If wild woodland is what you are after then do avoid this on the 'wild camping' offer as when you get there it all looks very promising with the trek through the woods with your gear then a huge disappointment, as you can only 'wild camp' in an open field with the fire pits all rather close to each other, if privacy is your thing this is not the place to go. Also highly recommend sourcing your fire wood elsewhere (there is a BP around 3 miles away that sells proper logs) as what they sell for five pounds is essentially just kindling and burns in no time. It would have been nice if the neighbouring families would be able to control their children a little better, being woken up at 730 am by children playing right next to your tent is not nice at all; we had managed to find a more private spot in woodland near the boundaries (had called owner to check if this is OK as was in a 'reserved section' and she OK'd, but is a small area so would have to be lucky to get this spot again), far from anyone else, so the fact that these parents had let them play so close at an antisocial hour was infuriating (they weren't around so were possibly still in the quiet of their pitch). Am aware this is not the farms fault, but they could possibly benefit with some signs focusing on it: they had signage relevant to keeping quiet after midnight, stressing that people are here for peace and quiet. They also highlighted that they are child friendly, could be beneficial if they put signs up stressing to parents that they want to be adult friendly too and possibly parents then would consider the privacy of others more. Everything else was fine: the welcome was friendly, equipment helpful (with which to ferry your kit to/from camp). The farm is a great place for more traditional camping but if you are after a true 'wild camping' experience as I have managed to find before, then I would recommend you look elsewhere.
- Also Known As:
- Dernwood Farm East Sussex/Heathfield, England