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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, 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!

Regrettably opportunistic thefts, especially of bicycles, are known to occur in the New Forest area, which is an unfenced environment. Please be aware and take extra care to fully secure your property when camping.

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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Quiet and convenient
We stayed just for one night in our little campervan. I like that we were able to choose where to pitch because this enabled us to have a reasonably quiet night which is great. Convenient to be able to book onlie and signposts meant the site was easy to find despite the postcode not being accurate for SatNav. Loos were clean and numerous and recycling bins visible and easy to use. We'll definitely stay again.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Very restful...
Booked a long weekend to catch up with members of our family as a group... Had a lovely time in a very natural and peaceful environment. Loved it so much that when the family left we extended our stay for another three days! A basic site (just as we like it). Apparently has toilets but we never visited... very friendly and engaging Wardens.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Fantastic time
Brilliant time here again, very relaxed and family friendly. Staff were lovely as always. And thank you to the neighbours who got the pony's out of my tent. Will definitely be back next year
Unit Type: Tent
This is how camping should be
I stayed mid week with a group of friends. It's been a few years since I last camped but 5 days here has well & truely resurrected the camping bug inside me. Idyllic forest surroundings, horses, pit ponies, deer wandering in & around the camp site. At night the whole site was very quite, very peaceful & everyone commented about that. What facilities there are we're excellent & the staff were very friendly & knowledgeable. The only negative is the lack of showers but we knew that before we booked & there are other sites with showers. That said, our party has already committed to returning to Ocknell next year. A fantastic stay. Thanks to all the staff there. See you next year.
Unit Type: Tent
A bit noisy
Plus points: Very pleasant surroundings, plenty of ponies, donkeys, and a few deer wandering through the campsite as promised. Facilities as advertised, toilets and dish washing areas. Negative points: very noisy. I went expecting a quiet, peaceful time in the New Forest and the website promises such. But there were quite a few groups of people who were making a lot of noise, in particular very loud music and this went on until very late.
Unit Type: Tent
Fabulous as always, brilliant staff
Love Ocknell campsite. Toilets and washing up facilities always clean and tidy. Staff very helpful and approachable, needed help packing away as sliding rail on one of the bed's had twisted, the lovely couple who run the site went above and beyond. Brilliantly located for some amazing walks, mudeford quey is within easy driving distance for a wonderful trip to the seaside complete with crabbing. Pack a usb shower and you have everything you could need on site. Highly recommended
Unit Type: Trailer Tent
Lovely site
We only stayed a night and was a last minute decision to go away for the day and night. We decided to stay in the new forest. Looking for a site.. ocknell came up and one of the cheapest for a night. Never been to new forest before and our stay made us want to visit again. On arrival we we're greeting at reception by very welcoming and nice staff. Was given a little booklet and a little book for my 10year cousin. (Which I thought was a great. You don't normally receive anything on arrival on campsites other then where to camp.) We set up, a nice little spot on hard standing as we was in our motorhome. It was a lovely campsite. wild horses, cows donkeys and Shetland ponies walking around. We did some blackberry picking which was fun as havnt don't it for years. People were nice and friend too. We took our dog which he loved it to and enjoyed his walks in the woods ( campsite rule dogs on lead. Which is far ) They had toilet only block and washing up sinks attached. Which was kept clean and for someone who really hates public toilets I used them :-) Would highly recommend and definitely will be returning and for longer
Unit Type: Motorhome
Lovely site
Had a lovely time was made very welcome nice to be able to pick were to pitch up nice a quite my girls loved the horses and a nice place for walking the dog just a shame not everyone abide by the rules is dogs on leads at all times but otherwise I would def go again would be better if there was electric hook up as if there was would had stayed longer
Unit Type: Caravan
Lovely site beautiful surrounding and fabulous site staff
We stayed here in early July. We come here year after year for the surroundings and walking and always have a great time. Always friendly and helpful staff. This year we had drama with the car on the way home. 30 miles from the campsite we knew we needed to return and leave our caravan behind. We arrived back on site at 9pm and with no fuss at all Dave advised us where we could leave our van where he could keep an eye on it. Told us not to worry and sort fees when we came back. We were a little stressed out by this point so this was hugely appreciated. We returned a few days later to pick the van up. Thank you so much Dave and Debbie for all your help x
Unit Type: Caravan
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