Horsham Camping – Embrace Nature

Horsham Camping | Walking sign post

Picture this: waking up to birdsong, surrounded by lush greenery, breathing in the crisp, fresh country air. Horsham camping at Sumners Ponds offers you an enchanting escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life!

Nestled in the heart of West Sussex, Sumners Ponds is a safe haven for adventure enthusiasts and nature lovers alike, with its picturesque landscapes and an abundance of things to do in the great outdoors, including our incredible fishing lakes. 

So, pitch your tent, gather your loved ones, and get ready for an unforgettable getaway. 

In this blog, we want to share some of the reasons that we’re so lucky to call Horsham our home, so keep reading on to find out more!

Horsham Camping – Breathtaking Natural Beauty:

Horsham and its surrounding area boast an array of stunning natural landscapes that will leave you in awe. From the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park to the tranquil beauty of the River Arun, this region offers a real feast for the senses. 

Immerse yourself in the breathtaking scenery as you explore countless walking trails, cycle paths and bridleways that wind through Horsham’s stunning countryside. 

Horsham Camping – Engaging Outdoor Activities:

Horsham offers an impressive range of outdoor activities that cater to all ages and interests; from adventurous pursuits to more relaxed pastimes, there’s always something for the whole family!

Explore the meandering waterways of the River Arun by kayak or paddleboard, or simply enjoy a peaceful picnic by its banks. For the thrillseekers out there, mountain biking, horse riding and even rock climbing are available nearby. 

As well as all this, Horsham is a wonderful place to try your hand at some birdwatching, with a number of species gracing the skies above. 

Whether it’s a leisurely stroll or a day-long hike, or an afternoon spent at one of our relaxing fishing lakes, you’ll find the perfect outdoor adventure to suit your pace. 

Horsham camping | Horsham town

Horsham Town History and Culture:

Horsham town, with its rich history and vibrant culture, provides a delightful contrast to the peaceful countryside. 

Tracing its roots all the way back to 947AD, Horsham was originally a market town, trading in cattle, sheep and corn. As well as these, Horsham was home to a number of industries, including brewing, brickmaking, iron-smelting and printing. 

It’s now mainly a commuter town, with a few of these local industries surviving, but the signs of its storied past are still visible!

Take a leisurely stroll through the charming streets, admiring the historic architecture and quaint shops. Or maybe take a trip to explore the town’s heritage with a visit to Horsham Museum. It’s a great day out for the family that delves into the region’s past, allowing you to gain a deeper appreciation for its unique identity in Sussex. 

Community Spirit and Warm Hospitality:

One of the standout features of Horsham is its warm and welcoming community. From the locals you’ll encounter on your camping journey to the fellow campers you’ll meet on the site, you’ll experience a genuine sense of camaraderie!

Embrace the opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals who share a love for the great outdoors and a passion for nature’s wonders! The friendly locals are more than happy to offer insider tips and recommendations, making your camping trip all the more memorable. 

As well as this, our friendly team is always on hand to help out if you fancy trying your hand at a spot of fishing; just ask!

Culinary Delights:

One of the best things about Horsham camping is the proximity to lots of wonderful food! As well as the fantastic Cafe by the Lake here at Sumners Ponds, Horsham town has a variety of great food options for those looking for a unique gastronomical experience!

The region is renowned for its rich agricultural heritage, and the local culinary scene celebrates the abundance of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. 

Horsham camping | fishing lake at Sumners Ponds

Camping Near Me – Horsham Camping

We hope this list has given you some examples of why camping here in Horsham at Sumners Ponds is such a wonderful time for the whole family. If you’re interested in booking a stay, contact us today on 01403 732539 to find out more. We can’t wait to see you here one day soon!

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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.