Glassenbury Camping



Glassenbury Camping is a new eco back to basics campsite set in the heart of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and expands over some twelve acres of land, with campers pitching wherever they please.

The site has been created with careful consideration for the environment. We use renewable energy where possible, the setting is off-grid with no electricity, and toilets are of the composting variety. The meadow is very spacious and is surrounded on most sides by high trees and shaggy hedgerows, and what small slope exists is south-east facing, so you get fabulous sunsets on those summer evenings.

There's no large crowds or thumping music late in to the night. This is Glassenbury. Not Glastonbury. But there are a few things the two have in common. There's plenty of space, there's a focus on the eco-friendly, and the setting, on a farm, is left for sheep to graze for the rest of the year. It's small, it's quiet... it's great.

With breathtaking views and plenty of activities on your door step it offers a unique setting to escape the stresses of every day life.


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Pitch choices

Whether you choose a grass pitch or a pre-pitched bell tent, you're in for a relaxing time. Pitch your tent where you please in our spacious meadow, or book to stay in our dedicated Bell Tent area. And though we're off-grid and electricity-free, you'll enjoy clean and sustainable facilities, including eco compost loos, hot showers, and safari bucket showers.

We do not offer parking at your pitch but we do provide wheelbarrows onsite for campers to help transport belongings. The carpark area is located in the campsite meadow.



A particular bonus of camping here is Glassenbury's convenient location.


It's less than two hours from central London and finds itself in prime walking and cycling country.

The local villages of Cranbook (five minute drive) or a 45 minute walk through beautiful ancient woodland, and picturesque Goudhurst (also a five-minute drive) or a 2 hour walk have a handful of good pubs and cafés between them – the latter has a steep high street running between the church and the village pond which famously featured in the 2007 Tour de France.


If you are a keen walker, the bridleway that runs just north of the campsite is part of the Long Distance Walkers Association's "Three Castles Walk", which lets you take in Sissinghurst Castle, Scotney Castle and Bodiam Castle all in one day and gives you an idea of how close they all are.


Try boating, sailing, canoeing or hire bikes and cycle around Bewl Water, a 15 minute drive away. 

Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest is also just a 10 minute drive from the campsite.


It's 25 minutes drive to the village of Battle (of 1066 fame) and approximately 30-45 minutes to Rye, Hastings and the South Coast.

It's enough that you won't be able to do it all in one holiday. But then, like Glastonbury, you'll probably be returning year after year!