The 42-acre site near the picturesque village of Lurgashall in West Sussex offers tremendous scope for both small and large group camps. (Max. 100 on site at any time). It is situated in the South Downs National Park surrounded by miles of beautiful countryside to enjoy.  

The site has been sensitively developed for traditional camping which allows Woodcraft Folk groups and districts to camp easily and at low cost. We have everything you need for a successful camp including a fully equipped kitchen for about 50 and tables and chairs for all woodcraft groups to use. If you need them we also have Force 10 tents and sleeping bags for hire and of course, wood for campfires . There are now toilets and showers available for all and many activity opportunities on the site like bush craft, woodland work and various games. In the summer we also have the possibility of swimming, bike-riding, and many craft and musical activities, helped by our film screen on hand in the large barn.

As we are managed and staffed entirely by volunteers mainly from the Woodcraft Folk, we always welcome offers of help and assistance. These volunteers strive to keep the site a treasure for all those that visit it.

How to make a booking

We have a bookings manager, Linda Osborn, who has over 30 years experience of the site and deals with all initial enquiries. You can contact her at [email protected] to check availability. Linda is the first person to speak to if you want t find out about site availability and any other queries.

We have designated most of the summer and school holidays to Woodcraft groups but we also have the possibility of hosting smaller “family camps” for some weekends where you can bring your family and friends (there are some other criteria like there always must be one Woodcraft Folk member present).

We have plenty of space so on family camp designated weekends, we can accommodate up to 8 smaller groups on the site. Each of these groups will have access to a shared kitchen area and spaces which to par cars and/or minibuses.


How to find us

The nearest train station is Haslemere, which is about 5 miles away and it may be possible to use our minibus to collect groups (Please arrange with Linda first). 

When you arrive in the Lurgashall village, you need to take the track between the Church and the Noah’s Ark Pub and follow the path for about 1/4 mile. You keep to the left and you will soon reach the Barn and Wardens Office for registration.

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