Shepherd's huts near Newhaven with hiking

Coast and country meet in this southern port town—along with ferries to the continent.

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12 top shepherd's huts sites near Newhaven with hiking

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Hale Farm

38 units · Glamping, Tents56 acres · East Sussex, South East England
A family-run, working farm in East Sussex offering spacious, traditional camping with no set pitches
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Fontmills Farm Campsite

40 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents20 acres · East Sussex, South East England
Family-friendly camping near the Cuckoo Trail, where campfires are permitted and space is guaranteed
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Foot of the Downs

3 units · Glamping1 acre · West Sussex, South East England
Glamping on a family farm in Sussex, just off the South Downs Way and not far from Brighton
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Sindles Farm Glamping and Camping

9 units · Glamping, Motorhomes, Tents2 acres · Hayling Island, England
We are a small, friendly site on a working farm in the beautiful South Downs National Park. We have shepherds huts, bell tents and a land pod in an old sheep paddock, all with private fire pits. We’re surrounded by footpaths and bridleways that can be explored all day, and 10 minutes drive from the sea. We also have a small grass-pitch campsite that opens in the summer for tents and camper vans.
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Waydown Shepherds Huts

2 units · Glamping2 acres · West Sussex, South East England
Modern shepherd's huts beside the South Downs Way
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Stone Pit Meadows

5 units · Glamping12 acres · Sandhurst, England
Bell tent and shepherd's hut glamping in a wild and luscious space, 5 minutes from Bodiam Castle.
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White Hill Woods

2 units · Glamping2 acres · Kent, South East England
A dog-friendly log cabin and shepherd's hut in a peaceful woodland meadow, less than an hour outside London and easy to reach by train.
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Free Range Glamping

4 units · Glamping500 acres · Kent, South East England
Off-grid yurt and shepherd's hut glamping on an organic farm with views across Kent's Eden Valley
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Farrs Meadow

31 units · Glamping, Tents7 acres · Dorset, South West England
A charming Dorset campsite overlooking the Stour Valley and a short walk from both the river and the market town of Wimborne Minster
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The Cholderton Estate

3 units · Glamping2500 acres · Salisbury, England
Quirky accommodation on a 2,500-acre nature-filled estate, just 15 minutes from Stonehenge
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Little Fleece at Folly Farm

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Berkshire, South East England
A cosy and luxurious shepherds hut for two on a beautiful farm in the Wessex Downs.
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Lockhurst Hatch Farm Glamping

1 unit · Glamping1 acre · Surrey, South East England
A single, traditional shepherd's hut with countryside views, and a cosy feel
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Shepherd's huts near Newhaven with hiking guide

Overview

Perched at the mouth of the River Ouse and the English Channel, most visitors come to Newhaven to catch the ferry to Normandy in France. The port town is worth more than stopover, though. It’s strategically located for exploring the coast and the surrounding AONBs, has plenty of options for campers and caravanners, plus far fewer crowds than nearby Brighton. Start your explorations at Newhaven Fort, then follow the heritage trail around Paradise Park, take a scenic cruise along the river, or cool off with a swim at the sandy beach.

Where to go

Sussex Coast

Neighboring Brighton is just a 30-minute drive, famous for its street art, shopping boutiques, and LGBTQ community—sampling the nightlife is a must. East of Newhaven, head to Eastbourne to swim, kayak, or stand-up paddleboard along the long sandy beach, or visit Hastings to explore the medieval castle ruins right by the seafront. Summer is the most popular time for seaside camping, or visit out of season to enjoy scenic strolls with the beach all to yourself. 

High Weald

Less than an hour’s drive north, the High Weald AONB is home to some of Kent’s most magnificent landscapes. Stroll through bluebell woods and wildflower valleys, picnic in National Trust gardens, or sample Kent wine at local vineyards. For a change of pace, time your visit to Royal Tunbridge Wells for market day, then hop aboard for a ride on the Spa Valley steam railway.

South Downs

The vast chalklands of the South Downs AONB encircle Newhaven, providing access to miles of hiking, cycling, and horseback riding trails. Hike part of the 101-mile South Downs Way national trail, pitch your tent at backcountry campsites, or paddle along the Cuckmere river in a kayak. Along the coast, head to Beachy Head and the Seven Sisters, where the towering white chalk sea cliffs are a jaw-dropping sight.

When to go

Passenger ferries run from Newhaven to Dieppe in France from May-September, and the busiest months are July and August, when the port fills up with ferry passengers. To avoid the crowds, come in spring or autumn—the perfect time for hiking among the wildflowers or admiring the fall foliage in the South Downs. 

Know before you go

  • Newhaven has a couple of shops where you can pick up camping supplies, but nearby Brighton (a 20-minute drive) has a larger choice. 
  • Newhaven has public transport links to many of the surrounding towns and AONBs, but it is handy to have your own transport, especially if staying at rural campsites.
  • Most campsites require advance booking, and many ask for the full payment up-front. Be sure to check opening dates, as some campsites close in the winter months.
  • Wild camping is illegal throughout Sussex.

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