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 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

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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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Simply Superb

Access to this site is not difficult at all, just ensure you follow club directions on your approach through Brockenhurst. Wardens at time of visit very friendly and helpful. Site is well laid out, and despite what others say felt spacious. The hardstanding pitches were generous in size, well maintained and for the most part level. The facilities block is new, was always spotlessly clean and there was always plentiful hot water. The site offers walking direct into the New Forest, and varied walks are available. We got a strong signal for TV through our Status and good reception on EE for web browsing. Tesco express in Brockenhurst for shopping, but all the other suspects available a bit further afield.
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Fabulous Site

When we stayed on this site it was fairly quiet (unlike other reviewer's experiences) but this was out of school holidays and out of the main season (first week in October). The site itself is well laid out (as with most other CMC sites) and the facilities are, or appeared to be, brand new. Spotless and warm with good water pressure and loads of hot water! The wardens (and apologies because I forgot to note their names) were fabulous. They rang us en-route because we were delayed due to a serious road accident on the M3 and provided us with their mobile number so we weren't left in the late arrivals area overnight. Also very helpful with local info and, as we were attending a wedding very local to the site and were leaving the van unattended for one night, made sure it was secure for us. They were also able to provide a reasonably priced hose extension when ours wouldn't reach the tap. Just be aware of the very high, steep, and generally awkward road humps on the approach roads which despite crawling over still grounded our jockey wheel (I know this isn't the clubs fault as they are managed by the New Forest administration but they are too high) We will be back!!
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Lovely Site

We stayed here for 3 nights in September. It is a lovely site in the New Forest, lots of cycle routes from outside the site. The fish and chip van on a Wednesday is a bonus and they were very tasty. Facilities very clean, lovely big showers. Although the site was full, we found it to be very peaceful.
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Very Expensive, lovely location.

Black Knowl is a well kept site in a lovely location but it is far too expensive ( as other members have commented.) Great area for cycling and walking and for a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Lymington is worth a visit and so is the coastal path from the town. There are some rare birds that nest on the coast. The wardens are welcoming and very helpful, the flowers outside reception are stunning. The site is clean and tidy and the facilities are clean. Good luck to the all the wardens as they move on next year, you will be missed! We will return but C&M please make it less expensive so all members can enjoy the beautiful New Forest.

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Full Site so very crowded

We were earlier than usual visiting Black Knowl this year, as the site was full it was very crowded. The site is completely open with no hedging around any pitches therefore seems overcrowded, a bit like a car park. Not school holidays but the oldies (that's us too) were out making the most of the children being back at school therefore a very crowded full site. There were a number of grass pitches that had to be closed due to the bad weather, I think it rained the whole week we were there. The wardens were very friendly and kept the new toilet block spotless. There are now more hardstanding available, but we need more seeing the state of the grass. Also the hardstandings need weeding, possibly just spraying with weedkiller would help. The approach road is very narrow with vicious speed humps for those towing, care is needed. The village of Brockenhurst can provide all that's needed during your stay. Small Tesco and Sainsbury's although we heard the latter is closing down. The cake shop is fantastic but you need to be there early, before 11.00, for a bacon & brie baguette which would have been great for lunch, if only! Lots of walks from the site, but need wellies, ponies, horses, donkeys and even cows this year just outside the gate. Plenty of days out too just check out the information office. Will be back again next year.

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