If you are reading this Campsites South Downs Way directory, my guess is you are about to head off on an adventure on this beautiful trail! Make sure you first read this Walking the South Downs Way guide which covers everything you need to know to make your journey as comfortable as possible.

These South Downs Way camping options list both camping, glamping and caravan options. To make this directory as helpful as possible you will see I’ve noted ‘Distance from the trail’. In miles, this states how far away the campsite is from the campsite is from the South Downs Way. ‘Close’ means less than 500metres!

Note that a lot of the campsites are seasonal, open Apr-Oct. Do contact the sites ahead of time to confirm opening times and availability.

Thinking of wild camping? Read more about my thoughts on this here.

Campsites South Downs Way: Winchester – Amberley

Assuming you complete the trail in the more popular East to West direction, these campsites sit in the first half of the trail starting from the start (Winchester) all the way to Amberley.

Morn Hill Caravan Site (website)
*Camping & caravan*
Alresford Rd, Winchester, Hants, SO21 1HL.
Tel: 01962 869877
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Holdean Farm (website)
*Camping*
Cheriton, Nr Alresford, hants, So24 0NX.
Tel: 07599553740
Distance from the trail: close

Meon Springs (website)
*Glamping and yurts*
Whitewool Farm, East Meon, Petersfield, Hants,
GU32 1HW. Glamping and yurt.
Tel: 01730 823794 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: close

Cedar Valley (website)
*Glamping*
Bereleigh Estate, East Meon, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 1PH
Tel: 07557 798857 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 2 miles

Wetherdown Lodge & Camping (website)
*Camping*
Droxford Rd, East Meon, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 1HR.
Tel: 01730 823549 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: close

Oxenbourne Farm (website)
*Camping*
East Meon, Hants, GU32 1QL.
Tel: 01730 823239
Distance from the trail: 2 miles

New House Farm
*Camping*
New House Lane, East Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0NJ.
Tel: 01243 811685 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 2 miles

Graffham Camping and Caravanning Club Site (website)
*Camping & caravan*
Great Bury, Graffham, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 0QF
Tel: 01798 867476
Distance from the trail: 2 miles

Gumber Bothy Camping Barn
*Camping*
National Trust Slindon Estate, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG.
Tel: 01243 814484 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Slindon Camping Site (website)
*Camping*
Slindon Park, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG.
Tel: 01243 814387
Distance from the trail: 3 miles

Houghton Farm
*Camping*
Nr Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 9LW.
Tel: 01798 831142 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: close

High Tittern
*Camping – wild camping spot, no facilities*
High Tittern Lane, Amberley, grid ref. TQ032123.
Distance from the trail: close

Campsites South Downs Way

Campsites South Downs Way: Amberley – Eastbourne

Washington Caravan and Camping Park (website)
*Camping & caravan*
London Road, Washington, West Sussex, RH20 4AJ.
Tel: 01903 892869 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Buncton Manor Farm
*Camping*
Steyning Rd (A283), Wiston, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3DD.
Tel: 01903 812736 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

White House Caravan Site
*Camping & caravan*
Sheep Pen Lane/Newham Lane, Steyning, West Sussex, BN44 3LR
Tel: 01903 813737
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Farmhouse Caravan and Camp Site (website)
*Camping & caravan*
Tottington Drive, Small Dole, Henfield, West Sussex, BN5 9XZ.
Tel: 01273 493157
Distance from the trail: 2 mile

Saddlescombe Farm (website)
*Camping*
Saddlescombe Road, Poynings, BN45 7DE
Tel: 01273 857712 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: close

Wanbarrow Farm
*Camping barn*
Bullfinch Lane, Hurstpierpoint, West Sussex, BN6 9ER
Tel: 01273 834110 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 3 miles

Southdown Way Caravan and Camping Site (website)
*Camping & caravan*
Southdown Farm, Lodge Lane, Keymer, Hassocks, West Sussex, BN6 8LX.
Tel: 01273 841877 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Stonewish Nature Reserve (website)
*Camping*
Spatham Lane, Ditchling, BN6 8XH.
Tel: 01273 843498
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

BlackberryWoods (website)
*Camping & glamping*
Streat Lane, Streat, Nr Ditchling, Sussex, BN6 8RS.
Tel: 01273 890035
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Hackmans Farm
*Camping*
Plumpton Lane, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AJ
Tel: 01273 890348
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Housedean Farm (website)
*Camping*
Brighton Road, Lewes, BN7 3JW.
Tel: 07919 668816 or 07748 930737 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: close

**CLOSED** Spring Barn Farm
*Camping*
Kingston Rd, Lewes, BN7 3ND.
Tel: 01273 488450 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Pleasant Rise Farm (website)
*Camping*
Cuckmere Rd, Alfriston, East Sussex, BN26 5TN.
Tel: 01323 734265 Email: [email protected]
Distance from the trail: close

Ash Farm
*Camping*
Filching, Jevington, Polegate, East Sussex, BN26 5QA.
Tel: 01323 487335
Distance from the trail: 1 mile

Foxhole campsite & Camping Barn (website)
*Camping but only for large groups*
Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AG
Tel: 01323 870280
Distance from the trail: close

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South Downs Way camping Itinerary

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Day 1: Winchester to Cheriton – 6 mile
Camping at Holdean Farm (Cheriton, Nr Alresford, hants, So24 0NX) close to the trail.

Day 2: Cheriton to Petersfield – 13 miles
Camping at Wetherdown Camping (Droxford Rd, East Meon, Petersfield, Hants, GU32 1HR) close to the trail.

Day 3: Petersfield to Chichester – 19 miles
Camping at New House Farm (New House Lane, East Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0NJ). It’s about a 2 mile hike to reach the campsite from the trail or you can arrange a taxi pickup.

Day 4: Chichester to Amberley – 13 miles (Camping wild camp spot)
Camping at High Tittern (High Tittern Lane, Amberley, grid ref. TQ032123) which is a wild camping space right on the trail. There are no facilities.

Day 5: Amberley to Poynings – 18 miles
Camping at Saddlescombe Farm (Saddlescombe Road, Poynings, BN45 7DE) close to the trail.

Day 6: Poynings to Lewes – 13 miles
Camping at Spring Barn Farm (Kingston Rd, Lewes, BN7 3ND)
***Note that Spring Barn Farm has now closed. There are other accommodation options in Lewes from B&B to Airbnb rooms or I’d recommend wild camping this night***

Day 7: Lewes to Seaford – 18 miles
Camping at Foxhole campsite (Seven Sisters Country Park, Exceat, Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 4AG) close to the trail.

Day 8: Seaford to Eastbourne – 12 miles

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