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"A spacious campsite from which to enjoy the forest"
An award-winning, spacious heathland campsite, Roundhill has plenty of room to let you enjoy the freedom of the forest. Wildlife; including donkeys, cattle, horses and ponies, graze freely around the campsite and Ranger Activities sessions during high season provide an enjoyable way for the whole family to learn more about the forest. Adult and junior fishing is available on campsite from mid-June and there is always access to the forest’s numerous cycle and footpaths. There is even a separate field which can accommodate large groups of up to 80 campers. Nearby attractions include the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu and the remains of the Cistercian Abbey founded in 1204 by King John.
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A wide open heathland site, with gorse and pine coverage. Temporary toilet facilities. - Gary Fletcher
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Roundhill - New ForestRoundhill Caravan and Camping SiteBeaulieu RoadBrockenhurstHampshireSO42 7QL
No calls after 8pm please.
Please Note: Some Scottish season dates vary slightly to the above:
26-30 Jun - Bank Holiday 1-19 Jul - Bank Holiday 2 - 5 Aug Bank Holiday 23-26 Aug High Season 1 Sep High Season 11-19 Oct Mid Season 25-31 Oct Low Season 1-2 Nov Low Season
mark the site manager was keen at stopping kites than he was for groups of youthes between 15 and 20 playing football noices at nite was loud specially arfter 11 o clock and for the price i payed was to much for what was there i could of gone to a better site for the price
DATE STAYED: May 2013
MEMBER FOUND TOWING: Easy
SUITABLE FOR: Families
We had a very enjoyable stay, the staff were friendly and made us very welcome!!
DATE STAYED: April 2013
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Younger couples
I knew this site would be busy on one of the best w/ends we've had this year but I was not prepared for how VERY busy it was. As I was "using" it as accommodation only (I was visiting nearby family) I thought I could put up with the hustle and bustle. I could not wait to leave! It irritates me that the Forestry Commission charge me almost double what a club site would yet provides me with less facilities. Campers can go where they like - which is great if you are a family or camping in a group - but horrible if you think you have a secluded spot only to have a noisy group park themselves on your doorstep. I felt that at times, units were TOO close to others and that generally the wardens spent most of their time "policing" the entrance and not so much looking after the running of the site. The toilet block I used was awful. No one seemed to mop out a shower after use, probably because the bucket was full of brown water (something which takes a minute to rectify) and the building was generally in a poor state, too. Cars ignored the speed limit with some zooming along at a reckless rate. And the noise from some campers went on well into the night, with loud music from one area, but no sign of a warden to ask them to be quiet (and this was after midnight). I appreciate that a site of that size must generate a lot of work for wardens, but putting 4 of them at the gate plus 2 in the booking office must leave very few to actually look after the site itself. I will not be staying at a Forestry Site again. I'd rather pay the relatively little more and stay on a private site.
DATE STAYED: September 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups
i stayed at roundhill 4 the 1st time at the beginning ov august. i read the reviews b4 goin n woz a bit worried. some ov the reviews were terrible. these people must jus like moaning. my experience at roundhils woz luvly. reception woz very friendly n helpful. site woz beautiful, even tho we had quite a bit ov rain. showers and toilets were gr8 and clean. i would definately come again.
DATE STAYED: August 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Peaceful break,Younger couples
This was my first visit this year having in previous years visited it at least twice in a year. The New Forest was, as always, wonderful and the site is still wonderful. However, approach roads are much more potholed than usual, especially near the main entrance near the large oak tree. I turned right at the tree and took the second entrance and used Wash Block 3. I always expect some holes and bumps but this time they were very bad indeed but luckliy I was able to find a way to a good pitch which faced West Damage could have been done to a car or a caravan if it was not possible to avoid the pot holes. Now, I fullt expect their to be some dirst from feet etc in the wash blocks but generally they looked uncared for and dirty. I remember using them in their first season and they have not worn well at all. Sealant in the shower trays is going and the windows in the showers are looking very damaged. The water was hot and plentiful though. I regularly caravan abroad in a wide variety of sites and generally the washblocks are cleaned twice a day and it really shows.
I would recommend it but with a warning. Perhaps during the winter break things could be rectified. The site lacked a feeling of being "owned" by those who worked there.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Older couples,Groups,Active break,Peaceful break,Younger couples
We simply LOVE roundhill. We are set to go there in two weeks for what will be the fourth consecutive year. Its so well placed for some fantastic walks/bike rides or simply just sitting and watching the world go by.
Its aprox 5 mins from Brockenhurst that has a tesco extra,chemist and chinese takeaway amongst other shops.
And if you get really desperate for supplys the Go Outdoors in Southampton is less that 20 mins away!
