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"Your peaceful hideaway in the forest". Do come and see what the Jurassic South Coast has to offer...or just chill out here. Hillside Caravan and Campsite is uniquely well protected naturally by the forest, and our height above sea level along with our superb underground drainage system means we never flood or become boggy! We offer exclusive discounted camping for the emergency services, armed forces, NHS workers, disabled guests and OAPs - just let us know at the time of booking.

Hillside Campsite is peacefully nestled into the 150,000 acres of the Ringwood Forest at Verwood (part of the 'old' King's forest of Cranborne Chase), and open all year round. Diane and Brian are always pleased to share their lovely five acres with guests: you can walk or cycle straight out of Hillside's gates, through our other fields directly into and along the 30-odd miles of beautiful forest tracks, without any dangerous road work.

Children can safely play or learn to cycle anywhere on the campsite, clearly visible from any pitch, as camping is only allowed along the perimeter (this makes each pitch more spacious and private; you can't hear your 'neighbours' snoring). This leaves plenty of room for other guests to play badminton, boules or just share a glass of wine and the odd barbecued sausage or two.

The large modern facilities are both private and very clean: there are 10 electric hook-ups available (modern, safe 10-amp supply units on separate mains - so no loss of current due to another's pitch being overloaded). Ice-packs are exchangeable for the more traditional camper.

The nearest road is 200 metres away, so there are no road noises or street lamps ruining the night sky - in fact, one common comment about Hillside is that guests here can enjoy watching the moon creep across a carpet of sparkling stars, to the tunes of the night jars and owls.

There is a no noise rule before 9am and after 9pm (with talking etc allowed) for all guests' comfort. A zero-tolerance to stupidity, aggression, annoyance to other guests or Hillside is operated.

We have won four awards for excellence, including the Camping & Caravanning Club's 'Your Place in the Countryside' award in 2001.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and yours. Brian and Diane.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year





Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)


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  • Ringwood Forest, Gotham, Verwood, Wimborne, Dorset, England, BH21 5QY
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8968°N 1.8735°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Ringwood: Meeting House Lane Coach Stop — 5.0 miles
Bournemouth Uni.: Talbot Campus Coach Stop — 10.6 miles
Christchurch Coach Stop — 11.6 miles
Train stations
Christchurch Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Pokesdown Rail Station — 11.6 miles
Bournemouth Rail Station — 11.7 miles
Ferry ports
Tuckton Tea Gardens Ferry Landing — 12.1 miles
Christchurch Quay Ferry Landing — 12.2 miles
Wick Christchurch Ferry Landing — 12.3 miles
Bournemouth International Airport — 8.4 miles
Southampton Airport — 22.7 miles


Located to the west of the New Forest National Park. We are located off Batterley Drove which connects the B3081 and B3078.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

We are so very fortunate at Hillside, well hidden quietly in the forest yet centrally situated for Bournemouth, Poole, Brownsea Island, Jersey, Swanage, Weymouth, Lulworth Cove, Corfe Castle, Dancing Ledge, Kimmeridge, Wareham, Blandford, Wimborne, Shaftesbury, Salisbury, Fordingbridge, Burley Lyndhurst, Beaulie, Lymington (and the Isle of Wight), Christchurch and Mudeford Quay.

So whether you want to explore the New Forest or the National Trust properties in Wiltshire, Dorset and Hampshire, you can be there in a little over 20 minutes (which, with the price of fuel, keeps the moths in). Alternatively, just a gentle 15-minute stroll southwards through this beautiful forest, in Verwood town, there's 'The Hub' (busy entertainments, cinema, shows, etc), a museum, the Crane golf course, three super pubs, Indian, Italian, Chinese restaurants, cream teas, street cafes, brilliant and yummy butchers, hairdressers, florists, Morrisons, a Co-op, fish and chip shop and a farmers' market. Westwards there's the Forge, Woodlands, Edmondsham House and Victorian walled garden and a Norman Church; then north to Cranborne past the King's Hill and pottery to Lord Cranborne's shoppe and the Sheaf of Arrows pub - we could go on and on. Or just toddle into this forest and explore the fantastic history here.

Must see

  • Breamore House (6.4 miles)
  • Adventure Wonderland (8.5 miles)
  • Kingston Lacy House and Gardens (9.1 miles)

National Trust

  • Kingston Lacy (9.2 miles)
  • White Mill (10.4 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.



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Dogs must be a kept on a lead at all times whilst on the site.