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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, cafés and pubs.
 
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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

Bus

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

Train

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

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Contact Details

Ocknell Campsite, New Forest Fritham Hampshire SO43 7HH
02380 812740

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Great place
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We really enjoyed our camping weekend (despite our neighbours having a party till 5am). Lots of great places to set up a tent. Watch out for cheeky horses as we saw they like to check out what snacks you have in your car/tent. Toilets very clean.
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Four days of fun....
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Lovely stay as usual,the site and it's facilities looked superb and the deer, donkeys and ponies were very friendly! Shout out to Brian and all his fellow Rangers for keeping our favourite site so nice!
Unit Type: Camper Van
Four days of fun....
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Lovely stay as usual,the site and it's facilities looked superb and the deer, donkeys and ponies were very friendly! Shout out to Brian and all his fellow Rangers for keeping our favourite site so nice!
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely site
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We love coming to Ocknell. Very friendly staff. Lovely area for walking and local pub food is excellent.
Unit Type: Caravan
First time camping
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Very well run campsite,seemed to be mainly campervans rather than tents though this was probably due to the temperature ( 5°c at night ) . Would not like to go there when busy but thats my preference. Great location for exploring on foot and bike. Road noise seems to depend on which way the wind is blowing. Would reccomend.
Unit Type: Tent
Stunning Ocknell
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If you like an open aspect or something more secluded Ocknell is the place for you. If you like ponies and donkeys wandering past your caravan and occasionally a small herd of deer then this is ideal, also with immediate access to the forest. Situated in a less busy part of the forest, but still in easy reach of all the places you might wish to visit such as Ringwood and Burley, or under the busy A31 to Bolderwood and on to Lyndhurst and Brockenhurst. There is a small village shop a couple of miles away selling the basic items plus gas or about 15 mins away is Morrisons Superstore.
Unit Type: Caravan
Brilliant Spot!
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We had the most marvelous 2 night stay over Easter weekend April 2022 in our camper van. The site Wardens were super friendly and helpful upon arrival. There are no allocated spots so one just chooses. Lots of room. Great for walking and cycling. Very clean toilet and basin washing facilities. We walked to 2 pubs but a little far for children. Some background road noise at peak times but not intrusive. Highly recommended.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Peace and tranquility
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Absolute heaven. The workers are ever so friendly the atmosphere is so tranquil. Waking up to horses, deer and donkeys wandering happily past your caravan. It really is a place of absolute peace and beauty. Highly reccomend
Unit Type: Caravan
Smashing campsite
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I met a friend at Ocknell,, also in her campervan, and we both agreed that Ocknell is one of the best sites we have stayed on. It doesn't have showers but it does have very clean loos and a great washing up area, so we didn't mind not washing properly for a couple of days. The best thing about it is how it is part of the forest. We had some great walks and thanks to gorgeous weather sat around drinking it all in for the rest of time. Highly recommend.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Lovely friendly site
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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