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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 organised thieves are known to operate in the new forest area, which is an open and unfenced environment. High value bicycles left outside units in particular are targeted. Please be aware and make your own informed choices regarding security arrangements for your property.

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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Lovely quiet campsite with nature right outside your door.
We have camped here with a tent in 2018 and 2019 and both times have been very happy. There is plenty of choice about where to pitch your tent and lots of sheltered spots available. Ponies, cattle and deer wander around the site a d loads of birds too. Be prepared with some decent hard ground tent pegs as the ground can be very hard! The facilities are basic (WC and washing up only and chemical disposal for vans) but are well maintained and perfectly adequate (although a cover over the washing up area would make camping in the rain a bit less miserable). There is a disabled toilet accessible by radar key. There are separate bins for recycling, general waste and used bbqs but no food waste. The staff change from year to year but both times have been very friendly and keen to help. Check in is quick and it's easy to arrange a late departure too. They will re-freeze cool blocks in reception for a small charge and also sell some basic equipment (pegs, disposal bbqs ect). They also offer free charging for electric mobility aids. The surrounding area is lovely, a visit to the ice cream van which is normally parked on the road heading north from the campsite is recommended. The new forest museum in Lyndhurst is worth a trip too. The pub in Fritham serves excellent ploughman's lunches made with local produce and is well worth a visit. Also Petlake alpacas is just a few miles away, you can feed and visit the alpacas, you can also book to go on an alpaca walk on certain days. They also sell hot drinks and have a nice outdoor seating area.
Unit Type: Tent
Just what you want
A great little camp site that's right in the heart of the New Forest. Plenty of room for tents, caravans and motor homes. Really nice to share the space with the ponnies, deer and donkeys. The facilities were just enough and spotless. The staff were friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend.
Unit Type: Tent
We just had a wonderful stay at Ocknell. The site is so peaceful and staff friendly and helpful. Toilets were kept super clean. We would definitely recommend this site for a relaxing time. The only downside if I was to be really picky is the lack of a shower and maybe some pitches with electricity but I know that this is meant to be a "camping in the forest" experience . Had a great time and will definitely return.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely site
I had a lovely stay at Ocknell. All the staff were amazing and helpful. The perfect location for exploring.
Unit Type: Tent
Oknell Campsite
Newbie to camping with my two little boys, so glad to say we had a fantastic stay at Oknell. The boys absolutely loved the open space on their cycles, and I had time and such relaxing scenery to totally unwind. We will be back as soon as we can Thank you to the team down at Oknell, much appreciated
Unit Type: Tent
A good experience
A short stay and a repeat visit. Staff friendly and helpful, facilities clean and well maintained. Pitch very nice indeed and was good to have a visit from wardens Brian and Chris, very pleased to see them back and helping look after things. We are looking forward to further visits this year. Keep up the good work. Especially pleased to see the site is well monitored for excessive noise, we like a peaceful stay. Simon and Amanda
Unit Type: Tent
A very strict campsite. On arrival, felt like it was not a warm welcome, instead we were greeted with a list of rules. 10pm was silent time - very early and felt we could not relax properly because of the rules. Not many places to camp because lots of caravans which were unoccupied had been left there, which meant there wasn't very many options to choose from. Road next to campsite was also very noisy. Will not be coming back to this campsite, although have been to different campsites in the Newforest who were much more friendly.
Unit Type: Tent
Top draw
Great first New Forest experience over the bank holiday. Surprisingly relaxed despite the crowds! Definitely coming back soon!
Unit Type: Tent
Highly recommended
Safe and clean set in beautiful surroundings that see you waking up to wild horses, deer and cows. Highly recommended.
Unit Type: Tent
OK site
We decided to visit ocknell campsite not been there for a couple of years, seems very pleasant place site managers very helpful especially Sue, site very busy but also quiet only complaint was there was not enough hot water to wash dishes with overall quality site if not for the water issue would have given 4 stars
Unit Type: Caravan