Quirky Glamping New Forest England


As one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations, it is no surprise that Quirky Glamping New Forest has been trending at an exponential rate the last few years. It has so much to offer visitors with dozens of various walking and cycling trails and an abundance of nature and animals to cure your soul. You will find loads of quaint country villages with historic pubs, seaside towns and beaches and great access to the Isle of Wight. ( The Peak District is another popular glamping destination in the UK or check out our Essex Glamping article)

Glamping New Forest view of trail with flowers and trees
Credit: Annie Spratt
Glamping New Forest View of Horse with grass and trees behind

Folks venture to New Forest to immerse themselves in nature and the English countryside and there is no better way of doing that then New Forest Glamping. No need to sacrifice our accustomed comforts while exploring all nature has to offer. This is why we have researched and come up with this one of a kind Glamping New Forest list. You will find some very quirky glamping stays along with traditional ones as well. Make your next trip to New Forest a memorial one and book one of these extraordinary Glamping experiences in the UK.

Things to do while New Forest Glamping

Country Walks

There are so many great country walking routes when New Forest Glamping that it may be hard to figure out which ones to do. So let us give some options to start with. Landford and Hamptworth walk starts at Landford village and allows you to explore the North tip of New Forest and wander through the old Royal Forests. You then venture to a river, through some more woods and fields until you get to a gold course. Then it is on to a cute hamlet of Hamptworth.

Godshill and Castle Hill walks begins at Fighting Cocks pub in Godshill. From the pub you travel along a path through fields and woodlands to an old Iron Age Hill Fort. Continue to a waterside hamlet in Castle Hill. You get beautiful views of the Avon Valley. You can also take an option trip to Castle Hill fort before returning back the way you came.

Cycling New Forest

Explore Ancient Forests and heaths, pretty little villages and a secret 40 mile coastline while cycling in New Forest. There are over 140 miles of cycling trails to utilize on your New Forest Glamping trip. Some top cycling routes to consider are The Old Railway (9 miles) The Ride to Old Station Tea Room (6.3 miles and good for families) and The Norther Forest Circular (17.8 miles and more intense)

Fishing New Forest

If you are an angler, there are twenty different fish species in the waterways of New Forest. When you are glamping in New Forest and plan to go fishing you have your choice of sea fishing, river fishing or lake fishing(coarse fishing).

Try Orchard Lakes near New Milton for lake fishing. Head to the quaint town of Lymington to charter a boat for sea fishing. Of course if you want to head to a river to fish, you have the Hampshire Avon, River Test and River Allen to choose from.

Other New Forest Glamping Activities

Kayaking, paddle boarding and other water sports are always popular things to do in New Forest. If you are looking for some family fun and adventure while glamping, check out Avon Tyrrell Outdoor Center, Burley Villa School of Riding or New Forest Activities Center. Perhaps you enjoy and Afternoon Tea with Alpacas, the options are unlimited.

Quirky Glamping New Forest Places to Stay

The Shepherds Hut at Hills Corner

Location: Godshill, UK

Best For: Solo and Couples

Amenities: Heating, Garden, Breakfast, Shower and Toilet

glamping hut in new forest view of the outside
view of the inside of a glamping hut in New Forest. Bunk Bed, table and decorations

Situated in the heart of New Forest this renovated glamping hut can accommodate up to 3 people. Live the Shepherd’s life for a few days and unplug from society. Enjoy exploring the New Forest National Park during the day and have sunset dinners and a drink at night. Wake up to the sounds of a rooster or donkey and sit out in the garden with your morning coffee or tea. A unique glamping stay in a truly beautiful area.

Yellowhammer Safari Glamping Tent

Location: Petersfield, Hampshire, UK

Best For: Couples, Families, Groups

Amenities: 3 Bedrooms, Kitchen, Toilet and Shower, BBQ, Optional Catered Meals

This giant Safari Glamping Tent is propped up in the South Downs National Park and a short drive to explore Winchester or New Forest. The tent provides all the luxuries of home but surrounded by nature and the amazing English landscape.

The picturesque village of West Meon takes only 25 leisurely minutes to reach . Here you will find a quaint village shop, a renowned butcher and wonderful pub ambiance at Thomas Lord pub.

safari glamping tent in New Forest. View of the inside looking out the door with couch, table and chairs.

The Red Train Glamping Carriage

Location: Swanage, Dorset, UK

Best For: Solo, Couples, Small Group

Amenities: Beds for up to 6 people. Kitchen, Bathroom, Deck, Historical

outside view of glamping train carriage in new forest
inside view of glamping train in new forest with tables, kitchen and couch and hallway

If you love historic trains and always dreamed of staying in a carriage, this glamping train may just be the spot for you. Located along The Swanage Railway tracks you can wake up in this 1858 Victorian carriage while watching the 10am steam train bellowing by. With all the amenities of home including a kitchen, bathroom and multiple beds, you can venture into the past and relax as they did in Victorian times. The steam train can blow up quite a bit of dust and steam as it goes by, so this is definitely for train lovers and history buffs.

