The girlfriend and I decided to get away for the weekend again recently. The Friday night was spent at Slinfold Caravan Club Site which is a very small site with only 39 pitches. It’s a cheap place to stay, mainly on account of the fact that they do not have a toilet and shower block. Since the Hymer has both a toilet and shower it was not really an issue for us. I had not realised when making the booking that it was situated next to a disused railway line. When chatting to the wardens they mentioned that the line used to run from Guildford to Shoreham by Sea. At that point I realised it was The Downs Link cycle path that I had cycled some years before.
Slinfold Caravan Club Site – An Overview
Being such a small site there is not much to talk about in terms of facilities. The site is staffed by volunteers and is open to members only. As already mentioned there is no toilet or shower block but the pitches do have electric. There is a motorhome service point and drinking water which is all you really need.
The site is in a peaceful location and has plenty of trees but it’s just not a very memorable site. I think the reason I say this is that it’s almost too small. Most sites have pitches dotted around a large area with trees and paths between them. Normally if you are on a club site you can walk around it and there is a different view around each corner. At Slinfold though the pitches seem to be organised along one straight path, so don’t expect interesting landscaping! I should also say that the pitches themselves are not on the large side and a few motorhomes parked side on.
Slinfold itself is a pretty little village but there are no large shops. If you need supplies you would be better off driving the short distance to Horsham. We were only stopping by one evening and did not really explore the local area. I’m sure there are some great places to walk a dog. If you are looking for touristy things to do you might want to look elsewhere. Even on their own website they only make mention of one local attraction, The Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden.
Slinfold Caravan Club Site – A Summary
The site would appeal to those who are passing through the area or those looking for a cheap place to stay with electric. If you are happy to save a few pounds and use your own shower and toilet then it might make a good place to stay. The volunteer wardens were very friendly but the layout of Slinfold Caravan Club Site is rather bland and not one you are likely to remember.