CMC New Forest Centenary Site, Bransgore, Hampshire, BH23 8EB, Tel 01425 673638

Leave the M27 at junction 1 and follow signs for Lyndhurst and Lymington. In Lyndhurst follow one way system and look for A35 to Lymington. In eight miles turn right signed for Godwinscroft and in half a mile turn right and site on left in 500 yards. ( For those not familiar with the New Forest, Lyndhurst is something of a bottleneck, especially at weekends, so best to allow for this in your travel plans.)

The Centenary site is large with approaching 300 pitches but only 125 of these are hardstanding, the rest are on grass. As the site seems very busy it is something of a gamble if you prefer a hardstanding. The site is laid out in a series of loops with sections named after various aircraft as originally this was a WW2 airfield. The opening of the site corresponded with the Club’s centenary, hence the name. There are two toilet blocks both with open grill motorhome points outside. Service points are dotted around the site. Electric points are convenient to all pitches and are rated at 16 amps accepting blue CEE 17 connectors. The electric bollards also have co-ax TV connectors. The one we used didn’t prove very reliable and despite the TV signal rated as poor we found it better to use our roof top aerial! There is site wide WiFi which can be purchased online. When I tried to use it, just for the Club’s own website it seemed very slow. Unfortunately, not all mobile networks work on this site. My phone via the EE network had no signal but by wife’s phone on the O2 network was fine. Children seem to be quite well catered for with a good-sized playground and a separate football field. (On that score they seem to be building a new playground near the entrance, whether this is additional or in place of I don’t know) There is also a field where dogs can be let off leads. Reception has a reasonably well stock shop and take away food retailers make regular visits to the site. We found it generally a peaceful campsite although there is some aircraft noise with passenger planes using Hurn Airport

This site is somewhat remote so unless you have some mode of transport it perhaps lacks opportunities of some sites. There appears to be a Tourist open top bus route from outside the site entrance. Bournemouth is not far away as are other tourist attractions within the New Forest area. If you fancy a nice meal, I can recommend the Pebble Beach Restaurant at Barton on Sea, although booking would be advised, certainly at weekends.

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