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The Old Airfield is a camping site located near Burley in the south of the New Forest, 4 miles from wonderful beaches and surrounded by open New Forest heathland.

Just a few steps from your tent there is access to miles of uninterrupted walking trails, the perfect antidote to the unruly din of the city. Keep an eye out for herds of deer and, of course, New Forest pon

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The Old Airfield is a camping site located near Burley in the south of the New Forest, 4 miles from wonderful beaches and surrounded by open New Forest heathland.

Just a few steps from your tent there is access to miles of uninterrupted walking trails, the perfect antidote to the unruly din of the city. Keep an eye out for herds of deer and, of course, New Forest ponies. You’re more than welcome to bring your own wild animal along too, we like good dogs on leads and equally good owners who clean up after them.

We have many areas at the Old Airfield so if you'd like to come as a group please let us know, but please do note that no amplified music or noise after 11pm is allowed- sorry to be party poopers.

The facilities at The Old Airfield include new shower blocks with piping hot water with eco facilities and sinks for washing up, plus fire pits for hire and wood for sale

Food trucks, Barista Coffee, Horsebox bar

(Cyclists and Motorbikes do not need to pre-book. You can pay on arrival. No pitch price, adult only charges)

Campsite area
Tent or motorhome pitches
99 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
2WD Accessible
No wheelchair access
Motorhome Information
Trailer tents, Motorhome, and Campervan allowed
Vehicles under 12 metres allowed
Pull-through pitch
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass-or-field
Surface levelness: flat
No Caravans, Fifth wheels, or Cars
Hookups: No electricity, water, sewage, or TV connection
Generators not allowed
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
No hot tub
No playground
Have a question? Send Vivien a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Miles of off road cycle trails straight from the campsite gate

Boating

At nearby Christchurch

Fishing

Day permits, or seas fishing

Hiking

Hundreds of miles of uninterrupted hiking trails

Surfing

At nearby Boscombe

Swimming

Sea-swimming or wild swimming

Wildlife watching

The New Forest is famous for its huge array of wildlife.

Horseback riding
Off-roading (OHV)

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Grass Pitch in England.

Beach

Wonderful sandy beaches nearby

Forest

Situated in the middle of The New Forest National Park

Field

Wide open spaces and acres of camping

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Swimming hole
Driveway

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Hipcamper Daniel

Well run, well set up friendly site

Daniel J.
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(Dispersed site)
June 13th, 2022

Had a great time. This was our first time camping and everything was so easy. Super friendly staff, lots of clean loos, good showers and plenty of space. Would highly recommend - we will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Penny
Penny F.
doesn't recommend this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 12th, 2022

Great pitch, hot and clean showers and perfect location to explore the New Forest - I couldn't ask for more.

Hipcamper Victoria

Great location

Victoria S.
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(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2022

This is this third of the ‘Harry’s’ campsites that I have stayed in and I would certainly return. Lovely location right in the forest with great cycling paths suitable for children right on the door step. Lots of ponies roaming freely next door to the campsite and a chilled out but respectful vibe. Good number of toilets that were kept clean and excellent hot showers.

My only issue is the cost. I don’t mind paying for a decent campsite but these guys charge you for absolutely everything. You can’t bring your own fire pit which is nonsense as the ones they provide at a significant cost still scorched the grass and my own sits higher and is in better condition. Extra to bring a campervan even though we do no more damage to the grass than a large car and we take up less space than a large tent. Extra for awnings, pup tents, gazebos. The list goes on.

The food stalls were nice but also on the expensive side. But I get that they want to create a specific type of feel so I didn’t mind that so much as cooking outside is one of the joys of camping.

So great site but bank loan needed to book a stay!

Hipcamper rebecca
Rebecca P.
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(Dispersed site)
June 7th, 2022

A lovely, quiet, relaxing and peaceful spot in the middle of the NewForest. Vivien and her family couldn’t have been more accommodating and the little touches (like a kettle) made our stay more enjoyable even despite the rain. We will definitely be back!

Hipcamper Julien
Julien L.
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(Dispersed site)
June 3rd, 2022

We had a great experience camping for 2 nights at the Old Airfield. Quiet location with good access to walking and cycling paths. Good facilities. Really enjoyed the food trucks in the evening and the coffee truck in the mornings.

Hipcamper Janine
Janine S.
recommends this listing.
September 3rd, 2021

Really pretty location. Very friendly and attentive staff. Lovely walks from site. You can see the horses right from your tent. Facilities really clean. Compost toilets didn't smell. Lots of space for everyone and space for kids to have games of cricket football etc. Only 3 minor negatives that wouldn't stop us returning. 1. food trucks ridiculously expensive £6 for jacket spud and beans, but obviously you don't have to use but they there if needed. 2. there is only 1 location that has running water so it was a very long walk to showers and to collect water. 3. The showers were at set times which wasn't always when you wanted a shower and this did cause a bit of a pile up but we were there bank holiday weekend.

Hipcamper Catherine
Catherine B.
recommends this listing.
August 31st, 2021

It was a lovely set up and loved the different food vans that came along. Only downside is the noise from the traffic at night.

Hipcamper Julia
Julia M.
recommends this listing.
August 28th, 2021

We really enjoyed our 2 night stay and the campground was as described. Very basic but with so much space and privacy. We had no trouble with noise from other campers as we were almost on our own on one side of the campsite. Uncomplicated and incredibly flat grassy site and you can choose where to pitch your tent which is great. As others have said showers are fantastic - hot and good water flow. Toilets are either drop or portaloo depending on where you are pitched. All in all as we expected and perfect for our 2 days of stress free camping. Only minor downsides were noisy road which can't be helped obviously and washing up/handwashing set up - all using same water standpipes and no sinks/drainage. Felt safe and staff were all lovely. Thank you.

Hipcamper Fiona
Fiona S.
recommends this listing.
August 27th, 2021

Great large campsite. You can camp wherever, beware ground hard you may need strong and tough rock pegs. Ground gets boggy near posh wash showers. Quiet at night as no generator going as showers get locked up after 8.00pm until the morning. More taps to wash up in needed. Compost toilets OK. Seen better but did the job. You can hear Road but nothing bad to report. Close to beaches in Highcliffe and Mudeford. Bonus of food delivery vans on site, lots of dogs and real fires

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The Old Airfield
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£26/night
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