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 opportunistic thefts, especially of bicycles, are known to occur in the New Forest area, which is an unfenced environment. Please be aware and take extra care to fully secure your property when camping.

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

Other campsites you might like


Hollands Wood Campsite, New Forest

From: £18.15 per night (Two Adults) View Campsite
Tent amongst the trees at Roundhill campsite

Roundhill Campsite, New Forest

From: £16.95 per night (Two Adults) View Campsite

Holmsley Campsite, New Forest

From: £16.95 per night (Two Adults) View Campsite

Matley Wood Campsite, New Forest

From: £10.85 per night (Two Adults) View Campsite
Connect With UsYouTube Facebook Twitter Instagram

Sort by
ashurst campsite
Me and my children visited Ashurst campsite in the New Forest, the campsite was amazing horses and cows roaming round truly breath taking. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by the staff who were very friendly and helpful, they explained where we could pitch up and the best places on the camp and were was close to the family bathroom. We found a nice pitch and started to put our tent up, this was a task as id only put the tent up once and was struggling, the staff had walked past and asked if I needed any assistance, “I said yes please” they came back and helped me get my tent up. I couldn’t thank the staff enough, I have my 10 month old and my 8 year old with me, and my baby was poorly throughout my whole stay, the staff were very helpful and my daughter loved visiting them in the office. We ended extending our stay because it was such a lovely campsite and because my baby was unwell we thought we needed another day. On my last day my bad luck didn’t get better as we had packed up and ready to leave my car wouldn’t start, the staff came over to see if I was ok and needed any help, I was lucky to have power pack with me. All in all this was the best weekend I spent here and will be returning this year.
Unit Type: Tent
Great site friendly staff
Ashurst is a lovely site on the edge of the forest. The staff for the 2018 season have been fantastic, friendly, and helpfulness have camped at this site half a dozen times this year. We turned up at Easter to be greeted with hot cross buns, you can't ask for a better welcome than that. Clean facilities. Down sides, campers that feed the ponies.
Unit Type: Caravan
Friendliest Campsite
We have stayed here before with family and it never ceases to be wonderful. Great facilities and a lovely vast site so you don't feel you are on top of each other. Easy walk to the pub and perfectly located to great walks through the forest. The site facilities are well kept and very clean.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Enjoyable Stay in the New Forest
We were recommended to stay at Ashurst Camping in the Forest site by our friends, also motorhomers, and booked for two nights on 7th and 8th September 2018. It was magical to have the wild ponies (and cows, one of which had a calf) coming up so close to our Vantage Neo van. The facilities, although not new, were clean and more than adequate and having a choice of two pubs within walking distance was an added attraction. We hope to return at some stage in the future.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Lovely Campsite but......
A lovely campsite, spacious pretty setting, excellent facilities, loads of level pitches, friendly helpful staff. Just the one central facilities block, a campsite of this size could probably do with another couple of remote toilet blocks though the one block was quite large with everything one would need. We pitched our tent not too far from the central facility block thinking what a lovely peacefull environment. Went to one of the nearby pubs, had a lovely evening and returned to mayhem! Groups of families with screaming children had pitched within yards of our tent, it was bedlam! Unfortunately it marred what otherwise would have been a perfect stay. I am sure like us, many people are looking to get away for a restfull recouperative weekend. We feel that a there should be a dedicated family camping area so that the mayhem is confined to a specific area and other campers wanting some peace and quiet are not subjected to the ensuing bedlam and mayhem, not to mention shrieking kids at 7.0am when one is still trying to sleep. Shame, but by intruding a family dedicated area and a couple of remote toilet blocks in 'quieter' parts of the site would make a big positive difference.
Unit Type: Tent
This is a lovely open site in the forest. We enjoyed the horses and cows around us and watching the moon come up behind the trees. Lots of space and good facilities at this time of year. The camp " hosts" were very pleasant and helpful, advising us of the nearby station to use for Southampton etc without moving the van, Good for visiting the Boat Show.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely campsite, helpful staff, shame about some of the other campers
Generally lovely campsite; great facilities, very helpful staff. Shame that others in the campsite were not so considerate with very loud music playing late at night and early in the morning. Unnecessary, disruptive and highly inconsiderate. Perhaps the campsite could be more obvious about noise requirements and that if people are noisy, they are removed from the site. Otherwise, nothing to fault.
Unit Type: Camper Van
on arrival greeted by the welcoming staff. I have my 7 and 1 year old with me. after struggling with my tent the friendly staff came past and asked if I needed help. the then came past few times to check if I was ok and my son was poorly. they went above and beyond. my daughter loved walking over the reception and talking to the staff and making friends with the dog. on leaving I then had issues with the car not starting they then came over to check on me. all in all what a lovely amazing site. planning our next trip soon thank you so much for your wonderful help
Unit Type: Tent
Wonderful place!
We had such a great time at Ashurst. All the staff are friendly and accommodating and the facilities are clean and the sites varied. I would very much recommend staying here!
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent site, clean and friendly!
We stayed at Ashurst for 2 nights as needed to relax and get away from the stress of the City. The staff were incredible and instantly made us feel so welcome, they were there when we forgot a screwdriver, and gave some great advice on where to put our tent. The facilities were clean, and always maintained throughout day. The staff walked the grounds throughout the day and were there to help when we needed advice. Overall we have a great experience - and the horses well and truly rule the roost! It beautiful to see and experience. We can't wait to come back next year!
Unit Type: Tent