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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, 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!

Facilities available at Ocknell Campsite, New Forest

The 280 pitches at Ocknell are accompanied by toilets, washbasins and dishwashing facilities – though no showers.

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 -


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: The Old Forge, Beaulieu, Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7YA
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
£12.40 per night (Two Adults)

At a Glance

  • Toilets available, no showers
  • 280 pitches
  • Hardstanding available
  • Rally fields available
  • Pets welcome
  • Open 6th April – 2nd October 2017
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Ocknell Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH
02380 812740

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Two of us with two terriers in a small camper van. We stayed a Friday and Saturday night and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Heard nothing from the nearby A31, had deer roaming just beyond the site on both late afternoons, walked 2 miles each way to the Royal Oak at Fritham and simply recharged our batteries. We had lots of space, even on last weekend of school Easter holidays, and can't think of a single criticism.
Unit Type: Camper Van
chemical disposal point
Enjoyed a quiet and peaceful weekend but was disapointed to find one of the chemical disposal points still out of order, it was at the end of last season as well. Perhaps when you are checked in this could be pointed out as it would help when choosing your pitch, the other two points being both ends of the site!
Unit Type: Caravan
Great Site
I stayed here in September of 2016 and found it to be a treasure. The toilets where clean and tidy, the wardens helpful and knowledgeable which is an asset. The local fauna wondering through the pitches was an experience and my two elderly dogs watched with interest as the ponies wandered past the tent and wondered why these big dogs weren't on a lead. I didn't notice the noise from the motorway but having lived within a mile or two of Junction 9 and 10 of the M6 most of my adult life I suppose I must just be used to it. I have just booked again for this September for a week and really looking forward to getting back to nature again but most of all the terrific walks through the forest.
Unit Type: Tent
Nice site but....
All in all a pleasant stay, and would stay again, but some things need fixing, one of the chemical waste points was out of order last year, it still is. The grey waste disposal point at the top of the site is not easy to access as you need to lift a heavy drain cover to get to it, not immediately obvious what it is either, if we hadnt seen someone else use it first we wouldnt have known.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Perfect break away!
Perfect break away in the forest, loads of space for us to spread out in and all our neighbours were respectful and quiet! Definitely be coming back!
Unit Type: Tent
Reasonable for what we paid
A couple of the facilities were out (a fresh water point and a waste disposal point) but apart from that it was as expected. But, we go for the views and the abundant wildlife and in those we were not disappointed.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Great spot
Lovely campsite right next to the old airfield, perfect for what we wanted and great location.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Disappointed by the traffic noise
Found that traffic can be heard whatever the wind direction which blighted the visit. Description of site is accurate and we found fellow guests to be very friendly.
Vince Nicholls review of Ocknell, New Forest
We stayed at Ocknell recently and will say that the staff are very friendly, helpful and give you a warm welcome. The new staff are far more helpful than last year and nothing is too much trouble. They have good local knowledge of places to visit and offer the information quite freely. We were lucky with the weather and stayed on site for most of the time enjoying the surroundings. The site is very clean and tidy with everything clearly marked up. Our 3 young sons enjoyed making dens and riding around on their bikes in a safe environment, they can't wait to go back there !! We would recommend this site to our fellow campers and will be returning a few more times this season with our friends and family.
Mark Nicholas review of Ocknell, New Forest
This site was recommended to me by a friend who stayed in July 11. We went for one week in our motorhome and had a fantastic time. The area information was laid out very well and the staff were very helpful and friendly. They seem to be on the go all the time but still found 5 minutes to talk and give advice. (Shame about Mike the Saints fan though). Great places to visit nearby with easy access to and from site. You can only hear A31 if the wind is coming from that direction. Clean tidy and well organised site (credit to the staff) and will be going back next month.
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