Wild Weald Camping

View prices & book 9.4 43 reviews
Beautiful clear skies.  So many stars at night (added by visitor 16 Aug 2021)
Our xl electric pitch (added by matt_c592195 12 jul 2021)
Beautiful spacious campsite (added by visitor 01 jun 2021)
Lovely big pitch (added by visitor 16 aug 2021)

  • Wildlife haven on a peaceful farm site in East Sussex
  • A 10-minute drive from Hailsham and 25 minutes from Eastbourne
  • Private woodland; on-site fishing for an extra charge
Under the tender care of the same family for 50 years, Wild Weald Camping is a wildlife haven on a 140-acre farm in Hellingly in the East Sussex countryside. While this is farm life in its traditional incarnation, this family-friendly site is still within easy reach of the local towns. Find tender meat for the barbecue in the market town of Hailsham, a 10-minute drive away, or swap the rural views for beachy ones in Eastbourne, 25 minutes away. This is a peaceful site indeed, where you'll be able to switch off and reconnect with nature and/or your family among quiet pastures and woodlands. There's plenty of space for the kids to make dens and play hide and seek in the private woodland in the south, and there's also a fishing pond where you can try your luck with a rod (extra charge applies; subject to availability). Once you’ve thoroughly explored around the site, head to the lavender fields and medieval manors of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, 35 minutes away – walks here are rather like jumping into a landscape painting. Handily, each pitch comes with a map of how to explore the area on foot as well as further afield. But what’s a camping trip without a bit of fireside chat? Don’t fret, you're welcome to bring along a firepit for a campfire, or you can hire one on site (with logs for sale too). And you won’t need to worry about leaving your canine friends behind either, as two dogs are welcome (although you'll need to keep them on a lead).

Site type

Tent pitches 35
Opens 26 July
Please note
  • Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.
  • The site does not accept breeds/crossbreeds listed in the Dangerous Dogs Act (i.e. XL Bully, Pit Bull Terrier, Japanese Tosa, Dogo Argentino, and Fila Brasileiro).
  • Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • No hen/stag parties permitted via Pitchup.com.
  • Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
  • Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
  • Swimming in the lake is not allowed.

Languages spoken

English

French

Open from Fri, 26 Jul to

Open from Fri, 2 Aug to

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Open from Fri, 23 Aug to

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would recommend this site to a friend

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Only showing reviews for the last 30 months.

Lovely site, woods and fishing. Clean toilets and friendly hosts.

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Lorna B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch (XL)

Liked: Clean toilets. Friendly hosts. Logs available. Lovely woodland to explore

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Many thanks for your kind words. Pam

I loved this place, a big grass pitch surrounded by the woods. Friendly…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 2
Ka Hang F. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: I loved this place, a big grass pitch surrounded by the woods. Friendly host, helpful and reachable. On-site fire pit hire. Plus flush toilet, shower, and washing space to support basic needs. Reasonable level of cleanliness.

Disliked: The hot water supply is really low for the four shower blocks (two for men and two for women), plus the taps in the bathroom and dishwashing area. Maybe it's asking too much to have all this in the middle of the woods, but I'm sure the host will sort it out if they can.

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From the manager: Many thanks for your comments. We are working to improve the facilities in time for the school holidays.

Peaceful spacious campsite

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 8
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi 6
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch (XL)

Liked: Space, relaxed setting, campfires, friendly staff

Disliked: Would be nice to have few more showers/toilets/washing up facilities, especially when the campsite is full

Recommend to friends Visit again

From the manager: Many thanks for your comments. We are working on the facilities and hope to have them upgraded by the school summer holidays.

I will be coming back with friends. Loved it!!

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 8
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Jill C. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The peace and quiet, the scenery, the friendly campers and management.

Disliked: Having to take rubbish away, but not a problem really.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Really friendly owners who made first camping experience enjoyable

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi 8
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Non-electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Fun for the children , lots space to run , kick a ball and explore the woods .

Recommend to friends Visit again

The site very quiet…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 8
Wifi No rating
Thomas B. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: The site very quiet

Recommend to friends Visit again

Nice location, but not a desire camp, just a grass with toilet

Overall 6/10
Location 8
Value for money 4
Accommodation 4
Facilities / Activities 2
Customer service 4
Child friendliness 6
Cleanliness 6
Wifi 2
Anonymous The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Nice location , in the centre of forest.

Disliked: No men management, you need take home all your rubbish. No Wi-Fi, no network. It’s good if you want self isolation. I’m o2 network. Not sure others Just a toilet with shower in a grass, that’s all you have , and you must self manage to keep it clean

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From the manager: Thank you for your review - we are quite clear that we are a countryside campsite and therefore wifi is not something that we offer, or say that we offer. As a lady running this campsite I am not sure what a man would do differently? We also let everyone know when booking and before they arrive we have no bins - this isn't for everyone we know. You didn't mention the 90 acres of woodland that you also get on top of just the field ;). Sorry you wont be back again - but the countryside isn't for everyone!

Beautiful camp site and surroundings…

Overall 8/10
Location 8
Value for money 10
Accommodation 6
Facilities / Activities 6
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 8
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Hazel T. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Beautiful camp site and surroundings

Disliked: Taking rubbish home and no grey water disposal

Recommend to friends Visit again

Clean facilities and really friendly staff. Bbqs and fire pits encouraged. Great…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness 10
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
kevin b. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Clean facilities and really friendly staff. Bbqs and fire pits encouraged. Great location for hasting Eastbourne and Brighton and not far from 2 steam railways Totally silent at night and surrounded by great British wildlife including deer.