Showers on site are clean and tidy. Obviously if you go at peak times (first thing etc) you may have to que to get in but a little change of routine and a slightly later shower will see you walk straight in to a nice warm shower without any bother.
DATE STAYED: August 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Peaceful break
We have used round hill a few times and enjoy the fact that there is plenty space for tents either out in the open or in the tree line. The staff have always been friendly and helpful on each visit. They are strict on the distance between units (but rightly so due to fire risks etc) - and wind breaks need to be positioned so as not to trap ponies. Once you get the idea of this then its no problem (we had to move a fully erected tent once!!). On our latest visit the site was quiet due to poor weather and only one block had hot water available. As hardy campers we loved it none the less and the ponies and cattle that roamed past our tent each day made it feel like we were on safari. The evening was a little noisy due to students/Duke of E camping near by. They settled down though and all was quiet by 10pm. We love the place and will continue to go back rain or shine, on our own or with groups of friends. There is plenty to see and do locally but we just enjoy relaxing and watching the world go by. Fab Site!!!
DATE STAYED: April 2012
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Active break,Younger couples
We stayed at Roundhill last May and had a wonderful time; the weather was hot and sunny. The weather was OK this week but Roundhill are not ready for the season and only one out of four(?) toilet blocks was open. This made it quite busy Easter Weekend. And this block was closed 10-11am for cleaning. We hope to return May half term but will defininitely ring before to check all is open.
SUITABLE FOR: Families,Groups,Younger couples
Returned today from our first trip camping and Roundhill had been chosen by a friend. It was easy enough to pitch our tents fairly close (6m)together and ground was flat, although there were some large bumps in the middle of the grassed areas. Toilets and showers were basic but lots of hot water. Toilet block floors got filthy as it rained and people were in and out in welly boots. The toilets need some paper towels to encourage people to wipe basins after them. Only one hairdryer so you need to time your visits to the showers carefully as they can be busy. Had noisy neighbours but they did quieten down before it became a problem. Generally not a bad place to stay for our first time but don't think we would return. I had read other reviews about the staff and it being very strict, we had no problems with staff and didn't see anyone being "repremanded" by them. They were helpful and polite. Lots of ponies and cows roaming and great places to visit nearby.
we booked our pitch for four nights but left early due to a lot of rain witch caused flooding. lots of people also got flooded and packed up to. the ground is very bumpy and the water can not get away its like a big field not really a camp site. we took our three dogs witch have to be on a lead due to the cows and horses thats not to bad but no poo bins any wear not one. it says on the foresty holidays web site recently refurbished toilets i dont think so doors did not lock taps did not work and only four showers in each of the 3 shower blocks just is not enough. the new forest is lovely but not round hill expected a lot better from forest holidays and will not be going back.
Sadly, this campsite is not up to the usual club standards. There are not enough toilet/shower blocks for the size of the site so they very quickly become dirty. Showers are fine once you get in them but I had to queue for 20 minutes. We also suffered from a lot of late night noise disturbance from teenagers & young drunken adults. I did tell the wardens (and I wasn't the only one complaining) but they seemed more annoyed with us for disturbing them. The ponies are the only redeeming feature of this campsite - it's wonderful to see them wandering right past your tent and The New Forest is a must visit area. Hurst Castle is well worth a visit, it's a lovely 2.5 mile sea walk from the village of Keyhaven or there is a friendly & good value taxi boat service if you don't fancy the walk. Also The New Forest visitor centre at Lyndhurst is a small but interesting place to visit. On the whole, I would gladly visit the area again but not Rounhill, I would choose a smaller & better managed site.
DATE STAYED: June 2011
SUITABLE FOR: Older couples,Younger couples
We had been using this site for over 30 years, but sadly have decided that it no longer represents good value for money.
These prices would be acceptable if the facilites were of the same standard as the rest of the MAIN Camping & Caravan Club sites, but they are not.
Disposal points for waste water require a physical lift of about 2 foot, which is not as standard for the Club.
In general the toilet/shower facilities are completely inadequate for the size of the site, however they are kept as clean as possible on such an enormous site.
As it is such a large site it can get a bit noisy in the evenings, but in general we did enjoy using the site for the entertainment (animal & human) & the fact that it is a very informal site, lending itself to group gatherings.
This is a nice site, but it costs now more than we are prepared to pay for what you get.
DATE STAYED: June 2008
Staff and rangers were very friendly and helpful. The site was very well maintained and in a very good location for cycling and walking. With a lot of the New Forest ponies, donkeys and cattle roaming around the site it was a very good experience for us and the kids.
Local shops were fairly far but that never caused us a problem.
Would highly recommend this site, planning our next trip there already.
DATE STAYED: July 2010
There's over 13,000 miles of miles of walking cycling route on the Sustrans National Cycle Network.
to see the routes local to Roundhill - New Forest.