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Prices From £18.15 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW
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 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, 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.

Regrettably organised thieves are known to operate in the new forest area, which is an open and unfenced environment. High value bicycles left outside units in particular are targeted. Please be aware and make your own informed choices regarding security arrangements for your property.

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
£18.15 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
  • Open 11th April - 30th Sep 2019
  • 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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peaceful, clean and safe
Just 1 night, after a week of torrential rain, we were expecting the worst, some areas were a little water logged, pointed out on arrival but easy to find a well drained spot in the shelter of a nice Oak. a Little noise form the railway line alongside , guess these things either trouble you or they do not, for me, not a problem as I knew it was there and was not surprised to hear trains on it :-). Lovely the way the site just blends into the forest, lots of quieter pitches (no doubt fill up in busier periods). Toilet and shower block cleanliness a credit to the operators of the site. Overall highly recommended,
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent campsite, really friendly and helpful staff.
Excellent campsite, really freindly and helpful staff.
Unit Type: Tent
Fab 3 nights
Our three night stay at Ashurst campsite was one of the most relaxing holidays we can remember. The wildlife around the campsite; from ponies to grazing fawns was a real highlight. Staying out of season meant that we had a little glade all to ourselves. There were lots of lovely walks from the site itself and the staff were friendly and helpful. The facilities were always clean and in good order, the lack of electric hook ups was a minor drawback but device/phone charging was available for a token fee. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent welcoming and clean site
What a gem and a great return to camping from a couple who years ago said never again. We had a lovely welcome in the rain and we're given good information. The weather was wet and windy but the site made up for it. The facilities block was well designed and clean. So lovely to have a hairdryer too.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent place to stay
Love this site. The facilities are excellent and clean, staff always very friendly. Also handy for the train station for day trips to Southampton or Portsmouth.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Very busy at bank holiday weekend.
On arrival the sign outside this site said "full" except for bookings and the site was clearly very busy which we expected being a bank holiday. Despite this we received a warm and efficient welcome from friendly wardens but we found the site was too crowded and it was not easy to find a decent spot. Once the bank holiday ended there was more space and that revealed the pleasant setting we anticipated. Toilets and showers were very well maintained given the volume of people. Local station really handy for a trip to Bournemouth; we tried the local pub next to site which was OK but very busy and noisy. Some road noise which was to be expected given proximity of road. We have stayed in other Camping in the Forest sites and was surprised at how expensive this experience was.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Great trip
Stayed at Ashurst a few times now and never disappointed. Great location for a camping break. Close to Lyndhurst and has a nice pub in walking distance. Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Shower blocks and toilets are appropriate for the type of camping holiday and have sufficient quantity, even when very busy. I will return to Ashurst on my next trip
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent campsite
This was our first family camping trip and we couldn't have asked for more from a campsite. The location was ideal. The kids were able to play and enjoy the site as it felt really safe. The facilities were clean and never too busy. The best part for us was just how friendly and helpful the staff were. We will definitely be back.
Unit Type: Tent
A real gem of a site, nestled right amongst the trees (with enough open spaces for a game of footy!). Train, pub a 4 minute walk away and you can order bikes straight to the site too. Facilities clean and lovely warm showers (perhaps too warm for my other half note). We had fun waving at the trains from the bridge a short walk through the trees as well as at the natural bike ramps the kids loved. Just ask the staff, they were such helpful attributes to the experience.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely surroundings nature galore!
First ever camping experience with our motor home. Lovely tranquill site and facilities slick and span. All disposal and water Facilities excellent. Little downside was no electric hook up and trains, however we could have mov d away from the link e. I woke up to ponies grazing outside the door and owls hooting. Walks and bike trails on the doorstep as are pubs and takeaway but no local grocer. Bus and train immediate nearby which suited us rather than driving.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome