Prices from £10 per night (Two Adults)
Matley Wood Campsite, Lyndhurst SO43 7FZ, UK
Camping back to basics
Matley Wood campsite stands out because of its ‘nothing but nature’ emphasis and stunning location, which provides a great base for exploring the surrounding woodland and picturesque villages of Lyndhurst, Ashurst and Beaulieu.
It’s an ideal spot for nature lovers, with opportunities to relax on your pitch and enjoy nature’s entertainment of wildlife – such as deer, foxes, and birds of prey.
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
- Pets welcome
Activities near Matley 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 Matley Wood Campsite
in the New Forest
Pitches are suitable for tents, caravans and motorhomes, making Matley Wood campsite perfect for all campers.
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.
On arrival please collect permits from Denny Wood campsite reception. Denny Wood reception office hours are published on the notice board.
Matley Wood also offers the perfect place for a rally or group gathering.
Full list of Facilities
Matley Wood Campsite in the New Forest
Directions to Matley Wood Campsite
Nearest Station: Beaulieu Road Station 3/4mile
Nearest Bus Stop: Lyndhurst 2 miles
By Public Service Bus
Unfortunately Denny & Matley Wood Campsites are not on any of the current Bus routes, except for the New Forest Tour Bus.
The New Forest Tour Bus
Operates a circular route around the New Forest in the summer months of June, July and August. Tour bus stops outside both campsites every hour. Ticket covers all day travel hopping on and off as many times as you like. The route includes Lyndhurst, Brockenhurst, Lymington, Beaulieu and Exbury Gardens.
Call & Go
Call & Go is a bookable bus service using vehicles that have easy access entrances for passengers. The buses are capable of carrying people in their wheelchairs or with scooters and are easily accessible to parents with buggies. Anyone whose needs are not met by public services can use Call & Go.
For more information: New Forest telephone: 0845 602 4326, East Hampshire: 01420 475759
The closest rail station is at Beaulieu road on the B3056 ¾ mile south of Denny Wood or ½ mile using the Forest footpath. Beaulieu Road Station is a request stop on the Weymouth – London Waterloo. There is however no bus service from this station.
Once on site
Cycling & Walking around Denny & Matley Wood Denny Wood is well placed for cycling and walking. Waymark track 39 runs through the campsite which links up with nearly all the other cycle tracks and walking routes in the New Forest. Access to cycle routes from Matley Wood does mean crossing the B3056 although there are numerous walk ways around Matley camp site.
Beaulieu Road inn, ¾ mile from Denny Wood on the B3056 or can be walked to along the forest path. Lyndhurst, 2 miles from Denny Wood on the B3056 or 3 miles via forest track.