Floating Tree Sphere Glamping

Location: Sturminster Marshall, UK

Best For: Solo and Couples

Amenities: Romantic, kitchen, outdoor toilet and shower, heat, fire pit and BBQ

Take a romantic weekend getaway while Glamping New Forest in this one of a kind glamping treehouse. Hovering over the ground and situated on a bank with amazing views. Explore the property and enjoy walks with deer and other animals of the forest. This spot is perfect to unwind from the stresses of everyday life.

glamping sphere in new forest view from outside

Caribbean Corner Glamping Yurt

Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Best For: Solo, Couples, Small Family

Amenities: King Bed, Kitchen, Bathroom, Views, BBQ, Beach

glamping yurt new forest view of outside
view of beach on isle of wight glamping spot

Try out the Deserted Island Glamping Experience on the Isle of Wight in this amazing Glamping Yurt. Nestled in majestic native woodlands and overlooking a sandy beach for morning walks. The yurt has comfortable amenities and you have access to a wonderful property with 8 acres of wild gardens, two ponds and an orchard. The beach is sheltered and gets great morning sun while investigating the many rock tide pools.

The Sky Cabin Plane Glamping Experience

Location: Somerset, UK

Best For: Solo or Couples

Amenities: Comfy Bed, Communal activities and amenities, Access to toilets and showers.

This is one of those Quirky Glamping locations. You spend the night in the front half of a 1940’s plane while enjoying the expansive views of the English countryside. The glamping plane is parked in a quiet corner of a popular glamping site called Field 725. You have your choice of just relaxing on your own in the corner of a farm or you can participate in the many communal activities they ave going on in the area including pizza night.

glamping plane in New Forest view from outside

New Forest Cosy Log Cabin

Location: Ringwood, UK

Best For: Solo or Couples

Amenities: Cosy, Garden, kitchen, bathroom, bicycles, near beaches and pubs, In the National Park

The cute glamping cabin is on the edge of New Forest and surrounded by nature. Get that rustic glamping experience while enjoying the sounds owls at night and red deer running past during the day.

A short drive from the beaches of Bournemouth and Mudeford. There is also a Owl raptor and reptile center nearby. This glamping New Forest location is perfect for nature lovers and relaxing after spending a couple hours exploring the picturesque English countryside.

glamping cabin in New Forest view of front door and walkway

Isle of Wight Geodesic Dome Glamping

Location: Isle of Wight, UK

Best For: Couples, Family, Groups

Amenities: Multiple Domes available, pizza oven, kitchen, toilets and showers, restaurant, activities.

This New Forest Glamping property has 5 of these glamping domes and provide all the amenities someone might need while exploring the Isle of Wight or the New Forest National Park.

There is even a restaurant, adventure activities, a communal area with a pizza oven, a farm park and more to entertain yourselves.

glamping dome in new forest view of outside with the English countryside around it

Canvas & Candence Glamping Tent

Location: Somerset, UK

Best For: Solo or Couples

Amenities: Comfortable bed, painting, supplies, Guitar, writing desk, access to kitchen and bathrooms.

Located on the edge of a beautiful lake these bell glamping tents provide an artist getaway experience. As you explore your new home for your holiday you have access to painting supplies and an easel, a guitar for evening entertainment and a writing desk with supplies to document your experience or write your memoir.

inside view of a glamping bell tent in new forest

Rosie the Gypsy Wagon Glamping

Location: Milford on Sea, UK

Best For: Solo or Couples

Amenities: Unique, Patio, Breakfast included, Showers and toilet, coastal village

You are glamping in a 1885 Showmans gypsy wagon on the edge of New Forest in a beautiful coastal village. The glamping wagon provides a comfortable sleep and private shower and toilet. It is a part of Vinegar Hill B&B’s eclectic accommodation property. Rosie was renovated by one of the remaining trained gypsy wagon painters in the country. The owners will deliver a delicious breakfast to the wagon each morning so you can relax in comfort on your holiday and take in the intoxicating atmosphere.

gypsy wagon glamping new forest view of the outside

So next time you are planning a nature getaway or maybe looking for something a little quirky and unique to do on holiday, make sure to book one of our Quirky Glamping New Forest locations and create an experience to remember year after year. These New Forest glamping spots fill up fast so make sure to plan well ahead and enjoy everything the English Countryside has to offer.

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