Autumn camping – changing colours, wildlife and beautiful sunsets

Autumn camping can be a real and unexpected pleasure. Our woodland campsites are open throughout September and for part of October. As they are set among the trees, they are a great place to see the new season in and even feature in Blacks Top Ten Autumn Campsites and’s Best UK campsites for Autumn! Here are a few reasons you should consider autumn camping…

Autumn camping

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Changing Colours

At Wild Boar Wood Campsite near Horsted Keynes in West Sussex the woodland is deciduous and it is lovely to see the leaves just beginning to change colour. Beech Estate Woodland is mixed so you will see leaves beginning to turn but there’s also plenty of green around from the conifers in the 600-acre woodland.

Autumn camping at Beech Estate Campsite

Take a look at photos from around the campsites here:

Wild Boar Wood Gallery

Beech Estate Gallery

Fewer People

You’ll never feel crowded at our woodland campsites as each pitch has its own space. But good weather and school holidays mean there are inevitably more people around in the summer. Come in autumn and you’ll beat the crowds.

Secluded tent pitch at Beech Estate campsite in Sussex


Fewer people usually means more wildlife too so if you like spotting birds and animals, you may have better luck at this time of year.

Autumn camping

Autumn Sunshine

September and October are often still warm and pleasant, but somehow sunny days always feel more of a bonus at this time of year. Campers and glampers who come to our Sussex campsites in autumn tend to be a slightly hardier lot than the fair-weather campers of summer. They will usually be prepared for any weather (this is Britain after all). But if you are lucky with the weather on an autumn camping trip, you feel especially pleased.

Autumn camping in Sussex

Worried about getting a little chilly? Check out our tips on how to stay warm when camping by clicking here

Beautiful Sunsets

The sun goes down earlier at this time of year as the nights start to draw in, but this often results in spectacular sunsets and a beautiful light in the woodlands and across the countryside.

Autumn camping


Once nature’s light display has faded, it’s time to get a campfire going. We think campfires are one of the best things about camping, any excuse to get one started earlier is welcome!

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So what are you waiting for? Come autumn camping with us at Wild Boar Wood or Beech Estate this year and make the most of the camping season before the winter kicks in.

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