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Run by campers, this spacious site on organic land in rural Sussex has two main fields with level camping, toilets, water taps, hot shower and direct access to the Weald Way. We have no set pitches - just turn up and find your own ambiance.
Open fires are a favorite of ours - we love the smell of wood smoke - and logs can be supplied. We want to have as low an impact on the land as possible. Therefore we have created waterless (smell-free) toilets which allows all waste to return to nature. We can deal with all recyclable waste, cans, tins, glass and plastic bottles, food scraps, but please take any non-recyclable (mainly plastic wrappers) waste with you when you leave.
You should be able to park by your tents in camping fields. Dogs are allowed but only on leads when leaving the site as we are surrounded by livestock. Make sure you clear up their waste (dumping eco-bags in the compost bin is ok).
Families are really welcome - children stay at the campsite free of charge. Please be careful of the kids having any crisps, sweets or drinks in individual wrappers as these can end up all over the unspoilt countryside surrounding us.
Merrylands offers bargain rates for this fantastic open land in the heart of the Low Weald rolling Sussex landscape. Come and join us - we look forward to meeting you.
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Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horse riding nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Golden Cross (East Sussex): Coach Stop
— 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Hailsham Coach Stop — 3.8 miles
3.8 miles Polegate Coach Station — 6.5 miles
- Train stations
Berwick (Sussex) Rail Station
— 5.3 miles
5.3 miles Polegate Rail Station — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Uckfield Rail Station — 6.5 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 10.9 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport
— 22.7 miles
22.7 miles London Gatwick Airport — 23.6 miles
23.6 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 23.6 miles
From Golden Cross on the A22 (Between Uckfield and Hailsham) head over Burgh Hill to the T-junction at Muddles Green. Turn right (sign to Horam) just past Farleys Barn take left hand fork onto Scrapers Hill, into one dip in the road then uphill through Hale Green. The road dips again and the entrance to Merrylands is at the bottom on the right as it begins to level before the bridge.
Farley Farm House - home of the surrealists
The Raystede Animal Welfare
Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum
Blackberry Farm activity centre
Hellingly - Festival of Transport
Herstmonceaux Castle and Science Park
Weald Way and Cuckoo Trail
Knock Hatch Farm
Paradise Park, Newhaven
Long Man of Wilmington and the South Downs National Park
Eastbourne, Pevensey, Lewes and Brighton are all within 20 miles
- Drusillas Park (6.5 miles)
- Alfriston Clergy House (7.7 miles)
- Batemans (9.0 miles)
- Alfriston Clergy House (7.7 miles)
- Bateman's (8.9 miles)
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