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.