Camp Ivy pops up!

February 20, 2013 by combehavendefenders

Note added 2 March 2013: Camp Ivy has now apparently shut down. Please stay posted for more info re. future camps!

Combe Haveivyn Defenders has just got word of a new independent camp that has appeared just off the public footpath between Glover’s Farm and Acton’s Farm.

Camp Ivy is not on the route of the road and this means it should be relatively secure from short-term eviction. It does, however, provide a good base for protestors very close to the action! At the moment contractors are trying to complete extensive hedgerow cutting along the route of the proposed road to beat the 1st March nesting season deadline. This coming weekend 22/23 Feb will be a focus for protest against the hedgerow destruction.

Folk coming to the camp are requested to be as self-sufficient as possible, bringing food and water, and, if staying overnight, tent and sleeping bag too. The Camp Ivy mobile is 07706 065623.

Camp Ivy takes shape in the trees!

To access the camp,walk along Glover’s Lane until you get to the bridge.  If you can, go through the kissing gate just before the bridge and along the footpath which follows the old railway line.  After about 5 minutes you’ll get to a wire fence; climb over, and the camp is not far along on the left.

When work is going on, security may prevent use of this path, in which case take the track through Glover’s Farm, as on map below.  However, the farmer has requested that we avoid this track if possible because of disturbance to sheep during lambing, so please go the other way if you can.

The OS map ref for the camp is TQ750097. There’s a map in the flyer below. For the more adventurous, access is also possible from the North on foot across the valley from Crowhurst.

Sidley is a 30 minute walk from Bexhill train station, or reachable by Stagecoach bus 98 (every 30 mins approx) from Hivyflyer1smastings, St Leonards and Bexhill.

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