Starting our journey out of the city after sunset,
Driving guided by full-beam headlights in the dark, Navigating through tight roads with poor phone signals, Harbouring a mix of excitement and nervousness, As we headed towards the Foot of the Downs. It was one of the best adventures I've ever had. Essentially, The Foot of the Downs is a family-run glamping site. They have two glamping pods and a Shepherd's Hut, which include great amenities such as an ensuite bathroom, a well-equipped kitchen and a personal firepit! We stayed in Lapwing Pod, which might look small from the outside, but is big enough to fit four adults (and luggage!) comfortably. During our stay, we cooked delicious meals in our kitchen and also BBQ-ed outside for lunch with a high-quality ingredients meal kit supplied by the owner despite the cold. But at least the firepit and the warm hospitality of the owner gave us what we needed to brave through the freeze! We also took beautiful walks from the accommodation around the farm and to Devil's Dyke. And at night, we stared at the clear night skies and stargazed in awe. We were also lucky enough to wake up with a tiny bit of snow and ice that altered the view of the landscape, which was extraordinary. I gotta admit, two nights were not enough! If only work were not calling us to head back home. Yes, I yearn for the day I no longer have to work! However, this also means I'll treasure the memory even more and make it a point to return- for all other seasons, perhaps! And if I do return, I will explore many amazing hikes around the area, like Chanctonbury Ring and cute towns like Shoreham by the Sea. All in all, if you're looking for a change (to break your routine, to improve your social life, to discover your purpose in life...) that wouldn't take up too many days and is easily accessible from London, I highly recommend Foot of the Downs as the place that can facilitate that experience for you indeed.