Black Knowl CC Site, Aldridge Hill, Brockenhurst, SO42 7QD, Tel 01590623600

 

To Find site:- If approaching from the M3/M27 it might be worth considering using the M271 and entering Lyndhurst from the Totton/Ashurst direction as this allows easier navigation through Lyndhurst at peak times. From Lyndhurst on the A337 towards Brockenhurst watch out for the Balmer Lawn Hotel on the left, a little further on, opposite the Carey's Manor Hotel turn right into Grigg Lane signed B3055 Sway/New Milton. Continue to the staggered cross roads and cross into Sway Road, don’t be tempted to go right through the village as this will take you through a Ford!  Just past the Esso Garage turn right into The Rise, signed Rhinefield/Burley and right again at the T junction into Rhinefield Road. Continue along Rhinefield Road past the Forest Park Hotel and about half a mile further on turn right passing car park on left. Continue along this road (regular large speed humps) to site. The final approach to the site is mainly single track. For this reason the site instructions state no arrivals before 12 noon and departures are to be by 11.30am.

This member’s only site has a superb location right in the New Forest a couple of miles outside the village of Brockenhurst. Like a lot of other Caravan Club sites it is well camouflaged from the surrounding countryside. In total there are 127 pitches, of which 62 are hardstandings. They have an open aspect set out around a circular access road. Outside the main season only the hardstanding pitches are used. The site has an interesting toilet block which is circular in shape and consists of 12 individual cubicles containing a toilet and shower accessed from the outside of the building. Within the building are also male and female toilets without showers and linked to the block are also male and female showers. There is also a dish wash area. The laundry facilities are accessed from inside the female toilet area. Whilst the block is kept clean it does seem to be in need of, at the least, a makeover as it is showing signs of age. There are several water/waste disposal points dotted around the campsite including one for motorhome grey water disposal which requires removal of a heavy drain cover. Electric points, rated at 16amps, using CEE17 blue plugs are convenient to all pitches. Currently there is no Wi-Fi available on this site. Mobile signal varies from network to network.  Reception sells a few essentials and papers may be ordered. There is also an information room with details of local restaurants and places to visit.

(NB the Club have recently purchased the freehold of this site which should see much needed new investment in facilities particularly a new toilet block but as yet there is no indication when this is likely to take place)

There is so much to do in this area. Both Southampton and Bournemouth are within easy reach. Nearer to hand is Lyndhurst which has quite a selection of shops. Brockenhurst has a Tesco Extra for most basics but if you want larger food shops a journey to Lymington would be the nearest option. There are several restaurants/pubs in Brockenhurst. Closer to the site there are many opportunities for walks, cycle rides and drives. Unfortunately there is no public transport in the immediate vicinity of the campsite but the site does have details of local taxi’s. In Brockenhurst there is a railway station and also bus services.

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