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Prices From £11.55 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW
Ferns, open grasslands and arching, ancient trees that weave their way skyward define Matley Wood campsite. Bring your tent, caravan or motorhome to this place of tranquillity and you’ll never want to leave.


Matley Wood campsite is a seamless mix of forest and smaller open spaces. With a modest 70 pitches hugged by trees, this secluded site offers a compellingly beautiful woodland experience where you can sit back and relax while watching the famous New Forest ponies which roam freely around the site. 

Finding the perfect spot couldn't be easier, with each part of the site offering its own unique bit of character, whether it's surrounded by ferns, carved into the treeline or out in the open, taking in far-reaching views of the forest's glorious trees.

Follow one of the many paths leading straight from the campsite and you'll soon be absorbed by the forest and its charm.

The village of Lyndhurst, with its fantastic selection of restaurants, shops and pubs, is within walking distance of the campsite.

For a great day out, the National Motor Museum and Beaulieu Palace are just five miles away and hold special events throughout the season.

For a true back to basics camping experience, offering seclusion, tranquillity and a magnetism that draw you back time and again, book your stay at Matley Wood campsite today.

Please note: This is a limited facility campsite with no toilets or showers so it’s essential to bring your own chemical toilet.

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 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 Matley Wood Campsite, New Forest

Pitches are suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes, making Matley Wood campsite perfect for all campers.

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. 

On arrival please collect permits from Denny Wood campsite reception. Denny Wood reception office hours are published on the notice board.  

Matley Wood also offers the perfect place for a rally or group gathering. 


Nearest Station: Beaulieu Road Station 3/4mile
Nearest Bus Stop: Lyndhurst 2 miles

By Public Service Bus

Unfortunately Denny & Matley Wood Campsites are not on any of the current Bus routes, except for the New Forest Tour Bus.

The New Forest Tour Bus

Operates a circular route around the New Forest in the summer months of June, July and August. Tour bus stops outside both campsites every hour. Ticket covers all day travel hopping on and off as many times as you like. The route includes Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Beaulieu and Exbury Gardens.

Call & Go

Call & Go is a bookable bus service using vehicles that have easy access entrances for passengers. The buses are capable of carrying people in their wheelchairs or with scooters and are easily accessible to parents with buggies. Anyone whose needs are not met by public services can use Call & Go.

For more information: New Forest telephone: 0845 60243260845 6024326, East Hampshire: 01420 47575901420 475759


The closest rail station is at Beaulieu road on the B3056 ¾ mile south of Denny Wood or ½ mile using the Forest footpath. Beaulieu Road Station is a request stop on the Weymouth – London Waterloo. There is however no bus service from this station.

Once on site

Cycling & Walking around Denny & Matley Wood Denny Wood is well placed for cycling and walking. Waymark track 39 runs through the campsite which links up with nearly all the other cycle tracks and walking routes in the New Forest. Access to cycle routes from Matley Wood does mean crossing the B3056 although there are numerous walk ways around Matley camp site.

Eating Out

Beaulieu Road inn, ¾ mile from Denny Wood on the B3056 or can be walked to along the forest path. Lyndhurst, 2 miles from Denny Wood on the B3056 or 3 miles via forest track.

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:

New Forest Golf Club - 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.

patio tables and chairs outside restaurantThe Huntsman Restaurant, Brockenhurst
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

Beaulieu-Motor-MuseumBeaulieu National Motor Museum

Something for everyone from top gear fans to kids bursting with energy!

Address: Beaulieu, SO42 7ZN
Tel: 01590 612345

Totton Health and Leisure
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

Prices From
£11.55 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Open 12th April - 27th September 2021
  • No toilets or showers
  • Chemical toilet required
  • 70 pitches
  • Pets welcome
  • Perfect for large groups or rallies, with a field large enough for 50 units
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Matley Wood Campsite, New Forest Beaulieu Road Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ
02380 293144

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nice and peaceful but....
what a gorgeous place. so serene and typically new forest, being visited by ponies at breakfast is very special. the only downside is that the pitches aren't marked in anyway so basically it's a free for all with people stopping anywhere and I'm still not sure we were on the right size pitch. clear signage as to where to drive to find a spot and permits have to be picked up at Dennys Wood, never did find it!
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
2 nights of peaceful bliss!
Easy booking online? Beautiful, quite, basic site!!! (Which we like)! Loverly walk to Wildlife park (nr Ashurst) Quite site, friendly staff at nearby Denny wood sire, to collect ticket? Lots of wild life, pony’s, cows, birds, Lyndhurst only a 2ml walk away? Total relaxation, and walks a plenty!!!
Unit Type: Camper Van
Wild camping
Beautiful site with no real facilities and plenty of space to be on your own so feels like wild camping. Horses roam about the site amongst bracken and fir trees. Annoying the ban on fires. This takes away so much of the camping experience. Only set to continue what with dryer summers on horizon.
Unit Type: Tent
Booking system needs updating
Booking system needs updating ,I booked online and arrived after site office was shut so unable to collect site permit for our stay .on following morning was left a polite note to visit site office and collect permit ?????? As this site has no toilets etc surely on the online booking form you could put in your registration number of the vehicle job done .this would stop unnecessary traffic to office which is situated on a different campsite the writing out of polite notes the officer could just check registration numbers with his booking sheets saving paper and the environment all in one !!!! Very well set out campsite lovely in the trees . Really enjoyed the quite stay and space .
Unit Type: Motorhome
Lovely location
This was a first camp with our new tent lovely camp site with lots of little areas to set up camp amoungst the trees. So felt quite secluded and away from other campers. Really felt like camping in the open forest Our dog loved it plenary of sticks to chase and chew lol Small campsite no facilities which made it peaceful. We did camp quite close to the road so there was road noise. Maybe quieter at the back. But not enough noise to spoil the holiday saw lots of wild life and birds. We will definitely return thank you for our warm welcome too on checking in at Denny wood
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent, quiet campsite. Andy and Sandra (the wardens) were as ever friendly and helpful throughout our stay. Many thanks.
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent site
Great site and location, looking forward to an extended visit in the future.
Unit Type: Motorhome
One of our favourite sites.....
Matley Wood is one of our favourite sites, exceptionally peaceful with easy access to the most stunning and hidden away parts of the New Forest. Easy to book and to find and Andy is very friendly and helpful. Good access to nearby good eating pubs. The wildlife is incredible too.
Unit Type: Caravan
Beautiful and peaceful
We were a little worried that the ground may be very wet as we arrived after a period of sustained heavy rain. However, the ground was firm and no problem at all to tow the caravan and set it up. The site is quiet with lots of glades where you can have a view into the woodland where ponies and cattle roam free - right up to the caravan at times. While you do need your own facilities, the service area was well kept and accessible. We will definitely be coming again.
Unit Type: Caravan
Set amongst the Trees
This site is linked to Denny Wood which is 1/2 mile down the road and is the smaller of the 2 sites. If you want to be located amongst the trees this is idea. Its quiet and peaceful.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome