Happy New Year, and Looking forward to Easter!

Happy New Year to all West Sussex DA Campers! We have just had our New Year Meal at the Old Tollgate in Bramber which was well received by all. Even the staff enjoyed having us there and said it was nice to see so many people thoroughly enjoying themselves!

Easter Meet at Clapham Village Hall

Your DA are going to provide a Three Course Easter Dinner on the Sunday of this meet for a small charge. Due to the organisation involved and pre-purchase of ingredients, we are asking that you pre-book your places so we do not over (or under) order.

Starters: Prawn Cocktail or Vegetable Soup

Main Course: Roast Turkey and Trimmings

Dessert: Chocolate Gateaux or Lemon Tart

Followed by Coffee and Mints

Please register your interest and choices by 16 March by emailing pro@westsussexda.com. There is a vegetarian option for main course. All this for £5.00 per head (£2.50 for children) which will be payable with your site fees on arrival.

2017 Site Meets are now live on the link above.

WSDA New Year Meal – 13 January 2017

We are holding our annual first gathering of the year at a new venue.
The Old Tollgate, The Street, Bramber,  BN44 3WE
Friday, January 13th 2017.
Meeting in the Function Room @ 7pm for 7.30pm
Please click here for link to Google Maps.
Three courses for a special WSDA club discounted price of £20 per person.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible, however numbers are limited so would suggest to respond quickly so as not to be disappointed.
Please contact Pat Carpenter preferably by email (chairman@westsussexda.org.uk) or  Facebook Messenger or call/text on 07813 107655  to book your place.
We will ultimately require full payment by 12th December to advise the restaurant of our numbers.
The popular Carvery Restaurant offers an amazing choice of dishes using the finest of local, seasonal produce sourced from specially chosen suppliers.
The menu features our famous hors d’oeuvres cold table and hot starters, followed by the carvery style main course which includes casseroles, fish and vegetarian options in addition to the selection of succulent roast meats.
Make sure you check out the hot and cold desserts before you start your meal so you can save enough room to enjoy these delicious choices.

Thank you for 2016 camping

Thank you, each and every one of you that came out camping with West Sussex this year, whether it was for one night or every meet we wouldn’t be able to do it without you.

We also wouldn’t be able to run any meets without the stewards, so a big thank you to all the stewards. They do a very important job of running the meet and making everyone welcome. If you fancy trying your hand at stewarding, then please let us know. “Full training will be provided” – if you want to start off be helping to see what goes on, then not a problem, and there are always other campers on hand who have stewarded to lend a hand should you need it.

There are also lots of other helpers that organise activities, thank you to you all aswell. If you have any ideas for activities that you think would bring the campers together – if you know a good walk from a site, want to organise a game / sport put together a quiz (your webmaster/quizmaster wouldn’t mind testing his brain by trying to answer a few questions!) then ideas are welcome, so get your thinking caps on.

The next official DA event will be the Christmas / New Year meal, further details will be made available nearer the time.

Dyke Farm: 8-11 and Maplehurst: 16-18 September

Dyke Farm: 

Another fantastic Weekend of Fishing and Socialising at Dyke Farm. Already looking forward to going back next year.

Thank you to Kirsty an Nick for SteWarding.

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.


This new site has had rave reviews. Definitely looking forward to being able to get there next year.

Thank you to Steve and Lin for Stewarding.

From A24, turn east approx 1/2 mile north of Buck Barn (A272) into Bar Lane (Signposted Copsale) which leads into Copsale Road for approx 1.7 miles.Site on Right hand Side. Please follow the WSDA arrow signs as you approach the site as there are a number of camping areas and we want you to get to the right one! Postcode RH13 6RB. Click Here for a link to Google Maps

Bank Holiday Festival of Lanterns – Ebernoe

A lovely meet and Festival of Lanterns at Butcherlands Farm, Ebernoe.

Beautiful site in the South Downs National Park, which was experience first hand with an organised picturesque walk.

Very quiet and great for star spotting as there were clear skies and very little light pollution (especially for the South East!)

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).


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.