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Clarefield Copse Wild Camping

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General

  • Spacious back to basics site in the South Downs National Park
  • Within half an hour's drive of Chichester and Portsmouth
  • Next to woodland with fab views; half an hour's walk from local pub

A secluded, simple site in the middle of the South Downs National Park? Splendid. Those who look for space and fine views while on hol should consider a stay at Clarefield Copse Wild Camping, in a quiet corner of rural Hampshire 15 minutes’ drive from Petersfield.

As you might expect from a spot inside a national park, the views from here are pretty fab – as is the amount of space around the place from which to admire them. The owners have kept things low key so as not to interfere with their natural surrounds, simply installing toilets (regularly cleaned) and a drinking water supply, leaving plenty of open space to play games, light a barbie and construct a campfire. If you're new to the art of this last, learn firebuilding and other outdoor skills at the site's bushcraft classes: contact the site once booked for further information.

Bike rides and walks are top activities around these parts – start by taking a wander by the lake next to the site or on local footpaths, or, just maybe, strolling to the nearest pub in half an hour or so. Many a mile of trail runs through the national park, and there’s much more strolling to be done in nearby National Trust properties or on day trips to Chichester and Portsmouth (both half an hour away by car).

Please note

This site has no on-site shower facilities.

No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via Pitchup.com.

Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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


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9.1

Overall rating based on 56 reviews

 

96% would recommend this site to a friend.

95% would stay here again.

  85% described as Wild camping ?

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Excellent site, clean but basic facilities.10/02/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma T.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Great site. Basic and quiet, but that was what we wanted. Really chilled round the camp fire in the evening watching the bats and barn owls flying

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Size of the camp and views09/23/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomlucyamie t.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Size of the camp and views

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Excellent site09/16/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Lovely spot and helpful management

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Great views of the downs and the campsite was as ...09/16/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJoe B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Great views of the downs and the campsite was as described: very peaceful, good walking straight from the fields, and Angus was friendly and accommodating. Facilities are very basic but that's just what we were after. It was easy to get a peg in the ground too. We had a great time. There seemed to be a bunch of activities you can book at an extra cost but we didn't.

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    Grass in the lower field could've done with a cut, but we weren't too bothered by it.

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really nice campsite, quite big space.09/09/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomSarah P.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    really nice campsite, quite big space.

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Beautiful site. Loads of room. Simple and peaceful.09/13/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJustine R.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Beautiful site. Loads of room. Simple and peaceful.

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    Would compost toilets be a better option and perhaps a simple outdoor cold shower? Not a deal breaker though...

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Nice site, helpful staff, good choice of pitches.09/13/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomMatthew H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Nice little campsite tucked away. Relaxed, quiet with a good-sized area for walking the dog and plenty of space to pitch up where you like. Only stayed one night, so lack of showers not a problem; if those could be added, would definitely be back for a longer stay.

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    Facilities will I'm sure be on the owners' list of improvements

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Really friendly staff (thank you Angus!) - beautiful site09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomDanika Lani S.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Beautiful scenery, very stripped back, wild-style camping. Star gazing was phenomenal too! The clearest night sky I’ve ever seen.

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Wild camping09/03/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTeodora D.Confirmed

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Spectacular scenery.
    Spacious site.

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    grass needs cutting
    flies

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Friendly staff wild camping style09/02/2019

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

  • Non-electric grass and earth tent or trailer tent pitch
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    Wild camping, campfires allowed, logs can be bought on site, walks from the site into the woodland

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Features

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Themes

Bush

Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain

Peaceful

Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Wild camping

Wildlife haven

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

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Type

Farm

Small (11-25 sites)

Nearby leisure

Mountain biking nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Location

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  • Clarefield Copse, Nyewood, Petersfield, Hampshire, England, GU31 5Jl
  • Timezone Europe/London GMT (GMT+00:00)   GPS 50.9906°N 0.8410°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Petersfield: Dragon Street Coach Stop — 6.7 kilometres
Horndean (Hants): Precinct Coach Stop — 14.0 kilometres
Hindhead: Crossroads Coach Stop — 15.5 kilometres
Train stations
Liss Rail Station — 6.9 kilometres
Petersfield Rail Station — 7.3 kilometres
Liphook Rail Station — 9.4 kilometres
Ferry ports
Bosham Hoe Ferry Landing — 19.9 kilometres
West Itchenor Ferry Landing — 20.5 kilometres
Hayling Island Ferry Landing — 25.2 kilometres
Airports
Southampton Airport — 36.7 kilometres
Shoreham Brighton City Airport — 42.5 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

Folk who’ve invested in a National Trust membership can surely get their money’s worth out of this area: aim for 18th-century Uppark House (10 minutes’ drive), wander around Woolbeding Gardens (10 minutes) and admire the art collection at Petworth House (half an hour) - tipped to be one of the finest in the NT’s possession. (Or try Hinton Ampner, Slindon Estate, Winkworth Arboretum…)

There’s a whole load more history to see down by the coast, too. If it’s maritime times gone by that interest you, head to Portsmouth to potter around the historic dockyard and mosey around the Mary Rose Museum (or, for something more modern, sail up the Emirates Spinnaker Tower to see the sea from 170 metres up). Weald & Downland Living Museum (20 minutes) is a fab place for a glimpse into real life from days of yore.

If you’re simply planning to fill your break with lots of rural rambles, perhaps it’s a wise idea to lay in supplies for a restorative drink upon your return? Langham Brewery (20 minutes) is worth a visit for a tour of the steam-powered brewery, and there are local vinos to pick up at Trotton Estate (10 minutes) and Upperton Vineyards (20 minutes).

Must see

  • Uppark House and Garden (5.3 kilometres)
  • West Dean Gardens (10.6 kilometres)
  • Weald & Downland Open Air Museum (11.0 kilometres)

National Trust

  • Uppark House and Garden (5.6 kilometres)
  • Hindhead Commons and The Devil's Punch Bowl Caf� (15.6 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. –  7 p.m.
Depart by:  1 p.m.

Please call the site when you arrive or are close to arriving so site manager will come and meet you.

Clarefield Copse Wild Camping cancellation policy

Balance refunds: no penalties

Bookings cannot be amended within 1 day(s) of arrival.

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

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Clarefield Copse 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.

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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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Clarefield Copse Wild Camping have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Clarefield Copse Wild Camping dog friendly? Yes View all features
  • What attractions are near Clarefield Copse Wild Camping? Folk who’ve invested in a National Trust membership can surely get their money’s worth out of this area: aim for 18th-century Uppark House (10 minutes’ drive), wander around Woolbeding Gardens (10 minutes) ... Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Clarefield Copse Wild Camping?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  2 p.m. –  7 p.m.
    Depart by:  1 p.m.

    Please call the site when you arrive or are close to arriving so site manager will come and meet you.

    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Clarefield Copse Wild Camping? From $40.83 (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.

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 1 day(s) of arrival.

Safety
Firearms are not permitted.

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.

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.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

General
Quiet hours must be respected between 11 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.

Occupancy
Single-sex bookings of 4 or more people (couples and immediate family members excepted) are not permitted via Pitchup.com.

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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.

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