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Gumber Bothy

English Hostels, Group Accommodation, Bunkhouses and Camping Barns in the Home Counties

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).

Sorry, but as the bothy is on a sheep farm, no dogs and most definitely NO CARS. Not suitable for under fives.

March to October (inclusive),
flexible opening hours
  Number of beds:
25: 1 x 16, 1 x 5, 1 x 4 plus overflow area

Price per night:

£10 (adults), £5 (under 16s).

Booking by phone or email. Booking required for groups with 50% deposit.
Bunkhouse/Hostel Address:
Slindon Estate Yard
West Sussex
BN18 0RG
  Contact Details:
Ask for Bothy Ranger
Tel: 01243 814484
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.
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

Gumber Bothy

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