Gumber Camping Barn (formerly Gumber Bothy), Gumber Campsite and Camping Barn, Gumber Farm, Slindon, West Sussex, BN18 0RN
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OverviewGumber Camping Barn (formerly known as Gumber Bothy) is a converted Sussex flint barn on a working sheep farm within the National Trust's Slindon Estate. It provides simple overnight accommodation or camping for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, just off the South Downs Way, or a tranquil and remote location to get away from it all. Five minutes' walk from Stane Street, the Roman Road that crosses the South Downs Way at Bignor Hill, facilities include sleeping platforms in 3 dorms sleeping up to 25, basic kitchen and bathroom facilities, BBQ, drying room, bike racks, payphone. Wheelchair accessible (please phone for details). There is also a campsite available. Sorry, but as the Camping Barn is on a sheep farm, no dogs and most definitely NO CARS. Not suitable for under fives. Photos: ©National Trust Images/John Miller, ©National Trust Images/Robert Morris. This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:25: 1x16, 1x5, 1x4 plus overflow area
Open:Mar-Oct. Flexible opening hours
Price per night:£12, £6 (under 16s).
Booking:Booking by phone or email. Deposit required at time of booking. Postal address: Slindon Estate Yard, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RG.
Directions:OS Map LR197 or E121 GR 961 119. Nearest car park GR 973 129. No vehicular access. One mile off South Downs Way on Stane Street bridleway
Public Transport:Train stations, Arundel (urban) 5 miles, Amberley (rural) 5 miles, Chichester (8 miles). National Express stop at Chichester. Buses 84 and 85 from Chichester, stop at Fontwell and then it is a 3 mile walk to the Bothy. Taxi fare from Arundel to Northwood Farm is approx £10, followed by a 2 mile country walk.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is in a National Park, is available to individuals and is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the Hostels with Camping map, the camping barn map, the National Trust Bunkhouses map, the dark sky area and the walking festivals page.
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South Downs Way Annual Walk
May 22nd 2019
An organised nine day walk along the full 100 mile length of the South Downs Way, one of England’s finest national trails, taking place from 7th to 15th June 2019.
This is an organised nine day walk along the full 100 mile length of the South Downs Way, one of England’s finest national trails. It will take place from 7th to 15th June in 2019 and passes just 1km from Gumber Bothy Walker accommodation.
Gumber Bothy is a converted Sussex flint barn on a working sheep farm within the National Trust’s Slindon Estate. It provides simple overnight accommodation or camping for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, just off the South Downs Way, or a tranquil and remote location to get away from it all.
Five minutes’ walk from Stane Street, the Roman Road that crosses the South Downs Way at Bignor Hill, facilities include sleeping platforms in 3 dorms sleeping up to 25, basic kitchen and bathroom facilities, BBQ, drying room, bike racks, payphone.
Come and discover this lovely area !
Gumber Barn, West Sussex
October 9th 2017
Campfires allowed, but no cars
With campfires allowed, but no cars on site, Gumber Campign Barn, on the National Trust’s Slindon Estate, is a step back in time.
You walk across the estate carrying your gear, leaving the modern world and your car behind. The landscape is the prettiest rolling Sussex hills, dotted with distant sheep like daisies in the grass. The tranquillity seeps in and soon you could be walking through a scene from anytime in the last 2000 years.
Just over there is Stane Street – the Roman road linking London with Chicester. The Legionnaires carrying their packs clinked along this route. Just like them, when you arrive there is a very welcome camp. Unlike our Roman antecedents, you won’t have to build a shelter as the flint barn stands welcoming you. A crackling campfire in the evening rounds off the day. But at least you won’t need to keep guard all night!
Gumber Barn is on a working sheep farm and offers simple accommodation for walkers, cyclists and horse riders (there weren’t many cycle s here in Roman times though).
Just off the South Downs Way
May 24th 2016
Stay in this remote camping barn in the South Downs, only accessible on foot or by bike.
The South Downs Ways is a 100 mile route from Winchester to Eastbourne following bridleways over the glorious South Down. One of the driest long distance paths in the UK it can be traveled on foot or by bike. Gumber Bothy, on the National Trust Slindon Estate, not on accessible by car, is only five minutes’ walk from the Stane Street Roman road which crosses the South Downs Way at Bignor Hill. The camping barn has self catering facilities, drying room and cycle storage ideal for walkers and cyclists traveling the South Downs way. Bring a sleeping bag and sleep on the sleeping platforms.