Ashwood Farm Camping
The Family-Friendly, Woodland, Eco-Campsite
First, Four Rules! :-
Sorry, NO DOGS – Please do not bring them as they will not be able to stay. We’re an Organic Farm & School, with free-range sheep, poultry, piglets & children. (There are kennels nearby, please contact us for details).
NO AMPLIFIED MUSIC – we are a peaceful, eco-campsite with birdsong.
You’re welcome to bring instruments to play around the fire in the daytime and early evening (so long as your neighbouring campers are happy) but please leave electronic amplification at home – including the iPod speakers!
We are a LOW ALCOHOL site. We are keen to keep it a family-friendly site without drunkenness. Please bear this in mind when provisioning.
Fire bowls are available for use for £5 per night (shared) by prior arrangement. FIRES MUST BE KEPT SMALL and manageable. We provide kindling and have some charcoal for sale (£5 per bag – please reserve if required) if you would like to cook over the fire bowl.
If you would like to have a wood fire to sit around in the evening, you are welcome to bring your own firewood.
Please be aware, that in order to keep the campsite both eco-friendly and safe for children, there is NO ACCESS for CARS into the CAMPSITE.
We have wheelbarrows for you to transport your equipment from the car park (about a 10 minute walk to the woods) or you can hire Patrick with his tractor and trailer (Massey Ferguson – very quaint J) by prior arrangement for £5 each way if you prefer.
Our Campsite not suitable for physically disabled people, as it is a long, unmade track down to the woodland site and three steps up to the Compost Loo.
East Grinstead Train Station is a 25 minute walk or approx. £4 Taxi fare
(Pitch rates are lower for those able to come by public transport – see bookings page).
Shower and Toilet at the Farm. Two Compost Loos on site in the woods.
Fresh water is brought down in containers.
We have some charcoal for sale for cooking (see above) and you are welcome to bring firewood, but be aware you will need to get it down to the campsite.
Children can help us to feed the farm animals on Saturday mornings – please enquire.
Other Local Facilities/Assets:
Organic (Biodynamic) Farm Shop ~ Plawhatch, is a 3 mile drive.
Sainsbury is a 5 minute drive – Waitrose is walkable, as is the High Street.
Great Pub & Restaurant, Dunnings Mill/Old Mill is in close Walking distance.
Off-Road Cycling at Deer’s Leap.
Bird Sanctuary with hide on the Reservoir – walking distance, bring binoculars.
Great Walks – Bring Ordnance Survey maps.
Standen is opposite – bring National Trust Membership Cards.
Ashdown (Winnie-The-Pooh) Forest is a short drive away
Archery sessions at Ashwood Farm – £40 per session up to 8 people – 10 years or above. Prior booking essential.
Trout Fishing by arrangement on the Reservoir. 01342 820650
www.weirwoodreservoir.co.uk Mark Carr-Brown
Blackland Farm – canoeing/kayaking groups by arrangement – 01342 810493
We take 2-night (Fri & Sat) bookings on regular weekends and 3-night (Fri, Sat & sun) bookings on Bank Holiday weekends.
We are also open during Half-Terms and School holidays, but do not take camping bookings on school days, as we are also a small school and some of the facilities (eg. shower and car park) overlap with the campsite. Please arrive between 5-9pm on School Fridays.
Health and Safety
We try to ensure that the camping area is as safe as it can be from falling branches, but please be aware that we cannot guarantee your safety, as trees can drop twigs and branches at any time.
Please be careful when lighting fires, and ensure that your children are aware of the dangers.
Please be mindful at all times of the impact you are having on the wildlife, and always take your waste home with you.
We look forward to welcoming you to a delightful, peaceful and refreshing stay with us in our lovely woods.