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Secret Wildlife Festival 2017 with Sussex Wildlife Trust

This years secret wildlife festival run at the secret campsite with Sussex Wildlife Trust was a huge success and we saw a fantastic array of mammals, butterflies, moths, birds glow worms and insects all going about their daily lives around the camping meadow. Try though i might to write something up that is helpful and […]

Views of the Secret campsite from space……..

Last week we had a visit from Ovesco who are the community energy group who put the solar panels on our barn roof at the Secret Campsite. They wanted to inspect the panels to make sure they were all undamaged and producing lots of electricity. We use the power generated by the barn roof solar […]

2017 secret wildlife festival itinerary emerges

Sussex Wildlife Trust have been working with the campsite for the past five years to run these popular summer wildlife and camping weekends. The Secret Campsite is carefully managed to provide a permanent home for wildlife (and a temporary home to happy campers). As you walk around the Secret campsite, keep your eyes and ears […]

Is wildlife important?

We need to think about our wildlife and the way that we impact upon it. This talk by Hugh Warwick about our Fragmented Landscape, which he made at the Hay festival earlier this year is a brilliant summary of the areas we should be thinking about. I listened to it on Radio 4 with my friend […]

Spider hunting wasp pays us a visit

Whilst we were finishing building our wood store at the campsite we happened upon this rather plucky little wasp who spends his time stalking spiders. I have no idea what happens when this sussex based wasp gets caught in a spiders web, but it must be quite a formidable opponent to the average spider wandering […]

Fancy working at The Secret Campsite?

The Secret Campsite is proving to be a big hit with campers and wildlife. So much so, that we need someone to join our team, to help us with reception, cleaning and other customer services. We are based near Lewes in East Sussex and our campsite is focused on nature, peace and space. Why not […]

Wildlife Festival 2017 Ticket available

A ticket for the Secret Wildlife Festival has become available for this years event which runs from 30th June until 2nd July at the Secret Campsite. The event is run by Sussex Wildlife Trust’s Michael Blencowe and is a weekend of camping, wildlife talks,  bird and butterfly walks, practical sessions including mammal traps, forest school […]

2018 bookings at this years prices

We get really booked up early in the year for weekends over the summer, particularly the Bank Holidays, so this year we have opened bookings up for next year much earlier in the season. So if you missed out on the Bank Holiday weekends you can now make a booking for next year at this years […]

The nightingales are here why don’t you join in?

Its the time of year I really love when the returning nightingales and the cuckoos set up camp and start to advertise their availability. Once again we have been joined buy world class vocalist Sam Lee in the woods that surround the campsite and during the evenings he will take you on an intoxicating tour […]

Its working

When we set up the Secret campsite in 2012 we were trying to create a space where humans and wildlife could exist quietly, in close proximity and where people camping in Sussex would be able to enjoy some of our native flora and fauna at close hand. We already had a few exciting creatures on […]