The Devil’s in the detail

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Volunteer clearing vegetation on a working holiday
The exterior of Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The sitting area at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
The dormitory at Slindon Bunkhouse, West Sussex
Volunteer clearing vegetation on a working holiday 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

  • Dates29 August 2020 to 5 September 2020
  • Holiday typeTrust
  • AvailabilityPlaces available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
  • Cost£190
  • Physicality7
  • Holiday code20BTQ192
  • AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse

About The Devil’s in the detail

Help look after the archaeology and wildlife of this stunning chalk downland area.

The rangers at Devil's Dyke need your help to look after the archaeology and wildlife of this stunning chalk downland area.  Help us to erect essential stock fencing, maintain walking paths and perhaps enjoy a raging fire as we burn scrub cleared from sensitive areas of grassland.   We will take you on a guided walk to explain how your work will directly contribute towards its conservation.

To keep everything looking its best, you’ll be helping to construct essential stock fencing and maintain walking paths all around the ancient chalk downland and the deepest dry valley in the country. You can also discover where the Devil and his wife are said to be buried while watching kestrels soar in the skies above. Further tasks may include scrub clearance from sensitive areas of grassland and there will be a guided walk to explain how your work will directly contribute towards the conservation of this incredible Sussex countryside.

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 jacket and trousers, 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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