Harry's Meadow

UK England South East England Hampshire Fordingbridge

  • 10m + spacing between camping pitches
  • Staggered timeslots for showers
  • Distance markers for shower/toilets queues
  • Contactless check in
  • Extra toilets/showers
  • Daily deep cleaning of common areas
  • Deep clean between glamping guests
  • Campfires allowed
  • Dogs welcome
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Good walks nearby
  • Walking
Back-to-basics camping with campfires in a spacious wildflower meadow, set on a beautiful New Forest estate

Everything about the New Forest seems spacious and unhindered: The way that deer and ponies roam freely for miles, the way that country lanes seem to dissolve into the verges, the way that bushes and heathland thrive. So it's only right that a campsite like Harry's Meadow feels so open and vast. The space on offer here is immense. And, during a year like 2020, it seems the perfect place to pitch. There's room to find your private area, set down and enjoy some peace, yet at the same time feel somehow sociable, too, as you occupy a campsite with ample space for up to a hundred other people.

Set on a historic New Forest estate, ribboned by trees that cross the land in neat avenues, Harry’s Meadow, is the sister site to the smaller Harry’s Field further south. The main manor house and central part of the estate is closed to campers, but there’s a real sense of privilege to being allowed to camp here. And, with enough space to pitch even the largest of 10-man tunnel tents, you can build your very own country mansion instead.

Given the vast amount of room on offer – think swathes of wildflower-pimpled grass and a handful of huge hundred-year old oak trees – affable manager Jesse has a laid-back attitude about where you pitch. Find a quiet space at the far end of the field, further from the facilities, or pitch near the entrance and the public footpath, which leads across fields to Woodgreen where there’s an award-winning community shop and probably the best pub in the west of the New Forest. Campfires are allowed, dogs are welcome too and, though the facilities are all off-grid (there’s no electricity here), the gas-powered showers are piping hot and there are ample composting loos.

The back-to-basics nature of Harry’s Meadow make this an almost wild camping experience (albeit one with the option of pre-pitched bell tents if you really want to take it easy). It’s fitting given the wild surrounds of the New Forest. Those in the know bring bikes to make the most of the area – the New Forest has miles of car-free trails and it’s a great way to see the ubiquitous wildlife. Even the village green in nearby Hale is a conservation area and Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). On rainy days it’s a 15-minute drive to Salisbury and around 20 to family favourite, Paultons Park, while, on sunny ones, it's only half an hour to Bournemouth beach.

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Facilities

Suitable For

Tents, campervans, motorhomes and dogs – yes. Large groups and caravans – no.

Nearby

Walking and cycling are the most obvious attractions and the best way to take in the New Forest's diverse wildlife. If you're quiet enough deers, badgers, wild horses and ponies can all be spotted. The New Forest also boasts some of the best walking in the country. Some of the UK's best beaches are also easily accessible with Bournemouth (25 mins) and the famous National Trust beach of Studland (1hr). 

Food & Drink

The Horse & Groom pub is 1 mile away from the Meadow, as is an award winning village shop selling local produce.

Opening Times

July and August only.

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The Owner Says

The team behind Harry’s Field, one of the New Forest’s most celebrated family-focused campsites, are pleased to reveal their latest venture, Harry’s Meadow.

Harry’s Meadow is an exquisite camping and glamping sites occupying a pristine 20-acre wildflower meadow interrupted by ancient oaks and towering birches, you’ll experience the ethos of Harry’s Field— a campsite developed by campers, for campers—in a beautiful new setting.

Like Harry’s Field, ease and practicality is front and centre. The Meadow is easily accessible from the M27, and a mere one mile stroll along a quaint footpath leading out of the meadow, you will find one of best pubs in The New Forest (The Horse & Groom in Woodgreen) and an award winning village shop next door (Woodgreen Village Shop).

In terms of facilities, The Meadow will have hot showers, compostable eco loos, alongside normal portaloos, and fire pits to hire.

The team invites you to lay in the meadow, breath in the scent of British summer time, and enjoy a flawless camping holiday curated by experts—in the field.

Pitches

Room for up to 100 pitches in an enormous, 20-acre wildflower meadow, so you’re never short of space.

Grass Pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 100 Available
Due to the size of The Meadow, there are no preallocated pitches, so you can select an area that best suits you.

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Location

Contact Harry's Meadow, Hale Park, Hale, Fordingbridge, Hampshire SP6 2RE

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