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- Small site among spectacular scenery on the River Ouse
- Campfires encouraged: forage for kindling around the site
- Rope swings, hammocks and play area
On the banks of the River Ouse opposite the Bluebell Railway, Ouse Meadow is a site for back-to-nature stays in the scenic Sussex countryside. The emphasis here is on wild camping in peace and quiet, with campfires allowed.
Pitches aren't marked, so you can pitch in any spot that suits. Several rope swings, hammocks and a play area including swingball and badminton are on hand to keep the kids happy.
The owners believe that a small campfire is a crucial part of family camping: foraging for kindling is allowed (and popular with kids), but for ecological reasons big logs from the woods shouldn't be burned and obviously no branches should be cut from trees.
Amenities on site include a drinking water tap, toilets and a hot shower. The owners sell sacks of logs, kindling and firelighters.
Please note this is a small basic site, so has no washing-up facilities. The team also asks that all rubbish is taken home with you on departure.
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Beautiful location, on the banks of the River Ouse. Big ...
From the manager...
Thanks for such a lovely review, we had acres of space with 3 fields. The main field has a large flushing toilet block and the further 2 fields had over 12 brand new portaloos all regularly cleaned and serviced in back to back blocks of four so plenty of toilets for all.
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
No dogs allowed
Leave the car at home
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop
— 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Uckfield Bus Terminal — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Forest Row Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
- Train stations
Uckfield Rail Station
— 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Haywards Heath Rail Station — 4.8 miles
4.8 miles Plumpton Rail Station — 5.3 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 14.2 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal
— 13.4 miles
13.4 miles London Gatwick Airport — 13.4 miles
13.4 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 14.0 miles
The site is a 10-minute footpath walk from a free natural woodland play trail including giant swings, stepping stones, camp building and more.
The Bluebell Railway is a heritage line using steam trains which operate between Sheffield Park and East Grinstead. It's set directly opposite the site.
30-40 minutes' walk largely along the banks of the River Ouse takes you to Newick village with three pubs, a bakery, an Indian restaurant, grocery store and butcher.
A café and collection of small shops. Have a coffee and a bite to eat while the kids use the large outdoor play area.
- Sheffield Park Garden (0.5 miles)
- Bluebell Railway (0.6 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (6.4 miles)
- Sheffield Park Garden (0.5 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (6.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
Ouse Meadow Campsite cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Ouse Meadow Campsite will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.