Cultivating View

History

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Chantry farm eco-campsite was opened in 2011 and is situated on a 1000-year-old farm in the South Downs National Park.  It forms the south-western flank of Wolstonbury Hill, which has fascinating earthworks of archaeological interest. The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England interpreted it as a ‘hillfort or henge’. There are rumours that King Alfred fought here! You can find out more here:

 

Historic England / The Modern Antiquarian

 

Traditional Downs farming activity is sheep grazing which helps to preserve the chalk grassland. Preservation of this precious land is a priority for us.  We like to welcome guests who share that appreciation.  We also look towards future food security and have planted an 80 tree top fruit orchard with walnuts and cobnuts too!  Nature spontaneously provides blackberries, sloes.. which are shared.  The Barn Owl have their own boxes (although they do still enjoy the big barn) and skylarks sing high above our tussocky terrain.

Camping

Popular with families, walkers and students the campsite is both private and personal - we are committed to limiting visitor numbers to preserve this beautiful place and to allow guests their own sense of space and to reconnect with nature. If you're bringing a car, we like an ecletic mix but there's limited parking, so please book a space!

 

The eco-campsite is also a wonderful resource for young people, and we warmly welcome school and Duke of Edinburgh award groups to stay with us and experience a peaceful, off-grid, back-to-nature adventure! 

 

Book your camping stay on our partner website, Wolstonbury Dreaming.

Educational

We welcome school groups on day and residential visits. We can cater for young people in key stages 2 - 5. We also welcome special schools and those in alternative education.

 

Chantry farm has a wealth of opportunities for young people to connect with the natural environment, discover ancient history, and to learn about wildlife and our beautiful countryside.