Saddlescombe Farm backpackers' campsite

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The new National Trust backpackers and cyclists campsite at Saddlescombe Farm on the South Downs will be open again this year from 1 April  until 30 September.

This rural campsite is set within one of the finest stretches of the South Downs and provides a simple site for walkers and cyclists. It's a real back to nature treat if you are looking for something a bit different.

Saddlescombe Farm is on the National Trust’s Devil’s Dyke Estate just off the South Downs Way, five miles from Brighton.

To preserve the peaceful nature of this environment there is no vehicle access and we operate a quiet site from 10pm – 7am. Please keep dogs on leads and under control.

Off the ground barbeques are welcome and there are three pubs within walking distance (1.5 – 1.7 miles) for evening meals.


Tent pitches: £5 per person, per night


  • Fresh water tap
  • Flushing toilets
  • Wash hand basins
  • Bike rack

Opening information:

1 April - 30 September


  • Cash and cheques made payable to: National Trust
  • Credit cards are NOT accepted
  • There is an honesty box by the metal gate if a ranger isn't on site


  • Please email us  to confirm places and receive more information.
  • Telephone: 01273 857 712


Saddlescombe Farm, Saddlescombe Road, Brighton, BN45 7DE

  • This Google map shows the location of the campsite and the nearest pubs for evening meals
  • Grid reference: TQ273114
  • Explorer map: 122
  • Landranger map: 198