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Secret Wildlife Festival 2020

We have just confirmed the date for this years Secret Wildlife Festival. The festival is in its eight consecutive year and is run in conjunction with Sussex Wildlife Trust. To date, we have raised in excess of £18,000 for the Trust. This money helps to fund the Trust’s work to preserve and conserve the threatened […]

Lagom and The Secret Campsite

This is a Swedish word that is rather dear to our heart. We hope that it perfectly captures the approach we take at The Secret Campsite……. plus a tiny bit more. The dictionary definition is broadly somewhere in this space: in balance, appropriateness, and a Swedish Proverb implies ‘the right amount is best’. This approach […]

Real camping at The Secret Campsite

Our meadow camping pitches are large and well spread out. On average there is at least 15 metres in between pitches. Most of the time much more. How many can stay We limit the number of people on pitches to keep the site peaceful and to encourage lots of wildlife into the campsite. Our limit […]

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 […]

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, […]

Sowing seeds to encourage bees around the campsite

Spring is a great time to sow seeds at the Secret Campsite. The month of April, like August still has some moisture in the ground, but the temperature is starting to rise. This is great for new life. The warmth and water in the soil, helps the seeds to germiate quickly and get established. Although […]

Woods filled with Bluebells

At this time of year we are really lucky to get the chance to see woodlands overflowing with carpets of beautiful fresh Bluebells. Few can be more eyecatching than Knowlands Wood in Barcombe, which is on the doorstep of the Secret Campsite and alive with all sorts of wildlife including the demure carpet of wood […]

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