New Forest Camping: Where to Stay And What to Choose – Will it be A Ready Tent, Or higher Luxury?

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The new Forest UK National Park has 10 lovely Forestry Commission run camping grounds and campsites to pitch up and stay for a fantastic holiday. You can either bring your Top Forest Camping in Rishikesh own tent or caravan or hire a Ready Tent or Safari Tent, if you fancy a bit more luxury from your camping experience. I’ve visited them all and know how good they are.

The 10 New Forest Campsites are

Aldridge Hl – opens 26th May 2011 to 6th June then 23rd June to 6th September 2011
200 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. This is just beyond your lovely New Forest small town
of Brockenhurst. The Ober Water Stream runs alongside the campsite and there are lovely walks and cycling passages and paths to follow.
Ashurst – is great if you want to come by train or public transport – perhaps with your tent on your back??
Camping facilities here are for a family holiday. The garden soil is flat and it is very close to a pub if you don’t fancy cooking. It opens 14th Apr 2011 to 26th September 2011 with 280 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes
Denny Wood – as the name suggests this is in a lovely wood land setting. It opens 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 with 170 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Again you can leave the campsite for long New Forest walks or triggered on your bike to truly discover the beauty of the New Forest
Hollands Wood is a very popular New Forest campsite – so book early. It opens 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 and is Winner of the Silver David Bellamy Award for Efficiency with 600 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Suitable for a family holiday and the dog too! as there are dog showers in case the next thunderstorm turns a bit wet and the dog turns very muddy!. Close to Brockenhurst Small town with small town shops, stores, banks, restaurants and bike hire close at hand. Nearby is the Balmer Lawn Hotel and a lovely stream which is very popular for children to sprinkle in during the summer.
Holmsley is open 14th April 2011 to 31st March 2011. There are 600 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes suitable for a family holiday. I visited last year and saw the Safari tents, they really do put camping into a new little league! Proper air mattresses and beds, sitting, dining and kitchen areas and decking outside. This is true, luxury camping. It is on the site of an old WW2 airfield so the camping is flat, open heathland with miles and miles of flat, safe New Forest open areas to explore on foot or bike.
Ocknell and Longbeech are 2 New Forest Camping grounds which are very close to each other, but very different. They open 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 and offer value camping with 480 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. One is from a beechwood setting and the other, again is on an old WW2 airfield site, with flat, open heathland with beechwood region.
Matley Wood is next door to Denny Wood and is open 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 It is a small wood land camping ground of 70pitches only, for tents, caravans and motorhomes
Roundhill is a wonderful New Forest campsite. There is open heathland with a small lake but most importantly there is a animal information centre run by the wardens. They have created a fantastic resource centre for visitors to gain knowledge and understanding of the new Forest. They have won a David Bellamy Gold Efficiency Award for all their hard work. Roundhill campsite opens 14th April 2011 to 26th September 2011 with 500 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes this campsite offers value. I visited here last year and saw their Ready tents and wanted to stay there and then!
Setthorns is the only New Forest campsite open all year. With 237 pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes. Again a lovely wood land setting with birds and animal very close by.
Whether you bring you own worn and welcoming tent, a brand new state of the art tent or decide to experience luxury in a Ready Tent or Safari tent I know you’ll love the experience.

I found all these campsites were beautifully run by enthusiastic, knowledgeable wardens and their teams. All the shower blocks, washing areas or other areas I visited could only be described as immaculately clean and well run. Most have also been redesigned and offer a high standard of camping those family, whether you choose a quiet, small wood land setting or a larger capacity camping ground.

I have substantially more information for you on my website which offers a unique insight into living in the beautiful New Forest UK National Park. Visit My New Forest Life Travel Guide and pay attention to more to make your new Forest Camping holiday really great.

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