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Prices From £13.95 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW
Welcoming all campers, Ocknell is a staple campsite for all those wishing to enjoy all the New Forest has to offer. A beautiful campsite brimming with character, free-roaming New Forest ponies, history and charm, Ocknell is exactly what you’ve been looking for.

Our glorious Ocknell campsite combines tranquil spots set amongst the trees and ferns with spacious, open pitches, all bounded by the forest's trees.

Paths take off in all directions, weaving through the site and in and out of the trees, creating an almost secret garden-like feel to the site.

The site is perfect for children to play and explore, or as a base for taking off into the forest, while the views provided at any one spot are incredible and instantly warm the soul. Ocknell is the restful place you’ve been seeking.

Ocknell is in the northern half of the New Forest, around a 20 minute drive from Lyndhurst, the area's capital. A traditional English village, Lyndhurst's appeal is its many independent shops, cafes and pubs.
ike all of our New Forest sites, Ocknell offers direct access to the beautiful heathland and forest walks afforded by a stay in these ancient woodlands straight from your tent.

For more information take a look at our things to do pages, or view the gallery to get a feel for this picturesque campsite.

To enjoy that peaceful site you deserve, book your next camping holiday at Ocknell campsite online now!

Please note: this is a limited facility campsite; there are toilets but no showers. Rock pegs are strongly recommended. 

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 Ocknell Campsite, New Forest

This is a limited facility campsite; there are toilets but no showers. Rock pegs are strongly recommended. 

Directions to Ocknell

From the Midlands, London and the South East


  • Head West on the M27 and exit at junction 1. The campsites are signposted from the exit slip road.
  • Turn right onto the B3078 (signposted Brook and Fordingbridge).
  • Bear left at Bell Inn Brook and follow the B3078 (signposted Fordingbridge).
  • Take the 1st left.
  • After approximately 1 ½ miles you will pass the entrance to Longbeech on your left.
  • Ocknell is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

From the West


  • Follow the East bound A31.
  • Approximately 8 miles from Ringwood, the site is signposted on your left.
  • If you reach J1 of the M27, you have missed the turning, but can follow the signs provided from this point.

From Wales, the North and Midlands via Salisbury


  • Take the A36 from Salisbury (South East) towards to M27.
  • Turn right onto the B3079 (signposted Lanford, Branshaw and Brook) and then turn right at the junction with the B3078 (Fordingbridge and Bell Inn).
  • Take the first left and after approximately 1 ½ miles you will pass the entrance to Longbeech on your left.
  • Ocknell is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

From Salisbury via the A338


  • Turn left off the A338 on to the B3080 (Downton).
  • Bear left at the junction with the B3078 and take the first right onto an unsigned road.
  • Bear right at the next junction.
  • Longbeech is approximately 1 mile further down the road on your left.
  • Ocknell is situated on the right after a further ½ mile.

Please note that many Sat Nav systems will direct you to a nursing Home in Fritham village if you use our postcode. The campsite is further down the road.

Also note that the road signed ‘Fritham and Eyeworth Only’ is a dead end.

Public Transport at Ocknell


Links to Totton & Southampton:

  • The nearest bus stop: Cadnam roundabout
  • Distance: approx 4-5 miles.
  • Route number: 10/11

The service is provided by: Bluestar - www.bluestarbus.co.uk


The nearest stations are (please note approximate distance by road):

  • Ashurst (South West Trains): approx 9 miles
  • Romsey (First Great Western): approx 11 miles.

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Ocknell 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. Alternatively,simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. The pubs closest to this campsite include the Royal Oak at Fritham, The White Hart at Cadnam and Sir Walter Tyrell pub off the A31.

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. 
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

 Wessex-RacingWessex Racing, Indoor Karting

Head indoors for a 50mph afternoon of adventure with no weather worries and plenty of thrills. Great for families with children over 8 years old.

Address: Units 3 - 4 Grimsdyke Granaries, Blandford Road, Sailsbury, SP5 5RL
Tel: 01725 519 010

Prices From
£13.95 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Open 12th April - 27th September 2021
  • Toilets available, no showers
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Rally fields available
  • Pets welcome
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Ocknell Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH
02380 812740

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Fantastic site .
Over the years I've stayed on all of the forest sites, but Ocknell is the best, I've just finished my first seasonal pitch there , fantastic well run clean and tidy site . The wardens Hanna Michael and Guy , couldn't be more friendly and helpful and Sue the manager such a lovely lady. If you want wildlife this is the place, lots of ponies cows and deer . Lots of history about the site as well,as it used to be an old RAF base. Loads of walks and good pubs nearby. Just one problem with the site it's a shame it's not open till the end of October!! I will definitely be back next season.
Unit Type: Caravan
Don't prebook in September!
We didn't actually go because the weather was so bad, which I think was the right decision. I think the moral of the story is not to prebook in September (when it's not going to be fully booked anyway) and risk losing money over it. There seemed no possibility of even a partial refund, and to change the dates incurred a £12 charge. We might rock up next year!
Unit Type: Tent
A perfect piece of the new forest
Great site, the glades is a nice little secluded area and very quiet. Great walks into Fritham where The Royal oak is, a great place for some refreshments, a very friendly and helpful team at the pub. The onsite staff at Ocknell were very helpful, friendly and welcoming even when we arrived earlier than we should have! The fact this site is on an old WW2 RAF airfield only added to its charm. I genuinely enjoyed our stay and recommend to anyone. Note, however if you dont like the peace and quiet, and prefer to be around shops, bars and activities etc, this is not the site for you!
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
The site was very clean and well managed.Reception staff was very helpful. Toilets always clean all times of the day. Washing up facilities good hot water draining etc. Large areas prevent people being to close unless you want that and it's available. Wildlife excellent squirrels birds donkeys horses and we were surprised by the cows that visited
Unit Type: Caravan
Love it, love it, live it!
We are first time, ancient campervan owners and know nothing about campervanning. We had such a great time at Ocknell, which was not only due to the beautiful setting and wild life, (ponies, horses, deer, birds) but also because of the friendly and helpful staff, particularly Guy, Michael, and site manager Sue. Their help and suggestions made our stay really fabulous! Thank you to the team.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely peaceful stay
Fantastic site with plenty of little nooks to explore and get set up. We found a magical corner that made us feel like we were wild camping! Ground is solid in most spots so rock pegs recommended. We ended up using a log and my 4x4 as our tents main anchoring points to tie off too. No problem, just adds to the adventure. Plenty of space and great walks straight from the campsite. Loved it.
Unit Type: Tent
Good site
1st time camping in nearly 20yrs on my own.. nice secluded spot ,,,chilled out.. shame i had to go back to work coukd have stayed all week
Unit Type: Tent
Excellent clean campsite
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely camp site!
We had a lovely stay at this camp site. Very nice that we got to choose our pitch and we had plenty of space. Really lovely staff. Clean toilets. Just fab!
Unit Type: Tent
Nice quiet campsite, teeming with wildlife. My two girls loved every minute of it! The only irritation was the feint rumble of traffic from the A31 at all hours, although this was no worse than any other bit of south-east England.
Unit Type: Tent