Shedding light on the woodland floor

Slindon, West Sussex
Woodland dormouse box
The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
Woodland dormouse box The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex

At-a-glance details

  • Dates18 January 2020 to 25 January 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills
  • Cost£180
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20BT102
  • AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse

About Shedding light on the woodland floor

Get hands-on with some traditional woodland coppicing.

Experience the serenity of spending a week immersed in a wood on the Slindon Estate, tucked away in the glorious South Downs. You’ll be helping to manage pockets of woodland and create coppicing for both hedging products and wildlife - including the strong (and rather adorable) dormice population.
Enjoy the feeling of working in the quiet, dappled woods with the smell of wood smoke by day, then return to the bunkhouse to warm up by the log burner at night.
 

About the accommodation

Slindon Bunkhouse is a converted stable block on the 1,400-hectare estate at Slindon between Arundel and Chichester. The estate is typical of the South Downs with rolling hills and farmland set against a background of woodland and hedges. In addition to that it has an ancient deer park and various archaeological sites. The bunkhouse has a recently refurbished kitchen and seating area with sofas.

Facilities: garden, open fire/woodburner, washing machine.

Bedding: Only mattress cover provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Stout footwear, waterproof trousers and jacket, clothes you don't mind getting dirty.

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 9pm

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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