National Trust Basecamp

National Trust Basecamp

National Trust Basecamps offer simple self catering accommodation.

A National Trust Basecamp is a bunkhouse offering simple self catering accommodation, not only for groups of volunteers taking part in conservation work but also for recreational, educational and corporate groups looking to escape the rat race of the city. Each bunkhouse is rich with its own unique history and offers the outdoor enthusiast an ideal base for exploring beautiful landscapes and unspoilt coastlines.

national trust basecamps with map
national trust basecamp, inside Dalehead Bunkhouse


HENDRE ISAF BASECAMP in North Wales is a converted farm building rich with history, dating back to the 1600s. Set in a tranquil part of Snowdonia on the 7,300 hectare Ysbyty estate, this 400 year old National Trust basecamp is just 8 miles from Snowdonia’s principle village, Betws-y-Coed.


BIG MOSE BASECAMP in Shropshire is a  converted Tudor farmhouse on the Dudmaston Estate in Shropshire.


DALEHEAD BUNKHOUSE  in Derbyshire offers comfortable accommodation in an idyllic location just under Mam Tor.  ILAM BUNKHOUSE is in an 18th Century stable block on the Ilam Hall Estate.


GUMBER BOTHY is a Sussex flint barn on a working sheep farm.  It provides simple overnight accommodation for camping for walkers, horse riders and cyclists, just off the South Downs Way.  It is five minutes’ walk from Stane Street, the Roman Road that crosses the South Downs Way at Bignor Hill.  There is no acesss for cars, so this is a special ‘get away from  it-all’ location.

national trust basecamp gumber bothy
national trust basecamp gumber bothy

For a list of all of the bunkhouses and bothies owned by the National Trust see the National Trust  Website.



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