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Brakes Coppice Park, a beautiful campsite situated in a secluded valley at the heart of the stunning 1066 Country (ideally situated between Battle and Hastings in East Sussex). Its camping fields are surrounded by our own private woodland.
We have three camping fields; the main field is the largest and contains the toilet block (newly extended and renovated in 2010 and updated again in 2011); the second field is where you will find our small fishing lake and the third is for family camping and available in peak season only.
On-site facilities include:
¨ Electric hook-up pitches all with their own TV aerial points (providing 8 channels including CBeebies at digital quality).
¨ Many pitches have hard standing (main field only).
¨ FULLY RENOVATED FOR 2010 SEASON
Full toilet block with separate disabled facilities. All hot water is provided free, including showers. Hot water is available 24 hours a day.
¨ Small coarse fishing lake on site for campers’ exclusive use (free for 2011 season).
¨ Laundry with washing machine, tumble dryer and iron (all coin operated) with disabled access.
¨ Children’s adventure play trail which all ages can enjoy (very young children may require parental assistance).
¨ Beautiful woodland for spotting wildlife, walking dogs on the Dog trail and for children to explore. (Wildlife at Brakes Coppice Park).
¨ A small shop providing a supply of basic essentials, sweets, ice-creams, newspapers (to order and paid for in advance), camping and Calor gas and a free freezer packs service.
¨ A well stocked Tourist Information Point.
¨ Dogs are welcome.
¨ Wardens on site 24 hours a day.
¨ Open from 1st March—31st October.
Nearby attractions and activities
There are so many local attractions! Here a just a handful of them:
Historical - we are perfectly positioned within 1066 country - just 5 miles from Hastings and 4 from Battle. The stunning Bodiam Castle is just 15 minutes drive too.
Natural - the walks in our own woodland are simply breathtaking - particularly at Bluebell time, and there are long and short walks in the surrounding area, including in the RSPB reserve which is just a few minutes walk away. Further afield, there are many nature reserves, zoos, gardens and vineyards.
Events - every week of the year there are many events, some for families, others for adults. From craft fairs, farmers markets, archery, watersports, concerts... we've got it all close by.
Attractions near Brakes Coppice Park
- 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (1.8 miles)
- Hastings Castle and 1066 Story (4.2 miles)
- A Smugglers Adventure at St Clements Caves (4.3 miles)
- Bodiam Castle (7.8 miles)
- Bateman's (8.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Activities near Brakes Coppice Park
FORE WOOD (CURRENT BOUNDARY FROM 22/07/1976) (0.8 miles) Birdwatching
Battle of Hastings, 1066 (1.7 miles) Battlefields
1066 Walk: Battle to Bexhill (1.8 miles) Walking
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Tourer storage facilities
Commercial vehicles allowed
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 1.9mi
Hastings: Sedlescombe Rd North Coach Stop — 2.0mi
West St Leonards: Combe Haven Coach Stop — 2.9mi
- Train stations
Crowhurst Rail Station — 0.3mi
Battle Rail Station — 1.6mi
West St Leonards Rail Station — 3.0mi
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 21.0mi
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 19.2mi
From Battle High Street, follow the A2100 towards Hastings for approximately 2 miles.
Turn right into Telham Lane (sign posted Crowhurst). Continue into Forewood Lane.
Brakes Coppice Park's entrance is 1 mile on the left. Continue down our private lane to the reception/shop lay-by where a Warden will come to greet you.
O.S. Map 199 TQ 764131
From Crowhurst station (on the London-Hastings line) climb the platform stairs and head away from the car park where you will see a pathway (near southbound platform). Walk along the footpath towards Forewood Lane, when you reach the road, turn right and the entrance to our lane is about 4 minutes walk on the right. It takes around 15 minutes to walk to our campsite from Crowhurst station.
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