Foxlease

UK England South East England Hampshire Lyndhurst

  • Individual toilets per camping pitch
  • Dogs welcome
  • Groups welcome
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
Basic camping in the grounds of a Girlguiding owned Manor House, set in the beautiful New Forest.

Owned by the Girlguiding since 1922, Foxlease, a white-walled Georgian manor on the edge of Lyndhurst town, has clearly reaped the benefits of the sixth law of Girlguiding: ‘to respect all living things and take care of the world around you’. Beyond the house, lawns merge gradually into great oak, ash and birch trees and wildlife sings its constant song, from birds nesting in the woods to the rustling of squirrels, darting from trees to undergrowth. It’s the same as it ever has been since the home was first built in this central New Forest setting. And it’s the ideal scene for a campsite.

Today, you needn’t be a fully signed up Guide to pitch your tent in Foxlease’s sweeping 65-acre grounds. The estate, with various different camping meadows, welcomes families from far and wide, too, opening up its tent-only campsite.

While the campsite is ensconced in the very heart of the national park, it only takes around 10 minutes to walk into the centre of Lyndhurst, the New Forest’s largest town and home to the main visitor centre. The town offers rainy-day cafés and hideouts, as well as bike shops, where you can pick up a set of wheels and head out in search of New Forest ponies. There’s a vast network of car-free trails in the national park and, with a picnic packed, a bike is often the wisest way to explore as a family. After all, any good Guide knows the second law is to use your time and ability wisely. Spending a while cycling in the outdoors should definitely be high on that list. And a few days camping at Foxlease? That’s certainly time well spent.

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Details

Facilities

You will be allocated a specific pitch upon arrival and these will be clearly marked.

Other family ‘bubbles’ may be booked to camp on the same site during your stay. Each family ‘bubble’ will have an allocated area. We ask that you always respect the current government guidelines on social distancing whilst on your campsite.

You will be allocated a toilet and where possible a shower for the duration of your stay that you will not be expected to share with anyone outside of your ‘bubble’. Should the showers be shared, full details of how this will work will be provided on check in.

Suitable For

Tents, couples, families, and well-behaved dogs – yes.
Caravans, motorhomes, large groups wanting to party – no.

Nearby

It takes just 15 minutes to walk the ½-mile into the centre of Lyndhurst. It's the largest and most central of the New Forest's towns and, as a result, is the main base to get yourself equipped.
There's a visitor centre (023 8028 3444) – the place to go to gem up on bike routes if you haven't learnt enough at the campsite – and you can hire from AA Bike Hire (023 8028 3349) on the main road (bikes are also available for hire in Brockenhurst). The centre also has a good museum. Elsewhere, one of the best, and most accessible, picnic spots in the New Forest is at Balmerlawn, just north of Brockenhurst, where the bobbly heathland, studded with ancient oaks, shallow streams and grassy hillocks, is popular with gangs of grazing ponies. Various forestry tracks head off from here and all are ideal for a walk or cycle ride. Wandering from Brockenhurst to the little village of Bank is particularly pleasant

Food & Drink

A short walk away, you'll find The Crown Stirrup (023 8028 2339) pub. For everything else, head into Lyndhurst, where the Fox & Hounds pub (023 8028 2098) is particularly good, while The Greenwood Tree (023 8028 2463) and Tea Total (023 8028 4585) offer lighter bites with a cuppa.

Opening Times

Open all year round.

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The Owner Says

Foxlease is a hidden gem in the heart of the New Forest, it is one of the four Training and Activity centres owned by Girlguiding. The Foxlease Estate was gifted to Girl Guiding in 1922 by Mrs Archbold Sanderson. Girlguiding is extremely grateful and lucky to have this wonderful centre, with continued support to the Girlguiding Charity we are able to share this centre.

Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun.

There are many things to do in the New Forest, from exploring new place, spending the day at the beach, walking or cycling the plentiful tracks or relaxing the the village of Lyndhurst. Our site has direct access to the forest, and Lyndhurst is a 15 minute walk.

Our campsites are fully equipped with showers and toilets.  Each campsite offers beautiful views either into our woodlands or over green fields. Foxlease is completely secluded, so a proper camping experience is sure to happen.

If you are after camping fun but don't want to cook all the time, there are plenty of option in the surrounding area. There is a local pub within walking distance that offers cooked meals.

Social Distancing Measures

You will be allocated a specific pitch upon arrival and these will be clearly marked.

Other family ‘bubbles’ may be booked to camp on the same site during your stay. Each family ‘bubble’ will have an allocated area. We ask that you always respect the current government guidelines on social distancing whilst on your campsite.

Please do not enter other family spaces at any time. There is plenty of open space around the site that you can use for games and exploration within your bubble.

You will be allocated a toilet and a shared shower for the duration of your stay. 

This site offers our Coronavirus Booking Guarantee

Pitches

40 un-designated grass pitches.

Grass pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 8 28 Available
Spacious pitch for up to 8 people with expansive views over adjoining fields. No electric hook-ups.

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Location

Contact Foxlease, Clayhill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire SO43 7DE

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Getting There

From the M3/M27 take the M271 then the A35 to Lyndhurst. In Lyndhurst, take the A337 towards Brockenhurst. Foxlease is signposted on the right-hand side just beyond the one-way system.
Trains to Brockenhurst take approximately 1¾ hours from London Waterloo, or slightly less to Southampton Central. Take a taxi from there or get a bus. The Wilts and Dorset buses number 56 and 56A run to Lyndhurst, stopping opposite the entrance to Foxlease. These buses run 7 days with some evening services. National Express coaches also run from London Victoria to Lyndhurst.

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