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A small, friendly and immaculately kept hideaway campsite on the edge of Ringwood Forest, close to the New Forest and with plenty of open space and wildlife to discover. A warm welcome awaits you.

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Our family-run site is situated on the doorstep of the New Forest. It's perfect for walkers, families and anyone looking for a rural getaway, but with the comfort of clean and modern facilities. The site offers peace and quiet, and an escape from the hustle bustle, whilst being just a short walk from the nearest town with shops, pubs and restaurants.

The site has 17 large and open pitches, 12 of which have electric hook ups.

There is plenty of space for the children to run around and explore, or to just sit back and enjoy the restful nature of the site. We are visited regularly by wonderful woodland wildlife, including deer, buzzards, owls, nightjars, woodpeckers, jays, foxes and badgers.

Open every day from Easter until the end of October.

The Camping and Caravanning Club
  • Hillside Campsite,
    Nellys Lane, Gotham, Cranborne, Dorset, BH21 5QY
  • 50.8976, -1.8776 | SU 8 10

From Verwood, follow sign for the Heavy Horse Centre. As you enter the first sharp left hand bend after passing the centre, take the sandy lane on the right. Follow the sandy track over the bridge and round to the right. You'll find the campsite on your left.

Our modern shower and toilet block offers free hot water, as well as a full wet room suitable for families and disabled campers. Wash up facilities are available too - and all kept immaculately clean and tidy by our family team. Takeaways and restaurants are close by in Verwood and Cranborne.

  • Adult only
  • Allow pets
  • Allow vans
  • Bike hire
  • Café / restaurant
  • Communal BBQ
  • Disabled facilities
  • Drinking water
  • Electric hookups
  • Entertainment
  • Family friendly
  • Fires allowed
  • Fishing
  • Games room
  • Glamping
  • Golf
  • Horse riding
  • Internet access
  • Kids club
  • Kids playground
  • Laundry
  • Near beach
  • Near pub
  • Open year round
  • Peaceful
  • RV pitches
  • Shop
  • Showers
  • Swimming pool
  • Toilets
  • TV room
  • Vineyard
  • W.C. disposal
  • Water hookups
  • Watersports
  • Couples
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Members Only
  • Naturists
  • Older families
  • Peace and quiet
  • Rallies
  • Single Sex Groups
  • Under 18's
  • Young families
Grass pitches

17 x Grass Pitches

Spacious grass pitches, measuring 11m by 11m.

There are miles of walking and cycling trails directly out of the gate and into the lovely Ringwood Forest. Horse riding, golf and fishing are all available within a 5 mile radius.

The market towns of Ringwood, Wimborne and Fordingbridge are a short hop away, and we are also a short drive from:

  • The New Forest
  • The New Forest Water Park
  • Somerley House
  • Dorset Heavy Horse Centre
  • Bournemouth for beaches, shopping and nightlife
  • Southampton
  • Salisbury
Pitch prices include up to 2 adults and 2 children, an awning, car and one dog.
  • Off season: £15 per night
  • High season: £20 per night

  • Electric hook up: £5 per night
  • Extra adults: £5 per night
  • Extra children: £2.50 per night

All our rules are to safeguard the enjoyment of all our guests.

Fires and BBQ's must be kept off the grass

Dogs on a lead at all times

Quiet after 10pm

Arrival from 1pm

Exit by 11am

No generators or fireworks

Anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated


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