Puttenham Eco Camping Barn, The Street, Puttenham, Nr Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1AR

Call Bookings on 01483 811001


Puttenham Eco Camping Barn offers simple overnight accommodation and a warm welcome for walkers and cyclists - individuals, families or groups - in the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located on the North Downs Way and Sustrans NCN22 cycle route, the Barn has a fully equipped self-catering kitchen, a shower, toilets and foam covered sleeping platforms, as well as a garden with picnic benches. Electricity and hot water included but bring your own towel and sleeping bag (or hire one - £3 a stay). Evening meals are available in the village. The Barn has many sustainable features including solar panels and rainwater collection for flushing toilets. NO CARS ON SITE. Excellent cycle shed. Young people are welcome but must be accompanied by a responsible adult. The Barn is wardened. Lights out 11.30 pm. Barn website gives suggested walking routes: One from Godalming station to the Eco Camping Barn, the other from the Barn to Farncombe station (both stations being on the main London-Guildford-Portsmouth railway line). This accommodation is featured on our map of South of England and South East England and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    Sleeping platforms for 11.
  • Open:

    April 13th to Oct. arrive after 5pm leave before 10am. No access 10am-5pm.
  • Price per night:

    £15 adults; £12 aged 5-17 (accompanied by adult). Sole use by arrangement. £3 `green` voucher if arriving on foot, cycle or public transport.
  • Booking:

    Essential. No stag or hen parties.
  • Directions:

    GR SU 933 479. In Puttenham village (halfway between Farnham and Guildford) the Camping Barn is on North Downs Way - opposite the church.
  • Public Transport:

    Trains (08457 484950) at Wanborough (3.5 km), Guildford (7 km) and Farnham (9 km). Bus 65 (0845 1210190) from Guildford and Farnham stops within 1 km of Barn, or bus 46 to Watts Gallery, Compton & follow North Downs Way 2 miles west.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the Duke of Edinburgh's Award page, the IHUK signage page, the camping barn map and the walking festivals page.


aMixed dormitories
rDisabled Access
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
5Very basic accommodation


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North Downs Cycle holiday

September 20th 2011

Leaving the hop fields of the North Downs behind I peddle into Puttenham and past the Good Intent Pub. Further along, opposite the church is PUTTENHAM ECO CAMPING BARN , it is huge from the outside, although only a small part is actually converted for use as accommodation. I follow the stone track around the back and spot the familiar YHA sign.

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Picnic in an evening’s southern sunshine

September 18th 2019

The friendly wardens will greet you with a warm welcome, and have a dozen interesting stories to tell about the history and charity of the barn.

And right by the kitchen door is a huge tub of herbs galore – appreciated by the bees as well as our guests!

puttenham camping barn near guildford

Puttenham Eco Camping Barn

August 30th 2019

Run entirely by volunteers, Puttenham Camping Barn aims to keep prices low and quality high. The accommodation is environmentally-friendly and works in harmony with the surrounding village, where evening meals are available at the village pubs.

Puttenham Eco Camping Barn on the North Downs Way in Surrey is run entirely by volunteers who raised £120,000 to provide low-priced accommodation for walkers and cyclists. Working in partnership with the YHA for many years this historic Surrey Barn has provided great holidays for thousands of groups and families. The accommodation is environmentally-friendly and works in harmony with the surrounding village, where evening meals are available at the village pubs. Support this local charity, and have a holiday in the wonderful Surrey Hills at the same time.


Puttenham eco camping barn works with the local pub

A Walk from Puttenham Camping Barn, 21st Sept, part of Guildford Walkfest

August 28th 2019

Meet at this historic barn for coffee and then walk on and enjoy the beauty of Puttenham Common and lakes at Cuttmill.

Meet: at the barn at 10.00 for free coffee before a 10.30 start.  Park in Puttenham or take Bus 65 from Guildford bus station, alight at the café at the Hogs Back and walk down to Puttenham. The Camping Barn is directly opposite the church in ‘The Street’ Finish in time for the 2.57 p.m. bus back to Guildford.

Please Note: There is no vehicular access to the barn, please park in ‘The Street’ or in the School Lane car park just past the Good Intent pub. We regret this walk is not suitable for buggies, dogs will have to negotiate some stiles.  Length of walk: approximately 6 miles.
Contact: David Williamson 01483 829705, Mobile on the day – 07866 996432
Email: williamson831@btinternet.com

Puttenham Camping Barn, start sunday 21st walk run by guildford walkfest
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