Grass pitch

UK England South East England West Sussex Billingshurst Knepp Wildland Safaris & Camping

  • Sleeps 4 (max 4 adults, 3 children)

The Owner Says

Each pitch (maximum two tents and four people) has its own upcycled fire-pit and barbeque grill. Local, sustainable charcoal, firewood, kindling, eco-firelighters, long matches and log candles can be bought at the Go-Down, along with our amazing Knepp Wild Range longhorn and venison sausages, steaks and burgers, and organic wine, beer and cider.

There are three beautifully built compost loos and a hot water outdoor rain-shower on site, as well as two hot water open air baths. Campers are also welcome to use the luxury mains showers and flushing loos a short walk away in the Go-Down.

The 'Pitch Up' is our on-site, off-grid camp kitchen, ideal for wet weather or relaxing out of the sun. With solar lighting, solar charging station for laptops and mobiles, funky tables and chairs, and an upcycled wood-burning stove, this is beach life in the countryside – the perfect place to enjoy a sundowner listening to birdsong.

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About Knepp Wildland Safaris & Camping

Suitable For

Adults and children 12+ only – ideal for glamping or camping couples looking for a wild retreat. Small groups accepted (no stag and hen dos or rowdy parties – to preserve the tranquillity). No dogs, caravans, camper vans…or poachers. 

Nearby

You might find it nigh on impossible to tear yourself away from this Edenesque hideaway. However, should you venture forth, the South Downs, England’s newest national park, is a short drive away, with Devil’s Dyke – a mile long valley – a spectacular draw. If stately country piles and exquisitely landscaped gardens are your thing, Petworth House (01798 342207), Arundel Castle (01903 882173) and nearby Parham House(01903 742021) are worth a visit.

Food & Drink

Look no further than the Knepp Wildland safari shop where you can buy organic ‘Wild Range’ longhorn steaks, venison burgers and Tamworth sausages for the BBQ. Delectable breakfast baskets featuring Knepp eggs and Tamworth bacon are available to pre-order. There’s a range of provisions from pizza dough and toppings (to cook up in the wood fired-pizza ovens!), pasta and wild garlic pesto, Horsham ginger biscuits and even organic Cocoa Loco chocolate made on the Estate. Most importantly, the shop has a liquor license and sells organic beers, cider, wine and the local prize-winning Wiston bubbly! The choice of the local boozers are the Crown Inn (01403 710902; Dial Post), the Countryman Inn (01403 741383; Shipley) and the George and Dragon (01403 741320; Shipley). 
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Location

Knepp Wildland Safaris & Camping is located at New Barn Farm, Swallows Lane, Dial Post, West Sussex RH13 8NN

Getting There

The turning for the campsite is off Swallows Lane. The grid reference for the car park is: TQ 150 203.

Travelling south from Horsham on the A24 take the first turn off for Dial Post on the right, then take the first right onto Swallows Lane. New Barn Farm track is on the left just after the national speed limit signs.

Travelling north from Worthing take the first turn for Dial Post on the left, go past the pub and then take the second left down Swallows lane, New Barn Farm track is on the left just after the national speed limit signs.

The nearest train stations are Horsham, Christ’s Hospital, Billingshurst and Pulborough. There’s a taxi rank at Horsham station and the Carfax in the centre of town, and Billingshurst and Pulborough stations but not at Christ’s Hospital.