Local Interests

we have not included “family-friendly” attractions to be found in many guides and the following is our necessarily-biased selection (i.e. the places we ourselves would go to) – and in most cases we have not, for reasons of brevity, included full web addresses and telephone numbers as we assume that campers will have easy access to the internet

 

For rock climbers:

(all are less than five miles away)

High Rocks (www.highrocks.co.uk)

Bowles Rocks (www.bowles.ac)

Harrisons Rocks (nuts4climbing.com)

 

For walkers:

Eridge Park – see About Green Hedges Farm

Nap Wood – see About Green Hedges Farm

Ashdown Forest (www.ashdownforest.org) – 6,500 acres of open heathland

Sussex Border Walk (runs within a mile of Green Hedges Farm)

 

For anoraks:

Spa Valley Steam Train: (spavalleyrailway.co.uk)

 the volunteers who run this have done a splendid job, particularly by extending the line down to Eridge in 2011

 

For pub goers:

The Mark Cross Inn, Mark Cross – part of a small group of highly-regarded gastro pubs

The Huntsman, Eridge - Emma, the landlady, has done a terrific job of building up a solid base of local regulars

The Brecknock Arms, Bells Yew Green – in the Good Beer Guide

The Coopers Arms, Crowborough – in the Good Beer Guide and Dave, the landlord, is passionate about his range of beers

Dorset Arms, Withyham – worth a visit, if only for the architecture and the setting

The Middle House, Mayfield – does a roaring trade and one of a number of reasons for visiting this very pretty village

The Crown Inn, Groombridge – again, worth a visit for the low beams and picturesque location adjacent to Groombridge Place

 

Cafes and restaurants:

J-J’s, Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells – good French cooking

The Café, Sussex Country Gardener, Mark Cross – damn fine cup of coffee, great cakes and/or a more substantial bite – and a mile’s walk along the back way to the village

Woods’ Restaurant, The Pantiles, Tunbridge Wells – proper food and, if it’s a nice day, you owe it to yourself to sit outside and watch the world go by

 

The Campfire Weekends Experience

  • Quiet - the camping field is in a quiet corner with fine views, and bordered by woods on two sides.
  • Campfires - bespoke log-burning BBQs may be hired.
  • Communal - we have a bespoke communal log-burning campfire fitted with three independent grills on which anyone is free to cook.
  • Relaxation - we have a number of pub garden-style bench/tables where people may gather to socialise, eat and drink or read the weekend papers.
  • Eco-friendly - our sanitation facilities are designed to minimise the impact on the environment.

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Local Interests

  • High Rocks - Acres of breathtaking sandstone rocks interlinked with eleven bridges, provide a scenic walk in a tranquil woodland setting.
  • Eridge Park - A large deer park with a number of footpaths which run through the park where one can find several lakes, some historic ice caves and more.
  • Nap Wood - A tranquil woodland oasis.
  • Spa Valley Steam Train - Take a journey through time along this classic English Branch Line.

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