Quick Answer: Can You Camp Anywhere In The New Forest?

Can you free camp in the New Forest?

In fact, you are free to roam anywhere in the Forest but a good map is strongly recommended if you venture off the signposted routes..

Why are the New Forest campsites closed?

Camping in the Forest said its 10 camping and caravan sites in the national park would remain closed because of hygiene concerns, despite lockdown rules easing. New Forest District Council said the loss of campers could cost the local economy £16m.

Can you camp anywhere in the woods?

Dispersed camping is the term used for camping anywhere in the National Forest OUTSIDE of a designated campground. Dispersed camping means no services; such as trash removal, and little or no facilities; such as tables and fire pits, are provided. Some popular dispersed camping areas may have toilets.

Can you pitch a tent in the New Forest?

Can you legally find any open spot within the New Forest national park and choose to just pitch your tent? Unfortunately, the answer is no. Wild Camping in the New Forest; like most parts of the UK, is illegal.

Where can I camp for free UK?

Recommended parks and campsites for free camping in the UKBickham Barn (Devon)Trevessa Farm (Cornwall)Back of Beyond Touring Park (Dorset)Badrallach Campsite, Bothy and Holiday Cottage (Highlands)Castlerigg Hall Caravan and Camping Park (Lake District)Coastal Stay (Pembrokeshire)Bank House Farm (Peak District)

Can you wild camp in the New Forest?

Wild (free) camping in the New Forest The bad news is that wild camping in the New Forest is illegal, and is generally not tolerated. However people do still wild camp here. If you decide to go down this route, then ensure you camp discreetly. And be careful not to damage the ground where you pitch your tent.

Can you sleep in a campervan in a layby?

staying in laybys It is neither legal, nor illegal unless there is a local byelaw that prohibits it. By the time anyone sees you and contacts the council, who then have to contact the Police who then come and ask you to move you will be long gone anyway so why worry.

Is it illegal to sleep in a layby?

If you are the driver in charge of the vehicle it is illegal to sleep in it ‘on the public highway’ this includes laybys! Even if you take keys out of ignition, sit/lie in a place that is obviously not the driving seat, it is still not legal.

Can I sleep in my camper van drunk?

Motorhome owners should however be cautious about the risks of being “drunk in charge” of a motorhome if they are staying overnight in the car park. If you are drunk “in charge” of your motorhome on a road or “public place” you can be arrested by the police and could lose your licence if convicted.