The Devil’s in the detailNewtimber Hill, West Sussex
- Dates29 August 2020 to 5 September 2020
- Holiday typeTrust
- AvailabilityPlaces available
- Activity type Coast and countryside, Construction
- Holiday code20BTQ192
- AccommodationSlindon Bunkhouse
About The Devil’s in the detailHelp 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.