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Graffham Camping And Caravanning Club Site
Great Bury
West Sussex   (Browse area)
GU28 0QF   See Map                                 Share Google Plus  Tweet This!  Share on Facebook
Tel: 01798 867476

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Pitches: 90
Open: 26th March - 2nd November 2015

Rating: Average Review Score: 8/10 from 100 Reviews
              8/10 from 100 Reviews

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Date of Visit: September 2014 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: Timsinc 3 reviews from this member

Not for me - but it's horses for courses. If you don't mind or like forests and steep, deep rutted lanes, you'll love the solitude and twittering birds at this off-the-beat campsite. You'll enjoy no TV, phone and disconnection from the WWW - unless you pay for wi-fi that's only available around the reception office.

Too claustrophobic for me. Didn't explore the woods to find the ablution blocks, so no comment on those.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: 50bear 2 reviews from this member

Great campsite in the trees! the campsite is made up of lots of plots/pitches in the trees, great for shade in very hot days. Some pitches grouped together 3/4s some separate. You can also book jumbo pitches for big tents etc (well worth it if you are staying a week or so. Ground is part grass part sandy soil, small brush esential to keep you tent clean. Mostly quiet site in a lovely rural location but lots to do in the area. Downside is weekend campers, kids, dogs etc! Toilet block is good but could do with more showers, other small toilet block could do with an upgrade etc. Only thing missing is a small park for kids to kick a ball etc (feild opposite looks as though it could be used for this purpose) Plus side lots of tree walks and roap swings for the kids.

Overall, a great site, would go back and being in the shade of the trees was a big plus during the very hot spell.

Date of Visit: July 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Skyra13 2 reviews from this member

Arrived at site and were shown to pitch. Lovely wooded area lots of shade was very glad of this kept our tent cool and our dog.

Toilets and showers were always spotless could not fault them.

Closest shop is 15min walk away good walk for the dog not much else in the area, but close to the seaside.

Large pitch for tent, only thing I found let it down a little bit was there is no limit on the amount of dogs you can take so can get a little noisy when people have more then 2 dogs.

Had a lovely stay did not want to come home tried to stay another night but were fully booked would definitely go again.

Some lovely pubs in the area to we tired the Unicorn Inn a 15min drive away from site had the best steak I have had in a long time.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Pamzee 17 reviews from this member

Absolute bliss, what more can I say. Beautiful peaceful woodland site, nice little enclosed pitches, service block good. Helpful warden helped me out by shortening a tent pole I needed for a repair. Friendly robins come scrounging for tit bits, and one evening a tiny mouse came trotting up. If I lived nearer I would go every weekend! You just need to be careful not to trip over the tree roots - the route to the loos is not named 'The Wright Way' for no reason. Bit out in the sticks so there is quite a bit of driving to get anywhere, but Petworth is nearby and is a charming little town with NT Petworth House also worth visiting. Also I really enjoyed the Weald and Downland Museum which is nearby. Loved it.

Date of Visit: June 2014 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: MOWWD 4 reviews from this member

An unusual site but really quite enjoyably different. The pitches don't get much sunshine as there are so many trees and mature rhododendrons which were in flower on my visit and looked very pretty. As previously mentioned in other reviews no grass just dirt/mud to pitch on which was fine but then again it was dry for the few days I was there, I imagine it is difficult keeping your tent clean if you get a lot of rain. It is a fantastic site if you have your dogs with you, National trust plantation next to site through which you can access further woodland walks but the plantation itself was large. Dogs off lead except beware of cattle grazing. A lot within a short drive. Visited the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust in Arundel (no dogs allowed here), boat trip on lake there to spot water voles which we did. Obviously the Castle there and a nice lake and riverside walk. West Dean Gardens was worth a visit and dogs are allowed for the first time this year. Apart from the lovely gardens which included a sunken garden and a 300ft long pergola there was also a long walk through the arboretum which I imagine would be beautiful come autumn. I should like to return to this site again in the future.

Date of Visit: May 2014 Unit:  Touring Caravan Rating:
Reviewer: Timetravellers 3 reviews from this member

This is very much a woodland site. The pitches are set amongst the trees, some are single pitches, others are in twos or threes. Some are very secluded whilst from others you can see several other units. If offered a choice of pitches it would be worth checking out what is available as they do vary. Some pitches are slightly sloping, others were on platforms which would be helpful for campers. Some are quite a way from the facilities and as it is pitch dark at night this might make trips to the toilet block a little challenging. We were glad we had our own loo set up. The facilities were clean and as the site was quiet there were no problems. However, there were only 3 showers for ladies and 3 for gents so at busy times you might need to bear this in mind, especially as they're are closed for cleaning from10. 30 til 12. 00. Other toilets are available at this time. Although we had a grass pitch there was not much grass, mostly bare earth. Children would easily be out of sight here and there is no large area for them to play in but if they are old enough they would love playing here as it is a big natural adventure playground.

The staff who welcomed us were friendly and helpful. The site was easy to find but we are glad we had looked at the streeview on google maps and had come from the A285. The last bit up the track from the lane could do with some repair work but is OK. There is a farm shop on the main road towards Petworth. This was well stocked and the meat and veg we bought there were good quality. Lots of local produce too. We preferred this to the Graffham village shop which also seemed pricier but as Graffham is in walking distance this is very handy. The village pub was not open through the afternoon whilst we were here and this seems common for pubs around here. Walkers might want to phone ahead to pubs they might want to stop off in to avoid disappointment!

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