Denny Wood

Denny Wood (or Matley Wood across the road)

Both sites are small intimate sites and in each you have to use your own facilities.

Denny Wood does not allow pets.

We prefer to use Denny Wood as it does have some hardstandings next to the road.

Denny Wood is a great alternative to do the cycle ride to Beaulieu and Bucklers Hard and also to Brockenhurst.

It is also possible to cycle to Lyndhurst which is about 3 miles away.  You basically take the road in the site southwards and turn right and head through the forest. It comes out onto the A337 and you have to turn right into the town.

Lyndhurst, the gateway to the Forest is a pleasant town though it does suffer from heavy traffic in the summer. It also has the New Forest Visitors Centre which will help you plan your visit to the Forest.

Beaulieu Bucklers Hard

13 mile round trip with an extra 4 miles roundtrip to Bucklers Hard

Landranger OS Maps 195 & 196

You start your ride by taking the road in the site southwards.

When you cross the railway bridge, you take the first turning on your left.

After about ¾ mile you turn right and continue for another ¾ mile until you reach a crosssroads.

You turn left and continue to follow the track, bearing left all the time, until you reach the paved road at Furzey Lodge.

You then follow the instructions as set out in the cycle ride ‘Camping In The Forest’


8 mile round trip Forest Track & Forest Roads

You take the road out of the site southwards, which is cycle route 2 and follow this all the way into Brockenhurst.

To Setthorns

4 miles one way

When cycle route 2 reaches the main road, the A337, turn left and immediately take the minor road on your left.

Follow this road, passing the church, until you reach the A337.

Go straight across and continue along this minor road until it meets the B3055.

Go straight across and go underneath the railway bridge and pick up the old railway track and this then leads you into Setthorns.

See the section ‘Camping in the Forest’ - cycling from Setthorns