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Gumber Bothy and Camping Field
Gumber Bothy is a converted Sussex flint barn, on a working sheep farm within our Slindon Estate. It provides simple overnight accommodation just off the South Downs Way, or a tranquil location to get away from it all. We pride our site on its car free policy, so pack your gear on your back and enjoy this unique spot.
Facilities and booking information
- Visitors occupying the Bothy are welcome to use all the following facilities:
- Toilets, showers, sleeping dorms, kitchen, BBQ, bike racks, pay phone, camping field and drying room available.
- Visitors to the campsite have access to the same facilities apart from the sleeping dorms.
- The Bothy and campsite are a 2 mile walk from the nearest car park at Bignor Hill or Northwood (grid ref SU 959098) and there is no vehicle access to the site.
- Please also note that although the kitchen and Bothy are very well equipped there are no power outlets/ plug points on site and no fridge.
To make a booking please contact the Ranger on 01243 814484 or email
- Sign posted off the South Downs Way
- OS Grid reference SU 961118,
- Ordnance survey maps: Landranger 197 or Explorer 121
For camping or sleeping in the barn
- Adults £10.00 per person, per night
- Under 16s £5.00 per person per night
The Ranger, National Trust, Slindon Estate Yard, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG.
Wonderful wildlife - badgers
There are at least 3 major setts within 100 metres of the Bothy and badgers are often seen just before dusk in the woods south of the Bothy - keep quiet and you may be rewarded with a wonderful view.
Wonderful wildlife - glorious glow worms
Glow worms can also be seen up at Bignor top, near the Bignor car park, from 10.30pm onwards. Head for the track verges between May to early September, but make sure you bring a torch for the walk back.
Wonderful wildlife - spot a swallow
Watch out for the ‘Gumber swallows’ that nest in the barns around the farm, including the Bothy building. Move over swimming with dolphins - the next big thing is showering with swallows!
Wonderful wildlife - fantastic flowers
‘Gumber Wood’, the footpath from the hill above the cottages to Stane Street offers bluebells, moschatel, early purple orchids, nettle leaved bellflower and celandines to name but a few.