Ref: UK2300

Ashurst Camping In The Forest

England, South, Hampshire, Ashurst

Tel:
+44 23 8029 2097
Open:
Late March - Late September

Alan Rogers Review

An attractive site, Ashurst is on the fringe of the New Forest, set in a mixture of oak woodland and grass heathland which is open to the grazing animals of the forest. It provides 280 pitches, some of which have been gravelled to provide semi-hardstanding; otherwise you pitch where you like, applying the three-metre rule on ground that can be uneven. Set on the edge of a small area of woodland known as Ashurst Wood, the site is a short walk from Matley Heath, an expanse of New Forest heathland criss-crossed with walking and cycling tracks. Only a five-minute stroll away is the pretty village of Ashurst, where you will find shops, traditional pubs and welcoming restaurants. Local attractions include the Longdown Activity Farm and The New Forest Wildlife Park. There are no electricity connections. Some noise must be expected from the adjacent railway line – the station is a short walk away. No pets allowed.

N.B. Camping in the Forest is a partnership between the Forestry Commission and The Camping and Caravanning Club.

The site is run by an enthusiastic team of wardens who, apart from other duties, are striving to encourage the local flora and fauna. The idea started when Great Tits nested successfully in the post box by reception! A stay here is unique as you will be amongst the ponies all year round and with their foals in the spring, inquisitive deer may pop in to see you and birds and other wildlife abound.

Facilities

The single well kept central toilet block (may be under pressure in main season) provides showers, washbasins & wc's. Family room, hairdryers. Well equipped unit for visitors with disabilities. Laundry room. Motorhome services. Freezer pack service. Charging of batteries (free). Fridge hire. Bicycle hire. Torches useful. Dogs are not accepted. Train station and bus stop 5 minute walk away.

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Walking

Location

Leave the M27 at junction 3 on to the M271, signposted Southampton & The Docks. At Redbridge Roundabout take the 2nd exit on to the A35, in a south westerly direction towards Totton and Lyndhurst. Continue on the A35 over two roundabouts, heading towards Lyndhurst. Pass through Ashurst Village with the train station to the left. Continue over the railway bridge and Ashurst Campsite is signposted left just after the New Forest Pub.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
50.889425 -1.530129
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N50 53 21 W1 31 48