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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).

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.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Cool Camping

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Tourer storage facilities


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed



Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Climbing nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby


Medium (26-50 pitches)


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  • Forewood Lane, Crowhurst, Battle, East Sussex, England, TN33 9AB
  • Timezone Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.8915°N 0.5073°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Battle: Abbey Green Coach Stop — 1.9 miles
Hastings: Sedlescombe Rd North Coach Stop — 2.0 miles
West St Leonards: Combe Haven Coach Stop — 2.9 miles
Train stations
Crowhurst Rail Station — 0.3 miles
Battle Rail Station — 1.6 miles
West St Leonards Rail Station — 3.0 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 21.0 miles
Lydd London Ashford Airport — 19.2 miles


By Car

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

By Train

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.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • 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)

National Trust

  • Bodiam Castle (7.8 miles)
  • Bateman's (8.7 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.


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