Does your other half accuse you of communicating only with grunts? Do the stresses of modern life make you hanker for a return to hunter-gathering? Find your inner Neolithic-self with some wild camping at Dernwood Farm Wild Camping.
Luckily, there’s no need to follow the Caveman Diet. Get your campfire blazing and bag yourself some succulent steak, bangers and bacon from the farm shop (rated among the top five in the country). Sussex cattle and Saddleback/Large White pigs are raised locally and are perfect for your dinner. Given its quality, Dernwood Farm's produce is understandably popular, so it’s worth ordering your meat on arrival to make sure of getting exactly what you want.
The large wild camping field is tucked away in the midst of 70 acres of ancient woodland. No cars are allowed, so you’ll need to trundle your gear down a leafy lane using the barrows and trolleys supplied.
Once you have settled in, you can get to back to nature with some tree climbing, camp building and wildlife spotting: badgers, bunnies, buzzards and fallow deer can be spotted around the woods.
We allow only strict limit number of visitors; you certainly won’t be tripping over other campers or listen to their music.
While the emphasis is on a tranquil, rustic and eco-friendly experience, there are a few nods to modernity: two toilets, a covered washing-up area with a stand pipe. You can also borrow a solar shower. Logs and tripods for the campfires are also available on site. Dogs are welcome, provided they are kept on the lead.
No single sex groups, stag or hen parties. Under 18s must be accompanied by adults.
The camping field is located a 10' walk from the car park and through the woods. This track can get muddy due to rain. We do provide wheelbarrows to help you get your gear to the field, but please remember: you will have to carry anything you bring.
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Depart: (2 nights)
Wild camping tent pitch with no size restriction. Includes awning, gazebo or pup tent. A grassy flat field surrounded by woodland. All non allocated, just pitch up where you fancy when you arrive. Cars must be left in the car park.
Max. persons: 6x
Wild camping tent pitch with no size restriction.
Includes awning, gazebo or pup tent.
A grassy flat field surrounded by woodland. All non allocated, just pitch up where you fancy when you arrive.
Cars must be left in the car park.