Beautiful Brockenhurst

The New Forest is one of the UK’s national parks for good reason, from the lushus foliage to the lovely wild horses, this place will capture your senses and remain in your heart long after you leave.

Where to stay

Brockenhurst isn’t short of places to park your Motorhome or pitch up your caravan, we’ve listed a few below.

Site
Black Knowl Caravan and Motorhome Club Site
This campsite is open to members of the Caravan and Motorhome Club (CAMC) only but we need to mention is as it’s a lovely site in an ideal location to explore the forest, Brockenhurst itself and other local towns.
Main facilities include:
– Toilets & Showers (inc. disabled and baby facilities)
– Wi-fi (charges applicable – see our wi-if on the road blog)
– Electric Hook-up

Site
Long Meadow Campsite
If you’re not a CAMC member then don’t worry, there is another site a stone’s throw away with all the facilities you’ll find at Black Knowl and still within easy reach of Brockenhurst and the many cycle and walking routes around the area.
Main facilities include:
– Toilets & Showers (inc. disabled and baby facilities)
– Free Wi-fi
– Electric Hook-up

Something Different
Setley Ridge Vineyard
Not far from the two above mentioned campsites is a vineyard which is CAMC accredited and has a few pitches. You’ll need to catch them directly for opening dates and there are no facilities other than a toilet during the shop opening times. You’ll be able to explore the forest from here and wake up among the vines and perhaps book a tour or some wine tasting while you’re there!

Four Things to Do in The New Forest

Bike Rides
The New Forest has ample cycle routes for you to explore and enjoy so it is well worth bringing your bikes with you. If you are unable to travel with your bikes, then you can also hire them in the centre of Brockenhurst from Cyclexperience Bicycle Hire.
A favorite route of ours is the old railway route which takes you from Brockenhurst through to Burley where you can stop for a well earned drink and/or food as well as browse the many local shops in the town. It is about 18miles return and more detail about the route can be found here.

Enjoying a mid-way drink in Burley

Try Some Gins
In the heart of Brockenhurst is a lovely little gin bar at the Thatched Cottage where you can explore some new and different gins by buying a flight. In the good weather they have a great little courtyard to enjoy your refreshing beverages, from where you might see a few wild horses wonder past.

Flight of Gin

Walks
If cycling isn’t your thing or to give yourself a break from the saddle there are many walking routes around the forest to enjoy. All of the places to stay mentioned above have easy access to the forest and it’s main trails, to find out more and to explore all the walks around the area go to the new forest website here.

Walking in the Forest

Beaulieu
For anyone interested in vehicles the national motor museum in Beaulieu is a must. Beaulieu is about 7.5miles from Brockenhurst so can be reached by car or bike.
This isn’t just about Cars though, there is something for everyone including the fascinating Palace House and Beaulieu Abbey. One ticket gets you entry to The National Motor Museum, World of Top Gear, Palace House & Gardens, Beaulieu Abbey, The Secret Army Exhibition and unlimited rides on the Monorail & Veteran Bus.
You will need to buy your tickets at least one day in advance (more at peak times), visit their website for more details here.

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