In the heart of Hampshire’s New Forest is the quiet hamlet of Frogham. Surrounded by open forest, curious wildlife and a smattering of equally tranquil villages, it’s the ideal place to turn off the email alerts and uncork the wine. In that order!
Our neighbours, The Foresters Arms, is the quintessential fine dining country pub with award-winning food and a good selection of real ales. And it’s just a 30-second wobbly walk from the campsite.
There’s plenty of free entertainment – the donkeys hang out round our gate and the open forest (on our doorstep) is full of foals and calves in the summer. The nearby stream at Latchmore is a perfect picnic spot where the kids can (try to) catch minnows and play to their hearts content.
Set up camp and forget the car; you can walk and cycle for miles across the open New Forest without setting foot on tarmac.
Less than 2 miles away is Hockeys, which has a wonderful stock of local foods and even a farm yard cafe. We are pleased to say, we stock their home raised meat in our little campsite shop.
We also have ice-creams (essential for camping!) and croissants / pain au chocolat at the weekends, and we have the best wood-fired pizzas this side of Venice on Saturday night (also midweek, depending on numbers).
Around The Village
Head half a mile up a quiet country lane adjacent to the campsite and you’ll reach the Hyde Out café. Home to perfect cream teas, cracking cakes and delicious lunches, hearty enough to fuel even the most determined forest explorer.
We’ll provide you with maps detailing the best local walks for all ages and abilities. We also don’t mind sharing our knowledge of some of the area’s secret spots either. (As long as you don’t tell anyone else!)
Mountain bikers can test their nerve on downhill forest trails. Those who prefer the more gentle approach to peddling will be rewarded with miles of undulating, child friendly country lanes.
One very important thing to mention – many of these rides pass some of the most unique and best loved pubs in the New Forest including The Royal Oak, Fritham and The High Corner Inn, Linwood, just in case you need to refuel.
You can find out more about cycling in the New Forest by visiting this page.
If bikes aren’t your thing, why not swap wheels for hooves and head out into the forest on horseback.
The New Forest boasts some of the best riding in the country. With Fir Tree Farm riding stables just a few minutes walk from the campsite, you won’t even need to commandeer your own steed!
Beyond The Forest
You can go from tent to beach hut in just half an hour. Even we still think that’s impressive and we’ve been here for decades.
Discover the wooded, secret beaches around Lymington and the vast, stunning sand dunes along Hengistbury Head and Mudeford. The variety of coastal excursions is breath taking.
Explore the seaside towns and cities of Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole, and Sandbanks– one of the world’s most sought-after addresses.
If the weather fails to play ball there are also some fantastic places to visit a little further afield.
The well loved New Forest Water Park which is only 2 miles away is a must for adrenaline junkies and can (obviously) be enjoyed in even if the weather disappoints.
A mere 11 miles from the campsite, is the medieval city of Salisbury. Home to maybe one of the world-famous cathedral with the tallest spire in England (As the locals will never tire of telling you). Not forgetting to mention, the little matter of Stonehenge.
Paulton’s Park near Romsey is home to the ever popular Peppa Pig World, an irresistible lure to the youngest in the bunch. Most noteworthy, nearby is Beaulieu and its rows of priceless, historic motor cars will have the whole family in awe.