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- Camping on the South Downs Way, with use of all Hostel Facilities.
Truleigh Hill is a Youth Hostel but there are plenty of grounds to be able to pitch a tent. As part of the price of the pitch you would have full access to the hostel facilities such as showers, toilets, self-catering kitchen and dining area. As well as having the option for breakfast, packed lunch or evening meal and why not have a bottle of beer or glass of wine.
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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 groups: check the listing page for any group restrictions set out in the terms and section titled ‘Please note’.
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
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Mountain biking nearby
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Small (11-25 pitches)
- Coach stations
Shoreham-by-Sea: High Street Coach Stop — 3.4 miles
3.4 miles Southwick (W Sussex): Pilot Coach Stop — 3.7 miles
3.7 miles Portslade: Station Rd Coach Stop — 4.4 miles
- Train stations
Shoreham-by-Sea (Sussex) Rail Station — 3.2 miles
3.2 miles Southwick Rail Station — 3.6 miles
3.6 miles Fishersgate Rail Station — 3.9 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 15.5 miles
15.5 miles Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 26.6 miles
26.6 miles West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 26.7 miles
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 3.5 miles
3.5 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 19.5 miles
19.5 miles London Gatwick Airport — 19.6 miles
From the A27, take the A283 to Shoreham. Turn left at the Red Lion. After 400 yards, turn left (signpost), then second right (signpost). After two miles take a sharp right-hand bend and drive a further one mile, and YHA Truleigh Hill is on your left just after the trees.
Nearest bus stop 1.75 miles along road and bridalpath.
Shoreham-by-Sea 4 miles. Taxi costs about £11 each way to and from YHA Truleigh Hill.
Ordnance Survey Map Number: 198
Grid Reference: TQ220105
Being right on the South Downs Way, Truleigh Hill offers direct access to miles of beautiful countryside in what is now England's newest National Park. With panoramic views, you can see the River Adur winding down to the sea at Shoreham, three miles south of Truleigh, where you can enjoy the family-friendly beach and all that a small harbour town can offer.
Devil's Dyke is only a couple of miles walk away, an historic summit dropping steeply away to the pretty village of Fulking, and is very popular for hang-gliding or simply stopping for a drink at the pub!
Walk the South Downs Way to visit the ancient historical sites of Cissbury Ring and Chanctonbury Ring, taking in pretty villages on the way, such as Steyning with its Norman church, traditional Sussex architecture, lovely cafes and shops.
The tranquility you will find at the top of Truleigh Hill and across the Downs is in contrast to the abundance of activities available in nearby Brighton, just 10 miles away.
- Hove Museum & Art Gallery (5.2 miles)
- Preston Manor (5.8 miles)
- Brighton Fishing Museum (6.9 miles)
- Nymans (12.0 miles)
- Monk's House (12.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.