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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 it's unique character.
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 on foot, 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, our Ashurst campsite is a short walk from Matley Heath, an expanse of New Forest heathland criss-crossed with tracks perfect for walking or cycling.

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.

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.

For more information see


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. For more information on the route and times see

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.  

For more information please visit their website at

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: The Old Forge, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YA
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
£17.20 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
  • Open 6th April– 2nd October 2017
  • Please note that dogs are not allowed at this campsite due to ground nesting birds
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Ashurst Campsite, New Forest Lyndhurst Road Ashurst SO40 7AR
02380 292097

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Wonderful weekend
We are a family four with two active young boys and we loved our stay at Ashurst. The washing up, toilets and showering facilities are clean and well kept. The staff are very friendly, knowledgeable and nothing seems to be too much trouble. The children loved seeing all the new forest ponies and cows mooching around the site. There are very reasonable costs to make your stay more convenient, like air bed pumping up and mobile phone charging for 50p. The children were delighted to be able to stay on and enjoy the sunshine longer into the afternoon for a later departure fee of £3.00. We hired bikes from Trax for the day to go out and explore the local bike routes. The hire process couldn't have been more easy. We phoned just the evening before and had our order delivered to site at 10am and collected again at 5.30pm. The bike and accompanying safety equipment was of good quality and very reasonable to hire. My only small criticism was that by the evening the shower temperature was so hot the children couldn't stand underneath them. I did report this and was informed that the temperatures are checked regularly for legionnaires and they have to be set between 38 and 43degrees, however the higher end of this was too hot for the children.
Unit Type: Tent
First time overnight camping
Friendly staff, good facilities which were cleaned regularly, very nice experience.
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely friendly staff, big well kept campsite with nice showers and toilets. Would recommend.
Unit Type: Tent
An excellent well run camp site
We have been staying at the site for over 10 years now, and I must say that the people running it have improved the experience year on year. We only go for a long weekend, but always leave with the sense of wanting to stay longer. Great facilities, great location, and always very clean and tidy.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Great campsite
We recently stayed at Ashurst for 4 nights and the staff were all very friendly and courteous, the facilities were well kept well and clean. The site is well located close to many attractions including Longdown activity Farm which is a must for young campers, both our 2 1/2 & 6 year olds loved it. The New Forest Inn being a short stroll away serves decent food and has a good children's playground.
Unit Type: Tent
A great site in the New Forest but beware of the health and safety rules
If you go down to the woods today you might be in for a big surprise. Well at Ashurst campsite anyway because they have a policy now of not letting camper vans or caravans on site without gas and leisure battery floor vents. We had a vent for the gas but not the leisure battery so after emptying a packed van the battery had to be left at reception until departure or we would not be let on site. Whilst I am all for safety this was a rule enforced by the site staff at Ashurst and not a club policy enforced across all other sites. At no stage did the Camping in the Forest website mention this rule when booking a van at Ashurst. So the weekend with was spent drinking warm Prosecco. Our battery is now vented but it might take a while for us to return after our recent experience which is a real shame. I have still given the site a good star rating because it is really good location and faciliies but if it is going to have rules like this then campers need to be told in advance of arrival.
Unit Type: Camper Van
showers too hot
We love Ashurst campsite, the staff are very helpful and friendly. My only complaint is that water from the showers is too hot, I heard several very unhappy children being showered, we thought the water was way too hot, so I completely understand why the children didn't like it, other that that the facilities are excellent
Unit Type: Caravan
Perfect spot
Lots of space and shady pitches. Beautiful walks directly from the site. Immaculate shower/toilet blocks and friendly staff. Walking directly off site into a large pub garden with playground a distinct bonus.
Unit Type: Tent
Great Campsite
Stayed during school half-term holiday but the site didn't feel at all crowded and never had to queue once for anything. The shower/toilet/washing facilities were very good, always clean and everything looked well maintained. Staff were friendly and very helpful. Being able to take a footpath or cycle path straight from the campsite was really nice. The noise from the road was the only drawback, but probably would have been less noticable had we pitched in another part of the site.
Unit Type: Tent
Fantastic campsite, very clean toilets and showers,lovely welcome by Jean,we'd never been before and everything was explained. Nothing was ever too much trouble even though we turned up every day with teenagers phones to be charged. Lovely position of site,next to Ashurst with plenty of facilities including business and train options. Definitely one to recommend.
Unit Type: Motorhome
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