Philosophy

A camping experience with nothing much to do

Life’s busy. But not here.

In fact, nothing much happens at the Secret Campsite Lewes.

Nothing much at all.

There’s not much noise, well unless you count the morning choir of birds, the percussion kindly provided by crickets, and the calls from the deer and other mammals that could stand up to any brass section.

There’s not much to get distracted by either. No bouncy castles nor ice cream vans, no supermarkets nor gift shops. Hardly anything to see, apart from, that is, the slow worms and adders, frogs and butterflies, kites and cuckoos. The colours and smells of wild orchids, native treelife and lichen, lots of lichen.

Pretty boring to some folks. And you don’t see wildlife all the time, many of them are really shy.

There are no emails to check, or trains to catch. No presentations to prepare for, spreadsheets to update, or meetings to attend. No tap of keyboards or that notification beep. No TV to watch, or clothes to wash, no pre-packed sandwiches to eat or take-away coffee (actually that’s not true – we do serve real coffee).

In fact, at the Secret Campsite you may get a little unexcited. Your mind may empty of the minutiae of daily life. It might wander, free to dream, free to think. As the eminiently quotable poet Henry David Thoreau, a man who knew a thing or two about the creative power of nature, said: “It is the marriage of the soul with Nature that makes the intellect fruitful, and gives birth to imagination.”

As well as stumbling accidentally across an idea, you may get a bit smelly from campfire smoke. And the food you eat may be a little simpler (lasagna isn’t easy over a fire).

Actually everything might be a little simpler.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Secret Campsite Lewes.

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