Camping Pitch

UK England South East England Hampshire Ringwood YHA New Forest

  • Sleeps 6 (max 6 adults, 5 children)
Pitch your tent where you like in the camping meadow; with the added bonus of full hostel facilities on hand.

The Owner Says

These grass camping pitches are the perfect location for enjoying the New Forest. The camping meadow is set around the main Youth Hostel building, and with undesignated pitches, you are free to find a spot that suits you. Picnic tables are scattered around the meadow for campers to use. On site there is are modern facilities for campers to the rear of the main building with toilets, showers, kitchen and laundry. Inside the main building you will find showers, toilets and washing up facilities, and you also have the added bonus of full hostel facilities with a kitchen, lounge, Wi-Fi, cycle storage and a drying room.

About YHA New Forest

Suitable For

Tents, families, groups, couples – yes. Campervans, caravans, trailer tents, dogs – no.


The footpaths and cycle trails around the picturesque villages of Brook, Cadnam and Bartley are among the least visited in the national park – perfect if you want a little peace and quiet. The Red Route bus service runs between all three villages, so you can walk in one direction and catch the bus back. If you fancy the cycle trails but don't have a bike, you can hire them from Forest Leisure Cycling (01425 403584) a 5 minutes walk from the site. Also within walking distance, Burley Manor Riding Stables (01425 403489), half a mile away, offer riding tours on bridleways around the New Forest Country Park.

Food & Drink

There's a hot and cold buffet breakfast (£5.25) in the hostel each morning from 7:30am–9am. They can also provide a packed lunch for the day and in the evenings there's a three course meal served at a set time and sold at a set price – a good old fashioned hosteling moment when you can socialise with other guests. An onsite bar serves drinks including Ringwood Brewery Ales (01425 470303) – the brewery is 8 miles away and has tours through summer. The White Buck pub (01425 402264) – a tudor-style building with a modern, gastro interior – is also just a hundred yards or so down the road.


YHA New Forest is located at Cott Lane, Burley, Ringwood, Hampshire, BH24 4BB

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Getting There

Follow Lyndhurst Road, go past Burley School on the left and past the golf course for 1/2 mile to the crossroads. Follow the sign post to White Buck Inn and turn left into Cott Lane. Follow signs for the hostel.

It’s entirely possible to explore the wider locale without the use of a car. In high season the open-top New Forest Tour bus route links the national park’s major towns, villages and attractions. Alternatively, escape to the coast; Christchurch is a 45-minute bus journey away and the Blue Flag beach at Southbourne, a favourite amongst locals, is a little way beyond.