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Stay dry in converted barn accommodation © National Trust

Stay dry in converted barn accommodation

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

Tents in sunshine at campsite on the beautiful and historic Slindon estate

Tents in sunshine at campsite on the beautiful and historic Slindon estate


  • 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.

Booking information
To make a booking please contact the Ranger on 01243 814484 or email


 © Crown copyright and database rights 2012 Ordnance Survey 100023974


  • Sign posted off the South Downs Way
  • OS Grid reference SU 961118,
  • Ordnance survey maps: Landranger 197 or Explorer 121



Looking over Gumber campsite on a summer’s day © Crown copyright and database rights 2012 Ordnance Survey 100023974

For camping or sleeping in the barn

  • Adults £10.00 per person, per night
  • Under 16s £5.00 per person per night


Contact details

Looking over Gumber campsite on a summer's day © Stephen Hoar

Contact Information
The Ranger, National Trust, Slindon Estate Yard, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG.

01243 814484

Email us

Things to see & do on the Slindon Estate

So much.... Four geocaches within 1 mile, 25 miles of rights of way including the South Downs Way and the Monarch’s Way, beautiful views and fascinating archaeological features.

Wonderful wildlife - badgers

Badgers love to nibble on our plants in the garden © National Trust

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

View of a glow worm © John Tyler

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

View of a glow worm © National Trust

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

The joy of spring © Gareth Wiltshire

‘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.

Whilst you're visiting why not...

Survivor of the Great Storm of 1987, now a wildlife refuge

...visit the Folly, on Nore Hill? Explore Bignor Roman Villa, escape to the past at  Amberley Working Museum, enjoy a delicious cake at The Forge in Slindon village, or try one of the great local pubs.