Black Knowl Club Campsite

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, Black Knowl Club Campsite 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 Club Campsite 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.

Things to do on site ...

  • Bike hire

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 the huge range of free pre-mapped walks and hikes near our campsites at Outdooractive's website. You can download the free Outdooractive app and member's can save €10 on an Outdooractive Pro or Pro+ annual subscription.

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: Beaulieu - Up to 33% discount
Offer image for: The New Forest Paddle Sport Company - 10% discount
Offer image for: Young Driver - Southampton West Quay - 20% discount
Offer image for: Locked In A Room - Southampton - 10% discount
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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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Can’t wait to return in September

Black Knowl Club Campsite
My new dog Megan and I were made very welcome by Peter and Jenny and of course their lovely dog Spud . It was a refreshing change to see in no mow May the grass was not constantly mowed all the time and when it was to a decent length that allowed the buttercups and daisies soon flower again . This is the New Forest an area of outstanding beauty and richly deserves such consideration. Well done Peter for having courage to do it .I for one welcomed it and I know I wasn’t the only one . Just think how much fuel and expense this must have saved the club I and Megan can’t wait to come back in September

sylvia and sheba

Reviewed on 26/05/2022 16:10

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Black Knowl Club Campsite
We have stayed at Black Knowl many times and have always enjoyed our time there but unfortunately this visit was very different. The facilities as usual were spotless and the wardens were friendly and helpful but the actual site was very disappointing. The hard standing pitches all have plenty of room but as there were none available we had to go on grass. The grass on the outer edge was very long so we decided to find a pitch in the middle which was a big mistake. We eventually found one which was crammed between two other pitches where the people had decided to extend all their belongings out on either side, blow up sofas and chairs, etc! This was not an isolated case, as we looked around we could see similar things wherever we looked. There seemed to be no identifiable layout and people were just setting their stuff out anywhere they pleased. It felt disorganised, crammed and noisy which was not what we wanted. We might have stayed and searched for a hard standing the next morning as had been suggested, but after we had paid for a week we were told there was no hot water and they did not know when it would be back! This was the final straw so we obtained a refund and went to stay on the Centenary site which was everything we had expected. The club needs to recognise that caravans and cars have got much bigger and think seriously about having fewer grass pitches which are clearly marked. Black Knowl is much more expensive now and it is just not worth it. Needless to say, we shall not booking there again unless there are positive changes.

L T R South

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Reviewed on 26/05/2022 09:02

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Five ticks as usual

Black Knowl Club Campsite

Yet again a great stay on this site. The new wardens (managers) do a fantastic job . As always who could ask for more lovely location. Be warned though it is starting to get expensive to stay here.Will be back in the autumn when prices reduce.

DerekAndSusan

Caravanner from Wiltshire

Reviewed on 03/05/2022 17:59

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Wonderful, relaxing visit

Black Knowl Club Campsite
Another great stay at Black Knowl. In an excellent location, walk straight into the forest from the site entrance, the walk into Brockenhurst is very pleasant and easily accessible. Staff were helpful and friendly and grounds were maintaned to a very high standard. Toilet block was immaculate. All the pitches are spacious. Lots to see and do in the area.

tranew

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Reviewed on 26/04/2022 20:34

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Another wonderful visit

Black Knowl Club Campsite
Wonderful warm and helpful welcome from the Warden Site is kept immaculately clean and tidy with a good choice of hardstanding and grass pitches The setting is magnificent with easy access to the many walking and cycling routes in The Forest Also within easy driving distance to the coast, show gardens/houses and many interesting towns and villages Highly recommended Note for the Club - more serviced pitches would enhance the site still further

MandG

Caravanner from Norfolk

Reviewed on 26/04/2022 16:57

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Telephone:
01590 623600

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Before you travel

Ahead of your arrival onsite, please check our Before you travel webpage (camc.com/beforeyoutravel) for key information about roadworks or diversions and any site works that may be underway.

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!

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On-site bike hire available

To hire a bike at this campsite, just download the App-Bike app on your smartphone for free. When you arrive on-site, choose the bike you want using the app and let the fun begin!

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