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New Forest | Sherwood Forest | Forest of Dean | Scotland | Savernake Forest
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Sit back and relax as the summer sun peeks through the towering oak trees that give Hollands Wood campsite a complete feeling of serenity. The village of Brockenhurst is nearby, offering wonderful restaurants, cosy pubs, and plenty of shops to explore. For a peaceful picnic location, Lymington River is a top choice among visitors and locals alike.
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Set on the edge of an area known as Ashurst Wood, this campsite allows you to take off on a bike or on foot to explore the surrounding New Forest National Park. You’ll be just a 5-minute gentle stroll away from the village of Ashurst and within driving distance of all of Hampshire’s big attractions. Keep an eye out for the wild ponies that wander freely on this campsite.
Stunning heathland views, open green spaces and dense forest make up the surroundings of Aldridge Hill campsite. Choose whether you pitch up among ancient trees or next to the trickling Ober Water and Blackwater Stream for a truly restful holiday.
Take some time out to reset and recharge at the tree-lined Denny Wood campsite. It’s impossible not to feel separate from the busy outside world here in this isolated piece of nature. As this is a true “back to nature site” you’ll need to bring your own facilities with a chemical toilet being essential.
Pitch up among trees, ferns, and open grassland on this campsite, within walking distance of the local village of Lyndhurst. This campsite shares a reception with Denny Wood above. The great thing about Matley Wood is that you can bring your dog along for the trip and have access to miles of walking and cycling tracks straight from the campsite.
Fun fact about Holmsley campsite: it occupies one of the 12 wartime airfields and Advanced Landing Grounds from WWII in the New Forest. Aside from its remarkable history, Holmsley is a beautifully open site, surrounded by the forest. Most of this campsite is open grassy land, so there’s plenty of space to explore, but it’s easy enough to pitch up nestled amongst the trees too.
Want to arrive on a campsite and feel like you’re camping in the middle of the woods without a care in the world? Check out Longbeech. You’ll need your own facilities but pitching up among the ancient beechwoods, ferns, and New Forest wildlife is worth it.
Take off in any direction from Ocknell campsite to explore the New Forest with paths weaving in and out of the trees, creating a fairy tale like feel to the site. Staying on Ocknell, in the north of the New Forest, puts you just a 20-minute drive away from Lyndhurst, the area’s capital. Here you’ll find plenty to do, from family-friendly attractions to independent shops and cafés to explore.
Sitting between Beaulieu, Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst, this is a great campsite for anyone wanting to explore and go on day trips. Roundhill is beautifully natural with a lake on-site as well as a mix of open and secluded pitches.
The secluded Setthorns campsite is ideal for a relaxing break or a holiday exploring the best attractions that the New Forest has to offer. The tranquil site is just 1.5 miles away from the nearest village, and some top attractions worth a visit include Paulton’s Family Theme Park, the New Forest Wildlife Park and Bucklers Hard.
Discover the legend of Robin Hood during a camping trip to Nottinghamshire. Sherwood Pines covers 20 beautiful acres of woodland, so there’s plenty of room to explore. As well as Sherwood Forest itself, there’s Go Ape, the Sherwood Forest Railway and White Post Farm nearby for the whole family to enjoy.
Sitting proudly on the edge of the Forest of Dean, Bracelands campsite has over 520 pitches as well as camping pods and glamping tents. Bracelands is a great base to explore the Forest of Dean and the Wye Valley with easy access to local attractions and beauty spots. With so many ways to camp and lots to do locally, this is a great campsite for anyone looking to stay in the Forest of Dean.
Immerse yourself in the Savernake Forest while staying on Postern Hill campsite. This tree-lined site is surrounded by forested land, which has been awarded Site of Special Scientific Interest status. This means there is plentiful and varied fauna and wildlife to look out for while exploring the many walking paths leading away from the site.
With snow-peaked mountain views, direct access to the beaches of Loch Morlich and the Cairngorms National Park, there’s nothing not to love about Glenmore Campsite. Sitting among thousands of pine trees in Glenmore Forest Park, this campsite has the perfect mix of things to do nearby for the adventurous and plenty of ways to relax and unwind for those that need it.
Sitting on the shores of Loch Lomond, Cashel campsite is surrounded by the Queen Elizabeth Forest Park. Launch a boat directly from the site, explore the surrounding forests, or simply sit back and admire the mountain views.
There’s no better campsite in the UK than Cobleland for staying within the Trossachs National Park. This campsite is just 13 miles away from Ben Lomond, with magnificent views over Loch Lomond, has easy access to the village of Aberfoyle, and has great family attractions such as Dumbarton Castle nearby.
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