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Camping in the Forest Campsite

Setthorns Camping in the Forest

England, South, Hampshire, New Milton

+44 1590 681020
All year

Alan Rogers Review

Setthorns Camping in the Forest is a secluded, back to basics, site surrounded by woodland. Throughout you will come across paths branching off in various directions which you can follow to explore the area, either on foot or by bicycle. With direct access from the campsite, the nearby disused railway line is a great place to start. Guests of Setthorn may be lucky enough to experience a visit from the local New Forest ponies and deer wandering through. Nearby are the seaside resorts of Barton on Sea and Bournemouth. The site has 235 grass or hardstanding pitches (some seasonal), a few have electric hook-up. There are no shower or toilet facilities on this site.

Beyond the site, there are plenty of attractions in the local area, including the New Forest Reptile Centre, Hurst Castle, Hurst Point Lighthouse and the Red House Museum & Gardens, which is a must see for archaeology or geology enthusiasts. Close to the villages of Sway and Brockenhurst there are plenty of restaurants, craft shops and pubs to keep everyone entertained.


The site does not have a toilet block. Motorhome service point. Drinking water taps. Chemical toilet point - essential to bring your own chemical toilet and fluid. Pets welcome.

  • All Year
  • Bar Nearby
  • Bicycle Hire Nearby
  • Boat Launch Nearby
  • Fishing Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Nature
  • Outdoor
  • Pets allowed
  • Riding Nearby
  • Sailing Nearby
  • Seaside Beach Nearby
  • Shop Nearby
  • Walking


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 navs will guide you to New Milton, so you are advised to use the above directions.

Link to campsite location map on google
Location Coordinates
Decimal Degrees (DD)
Latitude Longitude
50.802341 -1.627531
Degrees, Minutes & Seconds (DMS)
Latitude Longitude
N50 48 8 W1 37 39

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