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  • The Secret Campsite is a peaceful, tents only campsite
  • For nature lovers, real campers and their families
  • Large and secluded pitches with with their own camp fire pit

The Secret Campsite (Lewes) is one of The Secret Campsites, a collection of Real Camping and Wild Glamping sites focused on nature, peace and space.

The site is a small tent only campsite 5 miles north of Lewes in East Sussex. We have very large pitches and we allow campfires. The camping meadow is surrounded by ancient woodland filled with an abundance of wildlife and visitors often see kestrels, owls and deer amongst a huge variety of other species including Glow worms in July and August.

Our camping meadow is kept car and dog free to allow children to roam and explore safely. We provide trolleys to transport your belongings into the camping field, which is just a couple of minutes from the car park. We have a quiet time after 10 pm to allow for the sounds of wildlife to fill the site. We offer hot showers, new flushing toilets and covered washing-up facilities. There is a great farm shop 5 minutes’ walk away and lots of pubs nearby catering for a range of tastes and budgets.

We offer a secluded location in a beautiful setting with great access to cycling, walking and exploring the South Downs. It is a perfect base to explore Sussex and visit local beaches, historical houses and gardens and enjoy the vibrant and historic town of Lewes.

We also have two secret shelters, The Treetent and Gridshell. These are both fantastic quirky accommodation options for your stay in our beautiful site. Both of these beautiful shelters have been designed by local inventor and designer Jason Thawley and the Tree Tent was even featured on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces.

Depart: (2 nights)


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Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away


TV room


Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area



Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed


Leave the car at home


Wildlife haven

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Restaurant nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Shop nearby


Small (11-25 pitches)

Camping 2.0



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  • Town Littleworth, Barcombe, Lewes, East Sussex, England, BN8 4TD
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9407°N 0.0093°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Uckfield Bus Terminal — 4.2 miles
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 6.7 miles
Golden Cross (East Sussex): Coach Stop — 8.3 miles
Train stations
Cooksbridge Rail Station — 2.7 miles
Plumpton Rail Station — 3.1 miles
Uckfield Rail Station — 4.3 miles
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 10.6 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 15.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 16.7 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 16.7 miles


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

Barcombe Village - Barcombe is a busy and very energetic village and is just an 18 minute walk away along the course of the old railway, or 5 minutes in the car.
Local pubs - We have have a number of excellent local pubs catering for a wide range of beer or epicurean tastes and budgets.
Brighton - The vibrant city of Brighton with it's eclectic Lanes filled with quirky shops and lovely pebbled beach is just a 30-45 minute drive away.
Lewes - Our nearest town is Lewes, which is a delightful 5 mile walk across farmland and alongside the River Ouse.

The South Downs National Park is 3 miles away at Offham. There you can cycle, walk, bird and sheep watch, picnic in the sunshine with unbelievable views to the sea, or just explore Devils Dyke, and amble down for lunch at a sleepy downland pub such as the Half Moon at Plumpton

The Ashdown Forest is 9 miles away where you can enjoy Pooh sticks on Winnie the Poohs own bridge, or cream teas at The Duddleswell Tea Rooms, followed by wildlife spotting across the open heath.

The beaches, coastline and beautiful scenery have many other distractions. To have a real adventure you can arrange trips and tours of the area filled with hiking, fishing, mushroom walking, mountain biking or canoeing.

Middle Farm is an exciting open farm on the A27 near Firle, and Drusillas Zoo Park is a little further on towards Eastbourne and has lemurs, meerkats, monkeys, reptiles, and birds. En route you could stop off for a quick tour at Charleston the Sussex home of the Bloomsbury set

Must see

  • Sheffield Park Garden (4.0 miles)
  • Bluebell Railway (4.2 miles)
  • Preston Manor (9.7 miles)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (4.0 miles)
  • Monk's House (7.1 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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