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Prices From £13.50 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

Reacquaint yourself with nature at the secluded, almost secretive Setthorns campsite.

Cosy nooks and hidden pathways make up this site, which intertwines seamlessly with the surrounding woodlands.

With 237 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes, Setthorns campsite blends with the New Forest effortlessly. Trees and bushes separate pitches to create a completely private and tranquil feel, whilst its rugged edge is sure to give you a sense of adventure. Beyond the pitches, you won’t know where the campsite ends and the forest begins.


Winding paths loop through the site branching off in various directions, adding to its character. With forest on all sides, and even running through the middle, take off on foot or by bike onto one of the many waymarked routes through the forest, and you'll soon be in the midst of your next adventure. With direct access from the campsite, the nearby disused railway line is a great place to start.

Pitching your tent at Setthorns will put you in prime position to enjoy the abundance of New Forest wildlife, including the free roaming ponies and deer. Rare, wild birds can be seen in their natural environment, and small mammals busy themselves as they go about their daily lives in the forest’s heathland and woodland.

Sway is the nearest local village at 1.5 miles away. Slightly further afield is Brockenhurst, a picturesque village which was recently declared declared Britain's Most Beautiful place to live. Lyndhurst, offers a plentiful supply of shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs.

Local attractions include Paulton’s Family Theme Park, Beaulieu National Motor Museum and the New Forest Wildlife Park.

For a tranquil holiday and to experience one of England’s most stunning forests, book your next holiday at Setthorns campsite. 

Please note that a chemical toilet is required when staying at this campsite.

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 Setthorns Campsite, New Forest


Providing a more back to basics feel, facilities at Setthorns are limited, with no toilet or shower facilities, though chemical toilet disposal and drinking water taps are provided.

This means that a chemical toilet is required when staying at this campsite
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Directions to Setthorns

From the West


  • Follow the A31 and approximately two miles after Ringwood, take the exit on the right to Burley.
  • After the Shell Garage, turn right under the bridge.
  • Travel through Burley and after approximately two miles you will see the Station Tea House on the right.
  • Stay on this road until you see a blue and white ‘Setthorns Campsite’ sign.
  • Turn right and the site is 400m on your right.

From the North and East

  • Follow the M27 and exit at J1 on to the A337 to Lyndhurst.
  • Go through Lyndhurst and at the Ferrari garage turn right onto the A337 to Brockenhurst.
  • Get into the left hand lane and stay on the A337.
  • You will pass Hollands Wood Campsite and the Balmer Lawn Hotel on your left.
  • Keep going until you reach the Filley Inn pub on your left.
  • Turn right here and follow this road.
  • You will pass under two railway bridges.
  • Turn right after the second bridge and Setthorns Campsite is approximately one mile on the left.

Please note: Some Sat Nav systems will guide you to New Milton if you enter our postcode. If this happens and you wish to use your Sat Nav, we recommend that you enter ‘Sway’ and a member of our team can guide you to the site from there if necessary.

Public Transport around Setthorns

Trains

From Setthorns Reception it takes 35mins to walk to Sway Railway station, which is the main Weymouth to London Waterloo line.  You can also hop on to Brockenhurst in just 5 mins.

www.southwesttrains.co.uk

Buses

Unfortunately there are no buses that run past the site, buses do go from Sway into Brockenhurst where you can get buses to Southampton, Lymington and other routes.

www.wdbus.co.uk

There is a bookable “CANGO” bus service from Sway which travels around the immediate local area and is a hop on and hop off service. 

http://www3.hants.gov.uk

New Forest Tour Bus

Once in the Forest, the tour bus is a great way to travel and runs from June to September. There are 3 routes to choose from..(Red, Green & Blue.)It is a hop on and hop off service covering most of the Forest

For more information: www.thenewforesttour.info

Coaches

The main coach station is Southampton. The nearest stop to the site is outside Brockenhurst College.

For more information: www.nationalexpress.com

Taxis

There are a number of taxis that operate in the New Forest.

The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Setthorns 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 or simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

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, Brokenhurst
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


hurst-castle-panoramicHurst Castle 
Discover the fortress built by Henry VIII. Take a short ferry ride or trek along the 1.5 mile sea road to get to the magnificent castle. 
Tel: 01590 642500




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


Sammy Miller Motorcycle MuseumSammy-Miller

A must for petrol heads, Sammy Miller Motorcycle Museum is just ten minutes' drive (or ride!) from the Setthorns site, hosting one of the biggest collections of exotic racing bikes in the world.

 


 
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

Regent-CentreRegent Centre, Christchurch
This community centre offers a cinema, theatre, concert hall and an art gallery which provides a great escape out of miserable weather.

Address: The Regent Centre, 51 High Street, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 1AS
Tel: 01202 499199


Romsey-RapidsRomsey Rapids Sports Complex
This isn’t just any old sports centre; Romsey Rapids has a huge amount of activities and is only a 30 minute drive from Setthorns.

