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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
£19.90 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • 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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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
Lovely place!
My partner & I camped in Ashurst campsite for 3 nights under oak trees & loved it. The ground is tough, you have to bring tough tent pegs! The staff are lovely & the toilet/shower blocks are super clean & in good condition. There is a train track nearby but it didn’t bother us or keep us awake. Pubs/short forest walks/cafes in close walk-in distance, a bigger village/longer walks in a short driving distance. Would recommend & stay here again
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Totally positive
We stayed for a night at Ashurst campsite in a tent and absolutely loved it. The staff were so friendly and helpful, the facilities were clean and most of all, the setting was like heaven on earth! It was really easy for us to explore the New Forest from there. Would 100% stay again or recommend to a friend.
Unit Type: Tent
Great end of Summer break
Our last chance for Summer camping at Ashurst in the New Forest. We camped for two nights with a group of friends and had a lovely time. As previously, the staff were very welcoming when we arrived and during our stay. As previously, the facilities were spotless and really well run. We arrived early and pitched at the edge of the campsite facing open woodland. A lovely spot and would highly recommend. Thank you Ashurst.
Unit Type: Tent
Camping at Ashurst
My wife and I along with my Cousin and his wife had an excellent stay at Ashurst Campsite apart from the fact that at least one of the ponies found its way into our awning while we were out. The awning was zipped closed, and yes, we were warned by the Camp Site Staff when we arrived, but we had no idea that they could open zips and then proceed to eat everything inside. How are campers that arrive on foot or local transport supposed to keep their food safe. I absolutely love seeing the wild life in the New Forest, which is why I go there, but when they become a pest, something really needs to be done about it.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Too noisy and no flat spaces to camp
Had high hopes for this site after great experiences at Hollands but this site was not the best. Won't go again. Toilet block was excellent but after flat pitches for our large tent despite paying for XL (and stuff said site not busy), noisy people next door camping in groups spreading until they virtually touched our tent (no-one checking) but worst by far are the trains. The track runs metres away from the site and is busy all day until very late, then early next day. Got very little sleep. We paid £82 (only 2 ad & 2 kids, 1 car). More than a Premier Inn.
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Lovely campsite so
We stayed 3 nights as we were visiting the Southampton Boat Show. Upon arrival the staff member was really friendly and informative. We could literally choose our pitch and were warned that to the left of the site there was a train line, so if you didn't want noise issue to find a pitch further away. Shower block and toilets fairly basic but served the purpose but would have liked some electric points within it for hairdryer etc. The position was fantastic for us as we could have the peace and quiet of the site, but within 10 mins you can be in Southampton. Train station 2 mins walk away from the site. Pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance, our favourites were The Happy Cheese and the Indian Asha. Would definitely stay here again.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Excellent site
Facilities very clean, staff very friendly and helpful. We had a very relaxing few days
Unit Type: Tent
A lovely site in an authentic New Forest setting
A really nice site with impressively clean facilities & loads of space to pitch. There was some road noise but not really a problem. The ponies wandering across the site was a real novelty & quite entertaining!
Unit Type: Tent
Super location, great facilities, friendly staff team, definitely recommend :)
Great campsite in the middle of the New Forest, good clean facilities, friendly staff team. We were able to choose our own pitch and loved being around the Horses and cows who were roaming around the site. Super walks and easy access to the local town and pubs. Highly recommend. We will definitely come back :)
Unit Type: Tent