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Ashurst campsite is a rich blend of the true forest camping experience alongside traditional open pitches. Dotted with ancient oaks, which become denser as you close in on the forest’s edge, it's a site where you can truly soak up the New Forest ambience and enjoy its unique character along with the historic New Forest ponies which roam freely on site. 
Ashurst campsite boasts 280 standard pitches, ranging from open spaces to peaceful secluded spots amongst the trees. Regardless of where you camp, you’ll always have a piece of the beauty within reach.

Like with many of our New Forest campsites, you can take off straight into the forest onto one of the many waymarked routes, meaning you’re never far from the local flora and fauna, a relaxing stroll or the opportunity to explore.

Set on the edge of a small area of woodland known as Ashurst Wood. Like with many of our New Forest campsites, you can take off straight into the New Forest onto one of the many waymarked routes, meaning you're never far from the local flora and fauna, a relaxing stroll or the opportunity to explore.

Just a five-minute stroll away is the pretty village of Ashurst, where you will find shops, traditional pubs and welcoming restaurants. Local attractions include the Longdown Activity Farm and The New Forest Wildlife Park.

Clean, friendly and peaceful, Ashurst is the secluded campsite you’ve been looking for. Take a look at the extra information we’ve provided in the tabs above and book now.

Worth Noting

Dogs are not allowed on this site, due to ground nesting birds. (Guide dogs will be allowed).

When visiting the New Forest, please follow the New Forest Code to help us care and look after this unique place for everyone to enjoy. Find out how here.

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 be 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 do not feed, pet or approach the animals in and around the campsite; they may look friendly but are unpredictable and can bite and kick. Please keep all food sealed and out of reach of the ponies.

Facilities available at Ashurst Campsite, New Forest

Ashurst campsite benefits from toilets and showers, a launderette, dishwashing facilities and more, making it ideal for new and seasoned campers alike.

Please note that Ashurst is one of our two campsites (the other is Denny Wood) that does not allow you to bring your canine (or other pet) friends.

Directions to Ashurst

  • Ashurst Campsite lies 2.5 miles North East of Lyndhurst on the A35.

  • Leave the M27 at junction 3 on to the M271, signposted Southampton & The Docks.

  • At Redbridge Roundabout take the 2nd exit on to the A35, in a south westerly direction towards Totton and Lyndhurst.

  • Continue on the A35 over two roundabouts, heading towards Lyndhurst.

  • Pass through Ashurst Village with the train station to the left.

  • Continue over the railway bridge and Ashurst Campsite is signposted left just after the New Forest Pub. 


Public Transport around Ashurst


Ashurst New Forest station is about 5 minutes walk from the Campsite, next to the New Forest Inn. South West Trains operates a regular service from Southampton to Bournemouth, stopping at Ashurst New Forest.  The journey to and from Southampton takes approximately 10 minutes and Bournemouth is approximately 35 minutes away.


The nearest bus stop is visible from the Site Reception and less than a 5 minute walk away. The bus route is the Bluestar number 6 which runs between Southampton and Lymington. The journey to Lymington takes around 35 minutes.

New Forest Tour Bus

The tour bus is a great way to see the New Forest and runs between late June and mid September. It is a hop on hop off service and the Ashurst campsite is situated on the red route.  

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Ashurst campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. You can go horse riding and cycling in the forest or head a little further afield to one of the area’s many attractions or simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

Our campsite is within close proximity of Lyndhurst and Brokenhurst, where you can find plenty of great pubs with play parks to keep the little ones entertained.

If you're looking for some seaside fun, Lymington is a beautiful Georgian market town surrounded by nature with a weekly Saturday market.

With the forest in such close proximity, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Enjoy a fantastic family day out with Longdown Activity Farm and meet a variety of farm animals, from ducks to ponies.

patio tables and chairs outside restaurantThe Huntsman Restaurant, Brokenhurst
A 13th century coaching inn full of character, charm, drink and food. A perfect countryside treat after your busy day in the forest.

Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225

cyclists on the old railwayForest Leisure Cycling
Cycle hire from Forest Leisure Cycling, in Burley, the perfect base for easy access to the New Forest Trails, with rides and bikes for all ages!

Open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01425 403584

family on bikesTrax Bike Hire
One of the best ways to see the New Forest is by bike. Take a look at Trax Bike Hire now for your New Forest holiday. Trax offer wide choice of bike to suit all age ranges and abilities.

Tel: 01425 618562

peppa pig worldPaultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
Perfect for families, Paultons Family Theme park is a great day out. Paultons Park is host to more than 60 additional rides and attractions.

Address: Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL
Tel: 023 8081 4442

people in canoesThe New Forest Activity Centre
Try some exciting outdoor activities such as archery, bushcraft or family combat games, or take part in a full day of adventure.

Address: New Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA
Tel: 01590 612377

the three tuns buildingThe Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
A cosy retreat in the heart of the New Forest, with a log fire for the winter and a beautiful terrace.

