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Donnington Wild Camping

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From £30/€34.60/$54.21/US$41.78/CA$53.21/CHF37.95/SEK352.50/DKK257.32/NOK361.73/ISK5,318/ARS3,753.65/CLP30,241/PEN152.37/NZ$57.75/ZAR631.43/PLN156.46/R$233.91/CZK905.68/RSD4,055/HUF12,540/RUB3,115.64/CN¥270.66 (for 1 night, 2 adults)

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General

  • 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 site is a short stroll of 100 metres or so from 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.

Please note

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Please note that the facilities are a standpipe and a portable chemical toilet.


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9.4

Overall rating based on 201 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

94% would stay here again.

  90% described as Wild camping ?

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Great spot, great location27/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomRichard T.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Enjoyed the remoteness and space between the pitches

    Disliked: 

    It seems that I would mis a shower...

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This is just a wonderful camp site - Third time …26/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTim W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    This is just a wonderful camp site - Third time I stayed this summer and it gives me joy and calmness every time I turn up.

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Generally a good place to wild camp24/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Good location

    Disliked: 

    Toilets a bit ‘smelly’
    Although at a distance the Noise from The road a bit annoying particularly in the morning

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The arrangement of the pitches meant we were not overlooked …23/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The arrangement of the pitches meant we were not overlooked by other campers. Nice rural location and facilities OK for a couple of nights stay.
    Communication on access and site rules good.

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Fantastic site! Own pitch with firepit!21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew F.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Everything

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Would stay again.21/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMike M.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It was quiet and peaceful.

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We love coming here. Secluded and spread out pitches and peace.20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMichelle S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The site, the arrangements and the location

    Disliked: 

    Smell of the toilets!

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Wonderful basic campsite, just what we wanted. Will definitely be back20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomHolly W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    - Very private, well spaced out pitches.
    - Toilets were clean
    - short drive to east wittering beach
    - short walk to a few restaurants
    - 2 min drive to co-op
    - fire pits were lovely addition, wood well stocked
    - lovely location in the fields, so peaceful

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Awesome20/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJames W.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    It's such a cool place to stay. Far from the madding crowd.Beautiful countryside and walks

    Disliked: 

    I know its off grid but some hot water and a bit better drainage from the sink would be great

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Great Site to go Wild Camping17/09/2020

Reviewer's country: United KingdomPaul C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Great location which feels well away from the hustle and bustle but very close to Chichester, Selsey Bill, etc. Decent toilet block and good well spaced pitches. Loads of wildlife such as Barn Owl and numerous Roe Deer.

    Disliked: 

    There was nothing to dislike.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Dog park

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Utilities

Charging facilities

Communal fridge

Dump station

Electric car charging point(s)

No drinkable water point

No hot water

No running water

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Sailing nearby

Location

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  • Manor Farm, Selsey Road, Donnington, Chichester, West Sussex, England, PO20 7PL
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.8152°N 0.7936°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Chichester Bus Station — 2.1 kilometres
Bognor Regis: High Street Coach Stop — 9.2 kilometres
Bognor Regis: Butlins Reception Coach Stop — 10.0 kilometres
Train stations
Chichester Rail Station — 2.0 kilometres
Fishbourne Rail Station — 3.1 kilometres
Bosham Rail Station — 4.9 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 5.1 kilometres
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 5.2 kilometres
Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 16.5 kilometres
Airports
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 35.5 kilometres
Southampton Airport — 42.6 kilometres

Directions


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

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, for 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.

Must see

  • Fishbourne Roman Palace (2.6 kilometres)
  • Chichester Cathedral (2.6 kilometres)
  • Goodwood House (7.3 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Uppark House and Garden (16.8 kilometres)
  • Petworth House and Park (23.0 kilometres)

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.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
Depart by:  10:30 a.m.

Donnington Wild Camping cancellation policy

No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.

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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Donnington Wild Camping will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

Payment methods accepted on the park

Cash

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Donnington Wild Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Donnington Wild Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Donnington Wild Camping? 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, … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Donnington Wild Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  8 p.m.
    Depart by:  10:30 a.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Donnington Wild Camping? From $54.21 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
At least one of the party members must be aged 21 or over.

Safety
Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.

General
Bookings are nominative and non-transferable.

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 14 day(s) of arrival.

Vehicles
Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.

Dogs
Dogs must be kept on leashes and supervised at all times.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

Occupancy
Group bookings of 5 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).

Safety
Guests are advised to bring a good quality torch with them as parts of the site are unlit.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

General
In the event of a complaint, please speak to reception immediately. Complaints which are not brought to the management's attention during your stay cannot be dealt with once you have left the site.

Arrivals and departures
Late arrivals must notify the park as soon as possible. Your booking will be held for 24 hours. After this period the management reserves the right to relet your unit.

Extras
Motorcycle(s) can be brought instead of the car(s) included.

Occupancy
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Arrivals and departures
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.
Refunds within the indicated cancellation period are only possible if the site is able to relet your unit/pitch.
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Occupancy
The site caters for families (immediate members) and couples only - bookings from all other forms of groups are not accepted.

General
The site is not liable for any refund in the event of force majeure.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

Admission
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Arrivals and departures
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Additional terms

Please note that the facilities are a standpipe and a portable chemical toilet.

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