We are well served
in Brede for amenities including:
Broad Oak Stores
convenience shop, open daily 7am - 8pm.
- 10 minutes walk.
shopping trips there is a Sainsbury's
drive from the campsite on the A21 (via A28) towards
Broad Oak Bakery & Bangers
- 10 minutes walk
Bread, cakes, pastries, pies and homemade sausages
Mon-Thurs 7.30am-4pm, Sat 9am-1pm, Closed Sun
The Red Lion Pub
Cackle Street, Brede
Local & seasonal food in 15th Century Inn,
low-beamed ceilings & garden
Mon-Thurs 12-3.30pm & 5-11pm, Fri & Sat 11.30am-11pm,
10 minute walk from the campsite through the fields.
Book ahead to avoid disappointment!
Three Legs Microbrewery
Thu 12-6.30; Fri 12-8pm; Sat 12-8pm. Don't miss it!
Its a 20 minute walk or a 3 minute drive.
The Broad Oak Pub
Broad Oak - 10 minute walk - currently closed (07/02/19)
New Inn Pub
Westfield - 5 minute drive. 01424 752800
Brede Village Hall
Farmer’s market selling locally produced fish, lamb,
milk & dairy, deli, breads & pastries plus fruit & veg.
(Friday 10-12 noon)
Northiam Fish Bar
Great chip shop in Northiam, 10 minute drive 01797
Nearest Supermarket - Sainsburys
Located on A21, 10 minute drive (from campsite turn left
onto A28, continue until A21,
turn left again, turn first right at bottom of hill at
first traffic lights.
Buses go from just
outside the campsite up towards Tenterden in Kent and
down to Hastings. Some service to Rye, too. Full
timetables and local taxi firms available
Dark Skies & Stargazing:
We are fortunate to be in a
wonderful area for stargazing, all thanks to our village's
enlightened view on light pollution (no street lights!). You
don't have to be an expert astronomer to appreciate the
celestial show on offer for free here – just pack your tent and
some warm clothes to enjoy the magical natural illumination from
the night sky. A Unihedron 'Sky Quality Meter' gave readings on
a moonless June evening just before midnight of between 20.50
and 21.00. If you don't believe us please see this video of the
Gemenid Meteor Shower filmed here at Dogwood 12/12/14...
Herstmonceux: We are also privileged to be just a 30 minute drive from the
Observatory Science Centre located at Herstmonceux Castle in
Hailsham that provides spectacular hands-on science and
discovery among the domes and telescopes of this world famous
astronomical observatory. A brilliant day out for the whole
family – for more information visit: www.the-observatory.org
Wine-tasting: A classic
example of a fantastic English wine producer, the family-run
Carr Taylor Vineyard is literally just down the road from us and
offers individual self-guided tours for just £1.50 per person.
Open every day except Christmas to New Year from 10.00 until
17.00. No need to book in advance and dogs are welcome. Tours
cost £10.00 per person (discounts for groups) and include a
guided tour round the vineyard, a visit to the winery and the
bottling room followed by a tutored wine tasting (selected dates,
pre-booking essential). Lunch options are also available. See
reviews at www.tripadvisor.co.uk and search Carr Taylor Vineyard
or for more details go to www.carr-taylor.co.uk or call 01424
Thrill-seekers need look no further than the Kite-Surf Centre,
just 12 miles down the road in Camber, offering lessons in
kite-surfing, kite-boarding, power-kiting, kite-buggying, kite-landboarding
and stand up paddle boarding. A one-day kite-surfing taster
course is just £99 and for that you get five hours of tuition in
the exhilarating sport and a BKSA/IKO certificate. For more info
Peaceful fly-fishing is to be found on the Powdermill Reservoir
just up the road from us through the Hastings Fly Fishers Club.
You do need a fishing license and day permits are available at
£25 for a day ticket and £12 for boat hire. More information can
be found on the website
www.hastingsflyfishers.co.uk. Vic Partridge, the Bailiff for
the club, is available for any advice or information between
9.30-10.30am daily on 01424
See Steam in Action
Just ten minutes walk from Dogwood
Cottage Campsite is the extraordinary Giants of Brede exhibition
– a collection of Victorian and Edwardian steam pumping engines.
A free attraction, The Giants of Brede is open on the first
Saturday of every month 10am-4pm and Bank Holiday Mondays. This
heritage site, which includes refreshments, sales and souvenir
items, is run and maintained by volunteers from the Brede Steam
Engine Society, a dedicated and knowledgeable group who welcome
the opportunity of sharing their passion with all-comers, young
Take a Stroll
walk out of the campsite straight into beautiful rambling
countryside or opt for a stunning woodland stroll in Brede High
Woods. Two car parks can be found just up the road from us on
the B2089 on the way to Battle, and there are well sign-posted
short and long walks round this ancient woodland,
special for its rare green
hellebores and wild service trees, but also for hobby, woodcock,
nightingales and buzzards, glowworms, great crested newts,
lampreys, dormouse, badgers and fallow deer. There’s a
downloadable map here:
Ride the Railways
The Kent & East Sussex Railway is
the country's finest example of a rural light railway. The line
gently wends its way from for ten and a half miles, through the
unspoilt countryside of the Rother Valley, to terminate in the
shadow of the magnificent National Trust castle at Bodiam. The
all day hop-on, hop-off Rover fares allows unlimited travel
along the full length of the railway and costs £15 per adult.
Car parks can be found at Northiam, Tentenden and Bodiam. You
can even book a picnic hamper! For more information go to:
If you love riding then the family run Ellenhorne Riding Centre
is just a short distance away from the site. All levels of
riding ability are taught and catered for in this area of
outstanding natural beauty and hourly lessons are available for
both children and adults. Tel: 01580
831266 Email: email@example.com
stroll with an Alpaca at Northiam Alpacas northiamalpacas.com .
Tel: 07713 241017
Cycle Hire | Rye Hire
Rye and its surrounding areas are criss-crossed with cycle paths
and country lanes, and there are lovely routes suitable for all
abilities. Camber, Rye Harbour and Winchelsea Beach are within
very easy reach, with Lydd, Dungeness, Bodiam and Romney Marsh a
little further afield. For
some, there is no better way to explore an area than by bike so
if cycling takes your fancy then road and mountain bike hire is
available from Rye Hire. They also hire tandems, child seats,
helmets and self propelled folding wheelchairs. Web: http://www.ryehire.co.uk/Cycle-and-Wheelchair-Hire.html).
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01797 223 033
Romney Marsh - Lake-based family fun including inflatable
obstacle course, banana-boat rides.
To/ from Hastings/
Hastings - Dogwood Campsite - Tenterden
Ours is the stop, not written on
the timetable, between
the Red Lion and Broad Oak Crossroads.
To/ from Rye/ Hastings
Renown Group - Number 342
Rye Community Transport - Number 326
To/ from Hastings
01424 247 247
It should be about £10
(or even less) to/ from the campsite -
ask to go via the Stonestile Lane shortcut.
If arriving at Battle or
Rye train stations you are strongly advised
to book a taxi in advance. Please Google appropriately.