I'm very sorry if I offended by not replying. We didn't have the confidence to look for a spot in the New Forest and I rang the destination and they said they would be happy for us to arrive early. I think we will be making a separate trip to the New Forest so will research suitablewquiet campsites.
In the end we broke the journey at Fleet service station. Lovely shady spot under the trees to cool off.
Good job as when we got towards London we got horrendously held up in traffic. Thank God for a comfortable car and interesting podcasts!
Thank you for your input and I hope to join in chat in the future. I'm sure I will need you guys as I am a novice! 😀