Recommend to friends Visit again

Great location surrounded by wood, quite, far from roads.…

Overall 10/10
Location 10
Value for money 10
Accommodation 10
Facilities / Activities 10
Customer service 10
Child friendliness No rating
Cleanliness 10
Wifi No rating
Alex R. The reviewer booked through Pitchup.com

Electric grass tent pitch

Liked: Great location surrounded by wood, quite, far from roads.

Recommend to friends Visit again


Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house Cycle hire Evening entertainment Fishing Fitness centre Games room Indoor swimming pool Kids' club On-site restaurant/cafe Outdoor swimming pool Play area TV room Take away Tennis Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available Car parking by pitch/unit Composting toilet Dog park Drying room Food shop Free wifi Ice pack freezing Internet access Launderette Parent & baby washroom Pick-up from public transport Portable toilet Pub toilets Public telephone Shower available Toilet block Washing-up area Wifi

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome Family friendly Motorcycle friendly Single-sex groups welcome Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided Barbecues allowed Campfires allowed Commercial vehicles allowed Dogs allowed Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Forest Peaceful Walkers' paradise Wild camping Wildlife haven

Utilities

Charging facilities Chemical disposal Electric car charging point(s) Gas cylinders available Recycling available Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby Dog walk nearby Nearby farmers' market Shop nearby

Type

Farm Medium (26-50 pitches) Pop-up campsite

Accessibility

Disabled facilities

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby Cycle hire nearby Cycling nearby Fishing nearby Golf nearby Horse riding nearby Indoor pool nearby Leisure/theme park nearby Mountain biking nearby Restaurant nearby

Location

Wild Weald Camping

Cinderford Lane

Hellingly

Hailsham

East Sussex

England

BN27 4HL

Directions

Timezone

Europe/London BST (GMT+01:00)

GPS

50.90257°N
0.27915°W

Nearest transport

Coach
2.8 mi High Street
2.9 mi Tesco
4.3 mi Golden Cross Inn
Rail
5.8 mi Polegate Rail Station
6.3 mi Pevensey & Westham Rail Station
6.5 mi Pevensey Bay Rail Station
Ferry
12.5 mi Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
Airport
25.4 mi Shoreham Brighton City Airport
26.1 mi London Gatwick Airport
26.1 mi London Gatwick Airport South Terminal

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

Ahoy there, me hearties – if you’ve got kids, you won’t want to miss out on Treasure Island, where kids can pretend to be on Captain Hook’s ship for a day on a host of pirate-themed attractions. Elsewhere, take a tumble at Fort Fun (25 minutes), an outdoor water adventure park with all manner of slides. The adventure continues at Knockhatch Adventure Park (10 minutes), where kids will be throwing scraps to meerkats one minute and racing down waterslides the next. It’s not all play pretend, though. After plotting your way through the 300-acre woodlands and formal themed gardens, you can gaze at real moats and red bricks at 15th-century Herstmonceux Castle (15 minutes) or get starry-eyed using the telescopes at The Observatory Science Centre (15 minutes). Look west and you’ll find Eastbourne (25 minutes) and its colourful art scene, while closer by, you can pack a picnic for the 18-acre Blackberry Farm Park (15 minutes) – just make sure the alpacas and wildfowl don’t nab your sandwich while your back is turned. More chummy animals await at the zoo at Drusillas Park (25 minutes).

Water quality at nearby bathing waters

Name Distance Type 2020 2019 2018 2017
Pevensey Bay 7.1 mi Sea N/A Good Good Good
Norman`S Bay 7.2 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Bexhill 9.5 mi Sea N/A N/A N/A Good
Eastbourne 9.8 mi Sea N/A Good Good Excellent
Birling Gap 11.6 mi Sea N/A Excellent Excellent Excellent

Data source: European Environment Agency

Must see

Batemans 7.4 mi

Drusillas Park 7.5 mi

Alfriston Clergy House 8.5 mi

1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield 9.1 mi

Eastbourne Pier 9.4 mi

National Trust

Bateman's 7.3 mi

Alfriston Clergy House 8.5 mi

Monk's House 12.3 mi

Bodiam Castle 13.4 mi

Sheffield Park Garden 13.5 mi

Cycle routes

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

Other

HERSTMONCEUX CASTLE AND PLACE 3.4 mi

HEATHFIELD PARK 4.4 mi

ASHBURNHAM PLACE 5.8 mi

WOOTTON MANOR 6 mi

BRIGHTLING PARK 6.2 mi

Local events

  • Wick Street Festival (Thursday 29 August 2024 – Thursday 29 August 2024)

    Polegate, East Sussex 5.8 mi

  • Glyndebourne Festival (Thursday 16 May 2024 – Thursday 16 May 2024)

    Lewes, East Sussex 9.6 mi

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.

Nearest sites

Unfortunately, we have no nearby bookable sites.

Want to know more about camping in East Sussex?

  • Does Wild Weald Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Wild Weald Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Wild Weald Camping? Ahoy there, me hearties – if you’ve got kids, you won’t want to miss out on Treasure Island, where kids can pretend to be on Captain Hook’s ship for a day on … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Wild Weald Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  3 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Wild Weald Camping? From £30 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party.