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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!

Please note: this is a limited facility campsite; there are toilets but no showers. Rock pegs are strongly recommended. 

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

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 -


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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Delightful campsite
I wasn't sure about this site on first impressions because it is on the area of an old WW2 airfield so lots of old concrete runways! However further exploration reveals The Glades which are secluded grassy clearings, perfect for getting away from it all. The site is not fenced and so forest animals are free to roam in and out (ponies, donkeys, cattle and deer). It's absolutely brilliant to wake up to ponies right outside the caravan, and a walk to the toilets is so much fun with donkeys grazing along the way.
Unit Type: Caravan
Brilliant site
Stayed here for a couple of days and although the weather was bad we had a great time. The site was very well maintained, my kids loved seeing the animals roaming around and the facilities were very clean, and the staff very polite. This is the second time we’ve been to this site and will definitely return
Unit Type: Caravan
Excellent location
Don't go here - so there is more space for us! My family loved it. It is a very open but secluded area for camping. The kids (1 y/o up to 14) had enough space to run around and explore. The animals wandering in are surprising if you are not expecting it but it was great to see. Good facilities - Clean toilets, dishwashing facilities and friendly staff. It was basic enough that it felt like 'roughing it' but there was still support there. We're going again in a few weeks!
Unit Type: Tent
Lovely stay
Lovely area and very central to other places in new forest and short journey into Bournemouth for beach. Loved being at one with nature. The ponies horses and donkeys. Site is fine but basic but toilets and wash sinks adequate. Lovely to be out in the forest. Will come back again.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Magical place
I love this camp site. Peaceful and unspoilt. Has lots of memories for me and my family. Best place. ❤️
Unit Type: Camper Van
Difficult to pitch
Very difficult to pitch a tent. Was informed once I got there I would need rock pegs. This information would have been helpful before I turned up. When I asked why this information wasn’t on the website the staff seemed to feel I should have know and that they didn’t want to put too much information on their website despite there being lots of other I information there. The site was quite noisy, road noise, people playing music and car alarms. I will not be staying here again.
Unit Type: Tent
Brilliant experience.
Myself my husband and our 3 children had a wonderful time camping at ocknell. The toilet facilities were extremely clean. The whole feel of the campsite was wonderful. Our children absolutely loved seeing donkeys and ponies roaming around too. This was our first experience camping as a family, and we would definitely make sure to return to ocknell again for a longer stay.
Unit Type: Tent
Exceeded expectations
From the easy online booking, friendly welcome upon arrival, being able to pitch up where ever we wanted, clean toilets with hot water, spotlessly clean site and not to mention the magnificent setting and wildlife, this site really exceeded all expectations. Highly recommended to anybody who appreciates nature. It's wonderful to have the ponies, donkeys and deer just walking passed our camper. We will certainly be back and have already told many of our friends how great it is. Thanks
Unit Type: Camper Van
Excellent first ever camping experience
This was our first ever camping/Caravanning trip in our just purchased 5th wheel. Michael, Tom and Karen were extremely helpful and were happy to share lots of helpful advice and tips. Lovely park with the ponies and donkeys wandering through. Would stay again and would recommend.
Unit Type: 5th Wheel
Great Campsite
Basic but close to nature. Now 3rd generation of family going there. Things have changed over the past 35 years - the trees are bigger and the runway less obvious. What sort of campsite have you been to for the last 35 years?
Unit Type: Tent