No one likes hearing about rules (at least, we think), but our campsite rules are created with you in mind, and help to ensure that everyone on-site has the best possible experience. 

We know there won’t be any problems, but to safeguard your holiday and relaxation we respectfully ask that everyone adheres to the following:


Opening times will be displayed at Reception. When Reception is closed an emergency contact number for the Site Manager will be displayed on the door. Local tourist information is available at Reception. For more information on the area, please do not hesitate to ask the Site Manager.


Pitches are available from noon on the day of your arrival. You are requested to vacate your pitch by 11 am on your day of departure. If you wish to extend your stay, please contact Reception before 10.00 am on your expected departure date. Permits issued at Reception must be on display at all times.

Late Arrivals

You may pitch before or by dusk.

If you arrive when Reception is closed, please call the telephone number located on the Reception door. The sites generally open between 7.30am and 10.30pm but this will vary depending on the site.


Please note that due to fire regulations you must pitch at least three, preferably six, metres away from anyone else. Unfortunately if this rule is not adhered to you may be asked to repitch (and no one likes that).

You will find fire extinguishers in prominent places around the site, please make yourself aware of where these are located. One windbreak is permitted per pitch, with a maximum of six poles. 

Speed Limit

The speed limit on-site is 5mph. As there are often young children playing, we ask you to take special care when driving on-site.

Please drive slowly past horses.


Generators are only allowed if specified by the management. Where generators are allowed, please abide by the times we allow these to run.


Because of the danger of fires in the forest, open fires are not allowed on-site.

Any barbecues used on our sites should be specifically designed and used only for the purpose of cooking food (i.e not firepits).  They should be robust, secure and able to be raised off of the forest floor, there should no damage or marks left on the ground where they have been used. In support of the New Forest Action Plan we are asking campers not to bring disposable barbecues for their stay. We are also reminding campers that outside of our sites no barbecues of any kind are now allowed anywhere in the New Forest.

Please ensure the smoke and fumes do not annoy other site users. In times of very dry weather, when the fire risk is high, the use of barbecues may be restricted. For more information on this please view Forestry England's helpful advice page.


We offer dog-friendly caravan and camping holidays at most of our sites. However we request that dogs must be kept on a leash at all times whilst on-site. Please be courteous and always clean up after your dog. There is a maximum of three dogs per pitch.


For health and safety reasons, we do not permit visitors to hang any items on the forest trees. Hammocks, washing lines and tree swings are strictly prohibited on all Camping in the Forest sites.

Likewise we do not permit fireworks or den building on or around the pitches.


Please do not feed the animals in and around our sites.


Please keep noise at a level which will not disturb other site users, especially between 10.30pm and 8.00am.


Please take care when cycling. You can cycle on public roads, byways open to all traffic, public bridleways, restricted bridleways, and dedicated cycle routes. Cycling on public footpaths is also not permitted.

Be safe around animals, pass them slowly and wide and to one side if possible. Close gates behind you so the animals don’t stray. Keep to a safe speed, and be polite to other cyclists, motorists, pedestrians and residents.

For more information on the Highway Code for cyclists  


We make every effort to keep the site facilities clean and tidy and ask for your assistance in maintaining this standard by using the refuse and recycling bins and chemical disposal points provided, and by leaving all facilities clean after use.


Visitors are welcome on site, but we ask that there are no more than 2 adult visitors (and any associated children) per pitch. Any visitors will need to depart by 10.30pm. We ask that visitors remain respectful of other campers whilst on site and that large groups don't gather.

Kites, Flags and Drones

Due to overhead powerlines at Sherwood Pines campsite we do not allow kite flying, flag poles or use of drones on site. 

Terms and Conditions

The Site Manager reserves the right to exclude customers for breach of our terms and conditions.
Read our terms and conditions.

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