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Camping In The Forest Ashurst

Camping In The Forest Ashurst

England, South, Hampshire, Ashurst

Tel:  
023 8029 2097
Open (touring pitches):  
26 March - 28 September.

Ref: UK2300

Alan Rogers Review

Camping in the Forest is a partnership between the Forestry Commission and The Camping and Caravanning Club. 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. There are no electricity connections. Some noise must be expected from the adjacent railway line – the station is just five minutes walk away.

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 everything necessary, including a family room, hairdryers and a well equipped unit for visitors with disabilities. Good laundry room. Motorcaravan services. Freezer pack service and charging of batteries (free). Fridge hire. Bicycle hire. Torches useful. Dogs are not accepted.

  • American Motor Homes
  • Bicycle Hire on Site
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Bar Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Lake/River Beach Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Twin Axle Caravans Accepted
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Golf Nearby
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Takeaway Food

Location

Directions

From Southampton, follow A35 west through village of Ashurst, continue over railway bridge and site is 200 yds. on left.