Prices from £10 per night (Two Adults)
Denny Wood Campsite, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ, UK
Camping in ancient woodland
Perfect for those who want a taste of wild camping, there’s a fabulous feeling of remoteness at Denny Wood. Pitches are separated by the natural features of the land, such as ferns, oaks and fallen trees so it feels like you have your own isolated piece of nature. But you’re never alone for long here as you’ll have the company of the free roaming ponies and wildlife including deer, birds and butterflies.
Spend your days exploring the nearby trails on foot or by bike and you’ll be taken into a world of heathland, open grassland, rivers and woodland.
Dogs are not allowed on this site.
This is a limited facility campsite with no showers or toilets, so it’s essential to bring your own chemical toilet.
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
- No toilets or showers
- Chemical toilet required
- Grass only pitches
- Dogs are not allowed on this site due to ground nesting birds
- Close to Brockenhurst, Lyndhurst and Beaulieu
Activities near Denny Wood Campsite
The New Forest and surrounding area offers visitors to Denny Wood campsite a whole range of fun activities and family days out to enjoy. You can go horse riding and cycling in the forest or head a little further afield to one of the area’s many attractions or simply sample some of the local food and drink on offer in one of the area’s many tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.
With the forest in such close proximity, you’ll never be short of things to do. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
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 Denny Wood Campsite
in the New Forest
Please note: There are no toilets or shower facilities on site, so your own chemical toilet is required. The site has a special emphasis on nothing but nature, meaning that grassland and trees take precedence over toilet and shower blocks, though chemical toilet disposal facilities are available.
Drinking taps are provided, and Denny Wood’s 170 pitches cover tents, trailers and caravans, with hardstanding and seasonal pitches available.
Denny Wood is one of our two campsites (the other is Ashurst) that does not allow you to bring your canine (or other pet) friends.
Full list of Facilities
Denny Wood Campsite in the New Forest
Directions to Denny Wood Campsite
- Leave the M27 at junction 3 on to the M271, signposted Southampton & The Docks
- At the 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
- Just before Lyndhurst Village there is a left hand turn on to Beaulieu Road, the B3056. Denny Wood campsite is situated about a mile down this road on the right hand side.
Public Transport around Denny Wood
The closest railway station is at Beaulieu Road on the B3056 about ¾ of a mile south of Denny Wood or ½ mile using the Forest footpath.
Beaulieu Road station is a request stop on the Weymouth – London line. There are no bus services from this station apart from the New Forest Tour Bus.
Denny Wood campsite is not on a current Bus route except for the New Forest tour bus.
The nearest public service bus stop is in Lyndhurst, 2 miles away.
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 Denny Wood campsite is situated on the green route.