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)

Great savings on days out

Offers available to Club members

Offer image for: New Forest Wildlife Park - 10% discount
Offer image for: Beaulieu - Up to 33% discount
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Please Note: Due to the deer rutting season, Forestry England have closed the gate at the top of Aldridge Hill (access road to site) from 1 October 2021 until 3 January 2022. Entry is only permitted to CAMC site guests. Please ensure you close the gate behind you before continuing on.

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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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
Very pleasant site, well maintained (as you would expect from a CAMC) nicely spaced out and the cleanest toilets and showers I think I have seen so far on a club site! Good location for cycling, walking and Brockenhurst (walk across the heathland). Very quiet site, but that might reflect the time of year as it was outside of school holidays.

TLRidds

Reviewed on 03/10/2021 11:58

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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
so our first visit here a couple of weeks ago a lovely welcome by the staff, we were late arriving and a little stressed but the staff were wonderful and obliging's . the area was just amazing and i quickly booked to go again so very peaceful and friendly . the speed limit is is 5 mph like most sites but there are always some who just will not drive to be safe ,they were plenty of dogs around we fount no issues as we walked our own, most people were very friendly and helpful. it was wonderful to see the horses just roaming around along with other live stock. I would just like to say thank you to everyone i met there it was a faboulas holiday.

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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
This is an excellent site and in an excellent location, but visits are spoiled by too many members who fail to adhere to the speed limit. I don’t mean by an extra mile or two per hour, but by a lot more than double the limit. Can’t these members read? The Club should post electronic speed recording devices around the site. Also, more and more dog owners are just walking their dogs around the green spaces around the camp site, very often between pitches so their dog can do it’s toilet business. These members should be filmed by other members and then banned. This particular location is fantastic for dog owners with the forest common land just outside the gate, so why do they have to wander around the site until their dog(s) perform? The Club should place signage around the site so guilty members have no excuses. Site staff should also give a verbal warning when carrying out check-in on arrival.

Kontikiboy

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Reviewed on 28/09/2021 12:48

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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
Being just over an hour from home, we love Black Knowl, and have been many times. Brockenhurst itself is delightful, with cafes, wine bar, an excellent butcher, Tesco & Co-Op. Our electric bikes enable us to explore far and wide on the many traffic-free routes through the forest. Lyndhurst is an easy cycle, with interesting shops and the New Forest Heritage Centre being well worth a visit. One minor disappointment was the Fish & Chip van (Wednesday) - having been on a 20 mile ride to Lymington and beyond, we were looking forward to a fish supper, and not having to cook. We were very surprised that they had run out of all fish by 7pm (open until 7.30pm) - surely that's the mainstay of their business (they serve several CAMC sites in the area throughout the week)?? Let's hope it was just a one-off, otherwise maybe the site should consider a different vendor?

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Reviewed on 26/09/2021 12:47

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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
Love this site. Set in the New Forest you are spoilt for choice where to walk without needing your car. Perfect for our black Labrador - lots of streams to cool off in after the walks and hot weather we had at the beginning of the summer. Brockenhurst, a lovely walk across the lawns, has everything you need for shopping - a fabulous butcher/fishmonger, green grocers and bakers, as well as gift shops, Tesco’s and a co-op. We only shopped once elsewhere over the 3 weeks we stayed! Plenty of places to eat from breakfasts, cream teas to dinners and drinks. Recommend the Snakecatcher, Commoners Wine Bar, Forresters, New Forest Inn and The Oak Inn in Bank. Just a fabulous place. Only small criticism was that wardens were a little slow refilling the hand sanitizer points by toilets and service points so have your own handy. Can’t wait to be back next Autumn.

LizandMark

Reviewed on 01/09/2021 08:09

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01590 623600

Site information

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.