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Tawny Owls fill the woods with hoots

The Secret Campsite is surrounded by beautiful and lovingly managed woodland, in particular Knowlands Wood. Knowlands is managed as a private nature reserve by owner Nick Lear and his family. Lots of native creatures spill out of Knowlands on a daily basis and campers get the chance to encounter them. During our mini summer getaway, […]

Whats happening above ground around the campsite

Its really easy to spend the day with your head down dealing with things infront of you. Its very invigorating to take a break from this and start to look upwards and forwards. Sometimes this is where all of the fun can be had Foraging By day we’re peering up into the crowns of trees. […]

Dormouse moves in next to the campiste

We have some exciting news! In the last two weeks of September we spotted a Hazel dormouse, just outside the campsite! Michael and Katherine, who are ecologists from the Ecology Consultancy Bakerwell Ltd and are based at The Secret Campsite, had the lucky encounter during one of their lunchbreaks. Sadly, we didn’t manage to catch […]

Telegraph’s 20 best campsites near a pub

I only found out on Monday morning when Katherine in the office asked me about Giant Crested Newts. She’d read it in The Sunday Telegraphs 20 best campsites near a pub feature. But best of all, The Secret Campsite had been picked as one of them. Better still, we were the first one listed…..hooray We […]

Visitors to The Secret Campsite

At this time of year we love the enormous variety of visitors who spend a little time with us at the Secret Campsite in sussex photo Chris Cloake Some of these visitors are campers looking to escape their busy lives for a few days. But, most of them are locals. For some of these more […]

The Secret Wildlife Festival 2019 – What a scorcher

This yeasr Secret Wildlife Festival, run in conjunction with Sussex Wildlife Trust was bathed in sunshine from the moment we started, until the last campers had departed on Sunday afternoon. At times, it was so hot here you could have fried an egg on the barbecue. The searing heat ensured that campere retreated  to the […]

Secret Wildife Festival 2019

It all starts to get very exciting here, the night before the wildlife festival that we run in conjunction with Sussexx Wildlife Trust. This years timetable has a great range of activities for the family including some wildlife hunts and walks, some bushcraft activities and lots of opportunities for the campers to connect with our […]

30 days wild

Sussex Wildlife Trust‘s 30 Days wild, is a brilliant idea What better way to get us out of the coffee shops, off our phones and setting sail for a short voyage into the great outdoors than by encouraging us to do something a little bit wilder. The natural world is full of little adventures and […]

Trust members explore wildlife around the campsite

Last night we hosted the first scheduled wildlife walk of the year. The walk was organised by Sussex Wildlife Trust and led by Michael Blencowe. We started the walk with a tour of the campsite looking for snakes, slow worms and toads. Sadly, we didnt find any. After a thorough exploration of the camping meadow, […]

New team members for campsite reception

We’re really pleased to have found 2 great new team members for the campsite reception. We posted the recruitment advert for the campsite reception position, in a number of locations in the local area. We had a large number of enquiries for the role, which is looking after campers staying with us, cleanng the showers, […]

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