Holmsley campsite occupies part of what used to be Holmsley Airfield in WWII – one of 12 New Forest wartime airfields and Advanced Landing Grounds. Now with a slightly different role, the site accommodates thousands of campers every year, offering them a beautiful and unique forest base for camping holidays and outdoor activities.
A beautifully open campsite, Holmsley offers the perfect location to take in the stunning forest views. Surrounded by ancient trees on all sides, and sitting next to a large heathland, it takes advantage of the beauty and outdoor escapes the New Forest has to offer.
Its history is reflected in its landscape – large open fields dotted with trees – reminding you that you’re in one of England’s most amazing woodlands. Pitches can be found nestling amongst the trees in their own secluded areas or sitting in open fields, allowing full appreciation of the forest in all directions.
The site is predominantly grass, so as well as exploring the forest, children have plenty of space to play in.
Camp at Holmsley and you’ll have the opportunity to take off straight into the forest on foot or by bike and enjoy its miles of tracks and footpaths.