Bank Holiday Festival of Lanterns – Ebernoe

Our next meet is at Butcherlands Farm, Ebernoe and will incorporate the Feast of Lanterns, so bring your lights to decorate your tent, caravan or motorhome. There is no theme this year, so its down to your our creativity!

Opens 10am, Thursday 25 August and closes at Midday on Tuesday 30th. Stewards are Kirsty and Nick Darby. £7.50 per unit per night.

Beautiful site in the South Downs National Park, with fishing available and a good location for picturesque walks.

From Petworth A272 junction, take A283 North, after 1/4 mile turn right into unclassified road, signposted “Balls Cross”. Follow for 2 1/2 miles to Balls Cross and turn left signposted “Ebernoe”. The site is 1 mile on the left. Postcode GU28 9JX however as you get close to the site please follow the WDSA arrows. OS Map Reference 197 / 985274. For a Google Map click here.

Farewell to Lancing THS 2016

A big thank you to all of you who attended Lancing College THS. It was great to see new faces and catch up with old friends, and make a few new ones too!

Our Charity Day was supporting the Air Ambulance (https://www.kssairambulance.org.uk) and this year we broke all records and made a fantastic £808.00 on the day. Thank you all for your generosity. The Air Ambulance runs purely on donations, so a great help to a very worthy cause, and thank you to Lyndsey (an air ambulance paramedic) for giving us an insight into its operations.

The Great Lancing Bake Off again “proved” to be well supported with Chris Carpenter takings first prize, and Leslie coming in a close second. The Childrens prize was won by Skye, who made a multicoloured butterfly cake.

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The Bootleg Bandits entertained us in the evening of the Charity Day, a fantastic band to round of a fantastic day with a boogie.

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The West Sussex DA Talent show, “Lancing’s Got Talent” where you can all take centre stage was also a great success. Elvis arrived, alive and well!

Also a big thank you from everyone who camped to our Stewards Pat, Chris, Cliff, Steve and Lin, and all our helpers, organisers and behind the scenes assistants that have made Lancing 2016 such a fantastic success!

Lancing Temporary Holiday Site 2016

West Sussex DA invite you all to stay at our Jewel in the Crown Holiday Site situated in the grounds of Lancing College for 4 weekends & 3 weeks.
22nd July -14th August. No booking required! Just turn up any time between 8am-8pm with your valid CCC Membership Card of course.

£9.00 per unit night

(A unit includes up to Two Adults & Children under 18).
Units do need to be self sufficient as there are no facilities on these rally sites other than a toilet emptying Elsan Point & Drinking Water Taps.

Ordinance Survey Grid Reference: 198/201062.

Turn North off A27 opposite Shoreham (Brighton City) Airport at traffic lights, sign posted Coombes. Turn left into The Dr, pass Lancing College entrance, site is located 50 yards further on the left, off of Coombes Road. Follow the WSDA arrows. BN15 0RW. for a link to Google maps, click here_MG_6525 small

Social evenings in the Marquee each Saturday & Wednesday evenings.

Sat 30th July, “The Great Lancing Bake Off” Charity Day. Everyone invited to bake a cake in your unit on the day which will then be Judged & donated to our Cream Tea Afternoon with a Charity Raffle.
All donations for the raffle will be greatfully received on the day and all proceeds will go to this year’s chosen Charity, The Air Ambulance.
LIVE R&B BAND playing in the Marquee Saturday evening.

Sat 6th August, LANCING’s GOT TALENT. We are searching for you campers with a hidden talent to make an appearance in our fun show. Please contact Pat if you would like to join in the fun evening – if you aren’t sure who Pat is, click here, or ask the Steward on site.

Further information to follow…

Dyke Farm – 7th to 12 July and Open Day

An excellent and busy 5 day meet at Dyke Farm, with fishing, quizzes, boules and some new faces :-).

Fishermen: note for our next Dyke Farm meet on 9th -11th September that there are some big fish in the lake! (apologies for the pictures not linking previously).

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Well done to “Oh no not them again” on winning the quiz (again!) and to everyone who took park in the Cryptic Underground questions.

It was great to meet some new campers, and I hope that Sam doesn’t mind me quoting her Facebook comment: “Our first time out with our own DA. What a lovely site at Dykes Farm in Pulborough. Lovely site and lovely friendly people. Beautiful day too. Would highly recommend “. The Facebook open day was also a success with a number of people popping in for a chat and a cuppa.

Congratulations to Gordon and Val for winning the Boules competition in a hard fought final with one point in it all the way to 10 all.

