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Archive for the British Wildlife and Nature Category

Spring camping – reasons why it’s the best season to camp

Spring camping - reasons why it's the best season to camp

Spring camping – nine reasons to camp in spring Lots of people describe themselves as “fair weather campers” and shun the idea of spring camping. Sure, it’s lovely to camp in the summer when you imagine long days in warm sunshine – but this is Britain so

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Den building in the woodland – a guide for beginners

Den building in the woodland - a guide for beginners

Den building – camping in woodland areas Den building was number four in the National Trust’s much-trumpeted 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11 and 3/4 list a few years ago. Come camping at Eco Camp UK’s Wild Boar Wood, near Haywards Heath, or Beech Estate, near Battle, and

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Camping activities for kids – how to go on a bug hunt

Camping activities for kids - how to go on a bug hunt

Camping activities for kids – bug hunting Camping activities for kids come in all shapes and sizes but one that is great for children of all ages is going on a bug hunt. As our campsites are in woodlands they are great places to look out for

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Beekeeping course near Beech Estate

Beekeeping course near Beech Estate

Beekeeping course at Mantel Farm, near Beech Estate A new beekeeping course for beginners is being offered at Mantel Farm just a few miles from Eco Camp UK’s Beech Estate Woodland Campsite. The beginners’ beekeeping course has been added to a programme of chicken keeping courses which

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The British Wildlife Centre – great days out in West Sussex

The British Wildlife Centre - great days out in West Sussex

The British Wildlife Centre Wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers will love staying at our woodland campsites as the woodlands in which the campsites are located are full of wildlife and birds. Choose to stay at Wild Boar Wood camping and glamping site and you will also be

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Woodland wildlife in Sussex

Woodland wildlife in Sussex

Woodland wildlife to look out for in and around our campsites Woodland wildlife is abundant in rural East and West Sussex. Both counties support a whole host of wildlife – and woods and trees are home to more wildlife than any other habitat. This means that our

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Woodland birds of Sussex

Woodland birds of Sussex

British woodland birds – species you may spot at our campsites Woodland birds in Sussex are usually easier to hear than to see but with a little patience, most birdwatchers will be rewarded. East and West Sussex offer rich habitats for birds from the heathland of the

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Sussex trees and how to identify them

Sussex trees and how to identify them

Sussex trees – common species you might spot Identifying Sussex trees is one of the activities that you might like to try while camping or glamping at Wild Boar Wood Campsite or Beech Estate Woodland Campsite. Eco Camp UK’s two off-grid campsites offer the chance for woodland

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Autumn camping – changing colours, wildlife and beautiful sunsets

Autumn camping - changing colours, wildlife and beautiful sunsets

Autumn camping – reasons to camp as the seasons change Autumn camping can be a real and unexpected pleasure. Our woodland campsites are open throughout September and for part of October and, as they are set among the trees, they are a great place to see the

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Wardens’ Blog – [email protected] – Get the most from your camping experience part 2

Wardens' Blog - Theresa@Beech - Get the most from your camping experience part 2

Get the most out of your camping experience at our woodland campsites, part 2 In my last blog I pointed out some of the best places for spotting animals here at Beech Estate Woodland Campsite and I explained that habitat means ‘a natural home of an animal

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Fancy some birdwatching while camping? Birders welcome at our campsite

Fancy some birdwatching while camping? Birders welcome at our campsite

Birdwatching breaks with Eco Camp UK Our woodland campsites are great places for birdwatching breaks. If you are a keen birder, twitcher or birdwatcher, then camping in the woods represents a great opportunity to spot some common and some rare birds. The recent appointment of our new

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