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Prices From £17.75 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.
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.

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

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At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
  • Open 22nd March - 1st October 2018
  • 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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Gets very wet
Facilities on site very good and clean. Staff pleasant, cheerful and helpful. Not a large site (and lots of areas marked as too wet to camp) so finding a pitch was a challenge on Friday afternoon. The weather was wet and there were lots of puddles and standing water. Quite a few tents were flooded but we we lucky.
Unit Type: Tent
Better information required
Great campsites but there are serious flaws in the information. You need hard ground tent pegs staying here as the ground is very rocky. Be careful where you pitch as if it rains then your tent could be flooded. ( there are areas that should be marked especially by shower block that flood, one family had a lovely lake view from the middle of the lake when we left)
Unit Type: Tent
Brilliant weekend - despite the weather!
So, after weeks of reasonably decent summer weather, we arrived for a weekend of camping on possibly the WETTEST weekend of the year! We aren't seasoned campers but some of our party are - thankfully - so we were a little worried about how to keep the kids entertained.. But we needn't have been. The staff couldn't have been more helpful, the facilities are clean, lots of hot water for showers, a lovely location with plenty of space for the children to roam and a handily located pub close by! The only things we would change are the weather and the size of our (very small) tent....
Unit Type: Tent
Perfect close to nature camping experience
Visited Ashurst campsite 3 times and always has a amazing time. It's a campsite that gives you the full on New forest experience. Ponies graze outside you tent, including cows sometimes! You can head off into the woods to see deer and hear owls. The campsite is well maintained and staff are very friendly and helpful. This campsite will always be my first choice in the new forest.
Unit Type: Tent
A wonderful and unique campsite (minor improvements)
Ashurst really is camping in the New Forest. It's beautiful, well-spaced and well-run. Pricey, but worth it. Seeing the ponies run nearby, and being able to go for a woodland walk immediately from your pitch is wonderful. The staff greeting people on arrival did a wonderful job (despite the torrential rain). The only disappointment was the lack of nearby recycling bins. It meant that everyone just dumped their recyclables in the big waste bins (of which there were many). I walked to the edge of the grounds to recycle my stuff, and it the bin was practically empty. I assume that people who go camping care about the environment and so if you could replace many of the rubbish bins with easily accessible recycling bins that are dotted around, then naturally people will recycle more.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fabulous staff, great location
We camped here for 7 nights just after term broke up for the summer holidays. We could choose our own pitch and tents were not too close together. The setting was beautiful with wild horses and cattle frequently roaming past our tent. The facilities were incredibly clean and well maintained and the staff were fantastically polite, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The down points were that there were too few showers when the site was full and the hand driers and the washing machines were rubbish. It was fantastic to be able to cycle or run straight out from the site into the New Forest. We would definitely stay again but try to go when it was less busy as it did get quite noisy at night and early morning due to the sheer number of people and big groups.
Unit Type: Tent
Great site for Cycling
Facilities (Showers/Toilets) all clean and modern with good hot water but not enough space to put clothes whilst showering which meant they got wet. location was good with two pubs a fish and chip shop and a Bistro just outside the gates. Cycle paths from the site were available but they seemed to be a bit limited and we didn't quite know where we were going as signage was a bit hit and miss. Staff were friendly and helpful. Site got a bit water logged after several days of rain and some pitches were unavailable.
Unit Type: Caravan
Ashurst is brilliant. We found it easily, as its situated in a spot with easy access. Site is beautiful. Staff were friendly and helpful. Horses wandering everywhere, mostly around the edges of the camp but often right in the middle, lovely. You can wander right off the back into the forest and step right into some gorgeous wilderness. Loads of deer, horses and cows a stroll away. Pub with nice staff and good food literally a 1 minute stroll away. You can pretty much set up camp wherever, we had a small tent and tucked ourselves away in a patch of trees. Nice clean toilets and showers- shower was a nice temperature, pretty much perfect. There is a railway running along the back, its safely fenced off. Its occasionally noisy but I didnt really notice it much.
Unit Type: Tent
Friendly well equipped site
We travelled by train to the site, it was a 5 min walk and on arrival were told we would get a discount. Very friendly and helpful staff, knowledgeable, well equipped site although more recycling would be good. You can get your phone charged and ice packs are available cheaply. Good clean facilities, free hot showers. The horses that wander the site are lovely but you need to put food way out of reach in your tent! There is some road noise but it's not too bad and nothing really at night, it was quiet. Easy site to cycle from, we hired bikes from a company that brought them to us. Lots of local walkable food options including pub almost next door. We would go back but probably with a car as local buses weren't great.
Unit Type: Tent
Best campsite
This was a brilliant campsite for all the family, perfectly located for bike rides, or going out for dinner. It was very safe for the kids to wonder around the site. The shower rooms were extremely clean 😀
Unit Type: Tent