Camping in the New Forest

Welcome to the New Forest

New Forest, part of the New Forest National Park, is an idyllic expanse of forest set in southern England well known for its heathland, long forest trails and native ponies. Camping in the New Forest is the perfect getaway for anyone wanting to feel lost in nature.

Simply enjoy walking in the forest, or turn it into an educational trip for the family. Look at the different flora and fauna around, how nature effects the growth of the surroundings and how humans can affect this too. Emerge from the trees and onto the clifftop walks, catching the best views of the Isle of Wight as you go. Once you've taken in as much nature and stunning scenery as you can, take a trip to the Beaulieu and the National Motor Museum or visit during an event for a real show.

Why you should use our campsite in the New Forest

  • Refurbished in 2017
  • Situated in the New Forest National Park
  • Close to Ringwood historic market town
  • Large grounds for camping and outdoor activities

YHA hostels with camping in the New Forest

YHA New Forest Exterior

YHA New Forest

YHA New Forest is a cosy cottage style house in the heart of the New Forest National Park. Enclosed on all sides with thick heathland and tall trees, you get the sense of being set apart from the rest of the world. This also makes YHA New Forest an ideal camping spot, with large flat grounds sheltered from the wind, you will be able to look through the trees above into the starry night sky.

You're never too far away from your creature comforts when you camp here. The recently refurbished hostel has toilets, showers, a self-catering kitchen and dining area available with 24-hour access to all campers.

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Things to do in the New Forest

Couple walking in a forest

Walking and rambling in the New Forest

With 219 square miles to lose yourself in, the New Forest National Park gives you all the heathland and forest you could want to explore. New Forest has plenty of dedicated walking and cycling paths to use, giving less experienced walkers something to enjoy without too much difficulty.



The National Motor Museum offers a large number of attractions including the World of Top Gear and a history of land speed records. Visit during one of the many shows that they hold over the season to get the most of the experience.


Ringwood Church


Ringwood is a historic market town that can date its heritage back to Anglo-Saxon times with a weekly market that has been held since the Middle Ages. Just off the western edge of the New Forest, Ringwood offers a more laid-back day trip out for those wanting to do a little shopping or enjoy the old town views.


Horse riding

Horse riding 

Horse riding in the New Forest is the best way to experience the beauty of the New Forest National Park. With over 3,000 New Forest ponies roaming the beautiful landscapes, the New Forest is the perfect perfect backdrop for a relaxing hack or carriage ride.

Also available in the New Forest