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Prices From £11.90 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 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 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
£11.90 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Open 7th April - 26th September 2022
  • 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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Peaceful forest escape
I booked a weekend at Matley Wood last minute for some peace a quiet and to enjoy forest walks with my dog. Although there were plenty of other campers, the site was not crowded and I could find my own hide away, with space to feel at one with the woods. Easy access to water and bins and winding gravel tracks made it all easy. The birds, ponies and trees all around were idyllic. I had lots of great walks from the site and could pop into Lyndhurst for a cheeky coffee and cake . A wonderful weekend. The warden at Denny Wood was super friendly and helpful too. Will book agsin next season for sure.
Unit Type: Caravan
Very relaxing
Lovely site lots of pitches and very easy access , Walked our dog straight into Forest then lots of paths to enjoy. Facilities basic but all we needed. Will return ASAP. Wardens always very helpful.
Unit Type: Caravan
Excellent friendly stay
Unit Type: Motorhome
First Morning an inconsiderate caravan owner decided to flout the rules and arrive outside my van at 7.15 am, 12am being the set arrival time, thus setting the dogs off and giving us a rude awakening, after another circuit to make sure of his spot he eventually began setting up lower down from us. I informed the warden and got no reply. So back to flouting the rules.....several dog owners thought they had the right to let their dogs roam free with out leads on, oblivious to the rules of camping in the forest. Unfortunately not having an on site warden has proved detrimental and spoilt our stay.
Unit Type: Caravan
Peaceful site
Lovely peaceful site with great walks into the forest. Only downside we booked an XL grass pitch but when we arrived no pitch markings and when we arrived nobody seemed aware of different pitch sizes. Felt I had been conned into paying extra . When mentioned to chap that came around to ensure we had checked in , was told to take it up with the company !!!! In my opinion he was the company representative and should have dealt with it . Needs some kind of managing of arrivals and pitches . Otherwise very quiet and peaceful spot to stay.
Unit Type: Motorhome
We were only here for one night but could have stayed a week x stunning location set amongst the woods Dog friendly and not too big x we had a lovely pitch with the gorgeous evening sun on us x I will definitely be back
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Great site for escaping
We like Matley wood a lot as most of the sites are naturally spaced out. the ground does undulate - so be prepared to chock up and for puddles in the hollows. The drinking water tap is sited right next to the cdp , although there is a low wall between them i do not think this is ideal - especially as for our entire stay this time the chemical disposal unit was very smelly when i was standing filling from the drinking water tap. I think that given that a tap and a cdp are all the facilities you get on this site for £18 a night more consideration could be given to the hygiene issues of siting them so close to each other. this is not done on other sites we have visited.
Unit Type: Caravan
Beautiful Magical wild woodland campsite
Matley Wood is a magical wild woodland site. There are no pitches - you're just asked not to pitch too close to other users. It was so peaceful camping under the trees - and we woke up to be surrounded by the amazing New Forest ponies - it was incredible and we will certainly be visiting again. As described, there are no built facilities at this site - you need to have on board facilities. But you can get drinking water and empty your chemical toilet onsite.
Unit Type: Camper Van
What a wonderful little location. For one night it was perfect but we wanted to stay longer. Wonderful view of the sunset across the forest. Very close to a village. Horses and wild life all around. Wonderful going to sleep hearing the animals and birds. Definitely book again. (If anyone came at that time and found a little blue dragon toy we would love it returned)
Unit Type: Trailer Tent
Confusing check in, camp site ok
We didn’t get off to a great start! The sign to get in was hidden in overgrowth so we had to turn around. Then when we went into the site there was no information on where to check in. We had to ask a fellow camper what to do. We had to leave the site and go to Derry Woods camp site, where we were told they weren’t checking in thisafternoon as it was their afternoon off and just to go and find a spot back in Marley Wood. We found a spot we liked and got ourselves comfortable. Then saw all the used toilet roll in the bushes all around. Not once we’re we asked if we had a toilet to use (we did) which was supposed to be checked. Site was quiet, elsan clean, water and rubbish facilities were good.
Unit Type: Camper Van