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  • Farm and fishery over 100 acres of West Sussex countryside
  • Footpaths and cycle trails in and around the site
  • Restaurant and bar by one of the fishing lakes

The vibe is relaxed at this secluded sylvan site, where you can make the most of the fishing, and meet Derek the Charolais bull and his ladies (Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite is a working farm).

With good basic amenities, the site has great walking, cycling and fishing across 100 verdant acres of woodland and meadows, with paths and cycle trails in and around the farm.

There are three fishing lakes - including a smaller pond that’s ideal for young anglers - stuffed with carp, bream, perch, chub, pike and more; and a small shop selling bait and fishing tackle plus the usual camping essentials.

The Café by the Lake is the site restaurant and bar, open to guests and the public. It serves hot and cold food throughout the day and aims for excellent standards in food and service.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award

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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

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Lake and/or mountain



Spectacular scenery

Walkers' paradise

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horse riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby



Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts


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  • Chapel Road, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex, England, RH13 0PR
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 51.0295°N 0.3969°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
Gatwick Airport: North Terminal Coach Stops — 13.2 miles
Gatwick Airport: South Terminal Coach Stops — 13.5 miles
Train stations
Christs Hospital Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Billingshurst Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Horsham Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 24.6 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 25.3 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 13.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 13.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 13.5 miles


From the north and Horsham

Follow the A264 for Billingshurst and Bognor. Pass Toyota garage on right. Turn left immediately after humpback bridge signed to Barns Green and Christ’s Hospital. Follow road for two miles. Pass through village, cross small bridge over stream and turn into Sumners Ponds campsite on your right.

From the south and Coolham
Head north to Barns Green from Coolham crossroads. After 1.5 miles take first left at small crossroads. Follow for one mile and pass over railway crossing. Round the sharp right hand bend and then turn left into Sumners Ponds campsite.

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

Campers will find a food shop and pub just 400 yards from the site, as well as restaurants, golfing, tennis, swimming, horse riding and watersports less than four miles away.

Sumners Ponds is in a good spot for exploring the South East, with fast access to the coast and the South Downs, and to masses of family attractions.

It’s animaltastic around here. Drusilla’s Park in Alfriston has otters, penguins and bats, plus train rides and the Playland adventure playground. Twitchers flock to the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Birdworld in Farnham, and there are more birds, plus a fabulous selection of vintage cars, at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum. Fishers Farm Park and Horton Park Childrens Farm offer close encounters of a farmyard kind (plus other attractions) and Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts does what it says on the tin. Or you could wander around the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, where over a thousand animals and birds live happily...

For fishy fun, there are ocean-dwellers galore at the Brighton Sea Life Centre (about 35 minutes away by car); or try the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, where you can also visit the Castle to hear about 1066 and all that, and get lost in the mysterious tunnels and caverns of Smugglers Adventure.

As well as the famous theme parks of Thorpe Park. Chessington and Legoland, there’s fun to be had at Harbour Park on the seafront at Littlehampton, and at Treasure Island and Fort Fun in Eastbourne.

For a more genteel feel, visitors could hop on the steam-powered Bluebell Railway at Uckfield, go on a boat tour in charming Chichester, or take to two wheels to explore the forest and seaside trails at the Cuckmere Cycle Company centre near Seaford.

Holidaymakers can find out about the region’s industrial heritage and bygone crafts at the Amberley Museum and Heritage Centre. There are lovely botanical gardens at Paradise Park in Newhaven, and the area is not short of National Trust properties, either.

You could even head into London for the day - it’s just an hour away by train...

Must see

  • Fishers Adventure Farm Park (4.2 miles)
  • Parham House & Gardens (8.7 miles)
  • Nymans (8.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Nymans (8.7 miles)
  • Petworth House and Park (9.7 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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When you arrive at Sumners Ponds please park in the car park and report to reception.