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Prices From £14.40 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, cafés 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 be 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
£14.40 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • Open 7th April - 26th September 2022
  • 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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Lovely friendly site
Arrived for our stay and was met by a friendly staff member who offered us useful info. Every one was friendly, staff, fellow campers, ponies and not forgetting the cheeky donkeys. Beautiful walks in all directions. The site has an interesting war time history.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Overall very good, a little different after lockdown
Overall our stay was very good. Staff very friendly and informative on arrive. Good amount of staff present during our stay checking the campsite etc. Facilities well maintained always fully stocked with toilet roll, hand sanitizer etc. The only thing I would mention is the feel of the site seems different to what I previously remember. I am guessing due to increase in demand with ' staycations' and maybe with guests that had not previously visited the New forest before. There was a lot of signage to take in on arrival and around the campsite itself. I feel it's a shame that there is more limitations on where tents can and can't go. I do understand this is probably due to increase in demand and needing to be able to manage the site more effectively however I feel it takes away from the experience of the site which I'd previously known. Also I have noticed over time that certain areas seemed to have become smaller such as the glades, again limiting the choice of camping. Overall though a positive visit!
Unit Type: Tent
Yet again brilliant
Excellent stay yet again, peaceful and relaxing such a great site. Very friendly staff in the heart of the new forest surrounded by so much wildlife. Absolutely stunning....until next time
Unit Type: Tent
Great Time
This is about the fifth time I have been to this site over the years, although usually with my elderly dogs, this is the first time without them so seemed a little strange but that aside I had a great time chilling and walking the many paths through the Forest and discovering some new ones. fully recommend Oknell site
Unit Type: Tent
A lovely peaceful stay. Set on an old hidden airfield. Some hardstanding and grass. Toilets and washing up facilities. Perfect little hideaway away from the roads
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
The staff that run this campsite are fabulous - so helpful . Also staff that keep site clean are lovely - fab team and lovely natural site - keep returning it’s so nice and quiet .
Unit Type: Tent
Our favourite New Forest site
We’ve been to Ocknell several times and it still remains our favourite site. It’s pretty and peaceful (just some background road noise) and we love the ponies, donkeys and cows roam around. There are lots of little nooks to pitch in and because it doesn’t have showers it feels less busy. The staff are nice - shout out to Brian! The kids love exploring this site and had an amazing time. We walked to the Sir Walter Tyrrel pub, which is a nice walk and the High Corner Inn a short drive or cycle away is great.
Unit Type: Tent
Absolutely stunning
Just returned from our first stay at this beautiful campsite. Staff extremely helpful and welcoming. Facilities clean and well maintained. We picked a plot bit too open which meant busy road noise but this won’t stop us revisiting Plenty of beautiful walks, ponies, donkeys and cows walk freely which makes the whole experience magical. Thank you again
Unit Type: Tent
Peaceful forest site
We were encouraged to pitch in the Rally Field which was lovely and quiet with space to stay under the trees and close to nature. Each evening the site was visited by a lone buck as well as regular encounters with the ponies and the odd cow! It was lovely to be able to walk straight out into the forest from our pitch.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Quiet site
Lovely quiet site in a fantastic location for walking. Didnt use the car at all while we were there. Deer, cows, ponies and donkeys wandering the site daily. Toilet block very clean at all times. Only slight moan was that we were greeted very sternly and grilled about rules before we were allowed on. I understand this due to the animals, however there was no need for the attitude. Also the site is a strange shape and it took us a while to find a tent area. Would have been good for these to be pointed out on arrival like on other sites. Ground is really hard like on other sites in the area. Bring Rock pegs. Very weak 4g signal, so beware if this may be a problem for you. The sweet spot was near the toilet block. Would happily stay again though.
Unit Type: Tent