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  • Campsite and fishery set on a secluded working farm in West Sussex
  • Footpaths and cycle trails in and around the site
  • Restaurant and bar on the side of the Sumners Lake

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite in West Sussex is a unique and scenic spot set in peaceful countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture.

The site has high quality facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycleways within and around the site.

Sumners Ponds is an ideal touring base, with many pretty towns and villages near by. Access to the South Downs and the coast is easy, while Brighton is only half an hour by car and London only one hour away.

The Cafe by the Lake is the site restaurant and bar, open to both those staying on site and the general public. The team aims to provide the highest standard of food and service.

Open all year

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Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

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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



Remote location

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 BST (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0296°N 0.3970°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 — 24.5 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 righthand 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

A food shop and pub are 400 yards from the site, and restaurants, golfing, tennis, swimming, horse riding and watersports are 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 fab 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 1,000 animals and birds live.

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 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 take 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.

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 (8.8 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.