Here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions about Gumber campsite.

Where is the nearest town or village?

Slindon village is just over 2 miles away, but remember that you will have to walk the last 1.5 miles from the parking area to Gumber Farm so it pays to arrive fully equipped.

Where is the nearest food shop?

The Forge in the village of Slindon is a small convenience store and café. It stocks all the everyday essentials.  There is a Tesco in Littlehampton, 8 miles away.

Where is the nearest pub/restaurant?

There are two local pubs, The George Inn at Eartham and The Spur in Slindon.

Where is the nearest bank?

The closest bank is in Littlehampton, which is 8 miles away.

Do you take bookings?

Yes we do. It is strongly recommended, especially for the camping barn. To make a booking please contact the Gumber Camping team on 01243 814484 or email gumberbothy@nationaltrust.org.uk.

Do you accept dogs?

No.

Do you hire freezer packs?

No, as there is no electricity to the site we do not offer fridge or freezer facilities.

Can I park my car by my tent?

To protect the natural beauty of the site we ask our guests to travel on foot, bike or horse as there is no vehicle access to the site. The closest car parking is 2 miles away either at Bignor Hill or Northwood Junction (grid ref SU 959098).

Where is the nearest bus stop?

Take the Compass 85A bus between Arundel and Chichester, alighting at Fontwell Village; take Orchard Way [opposite the bus stop] to the A27 underpass, then cross Duke's Road into Slindon Estate.

Where are some good walks/cycle trails for families?

There are many walks and tracks to explore, with trails around the Slindon Estate on the National Trust Slindon web pages.

Can we go fishing nearby?

Mill Farm fisheries are located in 8 miles away in Bury, visit Mill Farm fisheries for further details.

Do you have laundry facilities?

There is a drying room upstairs in the camping barn, which all campers have access to.

What places are there to visit nearby?

There are plenty of local National Trust properties to visit including: Drovers Estate, Lavington Common, Petworth and Woolbeding Countryside. Please check the website for further details.

You mention arriving by horse, do you have stables?

No, but with prior arrangement we can arrange for horses to use one of the surrounding fields and yards.

Do you take credit card payments?

Yes, we accept most credit and debit cards when you pre-book your places, payments taken on site must be cash or cheque.

Are you open all year round?

We usually open during March and close late October.

Can I have a fire or barbecue?

There is a barbecue available to use on the site and a communal fire pit area.  Locally made barbecue charcoal is available to purchase on site, £5 per bag.  Firewood can be collected from the woodland south of the campsite.

Can under 18s stay at the site?

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Barley and poppies, Slindon Estate, West Sussex

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