Slindon’s survey blitzSlindon, West Sussex
- Dates20 June 2020 to 27 June 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityNo longer available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Survey, Special interest
- Holiday code20BTP154
- AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse
About Slindon’s survey blitzSpend a week immersing yourself in the wildlife of the Slindon Estate.
Join the estate team for the week where you will learn to survey plants, invertebrates, butterflies, dormice, birds and more. The surveying could take place anywhere on the estate - from cultivated farmland to hazel shaded lanes, leafy ancient woodland or thriving hedgerows. Working as part of a team you’ll count, measure and survey after learning identification skills.
The results you gather will make a real difference as they will help the team to monitor any population changes but also see the benefits of their habitat-improving work, which contributes towards how the habitats will be managed in the long term. While at Slindon, you’ll also get some time to see first-hand the biggest woodland restoration that the National Trust has ever taken on - the ‘Rise of Northwood’ - which plans to return 185 acres of farmland to its pre-wartime wooded landscape.
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: Please bring walking shoes/boots, waterproof jacket and trousers and you are welcome to bring your own wildlife identification books, although these will be provided.
A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.