At-a-glance details

  • Dates4 July 2020 to 11 July 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Survey
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality2
  • Holiday code20BTM162
  • AccommodationHunter Bunkhouse

About Monitoring for nature

A week of meadow, heathland and wildlife surveying.

Come and take part in a biological survey across the  range of beautiful properties that make up the Black  Down Estate in Surrey and West Sussex. You will spend  most of the holiday learning plant identification skills  and surveying the local meadows and heaths.  Training will be provided by the rangers making this  holiday ideal for those of any level of ability, we will  teach you all you need to know. Your survey results  make a real difference, they help us monitor changes  and influence how we manage these wonderful  habitats in the long term.  

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, WiFi.

Bedding: Only mattress covers provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Any appropriate field guides covering grasses and plants and a hand lens for close ID work would be useful but not essential and also a head torch if available.

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.

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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