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Black Knowl Caravan And Motorhome Club Site
Aldridge Hill
New Forest
Hampshire   (Browse area)
SO42 7QD   See Map
Tel: 01342 327 490
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Pitches: 127
Open: 02/03 To 12/11

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 43 Reviews
                8/10 from 43 Reviews

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 No Tents   Caravan Pitches   Motorhome Pitches   No Glamping Units 
 No Statics for Hire   No Statics on Sale   No Seasonal Pitches   No Caravan Storage 
 Electric Hookups   Hardstanding Pitches   Show Full Facilities
Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Refills   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available    Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 No Shop   No Bar   No Restaurant   Wifi Access 
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding   Cycle Hire   Golf <5 miles   Tennis 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <5 miles 

This is a club member only site - you may be able to join on site - please check direct with the site

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Date of Visit: September 2017 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Pixie_Hez 34 reviews from this member

We spent a delightful week at the Black Knowl site in September 2017. The site itself has not long been open after a major redevelopment and we were very impressed. They have installed a good number of fully serviced pitches with water and waste on the pitch which was very welcome and the pitch size was very good and of the standard CMC gravel hard standing makeup. The newly constructed shower block is great with plenty of shower cubicles, toilets and washbasins in cubicles. These are all well sized and there is space for your clothes and other bits and pieces in each shower cubicle. There was a problem when we were there with the showers not draining well because of the levelling of the floor but the wardens informed us that the floor had been laid incorrectly and as soon as the site closed for the season, the contractors were coming back to relay the floor to ensure a good runoff of water in the showers.

The site itself is beautifully positioned about 20 minutes walk from the village of Brockenhurst and there are endless walking opportunities in the forest straight from the site. There are also lots of bike hire shops and cycle paths if you fancy a day cycling. The forest is beautiful with the New Forest ponies roaming everywhere as well as highland cattle and other assorted wildlife. There are loads of interesting places for days out nearby, our favourite was Hengistbury Head nature reserve which was a great day out with walks along the beach, over the nature reserve and along the 'Spit' where you can admire the £250, 000 beach huts and wonder who on earth would pay that!

We had a really amazing week, despite iffy weather, and can't wait to return again.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Jenmikeh 10 reviews from this member

This campsite, surrounded by the New Forest, is situated outside the village of Brockenhurst. The campsite itself is of a slightly unusual but pleasant layout with a large number of grass pitches. The facilities are outdated, but I understand that they are to be replaced this winter in time for the 2017 season. The biggest disadvantage on this site were the number of caravan club members who, despite having access to hundreds of acres of forest immediately outside the gate, continually walked their dogs around the site Ė with the expected results Ė certainly not what I wish to see whilst having breakfast. The wardens seemed unable to address this problem. If you are not a dog lover, I would avoid a visit here.

Date of Visit: April 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: GrumpyBoaby 58 reviews from this member

Despite the bumpy potholed track leading to the site, we were welcomed at reception and booked in, site was busy so ended up near the medieval looking circular shower building.

Well laid out site with an elevated area which proved to be popular, the showerooms also had a. W/C and wash hand basin, these areas were clean, however very dated with mold in the shower cubiles, holes in the wooden doors and loose toilet seats.

Utilities area had the usual pan wash, veg prep area and washing machine.

The site is ideal to explore the New Forest and beyond, watch out for nesting birds in the fields and thorns in the undergrowth.

We had a good pub lunch in the village and shopped at the stores in Brockenhurst, hope to return in the near future, we enjoyed our stay.

Date of Visit: September 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Kernow Camper 163 reviews from this member

We love this site. Right in the middle of the forest with easy access via foot or bike to many stunning places.

Long, winding and very bumpy road (track) down to the site but fine with care. Clean, tidy site with a mixture of both grass or hard standing pitches. Great, friendly check in. A few essentials available in the small shop/reception, information room, under-cover washing up area and old, but clean and functional central toilet/shower block containing individual rooms accessed with a key. There are also separate ladies and gents toilets and showers if required.

Easy walk into Brockenhurst (30-40 minutes if you stroll!). 2 supermarkets, lots of pubs, cafes and restaurants including the Dynasty Indian (recommended!). 4 miles walk (each way) through the forest to Lyndhurst (busier than Brockenhurst with all the usual shops, etc. ). Lots of biking routes directly from the site. We biked to Beaulieu from the site through the forest and back along the 'main road'.

We try and stay here every 2 years, so roll on 2017!

Date of Visit: August 2015 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: David Klyne 197 reviews from this member

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, donít 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 memberís 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 taxiís. In Brockenhurst there is a railway station and also bus services.

Date of Visit: June 2015 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: TomMac 24 reviews from this member

Take care driving here as you don't want to get stuck down some single track road, follow instructions closely! A long road with passing places to this site, sometimes had to to shoo horses off the road. No privacy between pitches, vans parked all next to each other, seeing this we asked for a pitch backing on to the fence and trees. Variety of birds and squirrels. Lovely. One of the rare New Forest sites to offer toilets and showers. Laundry also, although it cost us £26 to wash and dry two loads of washing. People were walking to the nearby village. We went to Beaulieu Estate and Top Gear World, caught the train to Southampton and went for a long drive to Stonehenge.

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