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Explore The Area

We are based in the heart of Stonegate and surrounded by lots of beautiful scenery, tourist attractions and places to go for a bite to eat.

 

Bewl Water  - where you can go for a walk, bike ride or picnic. Alternatively there are plenty of activities to take part in at the main site including, pedalo and row boats, canoeing, sailing, rowing, adventure playgrounds and fishing. They also have a Cafe for those that prefer to sit, relax and enjoy the scenary. Bewl Water is a 20 minute drive from the campsite to the main entrance but it can be accessed via several entrances in Ticehurst and Wadhurst for Walking, bike rides and picnics.

Bodiam Castle - Bodiam Castle is a 14th-century moated castle near Robertsbridge in East Sussex, England. It was built in 1385 by Sir Edward Dalyngrigge, a former knight of Edward III, with the permission of Richard II, ostensibly to defend the area against French invasion during the Hundred Years' War. It features a castle, the grounds, a well-stocked shop and a tea room, ideal for a day out. Not only is it set within a beautiful rural backdrop, but it is also ideal for those that can appreciate fine architecture, capturing the perfect example of a castle, as well as Great British 14th Century design and workmanship!  We are just a 19 minute drive from Bodiam Castle.

 

Batemans  - The home of Rudyard Kipling in Burwash, just 8 minutes away. Surrounded by the wooded landscape of the Sussex Weald, this 17th-century house, with its mullioned windows and oak beams, provided a much needed sanctuary to this world-famous writer and inspired his work. You can walk the grounds and view the rooms where the writer created some of his finest work.

Bedgebury & Go Ape - Bedgebury Forest has miles of family cycling, mountain-biking, walking, and running trails, as well as Go Ape tree top adventure, and an adventure play trail. Or why not go for a picnic!

Go Ape has something for all the family, from the tiny tots to those adrenaline junkies. It includes a 170 metre Zip wire so worth a 20 minute drive.

Battle Abbey - Visit the 1066 battle site of  King Harold & William the conqueror, including the abbey ruins built by William after his victory.

The village of Battle is also home to the Battle Museum of Local History, as well as some lovely shops, cafe's and pubs. 

Blackberry Farm - is fun for all the family from meeting the small barn animals to the larger farm animals. You can feed some of the animals with food purchased on site. There is also an outdoor play area and rides including pony rides.

Pashley Manor Gardens - For the garden enthusiasts and lovers of flowers, why not visit the 11 acre site of beautiful borders and vistas. Whilst there why not visit the café and sit on the terrace with the amazing views.

Camber Sands - There are several beaches in Sussex but Camber is a little different to the rest. Instead of the pebbles and shingles that make up the other beaches, camber is made up of a fine golden sand. It is also the only beach in Sussex with Sand Dunes.

There are so many attractions in the area for all ages and different interests to mention. To find more things to do in the surrounding area, why not visit some of the following websites:

Sussex Top Attractions

Things To Do in Kent 

English Heritage

National Trust

Visit 1066 Country

 

Food and Drink - We are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to eat, with a range of  local pubs and restaurants in the surrounding villages and towns.

In Burwash (approx 4 minutess away) we have The Rose and Crown, The Bear and The Wheel Inn (in Burwash Common).

In Ticehurst (approx 6 minutes away) there is The Bull Inn, The Bell and The Cherry Tree Inn. There is also the Spice Cottage which is an Indian takeaway.

In Wadhurst (approx 10 minutes away) we have The White Hart (incorporating Sussex Pass), The Old Vine, The Greyhound and Simply Indian. There are also several takeaways, Happy House (Chinese & Fish and Chips), Jumeira Indian (delivery available), Central Grill (Kebab, Pizza & burgers) and on certain days there are food takeaway vans such as Fish and Chips, Thai and Pizza's. 

Alternatively you can travel further into Heathfield or Tunbridge Wells for your more well known restaurants and takeaways.

Taxi Companies - With Cairds being a mile an a half away from the nearest village you may require a taxi. Here are a few local companies that may be able to assist you

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