Sitting in a perfectly secluded spot of the New Forest, England's largest ancient woodland, is Denny Wood campsite. A haven for nature lovers and a peaceful retreat for stress-ridden holidaymakers, Denny Wood absorbs life’s worries and replaces them with only the best feelings.
Under-canopy pitches and tree-lined edges, Denny Wood gives the impression of being cut off from the outside world – a camper’s very own isolated piece of nature. Pitches are separated by the natural features of the land, such as ferns, oaks and fallen trees, and are frequented by the free-roaming ponies of the New Forest.
Like all of our New Forest sites, pitch up at Denny Wood campsite, and you’ll have direct access to many of the waymarked routes in the Forest, just a short walk from your pitch.
The New Forest itself is a wonderful place for all outdoor enthusiasts, with its mixture of landscapes all maintained by the free roaming animals.
Made up of rich heathlands, open grasslands, rivers and of course ancient trees, it’s the perfect setting for outdoor adventures. Follow waymarked routes on foot, on horseback or by bike, or try more relaxing pursuits including photography and nature watching.
Take your next holiday at Denny Wood campsite. Book today and have your mind and body ready for some serious outdoor refreshment.
Dogs are not allowed on this site.
This is a limited facility campsite with no showers or toilets, so it’s essential to bring your own chemical toilet.
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 Denny Wood Campsite, New Forest
Please note: There are no toilets or shower facilities on site, so your own chemical toilet is required. The site has a special emphasis on nothing but nature, meaning that grassland and trees take precedence over toilet and shower blocks, though chemical toilet disposal facilities are available.
Drinking taps are provided, and Denny Wood’s 170 pitches cover tents, trailers and caravans, with hardstanding and seasonal pitches available.
Denny Wood is one of our two campsites (the other is Ashurst) that does not allow you to bring your canine (or other pet) friends.
Directions to Denny Wood
- Leave the M27 at junction 3 on to the M271, signposted Southampton & The Docks
- At the 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
- Just before Lyndhurst Village there is a left hand turn on to Beaulieu Road, the B3056. Denny Wood campsite is situated about a mile down this road on the right hand side.
Public Transport around Denny Wood
The closest railway station is at Beaulieu Road on the B3056 about ¾ of a mile south of Denny Wood or ½ mile using the Forest footpath.
Beaulieu Road station is a request stop on the Weymouth – London line. There are no bus services from this station apart from the New Forest Tour Bus.
Denny Wood campsite is not on a current Bus route except for the New Forest tour bus.
The nearest public service bus stop is in Lyndhurst, 2 miles away.
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 Denny Wood campsite is situated on the green route.
The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Denny Wood 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.
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:
The 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.
We have partnered with the New Forest Golf Club to offer campers at Denny & Matley Wood a 25% discount. For further information please contact the site directly on 02380 293144.
Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225
Forest 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
Trax 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
Paultons 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
The 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 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
Ringwood 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
Totton Health and Leisure Centre
Totton Health and Leisure Centre provides a great break from a rainy camping day.
Address: Water Lane, Totton, SO40 3GX
Tel: 023 8028 5531