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- 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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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
Lake and/or mountain
Leave the car at home
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
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- Coach stations
Hailsham Coach Stop
— 4.5 miles
4.5 miles Golden Cross (East Sussex): Coach Stop — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Polegate Coach Station — 7.6 miles
- Train stations
Stonegate Rail Station
— 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Polegate Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Buxted Rail Station — 7.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 13.6 miles
London Gatwick Airport
— 24.9 miles
24.9 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 24.9 miles
24.9 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 25.6 miles
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.
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.
- Batemans (6.2 miles)
- Drusillas Park (8.8 miles)
- 1066 Battle Abbey and Battlefield (9.2 miles)
- Bateman's (6.1 miles)
- Alfriston Clergy House (9.9 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.