Our post code for sat nav is TN6 3PA. However, please note that some sat navs do not locate us accurately. We are NOT on the main road. We are off the lane leading to Danegate.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: In May and June the campsite is on a field on the tarmac lane, approximately 400 yards off the A267. In July/August the campsite is on the original 2012 site, mentioned in the next paragraph.
If coming from London, probably best to take the A21 down to Tunbridge Wells and then, at the roundabout at the bottom of the town bear left on the A267 Eastbourne road. Go through Frant for a mile and a bit, then 200 yards after a sharp left-hand bend, there is a central reservation at the brow of the hill. You will see a white signpost to "DANEGATE". Turn right up a narrow lane. A hundred yards on, bear down to the left and follow a farm track (there are six black dustbins in a line at the top of the track) for 400 yards. The campsite is on the right, by a rectangle of grass in front of a pair of field gates. You should see yellow plastic poles with A4 laminated signs with "CW" both at the top of the track and at the bottom by the entrance to the campsite. Drive through the first field to the top left hand corner. That will take you into the main camping field. Feel free to pitch your tent wherever you wish. There are no fixed pitches.
If coming from Brighton, take the A26. Four miles north of Crowborough (and 200 yards after the 40mph limit signs) take the right hand turning to Rotherfield. After a mile, and just round a blind bend, take the first left. Carry on for a mile. After a series of gentle bends you will come to the top of our farm track (with the line of six black dustbins). From there follow the directions in the previous paragraph.
Should you find you get lost in the lanes key details to help you find us are that we are on the lane to Danegate and we are immediately south of Saxonbury Hill in Eridge Park which is the highest point in the area.
Trains from London Bridge run direct to Eridge on the Uckfield line. We are four miles from Eridge Station. You can also go from London Victoria (but you need to change either at East Croydon or, if you take an East Grinstead service, at Oxted.
Alternatively, you can take the Hastings line from Charing Cross to Tunbridge Wells. Whilst you could get off at Frant (Bells Yew Green) station, and enjoy some refreshment at The Brecknock Arms 100 yards up the road, getting a taxi may not be so easy. Taxis are plentiful in Tunbridge Wells.
If you put your bike on the train then we recommend you get off at Frant station. The ride up to the village of Frant is much more pleasant than along the main road from Tunbridge Wells. You could also stop off for a sharpener at the George Inn or The Abergavenny Arms in Frant village, both of which are good pubs (although they get busy with campers from the large site in Eridge Park and, in the case of the George, are not looking for more campsite-related business!).
If you come to Eridge Station and need a taxi we suggest the following:
Concorde Cars – 01892 853333
Rotherfield Cars – 01892 852871
Crowborough Taxis - 01892 668777
If you want to go into Tunbridge Wells we recommend Guy Elton on 07929 240794 (Guy lives in Mark Cross but works out of Tunbridge Wells and for Tunbridge Wells journeys he is usually less expensive than the other companies listed above)
Once, after a particularly good summer party a number of years ago, twenty or so campers were woken up on a brilliant sunny Sunday to the sound and sight of a hot air balloon making an unscheduled landing in the camping field. Quite what would have happened had the twelve-person basket landed on top a tent does not really bear thinking about. We would therefore prefer visitors to arrive by more conventional means of transport.
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.