Scattered oak trees surround the peaceful grassy site at Denny Wood. Ponies roam freely an the site and there is direct access to the Forest. Campers can cycle to nearby Brockenhurst village without having to use any roads. Dogs are not accepted at Denny Wood.
Half a mile away, Matley Wood is a secluded site nestled in a peaceful woodland location. Dogs are welcome here.
Lyndhurst is a half-hour walk from both sites, with a good range of restaurants, shops and pubs. The picturesque village of Brockenhurst is a short drive away and an ideal spot for a picnic. Please note that there are no toilets, showers or electricity at either Denny Wood or Matley Wood.
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We visited Denny Wood over Easter 2007. It was the start of what was to become a glorious April (before the endless summer rain) and the wood was close to idylic.
One of the smaller of the Forest Holidays sites in the New Forest, Denny wood is a very basic site. There are no toilet or shower facilities and no electricity. But in return, you are delivered a wonderfully peaceful camping experience - more like that which I remember as a child than those you get today on highly developed sites.
At peak times Denny Wood opens an 'overflow' area. We were in this, a beautiful space, under ancient oaks, ponies grazing.
Our days were spent cycling the excellent cycle paths through the adjacent forest. No need to go near public roads - so great for young kids.
All in all this is, if you are happy with basic facilities, a wonderful and peaceful place to stay.
This reviewer is a family with children, a tourer/motorhomer
Practical Caravan Great Escapes recommended park Nov 2006
Wake up in a forest clearing or in the shade of a mighty oak at this site. Ponies roam the surrounding woods, so you could have a surprise visitor at breakfast.
There are no electrical hook-ups or toilet facilities, but if you value peace over pools, it’s a compromise worth making.10 Sep 2006