Gumber Bothy bunkbarn and campsite

Slindon Estate can host your camping trip as well as your day trip. Gumber Bothy and Camping Field is a converted Sussex flint barn on a working sheep farm with camping facilities too.

Gumber Bothy and Camping Field

Gumber Bothy provides simple overnight accommodation just off the South Downs Way, or a tranquil location to get away from it all. We pride our site on its car free policy, so pack your gear on your back, horse or bicycle and enjoy this unique spot.


Visitors occupying the bothy barn are welcome to use all the following facilities:
Toilets, showers, sleeping dorms, kitchen, BBQ, bike racks, pay phone, camping field and drying room available.
Visitors to the campsite have access to the same facilities apart from the sleeping dorms.
The Bothy and campsite are a two-mile walk from the nearest car park at Bignor Hill or Northwood (grid ref SU 959098) and there is no vehicle access to the site.
Please also note that although the kitchen and Bothy are very well equipped there are no power outlets/ plug points on site and no fridge.

Booking information

To make a booking please contact the Gumber Bothy team on 01243 814484 or email them.


Signposted off the South Downs Way
OS Grid reference SU 961118,
Ordnance survey maps: Landranger 197 or Explorer OL10


For camping or sleeping in the barn:
Adults £12.00 per person, per night
Under 16s £6.00 per person per night

Contact Information

The Gumber Bothy Team, National Trust, Slindon Estate Yard, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG.
Call: 01243 814484

So much to do on the Slindon Estate

Four geocaches within 1 mile, 25 miles of rights of way including the South Downs Way and the Monarch’s Way, beautiful views and fascinating archaeological features.

Wonderful wildlife

There are at least three major badger setts within 100 metres of the Bothy and badgers are often seen just before dusk in the woods south of the Bothy - keep quiet and you may be rewarded with a wonderful view.
Glow worms can also be seen up at Bignor top, near the Bignor car park, from 10.30pm onwards. Head for the track verges between May to early September, but make sure you bring a torch for the walk back.
Watch out for the ‘Gumber swallows’ that nest in the barns around the farm, including the Bothy building. Move over swimming with dolphins - the next big thing is showering with swallows!
Gumber Wood’, the footpath from the hill above the cottages to Stane Street offers bluebells, moschatel, early purple orchids, nettle leaved bellflower and celandines to name but a few.

While you're visiting why not...

…visit the Folly, on Nore Hill? Explore Bignor Roman Villa, escape to the past at Amberley Working Museum, enjoy a delicious cake at The Forge in Slindon village, or try one of the great local pubs.