The campsite is located within the iconic New Forest containing abundance of birdlife, deer and, of course, the famous ponies that roam the forest. Lowland habitats such as grassland and open heath, along with the woodland, provide a visually remarkable and historic setting of this open landscape. The Wildlife Park, located within the New Forest National Park, houses native animals from Britain, otter and owls from all over the world. There is also a Reptile Centre for the snake and amphibian enthusiasts in the New Forest.
William the Conqueror created the New Forest as a royal forest around 1079 for the royal hunt, mainly being deer. More recently, the forest became a source of timber for the Royal Navy in the 18th century from which many famous battle ships were built. Today it provides the setting for a wide variety of outdoor activities ranging from horse riding, trails and walks to kayaking and biking.