For WildGlamping – What should I bring? What is provided?
- a private pitch and tent set in amongst mature blackthorn, overlooking a small field with views over the west coast.
- comfortable beds with all bed linen, duvet, extra blankets, pillows and pillow cases.
- showers and toilets in facilities barn, a short 15 seconds stroll away/50m max.
- washing facilities for dishes in the same barn with hot water.
- the use of a fridge, freezer and washing machine (cost £2).
- Lots of board games, toys, books to borrow in each tent, plus things for crabbing, bird watching, star gazing, nature activities and toys yo keep children’s amused while parents wash up.
- Re-chargeable lanterns and torch per tent.
- communal fire pit, pots and ways to cook safely on an open fire, including bucket of wood.
- a wood burner in the seashore safari and woodsman ger.
- fully equipped kitchen with gas hob and grill including condiments (salt, pepper, chilli flakes), oil, vinegar, tea, coffee, sugar and other handy things to settle you in.
- information on Guernsey.
- a welcome pack when you’ve paid for your stay with directions.
- child travel cot
- towels and toiletries.
- Groceries – it’s good to have something so you don’t have to go off straight away to find food! We don’t have shop on site.
How do I get to the site?
Getting to Guernsey – St Peter Port where the ferry comes in is 15 mins by car, 35 min by bus and 45 min cycle from the land. Ferries from the UK are the fast ferry from Poole, the slower all weather ferry from Portsmouth with www.condorferries.com. Ferries from France leave St Malo with www.condorferries.com , www.directferries.co.uk/manche_iles_express.htm also leave from ports in Normandy. The airport is 20 min by bus, 25min by bike and 10 min by car from WildGuernsey. www.flybe.com, www.aurigny.com, www.blueislands.com are all the companies that fly here. They can be expensive (book early if you do fly) so sea travel may be cheaper.
Getting to WildGuernsey – Firstly head to the south west of the Island, we’re close to Fort Grey museum or the Guernsey Pearl café/gift shop (both on the tourist map…which is where you’ll find us too.) When you arrive at the Guernsey Pearl café carpark, there are a few ways to find us. A 5 min walk via an ancient sunken lane or up a track. You’ll get more detail after booking. There is parking on site. Our post code is GY7 9HX.
How can I get around the island?
The island is only 7 miles long by 5 miles wide, so nowhere is far. Cycling all the way round takes 2 hrs, walking it would take all day. The buses are good, £2 per journey. We use Go Guernsey for cycle hire, and again all the information is sent when you book.
Do you accept pets?
Although we appreciate that your dog is part of your family, we don’t take dogs. The main reason is for keeping the tents allergy free, and to respect others staying on the site.
Is the site safe for young children?
Yes. We have two children ages 6 and 9, and families choose our site because of the way that children can explore freely amongst nature . We do have glass houses on the land and potential dangers of blackthorn shrubs, uneven ground, brambles and nettles (we can offer a plant to help with any stings!). We would ask any parent/guardian who is visiting or staying with us to be responsible for any young person in their care. D’Arcy and Tara are first aid trained and the site is risk assessed. WildGuernsey holds third party public liability insurance plus full insurance for the activities they run. Glass houses are a feature of the Guernsey Landscape and are evidence of the islands past horticultural industry that thrived but is now much declined. It means many wooden greenhouses are in a poor state of repair, ours are no exception to this and have seen better days. For this reason it is important young children are supervised when in close proximity to the glass. The camping area is not close to the glass houses. There is a small pond with a fence around it.
Wild Guernsey now has permission for campers to park on site. Access is via a green lane (paved wheel tracks only) or a narrow uneven footpath. The closer proximity for parking helps make the land more accessible. The site remains a relatively wild area with features which might make access more difficult for people with limited mobility. Paths are mostly wood chipped and are uneven and narrow as they meander trees and shrubs. The toilets and wash facilities are on the ground floor of a barn located around 50 meters from the tents via the described paths (unlit at night). A bath or shower is available for washing, and there are cold water drinking stand pipes near each tent. During 2021 two of the tents will be on wooden decking with a step up from the ground, the tipi has a low entrance as is common with these native American designs.
If these conditions might present challenges please contact us before booking to discuss you specific needs and what we might be able to do to help. We usually have a presence on site during some of the day and this may be useful if you need assistance. We are happy for you to bring aides that might help make your stay more comfortable (just let us know when you book to ensure they are compatible with the facilities).