Autumn at The Secret Campsite
The sheep arrive This season went by in a flash and now we are deep into November. A particular highlight is the new sheep coming to graze off the camping meadow. They arrive and tread warily out of the trailer. Then hesitate but upon hearing the rattle of a bucket, will charge straight into their […]
The Secret Campsite wins a Silver award!
We won a Silver Gong! Not quite at The Oscars but at the well regarded Awards hosted by the CPRE, the countryside charity, formerly known as the Campaign to Protect Rural England. The CPRE shares our own interests in nature and landscapes, climate change and energy, sustainable transport, farming and better places to live. We […]
Walking the South Downs Way
Family Hiking! As a family we have walked the length of the South Downs Way. We started doing this when our youngest was 5 years old and we finished when she was 13. These hikes took place over annual October half-terms. We still love walking up on the Downs and found it a haven during […]
Where to get food during your stay at The Secret Campsite?
The Secret Campsite is rather well placed for pubs, restaurants, cafes, farm shops, farmers markets and takeaways too. Sussex seems to cater for foodies! Farm shops Holmansbridge Farm Shop is 2 minutes walk from the Secret Campsite. It sells a wonderful selection of meat, deli products, fruit and veg plus shop made foods too. The […]
Young Spotters Snaps
Our Young Spotters Snaps competition is a bit of a punt. Will anyone enter! We meet many enthusiastic young people who enthuse about their wildlife spots during their camping trip. I sometimes get to see their photos and on occasion, I feature them on our Instagram or our Facebook page. Local photography talent! James Pearson […]
Butterflies at The Secret Campsite
We are positively teeming with butterflies here at the Secret Campsite. Sussex attracts them in swathes or flights as they are collectively known. Other collective terms include a shimmer, a swarm or best of all, a rabble! Young wildlife photographer James Pearson, a young lad from Lewes with a passion for photographing wildlife has been […]
It’s swimming time!
There are some glorious places to go wild swimming whilst you are staying here at The Secret Campsite. Sussex boasts some truly marvellous spots. Although one destination definitely won’t be our pond. It’s dried up and even the Great Crested Newts that live with us here on site would struggle to get damp wriggling around […]
Cool Camping Instagram “Takeover”
We were thrilled to be invited to “takeover” Cool Camping’s Instagram earlier this week. It represented a great opportunity for The Secret Campsite to tell our story, with a real “day at the campsite experience” theme. It was also a leap of faith for Cool Camping too. We have worked with them since we started, […]
The Times guide to “50 Great Staycations”
Well that is a great start to the 2020 camping season! We featured in “50 Great Staycations” in this weekends edition of The Times. UK best places The article outlined the pick of the best places for escaping the hordes within the UK. It featured beautiful sleepy Cornish towns, pine plantations in Northumberland, and lovely […]
Public transport to The Secret Campsite
With a bit of forward planning, it’s relatively easy to use public transport to get to and from The Secret Campsite. It may take a bit longer but it’s great for the environment and the hedgehogs prefer it. Just be prepared for some longer timetable gaps. We all cheered when a Sunday train service was […]