Gallops Farm

UK England South East England West Sussex Worthing

  • Campfires allowed
  • Adults only
  • Hot Tubs
  • Adults Only
  • Campfires Allowed
  • Hot tubs
  • Short walk to pub
  • Good walks nearby
  • Short walk to the pub
  • Walking
Back-to-basics camping next to Cissbury Ring in the South Downs and less than 20 minutes from the coast

The South Downs really typifies the rolling, 'green and pleasant lands' of England. But few places boast such a prime spot as Gallops Farm. Walk a mile and a half south and you hit Cissbury Ring, a National Trust-owned hilltop that's home to Bronze-Age burial mounds. Walk two miles north and it's Chanctonbury Ring, another Bronze-Age barrow with far-reaching views all the way to the English Channel that sparkles in the distance. People drive for hours to walk this prized section of the South Downs Way. At Gallops Farm, it's all on your doorstep.

Nestled in the east of the national park, just north of the village of Findon, Gallops is a family run farm in its third generation, home to a hundred head of cattle, as well as a couple of holiday cottages near the farm yard and, beside the campsite, a shepherd's hut kitted out with a double bed, an en-suite bathroom and with a bubbling hot tub outside. It's in a meadow beside the farm, meanwhile, that the camping pitches are found. It's no frills camping here. There are a couple of gas-powered showers, groups of porta-loo-style toilets and standing water taps for doing your washing up. It's the simple space of the place and its prized location that make it such a winning site.

Gallops Farm is a member of the Arun-to-Adur Farmer’s Group, combining 28 farm holdings and covering over 22,000 acres of the South Downs between the two river valleys. The idea is that the farms, the National Trust and local nature trusts all worth together to deliver conservation benefits to the landscape. At Gallops that means plots planted with special seed mix providing food for wild birds, including grey partridge, lapwing and corn bunting, as well as fostering the right miniature mammals that provide for barn owls too. The result is a little haven for wildlife and quiet campers may well have the chance to spot deer and hares as well as the many birds.

It's a five minute stroll from the campsite before you join the nearest bit of the South Downs Way and a 15-minute walk into the village of Findon, where there are a couple of good pubs, a butchers and a post office. Worthing Pier and the south coast, meanwhile, is all of about 20 minutes by car. The real hardship here is choosing where to head first. Maybe back up to the top of Cissbury Hill, where you can look over it all, survey your surroundings and make your plan for the day?

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Facilities

30 pitches, portable toilets and two gas-powered showers. Also cold water standing taps for drinking water and washing up. Recycling and rubbish facilities. No parking by pitches but a sack trolley is provided to move your kit from the park area to your tent (parking area is adjacent to the camping meadow). The shepherd's hut has a wood-frame double bed, a sofa, a 32-inch smart TV and a well-equipped kitchen area with a microwave, hob, fridge, kettle and toaster. The hut is self-contained and en-suite, with a luxury rain shower and proper flushing loo, while, outside, there is a hot tub.

Suitable For

Glamping, camping, kids, tents – yes. Campervans, motorhomes, caravans, dogs – no.

Nearby

A 15-minute drive will take you to St Mary’s House in the picturesque and award-winning downland village of Bramber. The historic 15th-century timber-framed house has magnificent gardens and charming cottage-style tea rooms for post walk refreshments. Gallops Farm is also 20 minutes away from Ferring beach, a pebble beach that exposes sand and rock pools at low tide. Ferring also has a lovely beach café called the Bluebird serving superb breakfasts, lunch and takeaway fish and chips. If you’re willing to travel a little further, 17th-century Petworth Park and House is 30 minutes, filled with an international art and sculpture collection and surrounded by 700-acres of deer-dotted parkland. Tilgate Nature Centre is another great option for a fun day out, 35 minutes from Gallops – the expanse of lakes, lawns and gardens contains a maze as well as a Nature Centre housing otter, owls, parrots and more.

Food & Drink

You can walk to the Gun Inn (01903 872235) and the Village House (019038 73350) both in the village of Findon, about 15–20 minutes' stroll away and with plenty of olde world charm (both are dog friendly and have beer gardens). If you're looking for local produce to cook yourself, The Village Larder (01903 891744) based at the local Garden Centre in Washington (a 10-minute drive away) has everything from fruit and veg to cheese and chutneys, as well as meat from Hutchings, the local butchers.

Open

Open all year round (but camping from July–September only).

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The Owner Says

Peace and tranquillity await you at Gallops Farm.  Nestled high up in the heart of the South Downs National Park,  Gallops Farm has beautiful far-reaching views across the South Downs to Chanctonbury Ring. We are perfectly located just a short walk into Findon Village and a short drive from the coast.

Our lovingly built Shepherds Hut allows you to be at one with nature but oozes opulence.  This cosy abode has stunning far reaching views across the South Downs to Chanctonbury Ring, a beautiful decked terrace and tucked away right beside the Shepherds Hut is your very own hot tub to unwind and take in the views.

Our campsite is the ideal site for families looking to experience nature in a rural setting and enjoy stunning views, yet have the convenience of being just a walk away from the village and 10 minutes from the coast.

Accommodation

15–20 grass camping pitches, plus an en-suite shepherd's hut.

Chanctonbury View

Shepherd’s hut Sleeps 2
This Shepherds Hut was lovingly built here at Gallops Farm. It has all the home comforts you need for a luxury glamping experience.

Grass tent pitch - 1 tent per pitch

Grass pitch Sleeps 6 15 Available
Spacious grass-only tent pitch. The pitches are approximately 15 meters by 10 meters.

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Location

Contact Gallops Farm, Gallops Farm, Findon, Worthing, West Sussex BN14 0RP

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Getting There

Don't rely on your SatNav to find Gallops Farm, as it turns you on to a rough back track to the farm before you reach Findon Village. Instead, heading South on the A24, come down to Findon roundabout (continuing past the turning SatNavs try to take you up). Take the first left off Findon roundabout down School Hill. At the bottom of School Hill there's a crossroads; go straight across, then take the almost first left (after about 40 meters) up Stable Lane. Gallops Farm is at the very top of Stable Lane. Go up to the top of the drive and then bare round to the right.

Gallops Farm is approximately 10 miles from Worthing train station. A taxi from the station to Gallops Farm would be in the region of £15. If you are a sustainable traveller, it will take around 30 minutes to cycle from Worthing Train station. Be prepared for the odd hill... you are coming onto the Downs.

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So lovely

Had such a lovely night at Gallops Farm. Felt so looked after by Emma and her family. They helped us set up our tent and drove around providing everyone with campfires and wood. Really beautiful space and super affordable. Will definitely go again :)

Response from Gallops Farm

Thank you for taking time to review Olive, you are our first to review on here :)  It was a pleasure meeting you both, can't believe you braved the thunderstorm! Hope to see you again. 

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