Restoring the Surrey HeathlandsHindhead and Devil's Punchbowl, Surrey
- Dates19 October 2019 to 26 October 2019
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
- Holiday code19BTZ248
- AccommodationHunter Bunkhouse
About Restoring the Surrey HeathlandsStop the spread of scrub in one of Surrey’s most iconic landscapes.
If you like variety, then come and enjoy working with us on the restoration of the Surrey Heathlands. You’ll get to see and work on the management of important heathland sites such as the Devil’s Punch Bowl and Hindhead. 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.
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.
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