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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

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Contact Details

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

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Superb site
It was a very hot July weekend when we stayed here in our camper van but we eventually found a lovely shaded spot to make life more comfortable for our dog. Our first night was in a very sunny spot, we did not choose wisely. You choose your own spot and there is a lot of space to choose from, though be warned when we came back from our day out our original spot had been taken by a tent, that did have its advantage as we found a better spot and thank fully kept that. We had an abundance of horses passing through near our pitch and later in the evening a small herd of deer came in, one was black which was fantastic. Some one must have been feeding them as they made a bee-line for a certain pitch, but oh so lovely to see. The facilities were clean, but just toilets and a row of sinks. It would have been good to see a few sinks in with the toilets for those without their own showering facilities, specially for the DoE campers. Ample toilets though and good dish washing facilities. Many fresh water points for topping up our water tank and a chemical disposal point which doubled up as the greywater disposal point too, alas our camper van needs a drive over point so a bowl was deployed under the tap and when full poured down the chemical hole until our onboard tank empty.The wardens were really lovely and so helpful and friendly. A breathe of fresh air compared to some sites we have been on. We visited Eyeworth pond at Fritham so our dog could cool down and stopped at the Royal oak Fritham for a drink. A lovely beer garden. Whilst in this area we went to Beaulieu Motor museum and parked our camper in some woods near Godshil Woods and had a lovely walk to Fordingbridge. We would not hesitate to come back here and will do so as it was too hot to explore the area too much by foot.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Wonderful site and wardens
We've stayed at virtually all of the New Forest sites over the years, Ocknell is now our favourite. Its open aspect and combination of hardstanding, grass and glades gives a very wide choice of pitches. We've decided to be seasonal on this site for this summer and have just discovered both the real benefit of this choice and another feature: the extreme generosity and helpfulness of the wardens. We wanted to pitch on a preferred spot down the end but discovered too late that the grass surface, though it seemed OK when we walked it, was too wet to hold our tow vehicle, which dug itself in and wouldn't budge any further. With no fuss, Dave & Debbie came down directly with their 4x4 and proceeded to re-pitch our caravan on a safe hardstanding area and then tow out our vehicle. Lessons learned: pitch carefully and respect the Forest after heavy rainfall, and choose Ocknell!
Unit Type: Caravan
A wonderful escape!
My partner and I absolutely loved our stay at the New Forest, the staff and other campers were so friendly! It really was the escape we needed. There were so many beautiful walks nearby, and we were woken up by some curious ponies one morning, it was so sweet! We ventured to the seaside and to Lyndhurst during our stay, and also drove to Knightwood Oak. I can see how this beautiful place inspired Alice in Wonderland! My only complaint: I wish we stayed longer!!
Unit Type: Tent
Wonderfull Ocknell yes you can sometimes hear road noise but so what magic site wonderfull for kids grand daughters will go nowhere else plenty of animals wandering about toilets clean and work plenty of hot water for washing etc great for a quiet getaway this year is our 12th year and still happy. only small moan some strange interpretations of site speed limit ?
Unit Type: Caravan
Lots of rules and signage
The campsite is very near the main road hence lots of road noise. Toilet block very clean but I thought it was small for the number of pitches. There are lots of rules and signage and I didn't think the couple who run the site were very friendly. Easy to walk into the forest but I would not stay here again.
Unit Type: Tent
We visited ocknell as a family, 3 pitches, 5 adults and 1 teenager and not forgetting the dog. Beautiful place with horse's, ponies and cattle roaming freely. The views from every angle are amazing plenty of space. The toilets are very clean and checked and cleaned regularly there are always staff available wandering around the site keeping it up to scratch. We met Sue on our first day she was brilliant (As were all the staff) took the time to mark out some amazing walks on a map for me and although she had not been at the site long had a wealth of local knowledge. My family and I will definitely be returning to ocknell. My only down point that is out of the control of the site is if The wind is in The wrong direction you can hear a distant road noise. The site is pet friendly but my brother couldn't find a dog waste bin? (didn't tell me till we got home it's now in our local bin) one beside the bbq bin would be nice. Apart from those very minor points this place is perfect. Thank you for a lovely stay ocknell. NOTE: there are now showers on this site and please don't feed the wild animals as hard as it is not to. The staff can explain why.
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely couple of nights
Super campsite, easy to find, lots of spots inside which allowed us to find a little private corner for our tent, great toilet/shower/washing up facilities. Ground is very stony, so bring rock pegs if you have them. The road is not that far away so you so sometimes get the sound of it in the distance.
Unit Type: Tent
Wonderful weekend away
Beautiful site, friendly helpful staff and clean and cared for facilities. Loads to see ponies, deer etc. Would definitely recommend it although we'd like to keep it all to ourselves. As they recommended, definitely need rock pegs if camping.
Unit Type: Tent
Great place to stay
Lovely site with good facilities, despite no showers or electri hook up (which was very clear on the website so we were aware of this when we booked. Staff were great. This is a perfect place to base yourself in order to explore the forest.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Nice campsite
A very nice campsite, lots of areas for tents. I camped in an area amongst the trees, the ground was nice and level. I seemed to have picked an area of tough ground and would advise taking a couple of heavy pegs just encase. Traffic noise wasn't noticble where I was, toilets were clean. Had a nice walk through the woods and an early morning visit from some new forest horses. Overall a very nice stay, good campsite. I will hopefully be staying again sometime soon.
Unit Type: Tent