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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 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 on foot, 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

Prices From
£17.20 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets and showers available
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
  • Open 6th April– 2nd October 2017
  • 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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Highly recommend
Lovely campsite, clean facilities, friendly staff and great location! Love all the ponies roaming around the sight too! Would love to return and would highly recommend!
Unit Type: Tent
Lack of available showers at busy periods let's this site down
A lovely site in a very good location for walking in the New Forest, traveling to their locations via good Train connections and a good choice of local Pubs and eateries in walking distance. Very friendly wardens and always welcoming at reception. However it was very disappointing that half the shower block was always closed leaving only 3 mens showers for a busy Easter weekend. I believe the women's was the same. This meant a queue from early morning to late morning because half the block was closed which was the first time I have seen this. Unlikely to go again on these type of busy weekends.
Unit Type: Motorhome
I have a medium size Motorhome, and do not use an awning, we do use a small 2 x 2 metre storage tent, to store our chairs and sit in when the weather is inclement, but we were refused permission to put it up, the reason stated was Kitchen tents and Gazebos are not allowed, I can understand Gazebos not being allowed but not small storage tent, I request that this ruling is changed to allow use of small tents, considering we did not have a car or use an awning
Unit Type: Motorhome
Trees, ponies and butterflies
It was cold in April but there were ponies to delight the child, butterflies on the forest paths, stars in clear skies at night, and trees galore in green leaf. Perhaps more relevantly, the facilities were clean and accessible, the staff welcoming and helpful, and transport convenient from London (half the team in the car-cum-luggage lorry, half by train). Also a pub with a delightful gin menu, a convenience shop and a couple of takeaways all a short walk away. A really refreshing break and reconnection with the historical and natural gifts of the New Forest.
Unit Type: Tent
Having just got back from two night staying at this beautiful campsite, I am pleased to say I would recommend it. This was the first time my son (10yrs) and I had decided to go on our own with a folding camper and we were a little apprehensive. The staff were very helpful on arrival and even helped iron out a few teething problems. You could pitch anywhere you liked as long as you were a suitable distance from another tent/caravan so we decided to go fairly near to the toilet block for ease of access. The toilet block itself was very clean and well kept and the facilities were top notch. It was quiet whilst we were there and apart from the odd train passing by and a little noise from the A35 nearby it was pleasantly peaceful. We had our bikes and took advantage of the trails near the campsite. Overall, it was an excellent site to visit and we look forward to visiting there again soon.
Unit Type: Trailer Tent
Great campsite
Great campsite. Lovely location and campsite was spacious. Facilities were very clean and large. Lovely having the ponies and cattle walking through campsite. Can just go off for a walk or cycle directly from campsite. Family friendly. Lovely that you can pitch anywhere you like on campsite. Would definitely be back again. Would recommend this site to anyone.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Very Happy Site
We booked for a weekend away. The sight is just on the outskirts of the forest. It has no set pitches. which might lead to a first come best pitch although they are all very good. The sight has a small army of staff making sure it is clean and tidy. the toilets and so on, are well kept. The site has may families so there are always kids dashing about and toddlers playing. so please drive round the sight slowly. All the people close to us were wonderfull, friendly and polite.(a pleasent change from many sites I have been on.) A pub withing walking distance for a swift half or a nice dinner. Easy public transport links. with the train station very close. This for us was the only downside. with trains passing regualy day and night. We were next to the line so a pitch on the other side of the site would make for a slightly more idilik stay. all in all loverly stay. will visit again.
Family friendly campsite
We have just returned from a weekend staying at Ashurst and I thought it was a fantastic campsite for all. Yes you can hear the odd train but it is still a very quiet area & I certainly couldn't hear the road. Given that we stayed during the school summer holiday and the site was full, we had no problem finding a pitch with plenty of space & there was no noise issues or queues for anything. Good choice of pitches too from very quiet corners under the trees, to large areas in the open. The facilities were well located & kept extremely clean. Site well located for shops, pubs & transport connections. Only slight pain was the extremely hard ground but that can't be helped & office do sell 'rock pegs' to try & help with this. Will definitely stay hear again
Great Camping Holiday
I was very impressed by the campsite upon first arrival. We were immediately greeted by the staff who were friendly and welcoming. Although the ground was hard making it difficult to pitch our tent where we had originally chosen, the campsite was large enough to pick another place where we were comfortable to stay. This was the first campsite I had ever stayed at and I was really pleased. The facilities were great and were easy to reach. I loved that the ponies roamed freely through the campsite too. It was within walking distance of great services which gave us a lot of choice for our holiday, especially considering we didn't have a car. The only downside was the railway track which ran right next to the campsite, as it was very noisy, especially at night or in the morning. Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the time spent at Ashurst and would consider staying here again for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
Very nice campsite let down by road and railway noise
Spent 4 nights in this campsite, from saturday to wednesday. The site is overall very nice. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, and there is a good variety of pitches, both under trees or in plain sunlight. I found the shower block to be perfectly adequate, the site was very busy on Saturday but I never had to queue for a shower. Outside the weekend it became a lot more quiet and they closed half the block, but still no problems finding a free cubicle. They keep the toilet paper and hand soap stocked up, and the whole facilities very clean. So, from a site and facilities point of view: excellent. The main problem is where the site is: near a busy road (A35) and a railway. Couldn't think of a worse place to put a \"peaceful\" campsite, except maybe in the middle of an M25 junction. Expect A LOT of noise from the road, and even MORE NOISE from the railway, with trains that seem to come with a vengeance every 5 minutes during the night. Another problem is the nature of the ground. Forget about pegs. Forget about strong pegs. You need super heavy duty pegs, and even then, don't hope to stretch all your guy ropes. Or any, for that matter. You'll quickly settle for the very bare minimum. The final problem, though not really the campsite's fault (although they could do more to help) is the nature of the fellow campers. A case of Dr Jekyll (week days) and Mr Hyde (weekend). My Hyde: we were kept up by a noisy group of, erm, \"students\" loudly and drunkenly bellowing at each other until 1:30am, replaced by the screaming feral 2-years-olds from 6:30am running seemingly unsupervised. Lovely. Dr Jekyll: once the -expletive deleted- were gone, by Monday we were left amongst civilised folks, and everything became great. Except for the trains. And the cars. And the motorbikes. And... You get it. I am marking \"facilities\" down because of this. So, would I recommend it? Really not sure. But reading the other sites' reviews, is there a better alternative?
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