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Prices From £22.50 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 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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Great Time!
We had an awesome first experience camping with the children. The camp wardens were so friendly and welcoming. It felt so safe and was quiet. It was so lovely to have 2 days without technology, to spend time as a family. We have booked a second trip!
Unit Type: Tent
A very relaxing stay
Very friendly and helpful staff. The site was very tidy and its facilities were spotless.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Great escape.
Stayed for 5 nights. Really relaxing and enjoyed the great environment. Really friendly and welcoming staff. Showers and toilets really clean and tidy. Excellent bike ride though the forest to the pub.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Have just spent a night on this site, what a gem! Hadn’t prebooked but that presented no problem. The welcome on arrival was so friendly and we were quickly checked in. Drove around and found a beautiful pitch in an open space, lovely sunshine and level ground. The site was so quiet and relaxing that we didn’t even bother to go walking. Sadly the weather today (Sunday) decided to change but this site is defining our list of ‘must return to’ ! Thank you Louise and team!
Unit Type: Motorhome
Beautifully peaceful
I stayed mid week in late April and the campsite was largely empty - perhaps 15 motorhomes and a few tents. The site is peaceful and wooded in parts. The new forest ponies arrived every morning. The toilets and showers were spotless and there are plenty. There is another room for dish washing - also spotless and lots of sinks. Good campsite store in reception. Well located for everywhere in the new forest. Some pitches are close to the train line but the trains don’t run all night and you can pitch further away. I can highly recommend this lovely site and would love to visit again. Staff really friendly and helpful too.
Unit Type: Tent
Fantastic place
Great experience! Very friendly and helpful team and the campsite is practical, clean, safe and beautiful. The forest is gorgeous with a fairy tale atmosphere. The ponies are friendly and walk peacefully around the park. We were lucky enough to get considerate campers around us, not even the train passing nearby breaching the silence did disturb us. Highly recommend. oh, be aware that the pub nearby have rack bands on Saturday evening, you cannot hear them from the camping but in case you are planning a peaceful meal ( I was), find somewhere else to eat on Saturday night.
Unit Type: Tent
Great Campsite Crazy Money!!!
Always loved the new forest and had a great weekend in a great site, but £85 quid to plonk a 2 man pop up tent in a field for 2 nights is nuts.. I understand it's been a tough couple of years but I can't see how the cost of putting a tent in a field has increased that much.
Unit Type: Tent
Tranquillity in an ancient woodland
Ashurst campsite staff were warm and welcoming, always helpful and flexible; it is obvious they love their job and the place they work in. Check in and out was easy and we were able to extend our check out easily without any fuss. The toilets/ablutions were kept absolutely spotless, like they were brand new, again compliments to the staff. The setting is amazing, on the edge of the forest with wildlife in view from our tent, very enchanting. We will be definitely be coming back.
Unit Type: Tent
Brilliant site
Wow!! Just back from a weekend at Ashurst and it is the most beautiful , well run campsite ! We were greeted by Colin on arrival who made us feel so welcome with his friendly cheeky manner ! The site is stunning , very clean and just so peaceful. We had our LB with us who immediately went and made lots of friends ! The pony’s were just wandering around the site , which was lovely to see! The staff regularly walk around the site and always give a friendly greeting and we had the added bonus of an ice cream van coming round the site . The shower block was immaculate and lots of clean water / bins/ chemical waste points ! We will be back very soon ( Colin… that will make us regulars 🤣)
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Amazing short stay
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Ashurst camp site. When we arrived we were checked in by a very friendly lady, given some tips about the wildlife (ponies in particular) and told we were free to choose any pitch we liked which was perfect! We set up in a small area shielded by bushes but close to the facilities. The facilities block was extremely clean at all times and had lots of toilets/ sink and dressing rooms/ and showers which were lovely and hot along with a laundry room (didnt use) and a washing up room which was really handy for your crockery after meals. They also have a wall hairdryer but in my opinion is nowhere near powerful enough so stuck to the dry shampoo for 2 days instead! The campsite was perfect and the added novelty of the new forest ponies and cows wandering through was lovely. There are lots of trails that can be accessed through the bottom of the campsite and a couple of pubs within a few minutes walk across the field! We found the price reasonable with all the facilities included and would love to return next summer 😄
Unit Type: Tent