Big Camp on Black Down

Come and take part in a truly wild camping experience on Black Down.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

A rare opportunity to take part in a really wild camping experience at Black Down, run by the National Trust's Ranger team. Take a walk on the heath and listen for bats and the elusive nightjar or simply settle down next to the campfire and listen to live music from a local band. A chance to sample our delicious local burgers and cider then snuggle down to sleep under the stars.

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £25.00
  • Child £12.50
View admission charges
Swan Barn Farm

Prices

Admission free

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

The basics

Booking details
Call 01428 652359
To book please email sarah.fisk@nationaltrust.org.uk
Suitability
Children are very welcome, must be accompanied by an adult
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
The event runs from Saturday 11am to Sunday 11am
What to bring and wear
Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, torch and anything else you may need to make yourself comfortable! There will be food and drinks available to purchase (Excluding Saturday lunch)
Accessibility
On-site parking is available and only a short walk from the wild camping site.
Other
1 pitch per applicant and pitch sizes are 5m x 5m with a maximum of 6 people per pitch. On site facilities include toilets (portaloos), a small refreshment stall, BBQ area, marquee and access to non-drinking water-Please remember to bring adequate amounts of water for your stay.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
22 June 2019 11:00 - 11:00 Sold out
23 June 2019 11:00 - 11:00 Sold out

Contact Info

Name
sarah fisk
Email
sarah.fisk@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01428 652359

Upcoming events

Nightjar walk on Black Down

Wed 05 Jun 2019
21:30-23:00
Spend a high Summer evening in search of the elusive Nightjar on a guided walk lead by National Trust Ranger Spike Brooker

Big Camp on Black Down

Sat 22 Jun 2019
11:00-11:00
Come and take part in a truly wild camping experience on Black Down.

Countryside Crafts Day

Sat 27 Jul 2019
10:30-16:00
Bring the family down to the farm for traditional craft demonstrations and with opportunities to join in.

Community apple pressing day

Sat 28 Sep 2019
10:30-16:00
Join in a free, family-friendly apple day at Swan Barn Farm. Bring along your own apples or simply join the rangers in using our fantastic heritage press and scratter to make your own apple juice and cider.