Address: Romsey Rapids Sports Complex, Southampton Rd, Romsey, Hampshire, SO51 8AF
Tel: 01794 830333


Bucklers-HardBucklers Hard, Beaulieu
Bucklers Hard played a major role in many historical events including WW2 and the battle of Trafalgar. The majority of attractions are indoors which makes this a great, educational, rainy day out for all.

Address: Bucklers Hard, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, S042
Telephone: 01590 616203

Pirates-ParadisePirates Paradise, Applemore Leisure Centre
When the rain hits Setthorns the best plan of action to fit in some active adventure is to hit Pirates Paradise, 30 minutes away from the site.

Address: Claypits Lane, Dibden, Southampton, SO45 5TN
Tel: 023 8028 5531

 

Adventure-WonderlandAdventure Wonderland Bournemouth 
Inside Adventure Wonderland, a popular theme park for kids between 3 and 10 you’ll find a spectacular indoor play centre.

Address: Merritown Lane, Hurn, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 6BA
Tel: 01202 483444


Lemur-LandingsLemur Landings, Tower Park
Lemur Landings is a huge indoor soft play area for kids of all ages. Great for rainy days, safe and secure and with all of the facilities you could possibly need.

Address: Lemur Landings, Tower Park, Yarrow Road, Poole, BH12 4NY
Tel: 01202 740500

Prices From
£13.50 per night (Two Adults) BOOK NOW

At a Glance

  • No toilets or showers
  • Chemical toilet required
  • 235 pitches
  • Hardstanding and electric hook up available
  • Pets welcome
  • Close to villages of Sway and Brockenhurst
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence
  • Open all year
  • New offers available! View details.
  • View our pricing guide and seasonal dates

Contact Details

Phone bookings: 024 7642 3008
Setthorns Campsite, New Forest New Milton Hampshire BH25 5WA
01590 681020

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Great site but
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Lovely site nice and quiet if you want an all singing dancing club house with showers and all mod cons this is not for you, back to nature all you get is a pitch and Electric after booking in never saw a warden love this site. Downside is the number of units who book seasonal pitches and never move very unfair to other campers not the fault of the wardens overall good stay the reason for the low rating due to numbers of empty units on the site with awnings looking very sorry for themselves
Unit Type: Caravan
Lovely couple of days
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Stayed 2 nights with my sister who needed a break. It was just what she needed, the peace and friendliness of fellow campers and site staff was a real tonic, she was sad to leave.
Unit Type: Motorhome
Disappointed
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It had been many years since we stayed at Setthorns, the site had hardly changed and the surrounding forest was still amazing for dog walking. However I found that there was very little atmosphere on the park as there was far too many empty (permanent) caravans sited. Also this restricts the amount of pitches available for touring vans and motor homes.
Unit Type: Caravan
Fell in love with this site back in May......
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We visited Setthorns over the may bank holiday and couldn't wait to return. We have not long been home after a 9 night stay and already I'm looking to see when we can go back...!!! This site is just perfect, its back to basics with no mod cons. All the wardens we met and the ladies in reception were very nice and friendly. There are so many different walks you can do, our dog was in her element. The walk into Sway is a nice 35 minute walk through the forest, once there there are a few shops and a couple of pubs for a well earned pit stop....!! The only possible down side for some people is that you may not get a phone or tv signal but hey just sit outside, chill, relax and watch the world, and animals, go by....
Unit Type: Caravan
Beautiful Setting with amazing wildlife
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First night away for me in my new van. Really enjoyed the peace and quiet but lack of shower and toilets may put some campervan users off.
Unit Type: Camper Van
Really peaceful place
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We arrived at Setthorns after spending a few days at Roundhills. We had a grass pitch with no hook up. That suited us. Our pitch was in a little wooded area next to the old railway line. Apart from another motorhome nearby, we had the place to ourselves in this part. A couple of caravans were already here but we never saw anyone else around. We were right next to open heathland. We even had three deer come right though the pitches wonderful. It was just so peaceful here and we didn’t want to leave but will be back soon. No shower block of WC’s but the waste and water was just a few yards away. A great place to get some peace.
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Wonderful time
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Our first time at the New Forest and it was lovely. We stayed at Setthorns and can not fault it in any way. Lots of great walks, fabulous scenery, beautiful wildlife, staff very friendly and a wonderful relaxing atmosphere. Well recommended
Unit Type: RV Motorhome
Escape to the forest
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We love this campsite, such a beautiful place to be. Easy to get to, helpful staff and a very peaceful atmosphere. Ideal for a quiet escape in the new forest.
Unit Type: Caravan
Great place. But time to install mobile phone signal.
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Lovely spot. Well kept. But it is now time to install a decent mobile phone signal. Phone box at the entrance is not enough nowadays. This site obviously earns good money as it is so busy. Spend a little on it!
Unit Type: Caravan
Brilliant
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Staff friendly and helpful. Site was very clean. The location was quiet, relaxing and great for watching the local wildlife. would definitely go back.
Unit Type: Caravan