Find yourself surrounded by serene forest and shimmering water at any of the waterside campsites in the list below. Vibrant wildlife, wonderful walks and plenty of adventure can be expected when you camp on a Camping in the Forest campsite.
Nestled between heathland, Blackwater Stream and Ober Water, our Aldridge Hill campsite is comprised of lavish forest, open green fields, heathland views and the New Forest’s free-roaming wildlife. Pitch among ancient trees and watch as Ober Water and Blackwater Stream trickles, flows and winds through our Aldridge campsite. Follow the former directly from the site on the Ober Water Trail and immerse yourself in beautiful scenery and historic forestry.
Both Bartley Water and Beaulieu River flow near to our tranquil Ashurst campsite, bordered by ancient oak trees and frequently visited by New Forest ponies. In the winter, take a walk from the campsite to Costicles Pond, possibly the largest temporary pond in the New Forest, and watch as the surrounding trees reflect on the water.
Situated on the edge of the Forest of Dean, our Bracelands campsite is wonderfully spacious and perfectly placed for your getaway camping trip. Located just two miles from the campsite, Symonds Yat Rock is a great viewpoint overlooking the dramatic gorge through which the River Wye winds and one of the Forest of Dean’s most popular tourist attractions. The Wye is the fifth-longest river in the UK and visitors can enjoy canoeing, kayaking and fishing.
Located in a secluded spot on the east side of Loch Lomond, Cashel boasts stunning views across the loch’s tranquil waters, the neighbouring mountains and the beauty of the surrounding Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Pitch your tent directly on the shores of Loch Lomond and immerse yourself in tranquil wilderness and breath-taking views. With direct access to the Loch, campers can launch their boats directly from the site, or rent a boat nearby and explore the loch’s elusive islands.
Sitting on the banks of the River Forth in Queen Elizabeth Forest Park, just 13 miles from Ben Lomond, our Cobleland campsite is situated among towering oak trees and bustling wildlife. Stretching for nearly 30 miles, the River Forth starts at Loch Ard and flows calmly past the campsite. Loch Ard is located under 5 miles from our Cobleland Campsite and offers stunning views, water sports and trails for cycling, walking and horse riding. Also located a short distance from the campsite, the Lake of Menteith is a popular spot for fly fishing and even hosts the National Fly Fishing Championships.
With direct access to the beaches at Loch Morlich, our Glenmore campsite offers everything you could want from a camping holiday. The Cairngorms National Park covers over 4,500 square metres of untamed Scottish countryside and our Glenmore site sits in the heart of this area. Bordered by thousands of ancient pine trees that make up the Glenmore Forest Park, this campsite is 300 metres above sea level, making it a popular destination for skiing in the winter months. During the summer, you can try your hand at canoeing or kayaking in the shimmering waters of Loch Morlich.
Flowing for over 14 miles through the heart of the New Forest National Park, the Lymington River winds past our Hollands Wood campsite. Officially a Site of Special Scientific Interest, the river stars near Ocknell and flows into the Solent near Lymington. Pack a picnic and wander down to Balmer Lawn for an idyllic setting for your countryside lunch. Nearby, you’ll find a stretch of water off Tilery Road, where wild ponies graze and drink.
Passing north of our Holmsley campsite, the Avon Water, not to be confused with the larger River Avon which also flows through Hampshire, is one of three rivers which drain the New Forest southward directly into the Solent. Just over two miles from the site, you’ll find Whitten Pond, an oasis encircled by towering trees and frequented by wild ponies.
Other than Coalmeer Gutter, a meandering ford that passes our Longbeech campsite, a short walk will take you to Janesmoor Pond. This pond is popular with visitors due to its waterside location, ideal for a family picnic, and the abundance of wildlife including ponies, donkeys, cows and deer.
Sitting between Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst and Beaulieu, our Roundhill Campsite boasts expansive areas, dotted ferns and its very own picturesque lake. Pitch your tent, park your caravan or motorhome on the banks of the lake and immerse yourself in an archetypal New Forest landscape. Just 3 miles from the campsite sits Hatchet Pond, the largest area of fresh water in the New Forest and fishing permits are available here. Perch yourself on the banks, grab your rod and cast your hook into the water in the hope of attracting a nibble or two.
Still not sure where to book your waterside camping holiday? Take a look at our comprehensive list of things to do near our campsites to help inspire your next trip. Have you considered camping during the wintertime? With crisp morning walks, crunchy leaves and steamy hot drinks, these campsites are open all year and offer a fantastic and unique camping experience.
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