South Downs Way campsite, nr Lewes, England

Price
£6To£10 per person per night
Location
South Downs National Park, nr LewesSee map here
Vouchers
Not Accepted
More info
Children (3-16 yrs) £6 per night and adults £10 per night.
Children under 3 are free. This campsite sits directly on the South Downs Way between Lewes and Brighton.
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Description of South Downs Way campsite, nr Lewes, England

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Planet

The farm is a 900 acre arable and livestock farm which produces malting barley for the brewing industry, wheat for the animal feed industry and oilseed rape for processing into vegetable oil. The livestock is a herd of 50 beef cows which are kept to produce a calf each year to be sold for beef production. At some times of the year you might even hear the cows munching grass near the campsite.

The farm is in the Higher Level Stewardship Scheme which aims to achieve a wide range of environmental benefits over a long period of time. The farm specialises in low input grassland, fallow plots for ground nesting birds and wild bird seed mixture.

The campsite features minimal facilities therefore has a very small impact on the surrounding environment. Arriving and traveling by public transport is encouraged with a bus stop at the end of the drive and the nearest train station with walking distance.

People

Lewes is just 4 miles from the campsite and is a thriving market town with an abundance of good Sussex pubs, quirky boutiques and lots of antique shops. Campers are recommended to venture into Lewes for most things and with a number of restaurants, café’s and pubs you will be spoilt for choice. In order to help narrow down your choice here are a few recommendations; The John Harvey Tavern is a traditional pub with a rustic feel, serving local ale from Harvey’s Brewery located opposite. Café wise Bills and the Needle makers are popular choices, both serve food with an emphasis on good locally sourced ingredients. Slightly further on from Lewes, but well worth the extra miles, is The Half Moon in Plumpton who serve amazing food.

Lewes is a vibrant town with a strong community. Visitors are encouraged to make the most of local facilities such as Pells Pool, the oldest freshwater lido in England. Although chilly the pool is just fantastic in the summer months with a sun terrace, paddling pool and café. If you are looking for a memorable event to attend then Glyndebourne Opera House is a must.

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