Puttenham Camping Barn

Surrey offers some beautiful cycling routes on quiet lanes and tracks with great pubs and tea stops, and with a train network this means you don’t need to take your car.

The Surrey Hills are deservedly an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the North Downs Way offering a long distance walking path, much of which can be cycled.

For overnight trips there are good Youth Hostels at Tanners Hatch and Holmbury St Mary, but they are often busy so an alternative is the beautiful and simple camping barn at Puttenham.

Dating from the 18th century, Puttenham Camping Barn offers cheap and simple overnight accommodation in the pretty village of Puttenham.

It has the North Downs Way running through it (to Swale and Farnham to the West and Guilford to the East). Run by volunteers, it provides sleeping space in the barn for up to 11 guests, and a welcoming communal area to cook and eat.

A strong environmental ethos includes solar power, compost heaps and recycled rain water. The sleeping platform is comfortable and sleeping bags, mats and towels can be provided.

And with a spacious bike shed (that doubles up as a drying room) it is well set up for cyclists.

There’s a pub round the corner for those who would rather not cook or just like a pint at the end of day’s cycling.

Contact Sukey Montford on 01273 542534 to find out more and how to book a stay.

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