urban75 camping trip to WoWo in Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Our late summer/early autumn urban75 camping trip in Sussex turned out to be a heap of fun, with loads of singing around roaring fires, drinking beers and mulling over life’s complexities.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

We stayed at the WoWo campsite near Sheffield Park, Sussex, with around 30 of us camping out for the weekend.

The weather was fantastic the whole time, and there was loads to do in the day, with the campsite being close to the Bluebell Railway and the National Trust’s Sheffield Park and Garden attraction.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Checking out the four moons of Jupiter.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Tuning up at breakfast.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

In the woods.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Small child enjoying one of the many tree swings around the site.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Bigger child also enjoying the swing.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

And an even bigger child!

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Superhero gets facepalmed in the mud.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Wapsbourne Farm manor house.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Brixton folk shouters, the No Frills Band were part of our camp.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Enjoying the free soup on Saturday evening.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

No Frills band playing the bandstand.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

The kids sing a song or two.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Back at our campsite.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Sunday morning campfire.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Crossing the river.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Walking to the pub.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

There was plenty of Fly Agaric (Amanita muscaria) mushrooms in the woods.

The white-spotted red toadstool beloved of children’s book illustrators has been used by shamans in Siberia in small doses to induce trances, and also as an insecticide since medieval times.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

Old steam engine outside The Sloop pub which is about 20 minutes walk from the site.

urban75 camping trip to WoWo camp site, Wapsbourne near Sheffield Park, East Sussex, September 2011

See more of our walks and trips here