Camping in Sussex, South of England

Camping in sussex | Sumners ponds campsite

Are you an outdoor enthusiast and looking for a new camping destination in England? If so, then look no further than camping in Sussex!

Sussex is a fantastic option if you’re looking for a camper-friendly adventure in the beautiful South of England. 

What’s not to love about the stunning Sussex countryside? The rolling hills, the ancient forests, and the picturesque coastlines. 

Campsites and camping in Sussex

Whether you go camping every year, or you’re new to the world of camping, Sumners Ponds has something for everyone. Our campsite is nestled in the heart of the countryside, with camping and glamping accommodations!

Some of the wonderful things about camping in Sussex is the range of activities you can do. If you love hiking and walking, you can spend your days exploring the beautiful South Downs National Park, or if you like wandering around villages, there are plenty around, for example, Horsham, which is on our doorstep!

Camping and Fishing

Again, whether you’re new to fishing, or an avid angler, our 5 fishing lakes can accommodate everyone.

Fishing is a great sport, as it can be very rewarding, and being by the water is very relaxing. It lets people connect with nature and the outdoors, and allows you to relax and enjoy your surroundings. 

Fishing trips and spending time in natural surroundings can have numerous benefits for mental health and well-being, helping to reduce stress and promote a sense of calm and relaxation.

camping in sussex | man fishing next to tent

Sussex Scenery

Sumners Ponds is based in Barns Green, only 50 minutes away from Brighton. Brighton and Hove have almost 11km of seafront! So if you’re looking to soak up some sun, or love being by the coast, just hop in the car and spend the day in Brighton! Or even try your hand at some water sports like paddleboarding or kayaking.

If you’re thinking of taking a camping trip to Sussex, you’ll want to consider what time of year you’ll be visiting. Typically, the summer months are the busiest, with people flocking to campsites as the weather warms up and the days get longer. However, there are other times of the year when you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful weather, such as spring and autumn when the weather is mild and there are fewer crowds.

Sumners Ponds – Camping in Sussex

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite in West Sussex is a unique and beautiful spot set in the tranquil countryside amongst 100 acres of lakes, woodland, and pasture.

Perfect for a family holiday, a couple’s retreat, or a short break to recoup. Sumners Ponds has many different types of accommodation, from camping sites to pods, from lodges with fishing to shepherd’s huts, from safari tents to family fields!

The campsite itself boasts high-quality campsite facilities, acres of woodland, a working farm, and fishing lakes. All this in a beautiful and secluded setting which is perfect for just relaxing, or for the more active, exploring the many footpaths and safe cycleways within and around the site.

We also have The Cafe by the Lake, which is our restaurant and bar that is open to both those staying on-site and the general public. We aim to provide the highest standard of food and service.

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Tel: 01403 732539 



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Disabled Friendly

Sumners Ponds is a accessible fishery for those with a disability. The best lakes to fish are either Farm Pond or Betty’s Lake.

Farm Pond has a purpose built accessible platform with a ramp from the ajoining car park. This spaceous decked area has three large swims which are all disabled priority. The car park for this lake is directly next to the closest fishing swims so there is not far to travel with your equipment.

Betty’s Lake has two disabled parking areas which are very close to the nearest wood-chipped swims.