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General

  • Eco-friendly, family-run East Sussex site on the edge of a woodland
  • A mile from Chailey village centre and 15 minutes' drive from Lewes
  • Composting toilets and hot showers; campfires and barbecues welcome

Serenely sustainable and with plenty of room to roam, this family-run site comes with good basic facilities and direct access to gorgeous woodland. Set a mile outside of the peaceful village of Chailey in the rural East Sussex hinterland, this well-placed spot is also half an hour's drive from Brighton and the coast.

The site's environmentally-friendly focus is another big plus: the well-maintained composting toilets, washing-up basins and shower blocks are, for example, almost entirely made out of recycled wood.

And there's also the fact that your pitch is within easy strolling distance of a wildlife-packed woodland, which looks particularly gorgeous in spring when the forest floor bursts into bluebell-coloured bloom. Any kids you've brought along can stay safely within the confines of the site and get up to games among the trees, while those hoping for farther-ranging adventures should bring walking boots or bikes and set off along the range of paths that are directly accessible from base. Chailey Common Nature Reserve, a popular spot for such jaunts, is just a couple of fields away.

A few practical bits to be aware of: this site allows campfires and barbecues, with wood and kindling available to buy if you need a bit of help getting your blaze burning. If you'd rather have chef-cooked dinners instead, Chailey's village pub is a mile down the lane. Finally, feel free to bring well-behaved dogs along – they'll find a very warm welcome here.

Please note

No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

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

Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

At least one of the party members must be aged 16 or over.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.


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A wonderful campsite where you really feel at one with …05/04/2021

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

  • Non-electric grass tent or campervan pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    A wonderful campsite where you really feel at one with nature and away from the stress of everyday life!

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Features

Coronavirus

Capacity reduced to increase social distancing

Check-in: contactless (in person)

Check-in: one group at a time

Check-in: self check-in (unattended)

Deep cleaning of accommodation units between guests

Hand sanitizing stations

Shared spaces: daily deep cleaning

Shared spaces: more frequent cleaning

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

Tents for hire

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Barbecue provided

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Bell tents

Themes

Budget/backpacker

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Convenience store nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Outdoor pool nearby

Restaurant nearby

Watersports nearby

Location

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  • Cinder Hill, North Chailey, East Sussex, England, BN8 4HR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 50.9634°N 0.0001°E

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Uckfield Bus Terminal — 6.7 kilometres
Nutley (E Sussex): High Street Coach Stop — 8.7 kilometres
Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 13.7 kilometres
Train stations
Plumpton Rail Station — 5.7 kilometres
Cooksbridge Rail Station — 6.7 kilometres
Uckfield Rail Station — 6.8 kilometres
Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal — 19.6 kilometres
Airports
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 24.3 kilometres
London Gatwick Airport — 24.3 kilometres
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 25.1 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

Looking for a spot to get up to some kayaking or wild swimming? Park up at Barcombe Mills (10 minutes' drive) to explore the river Ouse and reservoir. Perhaps you'll find yourself paddling upriver in the direction of a waterside pub like The Anchor Inn (10 minutes), where you can also hire a boat if you haven't brought your own.

If sticking to dry land is preferable to messing around in boats, check out the mid-century steam trains that serve the four stations on the Bluebell Railway (10 minutes). Alternatively, head into Brighton (30 minutes) and sail down the esplanade on Volk’s Electric Railway.

Lewes (15 minutes) should also make your to-do list: its 11th-century Norman Castle, priory ruins and connections to Anne of Cleves should sort the historical component of your visit, while catching a show at Glyndebourne Opera (10 minutes outside of town or 20 minutes from base) should please to those curious about culture. And the kids? They'll be sorted at Drusillas Park (30 minutes).

Must see

  • Sheffield Park Garden (4.0 kilometres)
  • Bluebell Railway (4.3 kilometres)
  • Wakehurst Place (13.1 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Sheffield Park Garden (4.0 kilometres)
  • Wakehurst Place (13.0 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:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

If you need to arrive or leave outside the arrival times then please contact the site.

Earth Camp cancellation policy

No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.

30 - 60 days before arrival : bookings can be rearranged to a different date within the same season subject to availability.

Modifications are subject to a £20.00 ($38.61) fee.

Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

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

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. Earth Camp will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.

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

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Cash
American Express
Visa
MasterCard
Apple Pay

Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Earth Camp have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Earth Camp dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Earth Camp? Looking for a spot to get up to some kayaking or wild swimming? Park up at Barcombe Mills (10 minutes' drive) to explore the river Ouse and reservoir. Perhaps you'll find yourself … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Earth Camp?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  noon

    If you need to arrive or leave outside the arrival times then please contact the site.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Earth Camp? From $57.65 (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 16 or over.

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 30 day(s) of arrival.

Coronavirus
Bookings must not consist of more than 1 different households.

Vehicles
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.

General
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via Pitchup.com.

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

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.
If making a fire, the fuel, logs and coal have to be purchased on site.

Changes to your holiday
Modifications are subject to a £20.00 ($38.61) fee.

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

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

Vehicles
No cars/motorcycles at the site. All cars must be parked in the designated area.

Hired accommodation
No naked flames are allowed inside the hired accommodation units.

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

Vehicles
No vehicle movement between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m..

General
Please note that the toilet/shower facilities are unisex.

Arrivals and departures
Please pick any available pitch on arrival.

General
Public areas are non-smoking.
Quiet hours must be respected between 10:30 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Radio, music and TV players must be kept at a low volume. Car doors and trunks must be closed quietly.

Reception
Reception is closed from 7 p.m. to 2 p.m.. No arrivals are permitted between these times.
Reception is unmanned after 7 p.m.. Please inform the park while on your way there should you expect to arrive after this time, so that the team can provide information about your unit/pitch.

General
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.

Arrivals and departures
There is no reception at this site. Please check in at the Reception bell tent near the entrance instead.
The site will send you further check-in information 7 day(s) before your arrival.
Units will be allocated on arrival.

Visitors
Visitors must leave the premises by 10 p.m..
Visitors must register at reception and pay their fee.

Sites
You must follow management instructions when setting up your tent/rig and related equipment.

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