Campsites in West sussex
When getting ready to hire a motorhome in West Sussex, you really have a plethora of choices with dozens of great campsites within the county. Locals will likely know this already even if they were still asking the question “Can I hire a campervan near me?” It’s best to choose a site near the forests of the South Downs in the north, or the beautiful beaches and coastline of the south. For the former, consider Graffham Camping and Caravanning site, A peaceful campsite in the South Downs, a short distance from Petworth House and the historic town of Petworth. This delightful campsite and you’ll find yourself pitched in secluded glades surrounded by trees and rhododendron bushes. Deep in the heart of the South Downs National Park you will be near all the attractions it has to offer The tranquil site has 90 pitches and offers toilet and shower facilities. The site is ideal for children wanting to play in nature, building dens or going on walks. With many paths and tracks leading from the site to the surrounding downs. The South Downs Way is very close to the campsite, making it a perfect site for those who wish to go for a ride.
For a campsite near the coast, check out Nunnington Farm Campsite. Situated on the road from Chichester to the Witterings, the site is only a mile from West Witterings, making it a pleasant walk or even shorter cycle to get to one of the nicest beaches in the South. Nunnington Farm Campsite comes with all the necessities for pitching up in a motorhome
Things to do in West Sussex
Chichester is a beautiful and worth walking around for an afternoon to take in. The cathedral city has stayed very true to it’s architectural roots, full of old pubs and small roads to potter down and explore. Fishbourne Roman palace just west of Chichester is worth a visit if you want to know more about the cultural heritage of the area. The palace is home to the largest in situ mosaic collection in the UK as well as its oldest known garden!
If you like the idea of hopping on your bike for a day, consider the South Downs Way. Cycle along this 100 mile stretch of path that spans one of the UK’s largest national parks. The downs are full of lovely spots, woodlands, chalky hills and woodland creatures. If you wish to do a portion of it starting in West Sussex, you have the lovely choice of heading East to Brighton, or west towards Winchester. If you do head East, be sure to take a detour to Arundel, an old medieval town with an immaculate castle. It is a town that looks frozen in time. The buildings all look like they are from centuries ago and yet have been so well maintained as to almost look new. If you decide to head west towards winchester, we strongly recommend lunch in Queen Elizabeth Country Park. This hilly, heavily wooded portion of the South Downs has some awesome mountain bike trails as well as a plethora of paths, perfect for hiking or a family day out. Despite being a popular place to visit, the parks size means that you will often have the entire path to yourselves, allowing you to really experience all the nature around you.
Events in West Sussex
Goodwood festival of speed is a world famous event featuring historic motor vehicles. In 2018 Goodwood will have celebrated its silver jubilee of 25 years! The festival is held from the 12th to the 15th of July at the Goodwood grounds and is a must see for anyone interested in the history of motorised vehicles, beautiful cars and all things motoring!
If you like your entertainment a bit more manpowered and slightly less efficient you can head down to Bognor Pier on the 11th and 12th of August for the Bognor Birdman event. Every year hundreds of people gather to watch competitors try to make it as far out into the sea with their homemade gliding contraptions, some soar majestically and are really impressive to see, others practically dive straight into the sea and still make for an entertaining spectacle.