We want to make the forest and camping accessible for all, so why shouldn’t man’s best friend enjoy them as well? No need for sad puppy eyes here – all but two of our sites are dog friendly campsites. You can bring up to three dogs per pitch, no questions asked (aside from “where’s your lead?”). 

Many of our sites also provide larger open fields for you to exercise your dogs (or for them to exercise you), and even more walking opportunities in the forests themselves. This makes them great settings if you want to holiday along with your pooch, and your dog will love you all the more for it.

Dog friendly camping - Sherwood Forest

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Sherwood Pines

Your dog will love exploring over 1,000 ancient oak trees of the famous forest. There are plenty of walking trails for you and furry friend to enjoy, including the Major Oak Trail which is the essential Sherwood Forest experience. Starting at the Sherwood Activity Centre, it will lead you along some of the most ancient trees, along with Robin Hood’s hiding place and finally, to the magnificent Major Oak – Britain’s biggest oak!

Sherwood Pines also has a fantastic dog wash on-site, so after your day of adventures you can treat them to a full scrub down.

Dog friendly camping - New Forest

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Plenty of trails in and around the site, as well as direct access to the surrounding forest, make Setthorns a thoroughly canine friendly campsite. On arrival, you'll be issued a Dog Welcome Pack, containing useful information on dog-friendly beaches, pubs and restaurants, local vet information and a tasty treat for your canine companion.

What you say:

“Lots of walks straight out of the campsite”
“Safe walks for dogs and if you are vigilant you will see deer as you walk”

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Hollands Wood

Space for 600 pitches on-site, as well as direct access to the forest means that there's plenty of space to exercise your dog. Set amongst the Oak woodlands, any walk around Hollands Wood is joined by a peaceful environment that will instantly reconnect you with nature. A great location for a dog friendly weekend break.

What you say:

“Beautiful walks straight from the campsite”

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As one of our larger campsites, check out availability here for a last minute dog friendly short break! This sites surrounded by woodland and is right next to a large heathland. Not only perfect for your furry friend but a fantastic base for seeing The New Forest at its best. 
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One of our largest campsites, Roundhill features open pitches and plenty of forest nearby to explore. The sites fantastically well-kept and the paths around the site cross over fields, heathlands and through beautiful woodland. The site has a doggy shower so your four legged friend can get as messy as he or she likes! 

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Aldridge Hill

Go back to nature at Aldridge Hill. The limited facility site sits beside a beautiful stream, right in the heart of  The New Forest. There's plenty of exploring to do from the site with the Ober Water Trail taking you through wonderfully peaceful woodland to the calm Ober Water. Your dog will love exploring the varied landscape around this site and with Brokenhurst being just two miles away, theirs plenty for you to explore on your trip. 

Matley Wood

A small site with plenty of character makes it easy to find the perfect pitch for you and your furry friend. There are plenty of paths and cycle routes from the site, allowing you to explore the whole New Forest. Lyndhurst is within walking distance, offering shops and dog friendly pubs. 

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A great dog friendly touring caravan site. Whilst being minimalist, features include hard standing pitches, toilets, dish-washing facilities and a chemical disposal point. 
Ocknell is a great site for visiting Lyndhurst and exploring all that the New Forest has to offer. Perfect for a dog friendly break with your caravan. 

Dog friendly campsites in Scotland

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Glenmore - in the Cairngorms

A stunning beach on Loch Morlich make Glenmore a firm canine favourite, with rigorous shaking post-swim a sure thing. 

What you say:

“Great for dogs to play in the sand beside the loch and many walks are available in the surrounding forest”

Cobleland - In The Trossachs

Dog friendly features, such as rings outside the toilets to tie your dogs to, and the great Scottish outdoors will guarantee your dog will love you forever (not that they won't anyway).

What you say:

“The people who run the site are very dog friendly”
“There are rings outside the toilets to tie your dog to which are very convenient and the campsite doesn’t allow dogs to run loose, which is good for other owners. The managers also speak to anyone who disregards this.”

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Cashel – in The Trossachs

Explore the banks of Loch Lomond from this site with you dog in tow. With toilets, showers, hardstanding pitches, laundry facilities and more, this is a full facility site, great for exploring The Trossachs National Park. Dumbarton Castle, Loch Katrine and Go Country Adventure Park are available nearby to visit. 

Dog friendly Campsites - Savernake Forest

Postern Hill

A pet friendly destination for tent, motorhome or caravan owners with a good range of facilities. Postern Hill is a great base for exploring the Savernake Forest, being within reach of plenty of walking opportunities because your right on the doorstep of the forest. Malborough, a pretty village with cafes, restaurants and pubs is just a 20 minute walk away. 

Dog friendly Campsites – Forest of Dean
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Enjoy a stroll along the scenic River Wye directly from the site. Bracelands is a full facility campsite, perfect for dog friendly holidays with your caravan or tent. Nearby you'll find Puzzlewood, The Forest of Dean Adventure Park and plenty of dog friendly pubs, perfect for a relaxing pick me up. 


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