High Weald

L_021205Set within acres of beautiful countryside and nestled in amongst orchards, a vineyard and a small woodland, Sussex Tipi Holidays offers a chance to get away from it all and enjoy a unique and very cool camping experience in a breathtaking part of the High Weald's outstanding landscape.

The perfect place for a family holiday, this site is secluded enough to offer a beautiful slice of tranquillity yet there are many places nearby to visit should you choose to venture further afield. From castles to cosy tea shops, historic towns to nature reserves and art galleries to South Coast beaches.

The High Weald provided everything that was needed to traditional inhabitants. The area is made up of woodlands which offered not only firewood but building materials for houses and tools. Farmers would lead their livestock through the woodlands along droving roads, fattening them up for when they reached a local market town. When Sussex Tipi guests visit the Woodland Trust's Brede HIgh Woods opposite the site they can still see evidence of these droving tracks, iron ore quarries and also charcoal pits where traditional woodsmen utilised the woodland.

Maps help guests to understand how the patchwork quilt layout of the area is from how farmers only cleared small areas of woodland to grow vital crops. This is why the area is so rich in hedgerows which itself delivers food and shelter to the vast variety of wildlife that can be seen on the site.

The owners of Sussex Tipis encourage guests to visit local attractions such as Bodiam Castle, to take a ride on the Kent and East Sussex railway or explore the close by Brede High Woods or to take a local bike ride on a bike delivered to you by Rye Bike Hire.

Where possible guests are encouraged to try the local produce, eat in local pubs and experience as much of the close surrounding countryside without having to drive miles as there is plenty to do and see right on our doorstep. Friday morning is the farmers market at Brede, and Hastings has the best fish stalls right on the beach, along with the historic and the biggest beach launched fishing fleet with a real working beach. There are several local farm shops, an organic vineyard at Sedlescombe that offers guided tours and tastings and even local charcoal for guests to use on their BBQs from the Powdemill Woods in Battle, its fantastic, burns really well and its something else they don't have to put in their car.

ourland_logoSussex Tipis has recently signed up to Our Land, a website that promotes businesses based in protected landscapes who have pledged to care for their local landscape and promote what is special about it.

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