Black Knowl Caravan Club Site (REF : BKK)

Aldridge Hill, Brockenhurst, Hampshire, SO42 7QD

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

Black Knowl Club site has now been redeveloped to include a brand new toilet and shower facility with family shower rooms, 29 new hardstandings (18 of which are serviced) and improved reception and parking. We look forward to welcoming you.

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 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.

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
Plan a route to this site
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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Quiet and peaceful stay

A beautiful location. Staff helpful. Toilets and showers are spotless. Very dog friendly which is important for us. We will certainly be returning.

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Wonderful site

We stayed here for half term and were joined by our daughter and 8 year old grandson. He loved it. Couldn’t get over the “wild” animals roaming around Brockenhurst. We visited Hurst Castle. A lovely day out and a short ferry trip. Also we had a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Would recommend the Rainbow Fish Bar in Brockenhurst. Great fish and chips. If you need a large supermarket there is one at Hythe which takes you through Beaulieu. Will definitely be visiting again. Staff were friendly and helpful. Facilities clean despite the number of people on site. Highly recommended.
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Excellent with just one gripe!

We really love the Black Knowl site and have stayed here on a number of occasions. The location of the site is amazing, right in the middle of the forest so you get complete peace and quiet. We love the fact that you can step out the gate of the site and walk off in a number of different directions through the forest. Cycling in the area is also great with many waymarked cycle paths through the forest. The wardens on the site are really friendly and helpful and although the site was busy when we were there the wardens coped admirably and everyone was checked in quickly and easily despite a large number of people arriving at the same time. We were on a serviced pitch which was brilliant. Nice and big, flat and with a water tap and waste drain on the pitch. Each pitch also has a reasonably sized grassy area beside the pitch where you can sit out if the weather is nice. The quality of the facilities are second to none. The toilet block is only a couple of years old and has excellent showers and toilets and washbasins in cubicles which are all kept spotlessly clean. There is also an excellent laundry room on the site which was handy as we were away for 10 days and ran out of clean jeans! I only have one gripe about the site and this might be something that the wardens could consider for the future. Each morning the ladies toilet block closes for cleaning at 10:15am which in my mind is far far far too early. The men’s block doesn’t close until 11am. I know I’m generalising here but in my experience ladies take quite a bit longer than men in the shower and it might be an idea to swap the cleaning times over so that the men’s closes earlier and the ladies later. On several of the mornings that we were there there was a large queue of ladies waiting to use the shower around 9:30am. On a couple of occasions I didn’t get into the shower because of the queue until 10am which meant that my shower was very rushed and on one occasion I still hadn’t got into the shower by 10:05am and I knew I would never make it before closing time so I ended up having to shower in the caravan. My husband said that there were never any queues in the gents showers as men seem to be in and out a lot quicker than ladies. Perhaps a trial of closing the showers the other way round would be worth trying. Apart from that we think this is our favourite site on the network.
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Family BH Break - As Wanted

We had booked a serviced pitch when bookings were first available for a long BH weekend to enjoy family time. The drain on the newly built serviced pitches are just simple enough to work well. Using the solid pipe method, as here http://caravanchronicles.com/2013/05/26/connecting-your-drainage-on-serviced-pitches/ the hinged cover on the drain holds the pipe in place. Arriving early on friday it was amusing to find 2 other dads had towed down to pitch up then go collect the family after school/work. Air awning erection single handed makes things easier. Family on site and our much awaited break began with a campsite curry as is traditional. Saturday we explored the myriad of cycle paths just outside the site entrance turning right at Ober Corner and following signs with no idea of where our bikes would take us. Tree covered trails lead onto open expanses with the odd beaver dam built in streams and finding a circular route back to site with the evening arrival of horses, ponies and cattle to walk amongst. A Cadac meal cooked and eaten in the open with the setting sun framing the memories created. Sunday we took the car to Milford on Sea for fish & chips in the refurbished Needle Eye Cafe, a tradition sea front cafe that serves superb food at very reasonable prices. The weather was blustery and the Needles in sea mist and low cloud, despite the site in blazing sunshine. Monday we collected elderly parent and used her wheelchair for the first time to go and see the horses and ponies, returning for another Cadac cooked meal that went down well. Evening saw the air awning packed with ease and ready for a leisurely departure this morning. The wardens kept the site pristine, even sweeping gravel off the roads. Grass trimmed. Refuse taken away. Toilet block immaculate. The number of bicycles and demography shows just what this site is for, getting out without a vehicle. We are booked for next year.
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This was by far the best site we have been to yet. Plenty to do nearby, peaceful location, the only downside is we are going to be comparing others to this and I think it will be difficult to beat.
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Site contact details

Telephone:
01590 623600

Site information

Due to the New Forest 10 Run on Sunday 7 July the road to our site from Rhinefield Road to Ober Corner will be closed from 11:15am until 12:30pm. All departures will need to be by 11am and No arrivals until after 12:30pm. Beechern Wood car park will be closed for the duration of this event.

Please note that due to the New Forest Show, New Park from the 30 July till 1 August there may be long traffic delays.