Prices from £21.90 per night (Two Adults)
Ashurst Campsite, New Forest Lyndhurst Road Ashurst SO40 7AR
Camping made easy
Step off the train and immerse yourself in nature, with well-maintained facilities and spacious pitches that cater to both tents and caravans. With a wide variety of pitch options there’s something for everyone – flat, grassy pitches or delve deeper into the woods to stay in the shade of ancient oak trees.
Perfect for families and people new to camping, this site has all the facilities you need and is in walking distance from pubs, cafes and shops.
Dogs are not allowed on this site.
When visiting the New Forest, please follow the New Forest Code to help us care and look after this unique place for everyone to enjoy. Find out how here.
Any barbecues used on our sites should be specifically designed and used only for the purpose of cooking food (i.e. not firepits). They should be robust, secure and able to be raised off of the forest floor, there should be no damage or marks left on the ground where they have been used. In support of the New Forest Action Plan, we are asking campers not to bring disposable barbecues for their stay. We are also reminding campers that outside of our sites, no barbecues of any kind are now allowed anywhere in the New Forest.
Please do not feed, pet or approach the animals in and around the campsite; they may look friendly but are unpredictable and can bite and kick. Please keep all food sealed and out of reach of the ponies.
At a glance
- Open: 1st April – 30th September 2023
- Toilets and showers available
- Hardstanding available
- Close to villages of Ashurst and Lyndhurst
- Please note that dogs are not allowed at this campsite due to ground nesting birds
Activities near Ashurst Campsite
There’s a lot of enjoyment to be found in simply wandering through the woods around here, but if you want a specific place to head for, perhaps try Blackwater Arboretum (10 minutes’ drive), which has a collection of trees from around the world, or Bolderwood Deer Sanctuary (15 minutes), where you’ll be guaranteed to spot the native animals at feeding time.
As well as all the wildlife attractions around here, there’s also one where the animals are rather larger than life… younger kids will no doubt love the chance to meet their cartoon favourites in person at Paultons Park Home of Peppa Pig World (15 minutes), plus the chance to go on various gentle rides. For older children, the gleaming attractions of the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu (15 minutes) may be more suitable.
This location on the eastern side of the national park also gives easy access to Southampton (15 minutes) for the SeaCity Museum and Solent Sky aircraft exhibition or boarding ferries for a trip to the Isle of Wight.
The Huntsman Restaurant, Brockenhurst
A 13th century coaching inn full of character, charm, drink and food. A perfect countryside treat after your busy day in the forest.
Address: Brockenhurst, SO42 7RH
Tel: 01590 622 225
Forest Leisure Cycling
Cycle hire from Forest Leisure Cycling, in Burley, the perfect base for easy access to the New Forest Trails, with rides and bikes for all ages!
Open 7 days a week.
Tel: 01425 403584
Discover the fortress built by Henry VIII. Take a short ferry ride or trek along the 1.5 mile sea road to get to the magnificent castle.
Tel: 01590 642500
Paultons Family Theme Park, Home of Peppa Pig World
Perfect for families, Paultons Family Theme park is a great day out. Paultons Park is host to more than 60 additional rides and attractions.
Address: Paultons Park, Romsey, Hampshire SO51 6AL
Tel: 023 8081 4442
The New Forest Activity Centre
Try some exciting outdoor activities such as archery, bushcraft or family combat games, or take part in a full day of adventure.
Address: New Forest Activities, Hazel Copse Farm, Beaulieu, Hampshire, SO42 7WA
Tel: 01590 612377
The Three Tuns Inn, Bransgore
A cosy retreat in the heart of the New Forest, with a log fire for the winter and a beautiful terrace.
Address: Bransgore, BH23 8JH
Tel: 01425 672232
Ringwood Brewery, Ringwood
Take a tour around Ringwood Brewery and try their four locally brewed Best Bitter and Fortyniner ales.
Address: Ringwood, BH24 3AP
Tel: 01425 470303
Monkey Madness Play Centre, Christchurch
A perfect place for kids to have fun indoors and get some exercise whilst burning off extra energy. Adults will enjoy themselves too with some great offerings in the café!
Address: Reid Street, Christchurch , Dorset, BH23 2BT
Tel: 01202 481015
Facilities available at Ashurst Campsite
in the New Forest
Ashurst campsite benefits from toilets and showers, a launderette, dishwashing facilities and more, making it ideal for new and seasoned campers alike.
Please note that Ashurst is one of our two campsites (the other is Denny Wood) that does not allow you to bring your canine (or other pet) friends.
Full list of Facilities
Ashurst Campsite in the New Forest
Directions to Ashurst Campsite
- Ashurst Campsite lies 2.5 miles North East of Lyndhurst on the A35.
- 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.
Public Transport around Ashurst
Ashurst New Forest station is about 5 minutes walk from the Campsite, next to the New Forest Inn. South West Trains operates a regular service from Southampton to Bournemouth, stopping at Ashurst New Forest. The journey to and from Southampton takes approximately 10 minutes and Bournemouth is approximately 35 minutes away.
The nearest bus stop is visible from the Site Reception and less than a 5 minute walk away. The bus route is the Bluestar number 6 which runs between Southampton and Lymington. The journey to Lymington takes around 35 minutes.
New Forest Tour Bus
The tour bus is a great way to see the New Forest and runs between late June and mid September. It is a hop on hop off service and the Ashurst campsite is situated on the red route.