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 ...

Touring season dates at Black Knowl have now been extended until January 2020.

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
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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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First time stay....

Having come across this site on a Facebook page we follow we decided to give it a try with a view of perhaps booking a longer stay next year. We stayed in a Caravan & Camping Club site at Verwood many years ago so knew that we'd enjoy the area with its walks etc. Access to the site is good (despite width restrictions) and is clearly set out in the membership book and on the website and the site itself is quite nice. We pitched near the entrance so we could escape to walk the dog etc. easily so didn't really get to look around the site as a whole. There is no dog walking on the site at all (clearly pointed out by the wardens on arrival) but there is a "stop off point" within the site should your dog get caught short or just need a nighttime relief. That said just go for a pitch nearer the entrance and you'll be OK. The kids do ride their bikes around the site a lot and sometimes do forget about other users but it didn't present too much of an issue with us. Just a word of warning for those of you that may get irritated by it. This is the first time I've used the showers on a club site (we generally use the one in our van) and I was extremely and pleasantly surprised as to the cleanliness and quality of the facilities. FIRST CLASS! The location is just superb! To be honest I reckon that's what makes this site SO popular and it's 100% understandable. A short walk and you are in the most beautiful commonland with the famous New Forest ponies, cattle and donkeys around you. The walks in the woods are well marked out and easily accessible and it's easy to see just why the New Forest is a destination UK holiday. I don't know why and couldn't put my finger on it but this wasn't the best site we've stayed at (maybe just the mix of visitors etc at the time - and I appreciate we were there too!) but we certainly will go there again for a longer break and add it to our future short breaks itinerary as well.
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Lovely Holiday

Stayed here 12 nights lovely clean site very friendly wardens. Can't believe how some members don't pitch up properly the pegs are there for a reason!!!!! Please follow the rules and give everyone safe space
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New Forest at its best!

I have visited the New Forest for best part of 40yrs since I was a child. I will never tire of the beautiful area. Just had a 5 nights stay at Black Knowl and it has to be one of my favourite ever sites. The owners were very friendly and all the guests I spoke to were to. The site was kept immaculate. The toilet block was nearly new and had everything needed. Pitches were a lovely size as well. Can’t wait to come back!!!
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5 Star is Not Enough

Stayed on the site July 19 and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great reception from jovial, friendly wardens. The floral display when you enter the site is second to non. The toilet and shower blocks are fantastic and spotless. Modern easy MSVP with good access even for big rigs. Local area is brilliant for cycling, walking, birdwatching, horse and animal watching. We cycled 24 miles and 13 miles for our 2 rides in lovely countryside. Fab place and we had great families and couples all around us.
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A truly wonderful site

We'd stayed at Black Knowl many times back in the mid-90's and at that time we had always loved the place, the surroundings and the New Forest itself. After a 20 year break we returned to caravanning and returned to the newly-renovated site for a week to see if anything had changed. We found Black Knowl still to be as enchanting as ever and our family had a wonderful time there in 2019. The site was very different to how we remembered it, and very much improved with the renovation. Shower blocks were immaculate, grass well tended, wardens very helpful and all in a perfect location. The only slightly negative points were that the pitches seemed to be closer together than we remembered and there was a lack of foliage landscaping to break up the regimented lines of pitches. It seems like whoever designed the site layout had an objective of cramming in as many pitches as possible within the available space. However this didn't overly detract from our enjoyment and we saw it as a sign of the times. Very easy to travel to beaches and other tourist areas if you stay off the main routes and take to the forest roads. Also recommend the New Forest Cider farm in nearby Burley! Read in other reviews that some people had experienced trouble with dogs. This was absolutely not the case during our stay and even if it had been, a gentle word with one of the wardens (or the dog owner) would have sorted it out quickly.
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Telephone:
01590 623600

Site information

On Sunday 8th September the New Forest Marathon will be taking place. During the event the site access road will be closed between 10.15 and 14.00 and Beechern Wood car park will be closed. Visitors leaving the site on this day must depart before 10.15, and arrivals must be after 2pm.