Prices From £10.85 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 and cycle routes 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. Or hop on your bike and cycle from your pitch, traffic-free, to Brockenhurst, the New Forest's largest village.

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.

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 Matley Wood Campsite, New Forest

Pitches are suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes, making Matley Wood campsite perfect for all campers. With nature taking pride of place, facilities on-site are limited, with no toilet or shower blocks, though chemical toilet disposal is provided.

Note that this means a chemical toilet is required at this campsite.  

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.

For more information on Public transport around Hampshire & the New Forest:,,

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.
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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.

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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.

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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 29314402380 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 22501590 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 40358401425 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 61856201425 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 4442023 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 61237701590 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 47030301425 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
£10.85 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • 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
  • Open 11th April - 30th Sep 2019
  • New offers available! View details.
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Matley Wood Campsite, New Forest Beaulieu Road Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ
02380 293144

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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
Great Site
Great site that puts you in the heart of the country, great walks from site.we saw horses,deer,Fox,great for kids
Unit Type: Motorhome
Great site but
This is a lovely site basic back to nature nicely spaced pitches staff quite friendly what we saw of them, just a couple of points site would benefit from extra water point as we had to wait for almost an hour whilst a motor home filled up with water and blocked the road, later that evening the same motor home occupants decided to light a fire and treat the area behind our unit as thier personal toilet I think the site would benefit on having a part-time warden at weekends and holidays. But it is still a lovely site we will return
Unit Type: Caravan
Lovely site
Beautiful quiet site walking distance from Lyndhurst, so shops ,restaurants and takeaways abound. The site itself is well hidden from the road and there are many walks and cycle paths directly from it. The pitches are unmarked so you can choose your location. Ponies, and cows wandered past whilst I was parked up, and you get a wonderful sense of seclusion whilst there. There were a few inconveniences. Your parking ticket has to be collected from the Denny Woods Site, about 10 min walk, there is no grey waste disposal, again you have to go to the Denny Wood Site, and during the night the trains kept sounding their horns, and there was surprisingly a fair amount of road noise. Nonetheless I would be happy to visit again.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Peaceful site
We enjoyed our stay in this very quiet site. Suggest you review your booking on line to include the car/van registration. We had to wait till 9am to confirm we had booked on line for our stay as the office was closed the evening we arrived and we could not get our permit to camp. This delayed our departure time considerably
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Lovely site Awful experience.
Groups of motorcyclists came in and raced round the site,very intimidating. No security.Would give zero stars if i could.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Lovely site
Stayed here for two nights. Wasn't informed about the permit until arriving at the site. Signs say it needs to be collected from Denny Wood campsite when their reception is open, which is 10-15min walk from Matley Wood. Make sure your permit is very obvious/visible otherwise you are left a reminder to pick up your permit by the warden who inspects around 7am each morning. As with all New Forest sites, the NF ponies/cows do wander around. I was very fortunately to see a few deer in the wood on a couple of occasions during my stay. The walk into Lyndhurst is lovely and I treated myself (&dog) to an early breakfast before the crowds arrived. I plan to return as the NF is very local for me.
Unit Type: Motorhome
A hidden gem
This campsite is about as near to camping in the wild as you can get. There’s no set pitches or even a fence separating the site from the forest) and when we visited it was very quiet. Ponies ambled through during the day and we were woken by cows having a morning stroll. There’s no reception here, you either just park up and wait for a note on your car in the morning telling you where to get your permit, or try reception at Denny Wood which is just up the road. This confused us somewhat as we esoected to have to check in somewhere after booking online. If you want peace and tranquility above all else this place is perfect.
Unit Type: Tent
Great stay
Fantastic stay, loved every minute I was there very relaxing and the owners are very friendly and helpful, great walks for the dogs, and it is back to basics no toilets or showers, great spending time camping right in the new forest. Will go back next and cant wait.
Unit Type: Caravan