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Christmas/New Year 2017 – 2018

Christmas – all barns are presently available for a minimum booking of 3 nights

New Year – all barns are presently available for a minimum booking of 3 nights.

Any 3 night (min.) booking, including Christmas Eve to Boxing Day and New Year eve to  New Year’s Day is –

Little Barn (6 person) – £475

Hen House (8 person) – £610

Hadfield Barn (14 person) – £1100

Phone or mail to book.


2017 Midweek – We have good availability for all bunk barns.

2017 Weekends – We don’t have on-line online booking, if you are interested in a barn or barns mail us with the date, or dates.

We are a bit old fashioned and like to communicate with people before they stay!  If you email we should be able to help your query.  If you email we aim to get back to you asap – but no promises.

Your own private campsite…

Please note that we are a pre-booked group and DoE campsite ONLY please read the camping page for details.

Are you a large family group wanting the privacy and safety of your own private campsite space? Children can run around in safety, close the gate and let them explore the campsite woods and play games in a space only occupied by your family and friends.

Do you run a group activity week and need a base to set out activities and camping but need sole use so you aren’t packing up every night? Shut the gate each night and you have sole access to the private campsite.

Are you looking for a private campsite for a friends gathering where you can enjoy the countryside, each others company but don’t want the noise and distraction of other groups? As long as you just want to play games, gather, chat and enjoy each others company the campsite is a peaceful area, we don’t have music or radios etc.

All details about booking are on the Campsite page.

Walling Courses

We have had a great run of courses with the Derbyshire DSWA and whilst they have to spread their skills with other sites, we are pleased to have them return for 2 more weekends this year.

Call Alan Malia at DSWA on 01246 280914 for detail or

2017 – Novice weekend 11+12 March.  We welcome back the Derbyshire and Cheshire branches for a members joint practice weekend on July 22+23 2017.

2016 – Successful Novice weekend 12+13 March.  Great joint weekend with Cheshire branch completing over 20m of limestone high wall – July 30+31.

2015 – Just one Novice weekend – March 14+15.

2014 – This year over 45m of wall was rebuilt to a high standard by novices on training courses.

2013 has been another great year for the DSWA at Bushey Heath Farm, we look forward to more courses next year.

2012 – Members weekend August Bank Holiday – fabulous ‘s’ curve created in the workyard entrance.  Finishes off the many features, step & squeeze style, cheeky ends, lunky and free curves that are displayed in that stretch of wall.

2011 – Five course ran this year, loads of great walls done

2010 – Members Weekend 25/26 September 2010 – great weekend, the weather held off and a great stretch of wall 25m ish was completed with the two new Bee Boles.  The Bee Skeps are in place and next year we hope to look at colonising them with a couple of bee colonies.

A weekends hard work – well done all!

Thanks to all for a brilliant weekend with a fabulous feature wall.   Thanks to all who attended and to Lisa for the catering!

There has been enormous stretches of wall completed since 2008 – thanks to all members and trainees.

Renewables Visit

We have seen an increasing interest in the renewable projects we have on the farm and now show private individuals and commercial groups around on a regular basis. If you are interested in the Wind Turbine, Ground Source Heat Pump or Rainwater Harvesting for your own property, business development or as a sustainable model then contact us for a visit. As a guide we charge £60 min. for private visits and a £120 min. for commercial visits.

L’Eroica Brittannia camping and accommodation

L’Eroica Britannia 17/18 and 19 June 2016.

Accommodation and camping for L’Eroica Britannia –

For all those cycling enthusiasts we have all our bunk barns available for the 3 day event – book early to avoid disappointment.

The campsite will be available to pre-book only for individuals, families and groups for this weekend ONLY – BOOK EARLY – FILLS QUICKLY.


Hawley Gig

Check out –– for all the forum pics and reviews from the night.  Very successful and positive day and evening.  We will be reviewing all aspects of it and need the forum chat to base the potential for the future.  An honest, and realistic, review of good things and those that need improving are appreciated.

Mountain Biking and Fitness Activities

Turn your weekend away into an activity weekend with our local qualified guides.  MTB adventures – guided rides from the farm to all the best routes in the area with grades for all abilities. 

Fitness activities on the farm.  Work out to set training in the Hayloft.  Forest Bash like the army for a session.  Get fitter quicker with the Boot Camp training.

Check out the courses page for details.

Hayloft – Training Classroom

Some great feedback on the use of the Hayloft :– “The Guatemala team of Peace Brigades International held a training and selection week at Bushey Heath Farm during October 2008, March 2009 and October 2009 (and booked for June 2010!). Bushey Heath was a great venue for the week, the training room was spacious and light and the accommodation comfortable and practical.”