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- Spacious back to basics site in the South Downs National Park
- Within half an hour's drive of Chichester and Portsmouth
- Next to woodland with fab views; half an hour's walk from local pub
A secluded, simple site in the middle of the South Downs National Park? Splendid. Those who look for space and fine views while on a rural break should consider a stay at Clarefield Copse Wild Camping, in a quiet corner of Hampshire 15 minutes’ drive from Petersfield.
As you might expect from a spot inside a national park, the views from here are pretty fab – as is the amount of space around the place from which to admire them. The owners have kept things low key so as not to interfere with their natural surrounds, simply installing a shower and toilets (regularly cleaned) and a drinking water supply, leaving plenty of open space to play games, light a barbie and construct a campfire.
If you're new to the art of this last, learn firebuilding and other outdoor skills at the site's bushcraft classes: contact the site once booked for further information.
Bike rides and walks are top activities around these parts – start by taking a wander by the lake next to the site or on local footpaths, or, just maybe, strolling to the nearest pub in half an hour or so. Many a mile of trail runs through the national park, and there’s much more strolling to be done in nearby National Trust properties or on day trips to Chichester and Portsmouth (both half an hour away by car).
Open from 01/05/2022 to 30/09/2022
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Non-electric grass and earth tent pitch
Max. persons: 6 x
One allowed per pitch
Pitch size : Min 7.0m width x 7.0m depth (23.0ft width x 23.0ft depth) Calculated area: 49.0m² (527.4ft²)
Ground type: Grass and earth
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Excellent location in the South Downs, clean, friendly and welcoming.
I'd go again.
Beautiful site with clean facilities,friendly host and level pitches
Everything we wanted at a very reasonable price
Excellent site, friendly staff and large level pitches
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
No drinkable water point
No hot water
No running water
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Small (11-25 pitches)
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
— 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Dragon Street — 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Precinct — 8.5 miles
- Train stations
Liss Rail Station
— 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Petersfield Rail Station — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles Liphook Rail Station — 5.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing
— 12.3 miles
12.3 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 12.7 miles
12.7 miles Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 15.6 miles
— 22.7 miles
22.7 miles Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 26.5 miles
Please follow signs from Dumpford Lane to find the location. Drive to the pitch and set up, then park your car at the car park a few minutes' walk from the site.
Folk who’ve invested in a National Trust membership can surely get their money’s worth out of this area: aim for 18th-century Uppark House (10 minutes’ drive), wander around Woolbeding Gardens (10 minutes) and admire the art collection at Petworth House (half an hour) – tipped to be one of the finest in the NT’s possession. (Or try Hinton Ampner, Slindon Estate, Winkworth Arboretum…)
There’s a whole load more history to see down by the coast, too. If it’s maritime times gone by that interest you, head to Portsmouth to potter around the historic dockyard and mosey around the Mary Rose Museum (or, for something more modern, sail up the Emirates Spinnaker Tower to see the sea from 170 metres up). Weald & Downland Living Museum (20 minutes) is a fab place for a glimpse into real life from days of yore.
If you’re simply planning to fill your break with lots of rural rambles, perhaps it’s a wise idea to lay in supplies for a restorative drink upon your return? Langham Brewery (20 minutes) is worth a visit for a tour of the steam-powered brewery, and there are local vinos to pick up at Trotton Estate (10 minutes) and Upperton Vineyards (20 minutes).
- Uppark House and Garden (3.2 miles)
- West Dean Gardens (6.6 miles)
- Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (6.9 miles)
- Uppark House and Garden (3.3 miles)
- Hindhead Commons and The Devil's Punch Bowl Cafï¿½ (9.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||Anytime –||7 p.m.|
|Depart by:||4 p.m.|
Please call the site when you arrive or are close to arriving so site manager will come and meet you.
Clarefield Copse Wild Camping cancellation policy
No refunds within 5 days of arrival date.
Bookings cannot be amended within 4 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.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Clarefield Copse Wild Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.Deposit transferable during COVID-19. During COVID-19 you can transfer your deposit to a future stay booked within 3 months of your arrival date. Read more.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does Clarefield Copse Wild Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Clarefield Copse Wild Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near Clarefield Copse Wild Camping? Folk who’ve invested in a National Trust membership can surely get their money’s worth out of this area: aim for 18th-century Uppark House (10 minutes’ drive), wander around Woolbeding Gardens (10 minutes) … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Clarefield Copse Wild Camping?
Camping and touring Arrive: Anytime – 7 p.m. Depart by: 4 p.m.
Please call the site when you arrive or are close to arriving so site manager will come and meet you.Read more
- How much does it cost to stay at Clarefield Copse Wild Camping? From £20 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability