Things to do near West Hoathly

Hook Farm Campsite is a lovely place to stay – a simple, but attractive campsite and a lots of things you can do in the area.


Walk to see the rocks

This is a 5 mile round walk – see the map.

It crosses the Bluebell railway a couple of times and also takes in Weir Wood reservoir, but the aim of the walk is to see the stunning Stone Farm Rocks.


We walked to the rocks up West Hoathly Road, but this is a fairly busy road with sharp bends.  Afterwards we realised that there is a permissive footpath on the left just after the Whillet’s Bridge that takes you up the hill to the rocks away from the road.  That would be much safer.

This is a fairly shadey walk, so good for hot days.


Walk to Wakehurst

Wakehurst is both a National Trust botanical garden and the home of the millennium seed bank.  Free for members of National Trust – you would need to pay car parking, but it’s near enough to walk there easily!


Walk to Kingscote vineyard

Very nice wines.  It’s not far and you might get a taster!


Wander round the pretty village

There is a heritage trail – we found an information board in the village car park.


Bluebell railway

You could go for a ride on the Bluebell railway, or just look up the timetable and walk down to the railway to wave!


Rainy day activities

There also seem to be plenty of rainy day activities near by – there is the priest house in the village and various National Trust places nearby.  We haven’t had any rainy days to fill, so we haven’t tried them out yet.


Go to the pub

There are two pubs in the village – the Fox and the Cat.  We’ve enjoyed sampling the beer at both!