19.06.19 The Sun is out and Camping Season has started!

         

The sun is out and its time to think about camping across the beautiful Ashdown Forest! Whether you prefer to pitch a simple tent, drives a Motor home or fancy a bit of luxury glamping, there is something for everyone across the Forest area.
 
Blacklands Farm is a well know campsite for Brownies and Guides and has the facility to accommodate over 5,000 people at a time. On site, apart from loads of space to camp there are also a range of facilities including a swimming pool, canoeing, indoor climbing wall, archery and more. Contact to check availability. www.blacklandfarm.org.uk
 
Heaven Farm is a well established campsite, near Uckfield, with hookup facilities for Motor Homes as well as loads of space to pitch a tent. On site there is also a lovely cafe, museum and beautiful fishing lakes. In the spring there is a lovely anemone and bluebell walk. If you are lucky you might even see a wallaby! www.heavenfarm.co.uk Eco Camp, now part of the Secret Campsites group is located close by. It offers standard camping as well as glamping options. www.thesecretcampsites.co.uk
 
Wowo Campsite at Sheffield Green offers camping and also glamping in comfortable yurts. Set in beautiful countryside its a lovely place to explore and relax. There are a wide range of activities available during the summer. It is conveniently located near Trading Boundaries where there is a lovely cafe and play area. It is also just down the road from Bluebell Railway. www.wowo.co.uk
 
St Ives Farm is tucked away down a narrow lane just a mile from Hartfield Village – the home of Winnie the Pooh, and located in beautiful countryside. The site is divided up into small areas, s
t Ives Farm is tucked away down a narrow lane just a mile from Hartfield Village – the home of Winnie the Pooh, and located in beautiful countryside. The site is divided up into small areas, surrounded by trees. The space is ideal for groups of friends to pitch their tents around a communal campfire. There are fishing lakes on site. Perryhill Orchards a lovely farm shop and cafe is 3/4 mile away with a great range of fresh food including meat for BBQ’s. www.stivesfarm.co.uk. www.perryhillorchards.co.uk
 
Giggles is conveniently situated on the A22 – what can be better than camping in the grounds of a pub! Behind the pub there is a large area of woodland which is ideal for relaxed camping. The pub serves great food which will be a nice alternative to campfire cooking. www.gigglespubvenue.com.
 
Black Pig Orchards is set in lovely countryside in Danehill and has a pretty stream running through the site. It is also the home of Black Pig apple juice and cider – which is always a great addition to a camping experience. They have a large marquee which makes the site ideal for family gatherings, parties and weddings. blackpig.inc@btinternet.com
 
A new addition to camping options is Nutley Edge Cottages, situated just south of Nutley on the A22. The site has a range of self catering cottages and a farmhouse and overlooks beautiful countryside. It has just acquired its first tipee which is now available for glamping.in style! www.nutleyedge.co.uk
 
Please note that wild camping is not allowed on the Forest. Campers are welcome at recognised sites across the area and there are a range of farm shops, pubs and restaurants available. There are also lots of exciting things to do including activity centres, steam trains, vineyards and exploring the beautiful forest. For full details of the sites mentioned, visit our website www.ashdownforest.com