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Holmsley Camping in the Forest

England, South, Hampshire, Christchurch

Tel:
+44 1425 674502
Open:
Early April - Early November

Alan Rogers Review

Holmsley Camping in the Forest site occupies part of what was once Holmsley Airfield in WWII, one of twelve New Forest wartime airfields and Advanced Landing Grounds. Now, the site offers visitors a unique forest base for their holiday and outdoor activities. Stay at Holmsley and you will have the opportunity to set off straight into the forest on foot or by bike. The rural villages of Burley and Bransgore are close by and not much further are Christchurch, New Milton and Bournemouth. Of course, being close to Bournemouth also means the site is close to the coast, and so pristine beaches and blustery coastline walks await at Rally Barton on Sea, Bournemouth, Poole and everywhere in between. The site has 600 grass or hardstanding pitches (some seasonal) most with electric hook-up point.

N.B. Non-members are welcome and may join on site. Please speak to site staff for details and to check pitch availability before arrival.

This beautiful open site offers the perfect location to take in the stunning forest views. Surrounded by ancient trees on all sides, and sitting next to a large heathland, Holmsley takes advantage of the beauty and outdoor escapes of the New Forest. Its history is reflected in its landscape - large open fields dotted with trees reminding you that you are in one of England’s most amazing woodlands. Pitches can be found nestling amongst the trees in their own secluded areas or sitting in open fields, allowing full appreciation of the forest in all directions. The site is predominantly grass, so as well as exploring the forest, children have plenty of space to play in.

Facilities

The toilet blocks provide showers, wash basins & wc’s. Facility for guests who are disabled. Family shower room. Laundry. Dish washing area. Chemical toilet point. Fully equipped shop on site selling groceries including alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, camping essentials and games. Children’s play area. Gas sales. Pets welcome.

  • Bar Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Book Online
  • Childrens Play Area
  • Facilities for disabled visitors
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Shop on Site
  • Takeaway Food
  • Walking

Location

Please use the postcode BH23 8EB for your sat nav. From London, the East, East Midlands and East Anglia (avoiding Lyndhurst). Take M3 westbound on to the M27 west. At J1 join the A31. Continue on A31 as far as Picket Post and turn left (signposted to Burley Street and Burley). Follow the road over the heath through Burley Street and into Burley. Turn right opposite the cycle hire shop (signposted to Bransgore). After about 1.5 miles at the cross roads, just before Thorny Hill, turn left. The site is signposted from here. After 1 mile, at the sign, turn left up the entrance road to the site. From Bristol, the West, Wales and the West Midlands (avoiding Christchurch and the Bournemouth area). From the M4 at J15 take the A346 south and then the A338 as far as Ringwood. At Ringwood turn left onto A31 east (signposted Southampton). At Picket Post turn right (signposted to Burley Street and Burley). Follow the road over the heath through Burley Street and into Burley. Turn right opposite the cycle hire shop (signposted to Bransgore). After about 1.5 miles at the crossroads, just before Thorny Hill, turn left. The site is signposted from here. After 1 mile, at the sign, turn left up the entrance road to the site.

Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
50.792885 -1.705375
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N50 47 34 W1 42 19