New Forest Ready Tents can't be hired on the Forestry Commission campsites for 2013 but are available elsewhere, see below. You can still pitch up your own tent, unload the camping gear and enjoy fantastic locations in this beautiful UK National Park.
The Forestry Commission has many really popular camp sites within the New Forest boundary. Have a look at my 10 New Forest Campsites information.
However, what if you don't own a tent!!!
What if you don't have any gear? Don't know if you will like it? and don't want to buy all the equipment without trying it first?
Don't worry I have a cunning plan!
Does the thought of a night under the stars under canvas make you feel you might be ending up like this pony - up to your ankles in water? Does it fill you with dread?
May 2013 update :-
We visited Sandy Balls and they hope to have 17 Ready Tents available for the 31st May until 30th August so early booking is recommended. If we hear that this number will be increased we will let you know.
You don't have to spend a penny on buying a tent or other camp site gear just turn up - how easy is that?
Here is a breakdown of the Ready Tent equipment and layout at Sandy Balls:
You'll have to bring: sleeping bags, towels, etc, just like normal sites in the forest.
I've seen the site and you will be on a good, thick waterproof membrane which also looked quite comfy and smooth to move about on. To me this is the world of the outdoor life made easy on a really great New Forest location.
There are more details and Guest Services will run through any questions you may have. No pets are allowed on this site so you wont be trying this out with Fido.
But, if you like it you may buy you own gear another year - what could be better?
Set out into the New Forest for an independent bout of camping or return to Sandy Balls Ready Tent pitches and get the best of both worlds.
You'll need a good map and the best one for the National Park is OS Explorer 22. You could even have it personalised as we have. Order one today!
The latest New Forest National Park weather news is that its finally warming up at last.
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Here's some really great news - you can now get your very own personalised Ordnance Survey map for any area of the UK you like.
This was kindly given to me recently. It shows the New Forest National Park on 1:50 000 scale and is my own personal copy with my website on.
A wonderful present for anyone!
Here is a site I think you might find interesting and helpful.
Pitchup.com has sites, equipment etc. throughout the UK and reviews - some of which are very honest and very funny too! Don't book anywhere without looking at these.
Even if you decide on booking a Ready Tent, there may be items that you still need to allow you to completely enjoy your holiday, find it here at Amazon :-
If you want to search New Forest Life.com without using the navigation bars on the left, then here's a really useful Google tool. Just put your search details e.g. pigs in the search box and hit Search and you can choose to search my site or go onto the Web and come back to NewForest-Life.com.
If you cannot find a Ready Tent that is available for the dates you require have you considered renting a New Forest cottage, we can recommend two companies that may be able to assist you so simply click below :-
Or you can try holidaylettings.co.uk :-