Camping

Campsite

The campsite is nestled on the south facing valley of the farm with beautiful views of the Sussex Weald. The site extends to include over twenty acres of secluded meadows, and small copses of woodland giving each pitch a unique feel. The site offers an opportunity to camp in the authentic English countryside, but only a short journey from the hustle and bustle of nearby London, Brighton and Tunbridge Wells.

The patchwork of small meadows makes the site perfect for family camping, with the Top Field large enough for games of cricket, football, badminton, the list goes on. The Lower Fields offer more tranquillity where you can have a secluded pitch perfect for couples looking to have their own space and peace and quiet.

You will experience true wild camping, there are no permanent buildings on the site, no showers and no main roads and over the winter months the site is grazed by cattle. The campsite is designed to have a minimal impact on the landscape and environment. We feel this gives the site a natural charm.

Opening Times

The campsite is open during weekends and bank holidays only for the summer season from May - September.

On-site Facilities

The site facilities are simple, cold running water and toilets, please note we don’t have showers. Back to basics wild camping as it should be. For those seeking a digital detox the Farm is the perfect place to let go, although we do recommend a camera to capture the amazing sunrises and campfire moments.

Our campers are welcome to have a small camp fire next to their pitch with logs and kindling  available for purchase onsite.  

Families, couples and singles are welcome. To ensure the campsite remains peaceful and for the benefit of fellow campers and neighbours we adopt a no music policy at Hook Farm.

Friendly, well behaved dogs are encouraged and can camp free of charge, we just ask that they are kept under control.

The Local Area

A short five minute walk from the site, through the recreation fields of the cricket pitch, tennis courts and Bowls Club, you will find the historic village of West Hoathly. Queen Square in the village features the Manor House & Priest House Museum with much local history and the very beautiful St Margaret's Church. The 15th century Cat Inn pub can be found opposite the church and is known for its local beer (Harveys of Lewes) and excellent menu.

A general grocers store is located in nearby Sharpthorne, 1.5 miles to the east. The Fox pub, located between the two villages is also highly recommended with a great menu and fun atmosphere. West Hoathly benefits from an extensive network of public footpaths though farmland, woodland and the surrounding villages and these paths offer some far reaching views across the Sussex High Weald all the way to the South Downs National Park.

Just 15 minutes from both Haywards Heath and East Grinstead, Hook Farm is in an ideal location for those looking for a campsite nearby. The nearest Camping supply shop is 20 minutes from the Farm and if you are travelling from London it is enroute, check out SK Camping in Surrey at http://www.skcamping.com/

Things to Do

We are fortunate to be surrounded by a varied range of venues offering exiting activities for you to get involved in during your stay, to name a few;

Water Sports

We have two nearby reservoirs both offering fun water sports for all the family. Head just 10 minutes drive down the road to Ardingly Reservoir for Sailing, Kayaking, Windsurfing and Raft Building.

Why not try some group kayaking at Weirwood Reservoir (http://www.weirwoodwatersports.co.uk/) just 20 minutes from the Campsite located in a beautiful nature reserve setting.

River Rowing and Pub

Further afield (35 minute drive) is an amazing spot perfect for a summers day, The Anchor Inn Pub is located on the side of the River Ouse surrounded by unspoilt river scenery, why not take a day out and spend it Rowing down the river followed by a heart Lunch in the Pub itself. Find out more at: https://www.anchorinnandboating.co.uk/.

Walking and Picnicking Ashdown Forest

Ashdown Forest is now one of the largest free public access space in the South East. It is a great place for walking and enjoying spectacular views over the Sussex countryside and is known the world over as the 'home' of Winnie-the-Pooh.

Discover more at https://www.ashdownforest.org/home/index.php. We recommend a walk and picnic. It is just 12 minutes drive from the campsite.

Horse Riding

Why not give horse riding a go, there are two venues just 20 minutes drive from the campsite both located in Ashdown Forest, find more details at: http://www.ashdownforestriding.co.uk/ and http://eastviewridingcentre.uk/.

Bluebell Steam Railway

Relive the heritage past of Sussex steam engines, the Bluebell Railway offers preserved steam trains running through the heart of Sussex. Why not take a train through the Sussex Countryside, trains depart from Horsted Keynes just 10 minutes from the Campsite. Find our more at http://www.bluebell-railway.co.uk/.

Outdoor Activities

Blacklands Farm in our neighbouring village Sharpthorne offer a range of activities including; Abseiling, Archery, Bungee Trampoline, Canoeing, Zip wire and many more. Find more details at http://www.blacklandfarm.org.uk/home.aspx

Fishing

For those who enjoy fishing, both Weirwood Reservoir and Ardingly Reservoir also offer coarse fishing day tickets. More details can be found here: https://www.weirwoodcarpandcoarsefishery.com/ and http://www.ardinglyactivitycentre.co.uk/fishing/.

Wakehurst Place Gardens

Situated in neighbouring Ardingly are the beautiful house and gardens of Wakehurst Place.

Open throughout the year, Wakehurst is the country estate of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. The varied landscape is of international significance for its beautiful botanic gardens and tree collections, as well as for its science-based plant conservation and research. A feast for the senses, Wakehurst features natural woodland and lakes, formal gardens, an Elizabethan house and the 21st-century architecture of Kew's Millennium Seed Bank.

Bookings

We require all campers to book in advance. To book please use our booking form by clicking here or for further information please contact us on the details below.

Email: camping@hook-farm-west-hoathly.co.uk
Tel: 01342 811113

If we cannot get to your call it means we are out on the campsite! So please leave a voicemail or drop us an email and we will come back to you as soon as we are in.

Pricing

Adults: £10.00 per adult per night
Children (Under 13): £5.00 per child per night
Day Visitors: £4 per person per day

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