Camping at South Downs

Dates

Fri-Sun Jun 21st-23rd

Organiser

Brian

Cost

£28 for 2 nights, including supplement. Includes all gas for cooking, wood for campfires and for camping chairs, tables and all other incidental expenses.

Activities

Camping at the delightful village of Alfriston at the foot of the South Downs Way. We will have campfires and barbecue. Alfriston is one of the most historic and scenic villages in the country with National Trust gardens, the "cathedral of the South Downs" plus many award-winning inns and tea shops just a few minutes walk from our tents. The campsite has full facilities including new shower block and has tennis courts for use by campers.

On Saturday we plan to join the South Downs Way for one of the best walks in southern England. After crossing some meadows of wild flowers and several hamlets we will hike the famous Seven Sisters trail along the coast to Beachy Head. The walk is 11 miles from site and has great views along the coast from the summits along the route. Tea shop and ice creams at Birling Gap towards the end of the main walk. We return to camp via the coastal bus. Plan barbecue and campfires in the evening.

On Sunday options to explore the famous Clergy House (the first National Trust property) plus the Rathfinny vineyards next door. Footpaths criss cross the huge expanse of vines on the south facing slopes, tasting sessions of the award winning sparkling wine can be arranged. Also can visit Eastbourne for the beaches and music at the renovated Victorian Pier and the art deco style bandstand on the promenade above the beaches. Cookoo trail cycle path nearby as well.

Refreshments

Self-catering on site. Village with shops, pubs and tea shops next to campsite. We plan barbecue on Saturday.

Travel

Nearest station is Polegate (4 miles from site). Taxi to site. Car share via others booked. Can also arrange lifts from station with those attending (booked in advance).

Accommodation

Alfriston Campsite, Pleasant Rise Farm, Alfriston, Sussex, BN26 5TN

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