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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:
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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
A very well laid out site with clean and pleasant facilities. Check in was friendly, helpful & efficient. We did use our own washroom for the majority of the time (due to COVID) but couldn't resist 1 shower at the end of a hot day! Lot's of lovely walks, especially down by the river, easily accessible and easy terrain even for our two little dogs (Chihuahua's) On a hot sunny day the river walk is great, mostly shaded. The walk into Brockenhurst did take us about 1.5 hrs, there and back, but then, we are not fast walkers! There is a well stocked Tesco express and Co-Op in the town. Just one small issue, do the noisy ride on mowers really have to start work Sunday morning? Did spoil the last segment of the stay there!

AjPhull

Motorhomer

Reviewed on 18/07/2021 17:52

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Generally Good. Watch out for your EHU being unplugged!

Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
Black is generally really good, with good facilities and excellent pitches.A big improvement since it was 'renovated' a year or so back. The location is also excellent, being in centre of the New Forest is ideal for those who have dogs, enjoy walking, cycling etc. Brockenhurst Village is a (relatively) short 35 minute walk away. We have noticed however that some of the ‘wardens’ are sometimes less than friendly. This possibly because this site in particular is much busier than usual at this time of year. I guess many people are unable to access their usual summer caravan trips to Europe’s sunnier climes and as a result have had to stay in the UK. One other concern on this site. We noticed that the ‘wardens’ here have a policy of cutting the grass around the pitches on regular basis. Nothing wrong with that, except that to do so they remove campers Electric Hook Up lines when they are away, and then cut the grass. Some time later the wardens plug the EHU cable back in. This risks ‘tripping’ the caravan internal electrics, and is not recommended as far as I am ware Imagine going out on a hot day, and returning a few hours later to find that your fridge and freezer had been off for some time (not all automatically switch to gas) and that the deliciously cold ice cream you were looking forward to is now a melted puddle, as are the rest of the contents of your fridge / freezer. So, be aware.

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Reviewed on 15/07/2021 14:36

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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
If you love the New Forest this is an excellent site to stay at, it has the usual high standards you expect at a club site, alas we only booked for the weekend but we still had time to explore the numerous trails and roads on our bikes as well as feeling relaxed on site, hopefully we`ll be able to stay for a longer period in the near future.

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Reviewed on 15/07/2021 08:10

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Great for exploring the new forest

Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
Just arrived back after a 2 week stay at Back Knowl. It is a large site and while we were there pretty much full most nights, everywhere was clean and while at times some of the bands where clearly missing, the majority of people were adhering to latest COVID policy. We didn’t think the upkeep of the site was any noisier than any other site we have stayed on, we thought it was peaceful and relaxing, also everyone has the right (providing club rules are followed) to stay on sites in whatever unit they want: be it old, new, small or large. The site is perfect to explore the new forest by foot or bike and there’s a flat 4 mile ‘ish’ return walk into Brockenhurst, which is a nice village. It’s not far to drive to Lyndhurst, Lymington, Beaulieu/Bucklers Hard, or drive slightly further to visit the coast and quays - Milford on Sea, Mudeford, Christchurch. We had a great holiday. Oh, and any dog owners like us, do please pick up on the dog area, it isn’t up to the wardens to pick up after our dogs, and no one should put them in a situation where they have to close the small dog area for 24 hrs (it happened during our stay), because of the small minority who think they shouldn’t pick up.

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Black Knowl Caravan Club Site
Recently stayed here and left early due to the lack of peace and quiet and the site resembling a commercial vehicle park, never have we seen so many motorhomes continually driving by looking for a pitch and this combined with the continual use of tractors , grass cutting equipment etc we couldn’t cope with the noise! Surely it’s time the Club invested in electric vehicles by now? Seen them on many other sites around the country, good for the environment and for the peace of your guests. The final straw that made our decision to leave was when a huge motorhome, ( so large that it had to put it’s front wheels on the grass as the back end was overhanging the pitch!) The size of a single decker coach ! Totally blocked our view and the light and who honestly wants to sit and relax with something like this in your line of vision ? Have stayed at this site a few times over the years but sadly would never come back.

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Reviewed on 10/07/2021 15:59

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Site contact details

Telephone:
01590 623600

Site information

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

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.