Restoring the Surrey Heathlands

Hindhead and Devil's Punchbowl, Surrey
Volunteer clearing bracken on working holiday
Volunteer clearing bracken on working holiday

At-a-glance details

  • Dates15 February 2020 to 22 February 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£180
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20BTQ109
  • AccommodationHunter Bunkhouse

About Restoring the Surrey Heathlands

Learn new skills in old Surrey landscapes.

If you like variety, then you’ll enjoy lending a hand or two to help with the restoration of the Surrey heathlands. You’ll get to see, and work on, the management of important heathland sites such as the beautiful Devil’s Punch Bowl and Hindhead Common – said to be the inspiration for Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles.
You’ll also pick up some new skills by working with craftsmen involved in traditional woodland crafts such as charcoal burning and coppicing.

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

Steel toe-caps advisable but not essential also your own gardening gloves.
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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