Hastings camping

Pop-up’s little secret campsite

Camping close to Rye after ‘lockdown’

Escape to the great outdoors and plenty of fresh air after your period of ‘lockdown’. Pop Ups Hastings campsite hopes to reopen in June and for the whole of July and August 2021. There is a vast amount of space for everyone and secret areas for tree tents, bell tents, shepherds huts and self pitching.

We are also in a unique position to, fortunately, be able to divide the campsites up and offer larger pitches and compartmentalise the group areas to be more self-sufficient with facilities. We have started making more mobile showers and handwashing stations and will endeavour to give more toilets per people on site.

East Sussex countryside

Pop-up’s little secret campsite is in the heart of the East Sussex countryside. With a babbling brook, rolling meadowland and cathedral Esq woodland all set within twenty acres kids can run free whilst their parents unwind. Nestling near Camber Sands and Rye at the Hop and Hare farm this idyllic campsite is perfect for enjoying nearby beaches, nature reserves, walks, water sports and the wildlife of #Camber Sands #Pett Level #The Stade #Pelham #Covehurst Bay #Bexhill #Hastings #Winchelsea and #Rye

Rye in East Sussex

Rye in East Sussex is a charming and beautiful hilltop town with a picturesque jumble of historic buildings and cobbled streets. Voted one of the most picturesque streets in Britain, Mermaid Street overflows with charming half-timbered buildings. The Mermaid is a marvellous 15th-century inn full of character and the odd ghost. Once being a major port in the 16th century this town is steep in historical interest. Close to our Pop Up Hastings campsite, Rye has great views, historic pubs like the Standard Inn (a restored 15th-century building) unique shops and local restaurants. There is an abundance of quirky antique and gift shops such as those along the Strand, places for vintage glassware, stained glass, jewellery fossils and Rye Pottery for handmade ceramics.

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve

Rye Harbour Nature Reserve is a conservation area that includes the ruined Camber Castle and is a few miles out of town. Teeming with rare wildlife, thousands of species including various birds it is made up of hectares of coastline, wetlands, marshes and many pathways making this is a perfect location for avid walkers and bird watchers.

Now the home of the Rye Castle Museum, the Ypres Tower, with exhibits about the tower and town’s history, is an interesting place to explore. Thought to possibly be part of the town’s 13th-century defensive walls, it has been a mortuary, prison over the years.

From the rooftop terrace you can view the old harbour and there’s a recreated medieval herb garden.

Are you a lover of beers, ciders and wine?

Chapel Down vineyard runs guided tours, has a restaurant looking over the vines and is just north of Rye. As one of the best-known English wine producers, you won’t be disappointed to try some of their wine in their tasting room. Their own beers and ciders are also now available. To find out more about the things you can do whilst enjoying your stay at our woodland and meadow campsites click here