Access to the site is best approached via the A283 either via Pulborough or Storrington, then turn into West Chiltington Road, signposted Nutbourne. At the Dyke Farm Shop, turn right into the car park and proceed through to the camping field at the back of the car park through the gate. We would not advise going through the local villages as they can be quite tight when towing. Click Here for link to Google Maps. Postcode RH20 2EE.

 

Sussex Farm Weekend Meet – UPDATED

UPDATE: Unfortunately due to ground conditions, the site owner cancelled this meet.

Partridge Green Village is home to the Dark Star Brewery, which is open on Saturdays (tours need to be pre-booked) and has a choice of pubs and a fish and chip shop if you don’t fancy cooking yourself.

The site is also adjacent to a disused railway line which is perfect for cycling in a safe and very picturesque environment, so if you can, bring your bike!

Sussex Farm Partridge Green OS Map Reference 198/187192. From the B2135, in Partridge Green Village, turn opposite the Partridge Pub, just north of petrol station, turn West up ‘Public Footpath’ entrance to site on right just over ‘Downs Link’ disused railway line.  RH13 8JR. Click here for link to Google Maps

Queen’s Birthday at Dyke Farm

Thank you for helping us celebrate the Queen’s Birthday  at Dyke Farm

Dyke Farm Pulborough MR197/068180. On A283 South of Pulborough towards Storrington, turn East onto West Chiltington Road,  signposted Nutbourne.  Site is on right just before junction, behind the Dyke Farm Shop which sells excellent local produce. RH20 2EE.  Click here for link to google maps.

And if you can’t wait that long to go camping, the Southern Region Meet is on from 1st to 6th June at the New Park Showgrounds, Brockenhurst. Note this meet is being stewarded by Waterside DA. OS Ref: 185/529439.

Loxwood Sports and Social Club

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Thank you to all who attended our Bank Holiday Meet at Loxwood Sports and Social Club, and especially to Paul, Tracey, Kirsty and Nick our Stewards for the Weekend who also organised the Coffee Morning.

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The weather held for most of the weekend, and kept us warm for the Boules competition, thanks to Jean and company for the organisation!

A hard fought quiz was won by our friends from East Sussex, as was the Darts competition, and it was great to see so many faces from other DA’s. You don’t have to be part of West Sussex to stay with us, any Camping and Caravanning Club member can join us on our meets.

A fairly flat field surrounded by trees, near to the Social Club with access to the bar in the evenings.

The Whey & Arun Canal is very close by, canal Boat trips are usually available on Saturdays & Sundays through the Locke Gates. There is also a cycle track along side of the canal and a very good Pub.

Directions: Loxwood Sports & Social Club, Loxwood, MR186/038303. Turn West off High Street, (B2113) south of Loxwood village into Plaistow Rd, site 100yrds on left, RH14 0SX Click here for map

Orchard Farm

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ORCHARD FARM

Thursday 12th to Tuesday 17th May

Orchard Farm. Drift Lane, Chidham. PO18 8PP

A great weekend with fun had by all. Full update coming soon.

A very popular little site in a beautiful area of the County. Lovely coastal walks. Very close to a pub for a meal and the bus route is at the end of the lane.
Hopefully i will meet some of you there to support the Meet and support our Stewards.
At end of Chichester Bypass, take A259 (old A27) SP Fishbourne. at Chidham, along side Bosham Inn PH, turn north into Drift Lane, site approx 100m on right.
M/R 197/974056

 

Easter Meet, AGM & Dinner Disco

Clapham And Patching Village Hall.    Long Furlong.  BN13 3UT

The first meet of the 2016 season.                                                                          Opens 9am Good Friday 25th March to 3pm Monday 28th March

limited Hard Standing available for Motor Homes                                       (please book with pat@westsussexda.com)                                                          The Village Hall has been hired for each evening socials.

West Sussex DA  AGM meeting Saturday @ 3pm in the Hall                   all members are welcome to attend and if any one is interested in joining  The Committee to help run your DA, then there will be the opportunity at this meeting. Also an opportunity to voice any ideas,suggestions or requests for the year ahead.

Saturday evening We are organising an Italian Theme 3 course Supper followed by a Disco/Dance ,complimentary to all Members camping at this Meet.  Decorate your tables in the Italian theme & bring along your Vino !!     (Please contact pat@westsussexda.com to give us an idea on numbers for the meal.)

among other items on the programme for the weekend will include, Good Friday afternoon Hot x Buns & tea, an organised walk, Sunday Quiz Night , Easter eggs for the children.

Just a reminder that our Rallies are all self sufficient with just a Drinking Water supply and a toilet emptying point available. ( no shower block & no electric supply !!)