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Tanners Hatch YHA Hostel

Tanners Hatch

16 miles east of Puttenham on the National Trust`s Polesden Lacey estate near Dorking. Ideal next stop if you are following the North Downs Way long distance walking trail.

For a more leisurely day`s walk, the gap can be partly bridged by taking the train - the railway closely follows the North Downs range of hills between Guildford and Dorking with a number of stations inbetween.

See the YHA Tanners Hatch page for further information.

Gumber Bothy

Gumbar Bothy

An estimated 35 miles, 55km by road or path to the south of Puttenham, just off the South Downs Way about two miles north of Slindon village, and high on the South Downs.

Gumber Bothy is a converted traditional Sussex barn on the National Trust's Slindon Estate in the heart of the South Downs. It provides simple overnight accommodation or camping for walkers, riders and cyclists. The Bothy forms part of Gumber Farm and is 5 minutes walk from Stane Street, the Roman Road that crosses the South Downs Way at Bignor Hill.

Gumber is quite a leap southwards from Puttenham. However, a train ride to one of the Mid Sussex Line stations such as Billingshurst or Pulborough will provide you with plenty of scenic lanes and public rights of way to get you to the foot of the South Downs.

For further details contact the Bothy Warden Katie Archer.

Have a look at the Gumber Bothy website.


Friends of Nature

We're very happy to make space to mention our friends at Friends of Nature UK, with whom we have now joined. They have a small but select group of houses around the United Kingdom, and the group strives to provide inexpensive hostel accommodation in beautiful countryside, with a strong green tourism and nature-friendly ethos.

Friends of Nature UK are also part of the global Naturefriends movement, which has some 800 houses around the world and has an ethos that is internationally, ecologically and socially minded.

Hindhead YHA Hostel

We're sorry to say that this wonderful hostel, previously listed here, has now closed.