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Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite

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  • Campsite and fishery set on a secluded working farm in West Sussex
  • Footpaths and cycle trails in and around the site
  • Restaurant and bar on the side of the Sumners Lake

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite in West Sussex is a unique and scenic spot set in peaceful countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland and pasture.

The site has high quality facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycleways within and around the site.

Sumners Ponds is an ideal touring base, with many pretty towns and villages near by. Access to the South Downs and the coast is easy, while Brighton is only half an hour by car and London only one hour away.

The Cafe by the Lake is the site restaurant and bar, open to both those staying on site and the general public. The team aims to provide the highest standard of food and service.

Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award AA 4 pennants

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Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment


Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool


Recreation room/arcade



TV room


Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access


Parent & baby washroom


Pick-up from public transport


Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access



Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Hard standings

Motorhome service point

Water hook-up points for tourers


Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year


Hikers’ paradise

Lake and/or mountain



Remote location

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Leisure/theme park nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Watersports nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby



Large (51-200 sites)

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Pre-erected tents

Shepherd's huts


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  • Chapel Road, Barns Green, Horsham, West Sussex, England, RH13 0PR
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 51.0296°N 

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Hickstead: A23 Slip Rd Coach Stop — 9.8 miles
Gatwick Airport: North Terminal Coach Stops — 13.2 miles
Gatwick Airport: South Terminal Coach Stops — 13.5 miles
Train stations
Christs Hospital Rail Station — 2.1 miles
Billingshurst Rail Station — 2.5 miles
Horsham Rail Station — 4.2 miles
Ferry ports
Weybridge Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Shepperton Ferry Landing — 24.5 miles
Ditton Island Ferry Landing — 25.3 miles
London Gatwick Airport North Terminal — 13.1 miles
London Gatwick Airport South Terminal — 13.4 miles
London Gatwick Airport — 13.5 miles


From the north and Horsham
Follow the A264 for Billingshurst and Bognor. Pass Toyota garage on right. Turn left immediately after humpback bridge signed to Barns Green and Christ’s Hospital. Follow road for two miles. Pass through village, cross small bridge over stream and turn into Sumners Ponds campsite on your right.

From the south and Coolham
Head north to Barns Green from Coolham crossroads. After 1.5 miles take first left at small crossroads. Follow for one mile and pass over railway crossing. Round the sharp righthand bend and then turn left into Sumners Ponds campsite.

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

A food shop and pub are 400 yards from the site, and restaurants, golfing, tennis, swimming, horse riding and watersports are less than four miles away.

Sumners Ponds is in a good spot for exploring the South East, with fast access to the coast and the South Downs, and to masses of family attractions.

It’s animaltastic around here: Drusilla’s Park in Alfriston has otters, penguins and bats, plus train rides and the Playland adventure playground; twitchers flock to the Arundel Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Birdworld in Farnham, and there are more birds, plus a fab selection of vintage cars, at the Bentley Wildfowl and Motor Museum. Fishers Farm Park and Horton Park Childrens Farm offer close encounters of a farmyard kind (plus other attractions) and Earnley Butterflies, Birds and Beasts does what it says on the tin. Or you could wander around the Raystede Centre for Animal Welfare, where over 1,000 animals and birds live.

For fishy fun, there are ocean-dwellers galore at the Brighton Sea Life Centre (about 35 minutes away by car), or try the Blue Reef Aquarium in Hastings, where you can also visit the castle to hear about 1066 and all that, and get lost in the mysterious tunnels and caverns of Smugglers Adventure.

As well as the theme parks of Thorpe Park, Chessington and Legoland, there’s fun to be had at Harbour Park on the seafront at Littlehampton, and at Treasure Island and Fort Fun in Eastbourne. For a more genteel feel, visitors could take the steam-powered Bluebell Railway at Uckfield, go on a boat tour in charming Chichester, or take to two wheels to explore the forest and seaside trails at the Cuckmere Cycle Company centre near Seaford.

You could even head into London for the day - it’s just an hour away by train...

Must see

  • Fishers Adventure Farm Park (4.2 miles)
  • Parham House & Gardens (8.8 miles)
  • Nymans (8.8 miles)

National Trust

  • Nymans (8.7 miles)
  • Petworth House and Park (9.7 miles)

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.


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Terms and conditions

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

Changes to your holiday
Bookings cannot be amended within 7 day(s) of arrival.

Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

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

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

Facilities/activities including fishing are subject to extra charges payable on arrival.

A state-issued fishing license is required (you'll need to apply for this beforehand).
Discount cards and gift vouchers cannot be applied to bookings made via
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.
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.
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.

Hired accommodation
Hired accommodation: £100.00 ($128.90) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.

Group bookings of 4 or more units (e.g. tent, touring caravan, motorhome or accommodation hire) travelling together are not permitted via
No bachelor/bachelorette parties permitted via

Reception is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. between 03/01 and 10/31 and between 11/01 and 02/28.

Barbecues are permitted but must be raised off the ground and attended by an adult at all times.
Firearms are not permitted.
Open fires are prohibited.

Commercial vehicles (vehicles used for work-related purposes, carrying goods or fare-paying passengers) and sign-written vehicles are not permitted on site.
Continental touring caravans (caravans built with the door on the right-hand side) are not permitted.
No vehicle movement between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m..
Only one car is to be parked at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

Visitors must leave the premises by 11 p.m..

Additional terms

When you arrive at Sumners Ponds please park in the car park and report to reception.

Full Terms and Conditions are available on our website.