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Big garden birdwatch at the Secret Campsite

11.30 am. The cats were shut away, the dog moved to another room and we sat down with a stopwatch and notepad. The annual RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch was underway. The first arrivals First up the Great Tit, followed by 3 Blue Tits. They kept pecking at the feeder and then darting back off to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Glow worms at The Secret Campsite

Glow worms are rather magical. Their arrival at The Secret Campsite is always treated with excitement. Plus a raft of picture taking which is normally fruitless as they tend to be rather camera shy. Or perhaps we are just inept! Glow worms aren’t actually worms, instead they are actually small beetles, of about 1.5- 2 […]

Real camping. So what is it?

For us at The Secret Campsite, real camping starts and finishes with nature, peace and space. Inky skies It’s the inky sky at night. The chance to see the stars and learn the constellations. It’s the dropping off to sleep hearing the night time wildlife sounds. The hoot of an owl, the amorous croaks of […]

Rockpooling at Seaford Beach

Seaford Beach is about 25 minutes drive from The Secret Campsite. A quiet spot. Seaford’s charms are its simplicity, peace and space. Plus free parking. It’s very different from its raucous sibling Brighton, further up the coast. From the seafront you can access a wonderful clifftop walk to Seaford Head. This takes you up high, […]

Secret Wildlife Festival 2020 Cancelled

We are so gutted to have to cancel the 2020 Festival. Unfortunately for obvious reasons it can’t take place. But we will definitely run it in 2021. In the interim, we have been welcoming new wildlife here to the campsite. Clearing out an old poly tunnel to make way for a new wildlife area, we […]

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