At-a-glance details

  • Dates21 March 2020 to 28 March 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside
  • Cost£180
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code20BTP121
  • AccommodationHunter Bunkhouse

About Clearing Tennyson’s view

Bring life to the South Downs heathland and restore Tennyson’s famous view.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson fell in love with the beautiful woodland and heathland of the Black Down Hills and would stride out through the heather, wrapped in his cloak. Follow in his footsteps and join the team at Black Down you can say, as Tennyson did in his poem Green Sussex: ‘You came, and looked and loved the view / Long-known and loved by me, / Green Sussex fading into blue, / With one grey glimpse of sea’.   
You’ll be clearing birch and pine scrub to bring life to the heaths and tackling rhododendron to restore the woods. Tasks could also include carrying out construction and maintenance jobs across the estate to help look after and care for this wonderful and inspirational corner of the South Downs National Park.

About the accommodation

Situated in a lovely rural location, but near the small market town of Haslemere, the bunkhouse is a countryside retreat on the edge of the South Downs National Park, with easy access to railway and road links to London and beyond. Situated on Swan Barn Farm surrounded by ancient meadows, woodland and orchards, this recently refurbished building has a well-equipped kitchen and comfortable lounge complete with a wood-burning stove. There is plenty of outdoor space to sit and relax in as well as a barbecue area.

Facilities: garden, drying room, open fire/woodburner, washing machine, tumble dryer, pay phone.

Bedding: Only mattress covers provided.

Notes for guests

Bring steel toe-capped boots if you have them, gloves (especially small sizes), sunscreen and insect repellent.

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page. 

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 7pm

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays


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