Adult and Family Camping

Bring your own kit and camp in the vast open space of Night Pastures

About your pitch

Camp in our peaceful and beautiful field in the South Downs National Park. With strictly controlled numbers, there is plenty of space within our 3 camping areas, one specifically for families, one exclusively for adults or a whole camp to yourself! Each area has access to fresh water, camp kitchen, an undercover dining area, handmade compost loos and hot showers. A truly old-fashioned camping experience.

What’s included

Wide open space

Communal Stone Firepit

Showers & Loos

Cooking Facilities

Sheltered Dining Area

Hot Showers and Compost Loos

Fully-equipped field kitchen with gas cooker, barbecue, washstand and fresh water tap, plus table and chairs – the perfect setting for memorable alfresco meals and moonlit dinners.

Bike Packers

Located just off the King Alfreds Way, Night Pastures is a popular stopover for bike-packers and we love them! Our power hose will come in handy after a muddy trail and the secure bike store will keep your pride and joy dry overnight. The camp kitchen with gas and kettle will also free up valuable space in the pannier!

Frequent Questions

Common questions people ask before camping at Night Pastures. 

The space
Night Pastures is very private and you are surrounded by farmland and woodland. One end of the field (nearest the car parking area) is dedicated to adult camping leaving the top part of the meadow for free range camping.
Can i have a campfire?

We think campfires are essential to any camping trip! Campers are able to rent fire bowls and purchase logs in advance if they wish to have their own fire but there are communal fire pits in each camp which are free for anyone to use. Campers are welcome to bring their own fire bowls provided they are raised over 12″ from the ground. Logs are available to buy on site but campers are welcome to bring their own. Foraging for wood in our ancient woodland is strictly forbidden.

Can I Wild camp?
We have just 2 wild camping spots on site which are available to book by emailing These offer minimum facilities and maximum seclusion and are only suitable for those able to carry their kit without the use of a wheelbarrow.
Although we have the trees, we must advise against stringing up a hammock in the wild camping areas
Can we have a BBQ?

Yes. All yurts have their own charcoal BBQs and we have a gas BBQ which is available for campers to use for a small charge

What's the minimum stay?

Family camping has a 2 night minimum during peak season and school holidays and 3 nights over a bank holiday. There is no minimum stay for adult campers.

What’s your cancellation policy?
What's your cancellation policy?

Under our cancellation policy we offer:

  • A full refund if written or emailed cancellation is received by us no later than 6 weeks before your holiday is due to start
  • A 50% refund if written or emailed cancellation is received by us between 6 and 4 weeks prior to your holiday start date and
  • No refund if written or emailed cancellation is received by us later than 4 weeks before the holiday start date unless we are able to re-let the accommodation, in which case an administration charge of 20% (of the total cost of your holiday booking) will apply.
Do you take Campervans, trailer tents, roof tents and caravans?

The simple answer is ‘sometimes’. Vehicles (of any kind) are prohibited from entering the Night Pastures meadow but occasionally, we can find space for you. Please email if you wish to discuss options

The country code

Night Pastures Camping is on a working family farm so please respect the Country Code at all times – leave no trace, close gates & do not disturb animals or their habitats. Children MUST be supervised by a responsible adult at all times to ensure their safety and prevent damage to property – there is a pond and stream near the camping area that you need to be aware of if travelling with small children. There is no Wifi or electricity on site. Each family pitch sleeps up to 6 guests (some of whom must be children) in a single tent. Additional guests and tents by prior arrangement only.

What facilities are available for campers?

The camp kitchen includes a gas cooking stove, kettle and sink with running water. There is also a large ice box in each camp for campers to share but sadly we are unable to provide ice bricks or freeze ice bricks for it. Each camp has 2 compost loos and 2 hot showers as well as a stone fire pit and covered eating area in case of rain. 

How do we store our food?

Cool boxes and fresh ice packs can be hired daily at a cost of £5 (Not available 2020 planned for 2021) 

Do you accept dogs?

Historically, we have not accepted dogs at Night Pastures but with effect from 2024, we are happy to welcome a restricted number of dogs in our camping areas. Please email before making your booking if you wish to bring your dog. There is no additional charge for bringing your dog. The following rules apply to all doggy guests at Night Pastures:-

  1. Dogs must be on a lead & under control at all times
  2. Dogs are not allowed in any of the glamping units, communal bathrooms or kitchens
  3. Maximum of 2 dogs per camp by prior arrangement only
  4. Owners must clean up after their dogs and dispose of the waste in the general waste bins provided
  5. Dogs that continually bark, are aggressive or disturb other guests will be asked to leave the site immediately with no refunds given
  6. Dogs that are on the dangerous dogs list (and cross breeds thereof) are not permitted on-site 
What are your arrival and departure times?

Camping is a self-service check-in. On arrival simply follow the signs to your camping area Camp. Wildflower pitches are marked out but guests staying in Fox Camp can pitch their tent wherever they like, remembering there is plenty of space so you don’t need to be too near your neighbour! We have mown areas for your ease. The map in the online welcome pack will help you locate your camp.

Our booking times run as follows:

Family Camping (Fox) – Check-in at 2pm, Check-out at 11am

Badger Camp & Adult Camping – Check-in at 3pm, Check-out at 11am

During peak times we have back-to-back bookings so we ask you to kindly vacate your pitch by the agreed time so as to give us a chance to make it lovely again for the next guest.

What time can i party to?

Night Pastures is a very quiet and tranquil site where people come to enjoy the restorative benefits of nature and the valley we are in resonates noise for miles around, we therefore have a strict 10pm curfew and ask that all noise is kept to a minimum after this time. Amplified music (including portable speakers) is strictly prohibited. Any guest or group causing a disturbance to other guests will be asked to leave the site immediately. Our site manager patrols the site  at 10pm nightly to ensure that this rule is enforced

Is there parking?

Parking is available in the field adjacent to Night Pastures and access to the pitches is via a short walk across the field. You can unload your car from the drop-off zone by the gate where you will find wheelbarrows to help you move your luggage. Once unloaded, we ask that you move your car back to the main parking area to the right past the garages. For those staying at Fox Camp, there is a second cut-through at the top of the parking field. Please refer to the site map included in the guest welcome pack.

Please note that in order to preserve Night Pastures unique environment and meadow habitat, parking on your pitch is strictly prohibited. Baggage transfers by ATV can be pre-booked in advance. Please contact

Electricity and Wifi

As an off-grid site, there is no mains electricity available for campers to charge phones so we advise that you bring portable power packs if you need to stay connected throughout your stay. A stay at Night Pastures is all about switching off so we have consciously decided not to offer WiFi to our guests however there are 4G and 5G signals in parts of the field so you won’t be completely cut off. There is no lighting at Night Pastures so torches and camping lights are essential items for campers to bring with them.

Anything else I should know?

Guest numbers staying on adult pitches are restricted by the topography of the land so most adult pitches can only take 2 small tents. There is no restriction on the number of tents per pitch on Fox Camp and we do not charge extra for gazebos.

Badger and Fox Camps are quite a walk from the drop off area and this can be hard work if you are bringing very large tents and lots of equipment. It is not possible to drive cars onto the meadow at any time.

Happy Campers


Incredible, the pace is HUGE it was so quiet but there was so much space that my three kids could run around on the far side of the field and not trouble a soul. 

- Rakib Hasan


Lower Lodge Farm, Fernhurst, GU27 3NH

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