Common Campsite Hazards
* Not all of our campsites are well lit at night due to rural locations. We recommend taking a torch to use once the sun goes down.
* Children should be supervised at all times to avoid accidents. Some campsites are in a close proximity to deep bodies of water.
* Cars, caravans and motorhomes will be moving around your campsite. Please look out for reversing caravans and motorhomes and stay alert at all times.
* Ticks, particularly during the spring and summer months are something to be aware of. One of the best ways to avoid being bitten is to use insect repellent, read more information on avoiding ticks from the New Forest National Park.
* Ensure everyone in your group knows what to do if there is a fire and understands the campsite-specific procedures. You'll find our campsite rules surrounding fires here.
* Sun safety is paramount on campsites, remember to bring appropriate protection from the suns harmful rays.
Ponies and Wild Animals
The forests surrounding our campsites are home to lots of wildlife species and on many of our sites, you may see not only ponies but cows and smaller mammals roaming free. While these animals are generally gentle, we ask that you keep a safe distance as these animals can be extremely protective, particularly of their offspring. Read our safety guide for New Forest Ponies.
* Do not feed, approach or pet any animals
* Be aware that food, rustling sounds and even car doors opening may attract the attention of a pony.
* Please take all of your litter home or place it in one of the pony-proof litter bins available at select sites.
* If you’ve brought your four-legged friend on holiday with you, please keep them on a lead when other animals are around. Some campsites may require dogs to be kept on a lead at all times.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is produced when a fuel such as charcoal, gas or petrol burns incompletely. This could be because an appliance isn’t working properly or might simply happen as part of its normal function. Barbecues, for example, produce carbon monoxide even when they are working well. To avoid putting yourself at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning, please read the advice below.
DirectGov outdoor fire safety guidance
NHS Advice on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
New Forest Animal Safety
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