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 eventually introduced at our local station at Cooksbridge earlier this year!
The nearest station is Cooksbridge, BN7 3QG but there are no taxis waiting there and an irregular bus service, so plan ahead. Cooksbridge is located approx 2.5 miles away from the campsite and served by Southern Rail and some Gatwick Express trains. The station code is CBR. To view the current rail travel timetable click here . On arrival at Cooksbridge, you now have 3 options.
You can walk to the campsite, though be aware, much of the walk is along a road with no pavement or street lighting. It takes about an hour depending on how much kit you have with you.
There are 2 buses that call at Cooksbridge Station and it’s approximately a 10 minutes bus journey, followed by a half hour walk. We’re the secret campsite after all. The bus stop is located outside the station on the left hand side heading north. Take either the 121, and get off at Chailey School bus stop, cross over the A275 and take the footpath from the back of Ibstock Brick Works through Chailey Woods to the campsite (approx 25 minutes).
Alternatively, take the 122, getting off at Barcombe Village and walking along the old railway track to the campsite. Follow the QR code route here . Current bus timetable is here. Please check pre-travel.
Or you can travel to Lewes Railway station and jump in a taxi from Lewes, for approx £15-20. There’s a taxi rank outside the station or book ahead using GM Taxis or Lewes Station taxis. You can wait for the buses 121 or 122, which depart from the bus station opposite Waitrose. Current bus timetable is here.
Haywards Heath station
Alternatively, Haywards Heath station is approx 25 minutes by taxi and around £25-30. There’s a taxi rank outside the station (plus a new adjoining Waitrose store). Haywards Heath is approx 60 mins by train from Victoria.
The Secret Campsite is located at Brickyard Farm, Town Littleworth, Cooksbridge, East Sussex. BN8 4TD.
We are the 5th driveway on same side after Holmans Bridge Farm shop, if travelling up from Lewes. Or if travelling up from Haywards Heath, look out for “White Lodge” sign post and we are the next driveway on the left hand side.
We look forward to meeting you here in Sussex.