Camping sites in West Sussex

Camping sites in West Sussex

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque West Sussex countryside lies camping sites in West Sussex, such as Sumners Ponds!

With its idyllic setting, our camping site stands as a testament to the beauty of the Sussex landscape, offering an escape into nature while providing modern amenities for a comfortable camping experience.

Camping in Sussex

West Sussex, a county in the South East of England, is renowned for its diverse landscapes, historic market towns, and access to the South Downs National Park.

For those wanting a camping holiday amid nature, West Sussex offers various options, and Sumners Ponds stands out as a premier choice.


Sumners Ponds is located in a village called Barns Green, near Horsham, which means you have the chance to explore the rich tapestry of East and West Sussex. 

The site’s proximity to the South Downs National Park and the Sussex countryside makes it an ideal base for a camping trip that combines natural beauty with cultural exploration.

Facilities and Amenities

Sumners Ponds boasts modern facilities that enhance the camping experience. Visitors can pitch their tents in well-maintained camping grounds surrounded by lush greenery, providing an immersive experience in the heart of nature. 

Sumners Ponds also offers hot showers, plenty of toilets, hair dryers, fridge freezers, washing machines, tumble dryers and more! We have made sure campers can refresh themselves after a day of exploration.

Nature at Your Doorstep

One of the highlights of camping at Sumners Ponds is the opportunity to immerse oneself in the breathtaking Sussex countryside. 

The camping site is surrounded by natural beauty, providing a serene backdrop for a camping holiday. The South Downs National Park, just a stone’s throw away, beckons with its rolling hills.

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Camping Sites in West Sussex – Exploring East and West Sussex

Sumners Ponds serves as a gateway to both East and West Sussex, allowing campers to explore the unique charm of each region. 

East Sussex, known for its historic market towns and charming villages, offers a glimpse into the county’s rich cultural heritage. 

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West Sussex, on the other hand, beckons with its tranquil countryside and proximity to the South Downs National Park.

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South Downs National Park

For nature enthusiasts, a camping trip to Sumners Ponds is incomplete without a visit to the South Downs National Park. 

Just a short drive away, the park provides endless opportunities for hiking, cycling, and wildlife observation. 

The South Downs Way, spanning 100 miles from Winchester to Eastbourne, showcases some of the most breathtaking coastal scenery in England.

This historic route, traversed by people for over 8,000 years, holds significance beyond its scenic beauty. As you wander along the chalky ridge, remnants of past civilisations unfold before you. The Neolithic age is evidenced by dips in the landscape and remnants of ancient flint mines.

Other sections reveal artefacts from different eras, including Iron Age hillforts, Bronze Age Tumuli (distinctive rounded mounds), and remnants of Roman roads crisscrossing the Downs. 

Beyond ancient history, Amberley Wild Brooks serves as a vital wildlife area, rescued from destruction by conservationists in the 1970s when the Ministry of Agriculture threatened its existence. Their success in preserving this natural habitat is a cause for celebration.

National Trust Sites

For history enthusiasts, Sumners Ponds provides easy access to several National Trust sites in East and West Sussex. 

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the region by visiting historic houses, gardens, and landmarks, all within a short drive from the camping site.

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Camping sites in West Sussex – Sumners Ponds

Sumners Ponds Fishery and Campsite, based in Barns Green, West Sussex (near Horsham), is an amazingly tranquil spot, perfectly placed in the countryside. 

It is surrounded by 100 acres of lakes, woodland, and pasture, with 5 wonderful fishing lakes. 

Our site offers a range of facilities to suit those looking for a camping or glamping getaway experience.

We also offer a range of pitches and fields, including the Family Field for a more private camping experience. 

If you would like to find out more about Summer Ponds and what we offer, including information about our delicious Café by the Lake and our other facilities, then please get in touch by calling, 01403 732539, visiting our website, or emailing us at

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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.