Knepp Wildland Campsite
Our 'Wild Range' longhorn beef is a step beyond even Conservation Grade or organic beef. The herds at Knepp are raised on a 'naturalistic' system, which means they are allowed to range freely in blocks of over a thousand acres of varied 'wildland' habitat incorporating open pastures, dense scrub, water meadows, woods, streams and ponds.
They forage as they would in the wild, feeding on a complexity of over 250 organic herbs and grasses, browsing on shrubs and leaves when they feel like it. They are managed with minimal human intervention, spending their entire lives outside, in family groups, weaning their calves naturally, usually after a year or more. The chef Heston Blumenthal reckons longhorn is the best tasting beef in the world. Knepp Castle's slow-grown, stress-free, wild-ranging, naturally-reared longhorn beef, matured on the bone by us for 28 days, takes this taste to another dimension. This combination of an entirely natural diet and slow maturing lifecycle results in incomparably tender and flavoursome meat.
Our longhorn beef is available from our campsite shop in Dial Post, West Sussex. We have sirloin, fillet, rib-eye and rump steaks, as well as burgers and mince. We obviously like to sell it to our campers, but also to people attending safaris and passing customers from the local area. Our beef is processed on the estate by Garlic Wood Farm, a family-run butchery dedicated to high-quality sustainably farmed meat produced in harmony with nature.