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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 […]

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 […]

Weekend trip to Rye Harbour

On Sundy I set off early from the secret campsite with my friend Cliff and his son Freddy to visit Rye Harbour. We wanted to see the Marsh Harriers that have been making a bit of a comeback in the area. We also wanted to pay a visit to Sussex Wildlife Trusts new visitor centre […]

Our visit to the Brighton i360

If you’re camping near Brighton (or just a visitor to the seaside city) and looking for something exciting to occupy a few hours. As long as you aren’t scared of cities, you could do a lot worse than visit the Brighton i360. We wanted to experience this new Brighton landmark and provide you with an […]

Places to visit in the Lewes area

Lewes and the area of Sussex surrounding the secret campsite are full of invigorating places to visit. We have the spectacular landscapes of the south downs just 3 miles away at Offham, the beautiful coastline of Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters just 20 miles away and the wild beauty of the Ashdown Forest just 8 miles […]

Great restaurants in Lewes

Do you ever get that late afternoon, longing for a brilliant pizza? Not the sort you get in those restaurant chains which can still be fun to eat, but I’m talking about a pizza that has some earthy personality to it, one that feels really genuine. If you do then your luck is in if […]

Bluebells everywhere

This is a beautiful time of year around the campsite. Some of the pitches looking into the woodland get the most amazing display of bluebells with a carpet of blue flowers stretching into the heart of Knowlands Wood. If you walk through the woods, there are often large clumps of white, wood anemones alongside the […]

How far to Pooh Bridge

Lots of people camping at The Secret Campsite come with their family and there is often one or two members of the party, who are fans of Winnie the Pooh. AA Milne was a Sussex based author and Hartfield, the home of Winnie the Pooh is only 15 miles away from the campsite, across the […]

Lewes Christmas Farmers market

Here is a photo of Lewes Farmers market before Christmas. The campsite is closed at the moment but Lewes isn’t and it was a great place to get some edible delicacies for christmas. I took a photo of the sun rising up over the trees of Knowlands Woods. Its all very quiet around The Secret […]

Come to Octoberfeast and stay at our Campsite near Lewes

We are really lucky that our campsite near Lewes in sunny East Sussex is so close to all of the exciting and interesting things that go on there. This autumn is the annual Octoberfeast event when the town and local people showcase their brilliant cooking and eating skills with a fortnight of scoffing and indulgence. […]

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