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- Rural camping in a spectacular setting a few miles from Chichester
- On-site toilet facilities and pub nearby
- Dogs welcome, fires allowed and firepits available for hire
Do you like hols where you can ditch the car and wander merrily into the countryside and possibly also along a scenic canal? Have a stay at West Sussex's Donnington Wild Camping if so, for closeness to waterside hikes, city days, cracking local pubs and long lengths of local cycle and bike paths.
Set on a rural farm in spectacular surroundings, the farm is a short stroll of 100 metres or so to the Chichester Canal, which you can wander or pedal along to get into Chichester a few miles hence or onto the beach at West Wittering four miles away. About 50 minutes' walk in the other direction takes you to Chichester Marina in the city's handsome harbour, for bites to eat in the restaurant or taking a bike along the 18-kilometre Salterns Way.
Donnington is a wild camping site, with well-spaced pitches marked out in circles among fields of long grass. It allows campfires (in hired firepits only, please) and has toilets and washing-up facilities.
Tasty food is dished up at the local pub about 15 minutes' walk away (have their roast if you're around on a Sunday); if you'd rather cook up a storm on the campfire, the local village with supermarket is within easy walking distance, and if you do want to take the car, more supermarkets along with shops and pubs are within five minutes.
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We had a wonderful time at the Donnington Wild camping. ...
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
Mountain biking nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
- Coach stations
Chichester Bus Station — 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Bognor Regis: High Street Coach Stop — 5.7 miles
5.7 miles Bognor Regis: Butlins Reception Coach Stop — 6.2 miles
- Train stations
Chichester Rail Station — 1.3 miles
1.3 miles Fishbourne Rail Station — 1.9 miles
1.9 miles Bosham Rail Station — 3.0 miles
- Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 10.2 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 22.1 miles
22.1 miles Southampton Airport — 26.5 miles
Entry to Donnington Wild Camping is via the entrance into Manor Farm Donnington - signposted Manor Farm Donnington and Donnington Storage.
This is a site for getting out on your bike or your own two feet, with miles' worth of paths and trails within easy reach, West Sussex beaches within a few miles, and the South Downs a short drive away.
Walk along the Chichester Canal a minute or two's walk from Donnington Wild Camping the few miles to Chichester to see the city's famed cathedral and acclaimed Pallant House Gallery, or wander/pedal in the other direction to get to the marina for access to the Salterns Way, the 18-kilometre route from the centre of Chichester along rural roads and countryside paths to the sand dunes of East Head.
The award-winning beach of West Wittering is within about four miles and is known for its wildlife and birds as much as for its spectacular scenery and its views towards Chichester Harbour and the South Downs. Windsurfing and kitesurfing are both popular pastimes in the waters here too.
- Fishbourne Roman Palace (1.6 miles)
- Chichester Cathedral (1.6 miles)
- Goodwood House (4.5 miles)
- Uppark House and Garden (10.4 miles)
- Petworth House and Park (14.3 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||10 a.m. –||8 p.m.|
Donnington Wild Camping cancellation policy
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
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. Donnington Wild Camping will debit the balance from your card 5 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 5 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.