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- Knepp – one of the largest re-wilding projects in lowland Europe
- Stay in one of our beautiful shepherd’s huts or luxurious tents
- Or simply pitch your own in our exclusive Wildland campsite
The Knepp Wildland Project is a pioneering experiment in habitat creation, the largest of its kind in lowland Europe. Here, natural processes – driven by large ungulates – are allowed to take place on an influential scale.
Over the course of little over a decade, since the project began, we have seen a remarkable come-back of species, many of them nationally scarce. Knepp is now a hotspot for nightingales, cuckoos, turtle doves and purple emperor butterflies, to name a few.
Knepp Wildland campsite is located in the heart of our unique 3,500 acre rewilding project, on the site of an old farm, a short walk from the village of Dial Post.
Tranquil, beautifully designed, eco-friendly and surrounded by stunning wild countryside our campsite is perfect for a quiet break away from it all.
Here nature is king, and you have the chance to encounter some of the UK’s rarest and most spectacular wildlife within walking distance of your tent or shepherd’s hut.
Designed to be in keeping with the surroundings of the rewilding project our campsite is a peaceful haven set in wonderful natural scenery.
Wherever possible we’ve used reclaimed and recycled materials for the construction of the campsite, including our beautiful and ingenious Camp Kitchen. We are passionate about using ethical and environmentally-friendly products, and alternative energy where feasible.
Our luxury accommodation comprises three hand-built Shepherd's Huts, two Yurts, a Tipi and three spacious Bell Tents.
Our exclusive Pitch Your Own site in a lovely wildflower meadow on the edge of an ancient wood comprises only ten pitches to ensure peace and privacy.
We have flushing loos and luxurious hot-water showers available for all our guests, as well as beautiful composting loos, a hot open air shower and funky open air bath house for the more adventurous.
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However, where the pitch or accommodation occupancy allows it, you can make a booking for up to 30 adults and 30 children in one booking.
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Large tents/caravans: check the restrictions on unit dimensions to ensure your unit is suitable for the space you will be provided with.
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
Tents for hire
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Leave the car at home
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Small (11-25 pitches)
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
- Coach stations
Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles Broadwater (Worthing): Coach Stop — 10.0 miles
10.0 miles Shoreham-by-Sea: High Street Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
- Train stations
Billingshurst Rail Station — 4.9 miles
4.9 miles Christs Hospital Rail Station — 5.5 miles
5.5 miles Pulborough Rail Station — 6.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 22.1 miles
22.1 miles Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 24.6 miles
24.6 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 24.8 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 10.1 miles
10.1 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 15.3 miles
15.3 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 15.4 miles
The nearest train stations are:
• Horsham (RH12 1RD) 8.7 miles
• Christ’s Hospital (RH13 0ND) 8.8 miles
• Billingshurst (RH14 9SP) 9.3 miles
• Pulborough (RH20 1AQ) 12.5 miles
The 108 Compass bus from Worthing goes through Dial Post village on a Wednesday only: northbound to Horsham in the morning and from Horsham to Dial Post in the afternoon (tel 01903 690025 for times).
The 23 bus runs regularly along the A24 from Worthing to Horsham. It’s about 15 min walk from New Barn Farm to the bus-stop at Old Barn Nurseries on the A24.
There’s a taxi rank at Horsham station and the Carfax in the centre of town, and Billingshurst and Pulborough stations but not at Christ’s Hospital.
Local taxis include:
ABC Taxis 01403 266666
Carfax Cars 01403 258888
Join us on one of our vehicle-based safaris or guided walking tours and experience our profusion of birds, mammals, butterflies, beetles, reptiles, plants and fungi in a setting that feels as wild and dynamic as the African bush.
Whether vehicle-based or guided on foot our Safaris take you into the heart of the Knepp Wildland Project – 3,500 acres of natural habitat where you can enjoy a stunning proliferation of wildlife, from herds of free-roaming herbivores and flocks of birds to the rarest fungi and beetle.
Our Safaris are suitable for all - wildlife novice, amateur enthusiast or professional ecologist. Your guide, who is highly experienced in species identification, will take you to the current hotspots for wildlife activity according to the season.
- Parham House & Gardens (6.8 miles)
- Fishers Adventure Farm Park (7.0 miles)
- Nymans (9.1 miles)
- Nymans (8.9 miles)
- Petworth House and Park (10.8 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.