Our new home

Our new home means we have no restrictions on space in which to create our village. We can determine our own layout; have unlimited well-drained camping space, campervan and car parking; safe placement for large burns; and scope to grow as needed.

We have more privacy than ever before. There is room for us to let our hair down, wander and explore without having to cross public roadways or to lock down and safeguard our perimeter from public trespassing.

Last but not least, our new site has wild-swimming onsite - and we are closer to the equator than ever before.

Location

A large private landholding, featuring:

  • A sizeable lake with an island and huge willow tree in the centre
  • A stream, with wide, flat, grassed banks
  • Vast open fields for theme camps and free camping
  • Forest areas with walking trails, though not clear enough for camping
  • A stand of ancient trees in the middle of our open space, marking Centre Camp's location

Drive: London: 245 miles, Bristol: 150 miles, Birmingham 225 miles, Leeds 348 miles, Edinburgh 518 miles)
Public Transport: 2 train stations 10 and 4 miles away from site

AMENITIES

  • Nearest shopping, 4 miles (Lostwithiel)
  • Nearest hospital, 9 miles (Bodmin) or 10 miles (Liskeard)
  • Nearest major centres for any niche supplies or highly specialised treatments, 25 miles in either direction (Newquay & Plymouth)

WATER SUPPLY AND HANDLING

Our new home does not have drinking water facilities and we are currently working on solutions for water supply and grey water handling. A further update will be sent to participants in February. We suggest you plan accordingly in line with the principle of Radical Self-Reliance.

Please plan to bring your own water solutions for drinking and cooking: either a water purification system to drink and use water from the river, or bring enough water on site with you. We recommend 5-6 liters per person per day, which takes into account drinking and washing.

Note that the use of non-biodegradable soap and chemicals is not permitted anywhere on site.

WAste disposal

According to the Leave No Trace principles and “pack-in, pack-out” approach. If you managed to bring something on-site, you need to find a way to take it off-site at the end of the event. MOOP status will be monitored on an ongoing basis during and after the event and will impact next year Theme Camp applications and funding.

More information on the closest waste disposal facilities to follow in February.


ACCOMMODATION

Upon arrival, greeting team will direct you to Centre Camp to help you find your theme camp location or appropriate camping area if you are free-camping. 

If you have questions about accommodating your family, email families(at)burningnest.co.uk or if you have accessibility requirements, get in touch at inclusion(at)burningnest.co.uk

Security

We have security on-site to safeguard our community and home. Our security team is well experienced with alternative events and Nest specifically, and does not want to spoil your experience of the event. However, our participants are reminded that  the law of the land still applies at Nest.

Medics

Experienced medical staff are on-site 24-hours during peak gathering dates. If you develop medical needs while on-site, please alert a Ranger for immediate attention, or make your way to Centre Camp or to Welfare.

CENTRE CAMP

Centre Camp is where you can find all necessary information you might need on-site. This includes, areas where participants’ help is needed, programme updates, lost and found. Centre Camp is marked by a group of ancient trees in the middle of our open space clearly marked on all our maps and signposted throughout the site. 

Children

Children are welcome at Nest.

Lost children will be taken immediately to Centre Camp. Rangers will then locate the child’s carer(s).You must ensure your child has an identification item that specifies where you are camped and also knows where their family camp is. Immediately notify a Ranger if at all concerned about the whereabouts of your child.

Email families(at)burningnest.co.uk if you have questions about attending with children.


PRESS & MEDIA

THIS IS A PRIVATE EVENT, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR THE BURNER COMMUNITY AND FRIENDS OF THOSE WITHIN THE COMMUNITY. THE BURNER COMMUNITY IS DEFINED AS THOSE WHO ATTEND BURNING MAN & OTHER EVENTS THAT FOLLOW THE PRINCIPLES OF BURNING MAN.

We respect the importance of maintaining our core energy and propagating this within our events. Therefore, we rely on word-of-mouth of prior Burning-event attendees, as well as welcoming those who seek out our gathering as something that resonates on a personal level.

We ask that you do not list our event in public Event Calendars or publish articles about the event without the express permission of the coordinators of the event. This does not extend to private blogs or public blogs aimed to share your own personal experience of Nest as opposed to promote the event itself. Contact media(at)burningnest.co.uk for more information.