Mother and daughter at Ashurst campsite
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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Excellent campsite
We stayed for 6 nights and everything about the campsite was great. Good location. Very much in the forest, with ponies. Had all the amenities we needed. Toilets and showers all clean and well designed. Ground a bit uneven in places, but plenty of different spots to choose from. Staff friendly and helpful. Well run site.
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely family friendly campsite
We spent a week camping at Ashurst and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and the facilities are clean and well maintained. The local pub is just a couple of minutes walk away and has a nice garden and play area with good food too. Our children loved seeing the ponies and cattle grazing outside the tent every day and we loved exploring the surrounding forest. The only negative I can think of is proximity to the road and railway line but if you choose a pitch to the back right corner of the site I doubt you'd hear any noise at all.
Unit Type: Tent
Nice but noisy
Set up lovely on the 1st night with beautiful surroundings but unfortunately when we come back from day out with our 3 children the next evening new campers had set up! Swearing and loud all evening till gone midnight even though apparently site rules of no noise between 10pm-7am & on the other side of us campers had loud speaker of drum&base music till nearly 1am. Will Not be returning, shame the minority feel its acceptable to ruin it for the majority!
Unit Type: Tent
What a lovely, breezy weekend
This was the perfect site to bring my two young nieces to. You can pitch your tent in any number of settings: in the woods, little clearings or open spaces, but all feels quite private. Plenty of places to explore on and around the site. They’ve really thought about the facilities. Great central utility area, plus really convenient water and recycling points, but none spoil the rural nature of the pitch areas. The ponies visit every day and plenty of flora and fauna in the woods to seek out and explore..... and yes it was very very breezy, but we battened down the tent and survived.
Unit Type: Tent
nice campsite
loved the campsite staff great and the dusk walk was a lovely bonus. Showers always hot and clean. The hire of the BBQ was well worth it. Our only down side was that on the first night the 2 couples next to us thought we liked there music, which went on until nearly midnight we did make a complaint to the ranger and they did turn the music down but in a tent it can still be heard and we had 2 young children trying to get to sleep. Are they any campsites where radios/music are banned?
Unit Type: Tent
Really relaxed
Fab campsite. It was busy when we arrived, but still seemed calm. Great staff and lovely little shop. Bring a mallet and some sturdy tent pegs though, the ground was very stony and hard under the grass.
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely campsite, but right next to a busy railway line
Ashurst is a lovely site, which has cycle paths leading right into the Forest. It has a combination of open areas and in-the-trees sites to pitch. The facilities were clean and never too busy. We had a warm welcome from the couple on reception, who were helpful, polite, and efficient. Ashurst is a beautiful, scenic spot from which to enjoy the New Forest. Lyndhurst is a short cycle/walk away and has some lovely shops and cafes (and super-car showrooms!). Our only criticism would be that the website doesn't make it clear that the railway line runs directly adjacent to the site and that the trains run every 15 minutes at peak times. Even if you are pitched at the opposite side of the site, you can still hear the trains. For some campers, it may not be a problem at all, but had we known beforehand we may have chosen another Camping in the Forest site. I had a terrible night's sleep, being woken at 5:30am by the passing train. Not the site's fault; I should have researched the location more thoroughly!
Unit Type: Camper Van
Simply lovely
We managed to book this place last minute, due to our plans having changed, and we weren't expecting much with regards to the campsite itself. We were however pleasantly surprised by... well, everything! The toilets and showers were immaculate, the campsite spacious yet well kept, and the staff very friendly and helpful (special compliments to the "Cockney" guy and the man "with no hair", they were a good laugh!). We will definitely be returning, as, for better or for worse, this campsite has set the bar very high for our next camping trip.
Unit Type: Tent
Fantastic place
The ashurst campsite is great. Well maintained plenty of staff around toilets and showers were always clean never ran out of toilet roll. Been twice will b going again and told others who have been too .
Unit Type: Tent
Great location - inconsiderate neighbours
This is our second visit after coming last year. The location is great, with a decent pub across the field. Unfortunately in both evenings there were very inconsiderate people near us, the first night the group played loud music until midnight. The second night there was a lot of shouting and swearing after midnight as people walked around. Unfortunately as the on site team leave around 7pm, there is nobody to ensure that the noise levels are kept at an acceptable level. I hate to sound like a party pooper but I have younger children so it was a real nuisance to me. It’s a lovely site for a natural setting but it’s not peaceful, and there are a large number drinking too much. For this reason we wouldn’t come again, but out of school holiday season I am sure it would be great.
Unit Type: Tent