Monitoring for natureSwan Barn Farm, Surrey
- Dates4 July 2020 to 11 July 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Survey
- Holiday code20BTM162
- AccommodationHunter Bunkhouse
About Monitoring for natureA 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.