Black Knowl Caravan Club Site

Aldridge Hill, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QD

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Once the royal hunting forest of William the Conqueror and now a beautiful National Park, the Black Knowl (New Forest) Club Site has an open, peaceful aspect while being conveniently located within walking distance of Brockenhurst. The Hampshire caravan site is in a wonderful setting in the forest and in October at night, stags can be heard roaring in the forest, along with owls and other forest creatures. The town offers plenty of good quality restaurants, places of interest and shopping treats to keep everyone in the family happy on their holiday.

Black Knowl (New Forest) Club Site opens onto over 140 miles of lovely walking track for you to explore in the Forest whether on foot, cycle or horseback. For those with an interest in local history, The Lyndhurst Museum and Visitors' Centre will shed more than enough light on the rich and fascinating past of the Forest. Other nearby attractions include The National Motor Museum at Beaulieu, Exbury Gardens and The New Forest Reptile Centre. For those who dream of taking to the open sea, cruise ships can be viewed on the nearby Solent. You can reach the Isle of Wight via Lymington Ferry and visit Lepe Country Park by the sea with a cafe (seasonal and weekend openings) and children's play area and BBQ area for hire. If you fancy some retail therapy, the Southampton and Bournemouth shopping centres are within easy driving distance from the caravan park and will leave you spoilt for choice.

If you are fancying a take away, Brockenhurst has a great choice. Details of all restaurants, take aways and days out are available in our Information Room.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Dog walk from site
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: good
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:

The unique landscape of the New Forest makes ideal walking; explore the ancient woodland, lowland heath and cliff top walks. Routes are available in the information room. There is also a walking festival in September/ October with many bookable guided walks.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

Supermarket notes:

The closest are Tesco Express and Sainsburys Local in Brockenhurst 1 mile, and Waitrose in Lymington 7 miles (MH access)

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Directions

Please only use these recommended directions for the final approach and not sat nav, due to unsuitable roads for towing. From A337 (Lyndhurst – Lymington): in Brockenhurst (0.25 mile past Balmer Lawn Hotel) take 2nd right opposite Careys Manor Hotel into Grigg Lane (B3055, Sway, New Milton). In about 0.25 mile continue across staggered crossroads into Sway Road. In 200 yards (past petrol station on the right) turn right into The Rise (signposted Rhinefield, Burley). Continue to T-junction and turn right into Rhinefield Road. Continue for 1 mile (passing Forest Park Hotel). Within 0.25 mile turn right past Beachern Wood car park. Continue on tarmac road (speed ramps). In 0.75 mile turn sharp right. The site is in 200 yards. Note: only approach Brockenhurst on A337. Do not use main st or short cuts due to width restrictions.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
SO42 7QD
GPS:
Lat 50.82919 / Lon -1.59541
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OS field ref:
SU286033
OS map ref:
195
Handbook map ref:
H3

Transport links

  • Buses go to: Lyndhurst and Lymington
  • Car hire on site
  • Nearest train station: Brockenhurst
  • Train station within 5 miles

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A little gem of a site

We have just had a lovely quiet relaxing week at Black Knowl. It is situated right in the forest with walks immediately outside of the site. Horses and cattle roaming right up to the site entrance. The facilities were spotless and the Covid restrictions worked really well, never had to wait to use the toilet block. Check in was smooth and well managed. We never really had much interaction with the wardens after arriving but they always seemed cheerful when around the site. The only slight moan is people do tend to cut across the grass pitches which can be a bit annoying. That said we would definitely recommend this site and look forward to returning.

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Very crowded!

Stayed for a long w/end just after schools had returned and, unsurprisingly, the site was virtually full. It was our first visit to Black Knowl and we felt safe with good Covid measures in place, and the site was clean and tidy. Wardens were busy and visible and clearly worked hard to maintain the site. However, it is not a big site and when full it felt extremely crowded which, of course, meant that noise from neighboring pitches was hard to ignore (particularly if they played music inside their awnings!). There was no privacy, say from hedge planting or trees, to break up the car park feel and that was not to our liking. Without a privacy room or windbreak we felt rather 'on show' anytime we stepped outside.

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Booked pitch late after cancellation asked for hard standing and told there was one. Arrived mid afternoon Friday booked in and was explained where to pitch on hard standing pitch. Drove around site to find all hard standing had been taken. Went back to office where I was then told for the first time it is on a first come basis. As my wife is not in the best of health we needEd hard standing to avoid damp and had we been told this when booking we would not have booked. This being our first time to this site will not be looking to book again. Having just driving from Surrey after my wife had come out of hospital in the morning we then had to drive home again. Site did refund site fees but it has cost us fuel just to tow our caravan for over 4 hours for nothing

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One of the best

We have just spent the bank holiday weekend here, only the second trip out since restrictions have been lifted and our very first club site so still very apprehensive. We really didn't need to be, excellent organisation and precautions with regards to the covid situation. Although we didn't use them, the facilities were kept spotless with regular cleaning and the amount of people using them was limited at all times. The wardens deserve a really big thank you, all were so friendly and ready to help at any time. Happy to pass the time of day even though they are always on the go! The site is right in the New Forest, ponies just at the entrance and lovely walks and cycle paths. Only a mile walk through the forest to a really nice local pub. Really felt relaxed on a stunning site in a beautiful location not that far from home. Just wished we had booked longer! Have already booked for next year, can't wait!
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Great set of wardens and support staff

Had a great 17 days on site and experienced all weathers....however lots to do come rain or shine. The wardens and back up staff were exceptional and went out of their way to assist the customer. Last time we visited the experience was not quite the same. The site is great for the children keeping them outdoors most of the time away from the media devices. If there is one small issue, parents should monitor their children as playing around other persons outfits is really a no no in this climate. Irrespective; have booked again for next year hoping the same CC crew is in situ.

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Telephone:
01590 623600

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities. Therefore, we are asking all those guests entering reception areas and shops to wear a face covering, so please remember to bring your own with you.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.