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

Prices

Extras

Price per night for extra car: £2.00

Supplements

Supplement per night per service pitch £3.90

Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)

Yes

Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

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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)

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

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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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Favourite site but too much dog barking !

This has turned into our favourite site as it is fantastic for dogs. We were there in June 18 and having a dog of our own we are obviously not averse to them, quite the contrary. Our visit this time was spoilt by somebody in a Motorhome with 5 dogs. Once one started barking they all started. What was most disappointing was that the owners were either unwilling or incapable of stopping them. Maybe the C&MC need to think about limiting the number of dogs per pitch. If you have a dog this is the site for you ( it seems from previous reviews that everybody seems to ) The New Forrest is only a 100 yds away and full of open spaces. Whilst we were there we went to Lymington on the train and Lyndhurst on the bus. Both easily accessible from Brockenhurst which is an easy 40 minute walk from the campsite. Found wardens as ever very friendly facilities great albeit maybe short of one or two more showers. I noticed that many of the people I spoke to knew other people because they all visit regularly. If you get over the cliques it says something about how good the site is. Finally, I’ve read lots about the approach road and have to say the difference between last year and this is marked and I don’t think there is any problem. I also don’t think that being off pitch at 11.30 with entry at 12 a problem.
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Departure Time and Access Road

Whilst I appreciate the need for staggered arrival and departure times, due to site access road, why are members on site required to leave by 11.30 rather than new arrivals not being accepted before 12:30? At the Chatsworth Site, where access is even more restricted, requiring a marshalled queuing system, members cannot arrive before 13:00 but are still allowed to stay until 12:00. Whatever restrictions are in place problems still occur when meeting large motor homes entering or leaving sites with restricted access. Where possible the Club should consider providing passing places. I accept there is one right by the entrance to Black Knoll, but the newly surfaced road from Ober Corner has about a 30cm drop each side making it unwise to leave the road to pass large oncoming vehicles.
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Lovely Site in the Heart of the New Forest

We've just spent half-term week here with the kids and were very impressed with the site and it's new toilet block. The welcome on arrival was great and the wardens were really friendly and helpful. There was a slight drama one morning when the Ladies showers decided to stop working, but nothing too major. My only slight gripe is with dogs being allowed to pee or poo on any patch of grass by their owners, when there is a massive expanse of open land right outside the gates. There were many young children playing around the site and a lot of the time on grass where kids were playing. I am sure the dog owners will say there were too many kids - but it was half-term. The fish and chip van on a Wednesday evening was very welcome and the food was delicious. The site is brilliantly located on the edge of the forest, with walks and bikes a plenty, right from the site gate and the village is only a 2 mile walk down the "yellow brick road", where there is a good selection of eateries. Can recommend the Huntsman and the Dynasty Curry House.

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Nice, but not that nice!

We have just returned from five nights at Black Knowl. We love the New Forest and were looking forward to trying this site for the first time, one of the attractions was the proximity to Brockenhurst and the all new facilities. So far so good, we understand that the approach road was very bad, the immediate approach from Ober corner has been tarmacked and is as smooth as silk. The rest of the road is still pretty bad, one pothole in particular is a monster and difficult to avoid. If you are a motorhomer who goes out every day in your van then this would become a bit of a trial I would imagine. The new facilities are, as might be expected, very clean, modern and in a very attractive building. Nevertheless, there seems to be a mismatch in the proportion of showers to washbasin cubicles, and I did have to queue one morning, one shower cubicle was out of order the whole week, although I understand this is due to be sorted out in the next few days. The water from the taps on hand basins is a mere dribble, not good. As another reviewer commented the toilet seats are of poor quality and poorly fitted. On a positive note there is a code for the toilet block which is a great idea and might discourage children causing problems in the toilets. Our main complaint was the sheer number of dogs on the site. I know that any mention of dogs immediately becomes a sensitive topic, I don't have a dog but have nothing against them per se. However, the sheer number made us feel that this was a site exclusively for dog owners, within four units of us there were a total of 10 dogs, including yapping puppies. Whilst I am sure all the owners would claim they are responsible owners, it was clear to see that some of them certainly were not. There was a bag of poo on the ground just by the pedestrian gate just a few steps from a dog bin! Why?!!! Owners are requested to exercise their dogs off site, this gives rise to the early morning sneaky poopers, I watched a man at 6.30a.m. letting his dogs do their business in the roadway and quickly scooping it up hoping nobody had spotted him. The service pitches are generous and ours was pretty level. I don't understand why the wardens insist that motorhomes park to the peg as for a caravan since there is no car to accommodate. All in all it is a very pleasant site in a very convenient location, with all the new facilities to be paid for it is definitely not cheap, but with no commercial sites to provide any competition there is very limited choice if you want to be in the heart of the forest with all the amenities. Would we go there again, probably not, but if you are a dog owner then you couldn't ask for anything more - it's doggie heaven!
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Bank holiday break.

Our first visit to Black knowl since redevelopment. Probably one of the best C C sites and now with an excellent new toilet and amenities block. The new hard standings are all well prepared and large enough for caravan ,awning and large car. We had service pitch which was superb. In our opinion the site is best suited to couples and not families , there appears to be no on site kids area and the site can therefore become a playground with bikes being cycled around and around. Other members have mentioned a slight ‘anti dog’ feeling with which we agree , in fact this is not only limited to Black knowl , others we have visited this year have similar dogs not to be walked on site etc etc. We have never encountered any problem with dogs on site , many caravaners choose caravan holidays so that their companions can go along too. The wardens were fantastic offering a warm welcome and advice as we needed to purchase a new water pump as ours failed on arrival.thanks to our caravan neighbors who lent a pump whilst we obtained a new one the next day locally in Brockenhurst .where there is a useful ironmongers who also sell lots of caravan spares (opposite the Honda garage).
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Telephone:
01590 623600

Site information

New Forest Show - Please note the show runs on the 24th, 25th and 26th July 2018. There may be some travel delays due to the large volume of traffic which uses the site's access road to get to the show ground. No arrivals before 12 noon please.