.thenewforesttour.info

Coaches

The main coach station is Southampton. The nearest stop to the site is outside Brockenhurst College.

For more information: www.nationalexpress.com

Taxis

There are a number of taxis that operate in the New Forest.

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Setthorns 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
£11.50 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • No toilets or showers
  • 235 pitches
  • Hardstanding and electric hook upavailable
  • Pets welcome
  • Close to villages of Sway and Brockenhurst
  • Open all year

Contact Details

Setthorns Campsite, New Forest New Milton Hampshire BH25 5WA
01590 681020
Good site, but take yer rock pegs!!
Went to Setthorns for two nights. Easy check-in, nice people in reception. Recomend the Select Pitches at the end of the site - very quiet, electric hook up, large and secluded. Surrounded by wildlife. Rabbits, birds and I heard something 'clopping' past at 3 in the morning, but that was ok. If you want to get away from it all, this is one of the places. We live 20 minutes away in Bournemouth town, to be so near this site is a luxury - we'll be back. Oh, you are on the Bournemouth Airport flight path but it's no problem..........
Review by: Mike Davies
Wonderful Wardens
Just back from a recent stay at the beautiful Setthorns & would like to say how extremely helpful the Wardens were when our young dog ran into the wire fence and cut his leg. They searched the internet to find the nearest Vet & phoned for us (we could not get a signal). It was a Sunday afternoon so of course "out of hours". I have to say they could not have been more helpful. However I feel quite sorry for them having to listen to all the moans from people staying on the site, mainly the dreadful potholes and the very expensive costs of staying on this site. Yes we decided to treat ourselves to a premium pitch but really can't see how you justify the costs. Surely the fact that the site was very empty, apart from the "seasonals" that there is something wrong here. And you don't get all the discounts that it says in the brochure. As you are now part of the Camping & Caravan Club where is the investment?
Review by: christine Cleland
how the wardens helped our son
Than you to all the wardens at setthorns for helping us with our son Joe when he was critically I'll on our holiday.he had major surgery that day that saved his life thank you for helping save Joe from Mrs lawrence
Review by: katrina lawrence

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