Graffham Camping and Caravanning Club Site is set in a secluded woodland in the centre of the beautiful South Downs National Park. Open from late March until early November, we have 90 pitches available for tents and touring campers, with electric hook-ups and laundry facilities available for guests to use.
South Downs National Park is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it is easy to see why when you come to spend time with us. Whichever direction you look, you’ll be exposed to nature at its best, raw, unspoiled, and open for exploration at your leisure. Our park is popular during the early part of the season, when bluebells take over the site and create a distinctive “carpet” across the grounds. The surrounding woodland means that nature is never too far away, with squirrels and various species of birds often being spotted by guests.
The nearest town to our site is historic Petworth, a short drive to the north on the outskirts of the South Downs. Petworth is famous for its narrow, winding streets and courtyards, where you’ll find a range of small, independently owned and ran shops selling local produce as well as quirky homemade goods. There are also antique shops, cafes, and pubs to be found, making it a town that everyone can enjoy. The main attraction in the town is Petworth House, which dominates the landscape and is impossible to ignore. The site is managed by the National Trust and includes a woodland garden that is easy to explore and a gentle walk for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Sitting in the centre of a National Park, you will find our site offers easy access to a number of nature reserves and woodland locations. Pulborough Brooks, Iping and Stedham Common all have nature reserves that have a range of wetlands, woodlands, and are an all-round haven for local wildlife and plant life.
The city of Arundel can be found further to the south and is another popular tourist location, with a castle and range of shops similar to Petworth.
There are plenty of opportunities for escaping the South Downs and heading to England’s famous South Coast region, too. Popular seaside towns like Brighton and Bognor Regis are easily reached from the site, while those with an extra sense of adventure can head into Hampshire and take a ferry to the Isle of Wight or even across to Northern France.
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The site is only a few miles from the historic town of Petworth, which features narrow streets and hidden courtyards containing a range of independent shops, antique stores and places to eat. The town is dominated by Petworth House, a National Trust property with a 30-acre woodland garden and an estate landscaped by Capability Brown in the 18th century.
There are plenty more attractions within easy driving distance, including the nature reserves at Pulborough Brooks, Iping and Stedham Common; the town of Arundel with its castle, museum and heritage centre; and the sandy beaches of Littlehampton, Worthing, East and West Wittering and Bognor Regis.
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hampshire 14 Mar 2010
A very warm welcome will await you when you arrive at the Graffham site. It is set amongst woodland and if you are looking for peace, tranquility and beauty, then this site offers it all. The wardens are very friendly and helpful. They soon get to know your name and cannot do enough for you.
The site itself is enormous, yet because all of the pitches are nestled in amongst the trees, either singly, in pairs or in small groups, it feels as though you are camping on a small CL, not a site as large as this.
The facilities are also nestled amongst the trees too, from the main shower/toilet block to smaller toilets, waste points, dishwashing and chemical points. All are in excellent order; very well maintained and spotlessly clean.
The beauty of this site has to be seen to appreciate it in it's fullness. We have been there when the rhodedendrons are in full bloom and it was quite magnificent. We have been told that bluebell time is also just as spectacular. You are serenaded by birdsong and dive bombed by the bats in the evening - amazing. We had birds nesting in the shrubs right next to our 'van.
This site is a dog walker's paradise. There is so much woodland surrounding the site that you are spoilt for choice. Nearby is Petworth House and it's grounds which are also lovely.
There is a local pub that is just about within walking distance if you are fit, and they serve excellent food.
Graffham Camping and Caravanning Club Site, West Sussex