Address: Bransgore, BH23 8JH
Tel 01425672232

sign for ringwood breweryRingwood Brewery, Ringwood
Take a tour around Ringwood Brewery and try their four locally brewed Best Bitter and Fortyniner ales.

Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303

For Rainy Days

Towerpark-Entertainment-PooTower Park Entertainment Centre, Poole

The perfect place for the whole family. With a wide range of indoor activities entertainment facilities. 

Address: Tower Park, Dorset, BH12 4NY
Tel: 01202 722 917

Prices From
£22.50 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Offers available
  • Open: 7th April - 26th September 2022
  • Toilets and showers available
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
  • Please note that dogs are not allowed at this campsite due to ground nesting birds
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Ashurst Campsite, New Forest Lyndhurst Road Ashurst SO40 7AR
02380 292097

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Our best holiday yet! Review from our 3 boys who can't wait to go back.
We stayed here for a week and we loved it! Warm welcome and could choose our pitch. We managed to get set up in the shade looking right out into the forest which was perfect during the heatwave. The facilities were clean. There was toilets, showers, seperate cubicles with sinks, a hair dryer which was free to use, washing machine, tumble dryer, pot washing room, and a shop at reception where you could also buy 2 different trails of the park for something to do with the kids in return for a small prize. We had visits from both ponies and squirrels which we were warned about right from the start but really made our stay memorable 😆 we didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back!
Unit Type: Tent
very good site wardens
we had 3 nights at Ashurst meeting up with friends again with motorhomes, it is our fourth visit, We both had hardstandings booked, but because of the hot weather the caring wardens said we could move to a grass pitch which we did and managed to get under some trees for some shade, As always the wardens where so helpful, so a big thank you totem all, richenda
Unit Type: Motorhome
We love this place!
Third year staying at Ashurst and we will be back again. The staff are friendly and helpful, the showers and toilets are regularly cleaned and the site is so well run . Ideally situated for walking in the forest or catching the train to other towns. The ponies visit in the morning and the pub is a short walk away. What more could you want 😊
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely campsite, just beautiful, made even better by the ponies that just wondered through. The washing and showering facilities were very clean and tidy. I’m really not a camper (more a 5* hotel sort of person) but I really enjoyed my stay here. I would definitely recommend.
Unit Type: Tent
Beautiful setting for happy campers
Arrival & check in was so quick & easy. All staff we encountered were very friendly & approachable. A beautiful site. It was great that we could put our tent up next to our family who were in a motorhome. Such a safe place for our children to roam, play & make new friends. The train station & bus stop both just outside the campsite made it easy to bossy other places without taking our car. The amenities were perfect & always kept clean up well stocked. A great place to base yourselves to explore the forest.
Unit Type: Tent
Fantastic Campsite
What a great country Campsite. We were two family's and had a great time. The lady, sorry I don't know her name, that welcomed us was great and super friendly and shared lots of information with us, all of it was correct as I uses to live in the area. Showering facilities were spotless and were constantly cleaned. We will be back. The Campsite do have a 10% deal with the pub across the field, a word of warning. The pub is dreadful ,service is awful and extremely unhelpful. Had a huge amount of things missing and couldn't even offer ice. Food was very poor and a lot was left. so give it a massive miss. There is a good pizza place next door and Lyndhurst has some really good places to eat.
Unit Type: Tent
Great site
Great site with good amenities. Friendly and helpful staff. Good pubs and shopping local to site (walking distance). Direct access to the forest (i.e. without having to drive).
Unit Type: Caravan
Wonderful break
I stayed for a midweek break as hate busy weekends. It was my first stay at Ashurst; lovely and peaceful - so quiet. I camped near the railway line; this didn't bother me as I like trains. The facilities are immaculately cleaned everyday - one side is shut down and deep cleaned everyday which wasn't a problem as there were plenty of cubicles each side. The bin areas were kept very clean. One night there was a noisy trio - I am other campers complained the next day and the wardens were right on it and we didn't hear another peep from them! The wardens said if that ever happened again people should ring the emergency mobile number to report it so it can be dealt with immediately rather than waiting till morning. Highly recommend the Happy Cheese pub with their huge meals (doggy bags available) and fantastic gelato! I'll be back as soon as the school hols finished as I prefer a quieter campsite.
Unit Type: Tent
Great site
Really enjoyed this site Not formal plenty of space to camp and walk In the forest but 5 min walk to a pub for food and drinks
Unit Type: Camper Van
well maintained, lovely surroundings
We had a lovely stay, easy to find, lots of choice of space, the toilet and shower facilities are very well looked after, clean and fully functional. The surroundings are beautiful, lots of tree shade, wildlife encounters are wonderful for children, great walk at the back that takes you through woodland and field land. Friendly staff and great price
Unit Type: Tent