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- Quiet site in the High Weald, set up for families and couples
- Scenic views of the surrounding area
- On 20 acres of grassland dotted with woodland copses
Is back-to-basics camping the sort of under-canvas hol that has you hooked? Then you'd probably like to get your claws into a stay at peaceful and popular Hook Farm near Haywards Heath in West Sussex.
This is 'back-to-basics fun camping in its truest sense,' say the Hook Farm owners… and in a most enviable location too, as the farm is in a secluded and grippingly scenic setting in the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The pitching area is on the south-facing valley of the farm covering over 20 acres of grassland with small woodland copses dotted about, carefully designed to have a minimal impact on the environment and landscape, with no permanent buildings and no main roads (cattle graze the site in the winter months too).
Pitches are grass and a pick of some with smashing views over the valley and some surrounded by the small woodland copses dotted about the campsite. The site facilities include (very clean) toilets and cold running water but no showers; as the owners say, those looking for state of the art facilities might not find Hook Farm the site for them.
But if you're looking for friendly countryside camping done old school, with heaps of space, campfires allowed and plenty of room for the kids to run safely around? Hook Farm should surely lure you in.
Open from 04/26/2019 to 09/29/2019
Open from 04/24/2020 to 09/13/2020
Group bookings of 10 or more adults are not permitted (couples and immediate family members excepted).
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.
This site has no on-site shower facilities.
Hook Farm is back-to-basics fun camping, so please note that the site is very much an 'in the fields' experience with cold running water and no shower facilities.
The site has a strict no-music policy: please consider this before booking.
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Primitive grass tent site
Max. persons: unlimited x
Campsite size: Max 8.0m width x 5.0m depth (26.2ft width x 16.4ft depth) Calculated area: 40.0m² (430.6ft²)
Ground type: Grass
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Peaceful site with lovely views and warm welcome from staff.
Freedom of doing ..barbecue etc
Lovely staff, freedom and privacy, bit hilly
Leisure on park
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on park
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Propane/gas cylinders available
Barbecue grills allowed
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Horseback riding nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Public transportation nearby
Medium (26-50 sites)
- Coach stations
East Grinstead: War Memorial Coach Stop
— 4.1 miles
4.1 miles Forest Row Coach Stop — 4.3 miles
4.3 miles Felbridge: London Rd Coach Stop — 4.7 miles
- Train stations
Balcombe Rail Station
— 3.7 miles
3.7 miles East Grinstead Rail Station — 4.0 miles
4.0 miles Haywards Heath Rail Station — 5.1 miles
- Ferry ports
Newhaven Harbour Ferry Terminal
— 20.1 miles
20.1 miles Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 25.1 miles
25.1 miles Kingston Town End Pier — 25.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport
— 7.4 miles
7.4 miles London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 7.4 miles
7.4 miles London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 8.1 miles
Hook Farm Campsite is located off Hook Lane. The entrance to the campsite is via a track which runs adjacent to the village cricket field.
From London, exit the M25 at Junction 7 onto the M23. Exit the M23 at Junction 10 onto the A264. At the second roundabout turn right onto the B2028 signposted Turners Hill / West Hoathly. From the centre of West Hoathly enter Hook Lane past St Margaret's Church and The Priest House. Pass the bowls club on your left and the cricket pitch. The next turn on the left is marked for the campsite.
As might have been mentioned, Hook Farm is in an enviable location enveloped by the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; several walking trails and bridleways linking Weald villages and through splendid scenery lead directly from the site. Brighton is less than 20 miles away too for city days or nights out.
Recommended options in the region include the colourful steam railway ride from East Grinstead to Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway, an 11-mile journey along the border between East and West Sussex, or wildlife watching at one or more of the Weald's couple of dozen nature and RSPB reserves. Ardingly Reservoir, close to Hook Farm, also has yachting, sailing, canoeing and hooking samples in pike, carp, tench, coarse and match fishing.
At Ardingly village less than a mile from the farm, the National Trust's Wakehurst Gardens is a popular day out for the green-fingered as it's managed by London's Kew Gardens and is home to three national tree collections, England's biggest Christmas tree and the millennium seed bank, set up with the aim of preserving seeds from all native flora in the UK. (Kenneth Branagh's version of As You Like It was filmed here too if you feel like being dramatic among the trees.)
Next door to Wakehurst Gardens, the South of England Showground should keep most tastes occupied with its events attended by tens of thousands throughout the year, including the South of England Show and dozens of public events. And if it's gardens you're after, plenty are within easy reach: we'd suggest Standen, Borde Hill and High Beeches just to start you off.
Finally, fancy some forest to go with the woodland on the farm? Ashdown Forest is a six-mile trot from Hook Farm and has walking trails, pony trekking and other outdoor options.
- Wakehurst Place (1.4 miles)
- Standen (2.7 miles)
- Bluebell Railway (5.6 miles)
- Wakehurst Place (1.3 miles)
- Standen (2.7 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|RV, trailer and tent sites|
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||8:30 p.m.|
|Depart by:||4 p.m.|
Hook Farm cancelation policy
No refunds within 1 week of arrival date.
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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. Hook Farm 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.
You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.