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Back-To-Nature Camping

Back-to-Nature Camping in and around Sussex


Blackberry Wood Camping, Ditchling BN6 8RS, glamping and treehouses or own pitch, small family-run campsite at the foot of the South Downs NP, 01273 890 035

Boathouse Farm Camping, Uckfield TN22 5TY, grass pitch camping on a traditional working organic farm, situated next to the River Ouse, contact via email or Facebook

Bramley Park Camping, Polegate BN26 5PH, camping & glamping site located in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the South Downs National Park, 07763 832525

Chalky Downs Campsite, Bevendean Farm BN2 6AF, stunning views over the South Downs, May-Sep, 01273 673004

Cuckoo Camp, Church Farm, Climping/Littlehampton BN17 5RR. Family run small campsite (spring/summer) located on the south coast alongside the river Arun, close to Climping beach (30 min walk), dog friendly, 07759 172021

Dernwood Farm Wild Camping, Little Dernwood Farm, Waldron nr Heathfield TN21 0PN. Woodland and meadow campsite & glamping, fire pit, car-free site & dog-friendly, 01435 812726

Foxwood Camping, Patching BN13 3UL nr, woodland camping with your own fire pit, nestled within the South Downs NP, holidays & weekend, end April – Sep, 07983 151780

Hale Farm, Hale Green, Chiddingly BN8 6HQ, camping, glamping, spacious pitch with a fire pit, beautiful views, adjacent footpath linking to the Weald Way, farm visit 9am-11am (no additional charge), 07711 695189

Heaven Farm, Uckfield TN22 3RG, camp in the beautiful Sussex countryside, 01825 790226

Hook Farm Campsite, West Hoathly RH19 4PT. Beautiful views of the Sussex Weald, weekends & bank hol. only, May-Sep, 01342 811113

Housedean Farm Campsite, between Lewes & Brighton BN7 3JW, located on a working farm within the South Downs NP, tent pitches, campfire; shepherd huts & camping pods, from April, 07919 668816

Kings Barn Camping, Steyning BN44 3YR, off grid rural camping surrounded by The South Downs National Park, 07496 129404

Knepp Wildlife Safaris & Camping, Horsham RH13 8NN, camping, glamping in a wildflower meadow on the edge of an ancient wood, surrounded by 3,500 acres of the Knepp rewilding project, 12yrs+.

Lewes Wild Willows Camping, Lower Stoneham Farm, Lewes BN8 5RJ, lovely family friendly campsite based on the River Ouse, glamping or with your own tent, walking distance from Lewes, dog-friendly, 07534 253846

New Wharf, Steyning BN44 3AL, family run campsite and farm in the middle of stunning West Sussex, with private and easy access to the River Adur. Pitches and shepherd huts, 5m bell tents available for rent, 07830 659903

Ouse Meadow Campsite, Newick TN22 3QE, small scale, quiet, relaxed and laid back campsite, small campfires in fire pits, see website

Pegs & Pitches: Beech Estate Campsite, nr Battle TN33 9QU, camping & glamping; Wild Boar Wood Campsite, glamping only, nr Haywards Heath, campfires allowed (on both sites), April-October, 01273 980218

Pop up Campsites, Woodland Camp & Meadow Camp, Hop & Hare Farm nr Hastings TN35 4PH, Fri -Sun (except bank holidays), 07771 535350, 07812 605094

The Earth Camp Chailey, small, family run, back to nature campsite only 10 minutes drive from Lewes, massages and Reiki sessions in their therapy tent, outdoor yoga class on Saturday mornings (pre-booking advised), 07889 052 334

The Mac’s Farm Campsite, Ditchling BN6 8GT, camping & glamping, nestled in the South Downs NP, peaceful, family campsite on a working organic egg farm, weekends & mid-week, 01273 845189

The Oaks Poultry Farm Ditchling BN6 8TN. Children’s Farm, giant sand pit, farm shop & cafe, adults go free & camping (no dogs), 01273 843235

The Secret Campsite, Brickyard Farm, Barcombe BN8 4TD, camping & glamping, from 25 March, 01273 401100

The Sustainability Centre Camping, East Meon, ​GU32 1HR, small campsite in a peaceful open space surrounded by woodlands at the heart of the South Downs and along the South Down way. Base for a holiday or overnight stay for individuals, families, cyclists, walkers and groups, 01730 823549

Wild Combe Camping, Elsted GU29 0JY, campsite surrounded by beautiful unspoiled countryside and access to reservoir for swimming, kayaking & SUP, 07775 568415

Wowo, Sheffield Park, Uckfield TN22 3QT, camping, shepherd’s huts & Mongolian yurts, 01825 723414

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