Woodfire is surrounded by fantastic cultural venues, including the National Trust properties at Uppark and Petworth, Arundel castle and gardens, Bignor Roman Villa, the private gardens at West Dean and Parham House, the Cass Sculpture Foundation on the Goodwood Estate, Festival Theatre and Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, The Weald & Downland Living Museum at Singleton and Kingley Vale, a National Nature Reserve, also near Chichester.
Sporting venues nearby include Cowdray Park Polo & Golf Club and the racecourse and motor circuit on the Goodwood Estate.
We are also close to the historic market towns of Petersfield, Arundel, Midhurst, and Petworth and there are even vineyards to visit at Upperton, Nutbourne and Halnake!
There are thousands of acres to explore in the South Downs National Park. From the campsite, you can take the track straight off the field, turn right and follow it until you reach the bottom gate, turn left on to Norwood Lane and follow your nose towards the Downs, through Seaford College and up the North Face. Once on top, you will have fabulous views, both north and south towards (in places) the sea. The main track at the top is the South Downs Way that stretches for over 100 miles (the Roman Road). If you head West up it, you will come to the Graffham Down Trust reserve which is managed for rare butterflies, moths, dormice and other wonderful creatures.
This area is full of cyclists of all abilities, whether mountain biking along the South Downs Way or just pootling around the lanes – there’s a wealth of tracks and paths to explore. We hope to have a shelter for campers’ bikes up as soon as possible.
When it’s hot and you want to be by water, we are close to the coast and beaches of Climping, Bracklesham Bay and West Wittering. Bosham is about thirty minute’s drive and the Isle of Wight ferry terminal at Portsmouth is about forty five minutes from here. There’s also a lido in Arundel 20 minutes away with a great view of the castle.
There are several golf courses all within a 15-20 minute drive from the campsite, such as Liphook Golf Club, Golf at Goodwood, Cowdray Park Golf and West Sussex Golf Club.
Have you tried the Finnish game Molkky? We love it – it’s a bit like skittles and really fun for for all ages 7+. We’ve got a couple of sets you can borrow to try it out!
This summer we’re putting up a tent where our resident masseuse can give you a lovely massage and ease away your aches and pains. Look out for the blackboard saying when she’s available!
Duncton Mill Fishery and David Saunders Fly-Fishing Tuition are both a ten minute drive from the campsite and the coast is just over half an hour away if you fancy a spot of sea fishing.