Tim Bullen and his wife Lisa started The Secret Campsite just outside Lewes, East Sussex in 2012 with a clear remit – to offer a peaceful, tents only campsite for nature lovers, real campers and their families. The campsite is kept car and dog free which enables wildlife to flourish and ensures that it is a safe place for children to roam freely and explore, and has an area of woodland where dens can be built and trees climbed. It was this area of woodland that Tim and Lisa wanted people to connect with further – but without cost to the valuable ground flora and ancient trees within – The TREE TENT was the perfect solution.
Nestled in the oaks on the fringes of the camping meadow the Tree Tent can hardly be seen by the other campers yet offers superb views of the South Downs and surrounding countryside. Next to the entrance is a generous sized camping pitch with fire pit and cooking/prep table sat under a handmade bent willow structure.
Numerous local pubs and some lovely country walks lie in the area then sit and watch the sunset next to your campfire. As the night draws in retreat into the softly lit Tree Tent, light the small wood stove and lie on the bunks to watch the stars through the canopy – what more could you want from a weekend?!
The secret campsite is a chance for you and your family to connect with nature whilst enjoying access to great shower and toilet facilities. A sense of discovery awaits as you cross the old bridge and the camping meadow slowly reveals itself. Its seclusion ensures ink black night skies and moments of silence, coupled with a chance for you to wake to an uninterrupted dawn chorus. Why not pitch your tent then take a night in the Tree Tent to get away from those wriggling kids – but close, and high enough to keep a good eye and ear on the goings on.
If you have a date in mind why not give Tim or Lisa a call to arrange your stay or sign up to their mailing list: Contact The Secret Campsite…