If you’re looking for traditional camping without the strings then Muddycreek Farm, a 28-day August pop up campsite could be for you. Located at the entrance to Milford on Sea, Muddycreek Farm has been here for years and, while much of the countryside has seen an infringing urban invasion, the fields here have been largely untouched.
The countryside is a patchwork of agricultural colours and, to the north, the vast New Forest wears its national park status with pride. It’s the perfect setting, then, for a campsite and a pop-up one at that – a tent-only haven that drops into existence for 28 days of the year before returning back to nature.
There’s no swimming pool, no laundry blocks, no strings of static caravans. In fact, if you came here in mid September you’d never even know the site exists. Yet in the height of August the 60 pitches each harbour a colourful tent, set out in the expansive 15 acres of space, there’s no danger of being hemmed in by other people’s guy lines.
It’s best to leave the site on foot to get into Milford on Sea. The village centre is only 10 minutes away and the coast a little further. If the short stroll is enough to get you thirsty then try stopping in The Beach House, a fine pub with great sea views and a child-friendly garden that backs onto the cliffs. Hurst Castle still makes for an excellent walk along the beach and acts as a wonderful lookout point for views of the Solent and the Isle of Wight.
This campsite has a wealth of activities on its doorstep from cycle-friendly woodlands, dog-friendly beaches, wetland nature reserves and charming Hampshire towns, while also giving you a relaxed experience with its laid-back vibe.
- 10+ metres between pitches
- Campfires allowed
- Dogs welcome
- Short walk to pub
- Beaches nearby
- Good walks nearby
- Deep cleaning of shared facilities
- Small family groups
- Dogs (no extra charge)