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General

  • Peaceful park close to the Cuckoo Trail
  • Firepits, solar shower and sustainably coppiced wood for sale
  • Fishing tuition, instruction and kit hire all available

Ah... we could womble around these Sussex parts for weeks. Wimbles Farm is close to the family-friendly bike rides of the Cuckoo Trail; 20 minutes' drive from the coast and just over an hour's bike ride to the South Downs National Park... hire a bike on site and pedal off.

Wimbles is for those who shudder at heaving campsites and who want to settle down in the peace of the countryside (and who maybe want to secretly want to do a little Ray Mear-ing about, say the site owners). On offer on site are a solar shower and compost loo, fresh drinking water, seasonal organic produce from the farm, a wheelbarrow to cart about your kit, and sustainably coppiced wood for sale to blaze up a campfire under the Sussex stars.

And another reason we could womble around Wimbles Farm for weeks? Fishing tuition, instruction and kit hire from the site owner can be booked on arrival for £15 an hour, to try your luck in a lake naturally stocked with carp, bream, perch, pike, tench, rudd and roach: no fishing licence required.

(Also a wizard Wimbles Farm thing: two good pubs serving tasty food and beer are within walking distance.)


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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

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Lake and/or mountain

Leave the car at home

Peaceful

Remote location

Walkers' paradise

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Tennis nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Rallies welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Farm

Tiny (1-10 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Jumbo tent pitches

Shepherd's huts

Location

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  • Foords Lane, Vines Cross Horam, East Sussex, England, TN21 9HA
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9271°N 0.2776°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hailsham Coach Stop — 4.5 miles
Golden Cross (East Sussex): Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
Polegate Coach Station — 7.6 miles
Train stations
Stonegate Rail Station — 7.4 miles
Polegate Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Buxted Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 13.6 miles
Airports
London Gatwick Airport — 24.9 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 24.9 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 25.6 miles

Directions


From the Brewers Arms pub at Vines Cross take Foords Lane and travel for one mile. Our entrance is on the left next to an old barn which backs onto the road. Your satnav will take you to the wrong side of the road.

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

Fishing and walking are two main activities around this part of East Sussex, as are the gentle pedals and safe family riding of the Cuckoo Trail, the 14-mile path running from Hampden Park to Heathfield. (Stop off for an afternoon's shopping in Heathfield when you get there as the Wimbles Farm owners say the market town has one of the best butchers and bakers in the area.)

The coast and beaches of Bexhill, Eastbourne and St Leonard's are about 20 minutes' drive away; from there, head with haste to Hastings for the two cliff railways, old fishing village Rock-a-Nore and the famous Hastings Fishmarket (Hastings has the biggest beachside fishing fleet in Europe).

The South Downs National Park is around an hour away by bike, so hire wheels from the Wimbles Farm team and pedal around the tiny villages and up and down chalk hills, or along the South Downs Way's 100 miles from Eastbourne up to Winchester in Hampshire.

Must see

  • Batemans (6.2 miles)
  • Drusillas Park (8.8 miles)
  • 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (9.2 miles)

National Trust

  • Bateman's (6.1 miles)
  • Alfriston Clergy House (9.9 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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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leads and supervised at all times.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 9.30pm and 7.30am.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behaviour is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Hired accommodation
Your unit must be left clean and tidy, a fine of €50 will be charged for unclean units upon departure.

Vehicles
No cars/motorbikes by the pitch/unit. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Additional terms

By prior agreement I will bring a trailer for large groups when packing up. Wheel barrows are available for moving camping gear.

This is a rubbish-free site, so if it won't compost or burn, take it home with you.

Bring a torch or two and maybe some wellington boots as the early dew can be wet.

Shepherd's hut: occupancy of the shepherd's hut is strictly limited to a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 16 with no exceptions made. Guests must allow the owner to enter the hut on reasonable notice, except in emergency when immediate access must be granted.

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