Eco Camp UK offers a unique “glamping” experience at the five acre Wild Boar Wood, deep in the West Sussex countryside. Luxurious and fully-equipped bell tents are spaced to give solitude and privacy in the native woodland, whilst a communal firepit and open-air kitchen offer sociability with fellow campers.
The campsite is fully “off-grid” and gives the perfect opportunity to camp side by side with nature. Ancient trackways and public footpaths criss-cross the local area, giving the ideal opportunity to leave the car behind and explore the historic landscape of the High Weald. Isolated farmsteads, large blocks of ancient woodland and evidence of the area’s Tudor iron industry abound. There are many local pubs to visit and farm shops to stock up on local produce, including specialist cheeses from the High Weald Dairy just a mile down the road! A perfect day out is a local walk, a pub lunch and a trip on the Bluebell Steam Railway, whose trains chug past the campsite.
One local site well worth a visit is Sheffield Forest: a Forestry Commission woodland once part of the Sheffield Park estate - best known for the stunning Capability Brown landscape gardens now managed by the National Trust. The Forest is a haven for wildlife and contains a wealth of archaeological evidence highlighting centuries of site management for iron smelting and timber production.
Eco-Camp UK is 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.