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're closer to the equator than ever before)!
A large private landholding, featuring:
- A sizeable lake with an island (appropriately inhabited by nesting swans in the month of May!)
- 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 in, sorry, you harcore survivalists, you)
- A stand of ancient oak 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 (plan your drive to come directly via Liskeard, or risk satnav-bamboozling confusion, way off the beaten track!) Fine-tuned directions will be emailed to each member ahead of the event.
Public Transport: Liskeard & Lostwithiel train stations are 10 and 4 miles away from site respectively.
- 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.
Please plan to bring your own water solutions for drinking and cooking. Large reusable water containers for carrying water onsite with you are very cost-efficient and the waste-friendly. We recommend up to 5 or 6 litres per person per day, which takes into account drinking, cooking and washing. Alternatively, you might wish to explore the option of a water purification system, for utilising existing natural water onsite.
Although we hope everyone will plan according to the principle of Radical Self-Reliance, Nest will have an emergency supply of drinking water available to participants who run into trouble.
Core team volunteers are also negotiating the supply of non-potable water for showers and hand-washing. More updates soon.
Note that the use of non-biodegradable soap and chemicals is not permitted anywhere on site.
Leave No Trace principles stipulate a "pack-in, pack-out" approach. Nestlings who remove all evidence of their passage, and dispose of it in a socially and environmentally responsible manner, will be lauded as shining pillars of the community.
Nest also has a community initiative to manage waste in a communally responsible way. which prevents dumping of waste en route from the event. It is hugely reliant on reducing volume of packaging in advance of arrival, and reducing the weight (even more importantly than the size!) of the wast that is generated at our gathering
Nestlings who work to minimise their waste in advance of, and during the event, are invited to take part in this communally offered effort.
Upon arrival, greeting team will direct you to Centre Camp, your theme camp location or an 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
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.
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 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. You're invited to make this a welcoming space with activities and workshops, performances, creative flair, and of cours
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.
Not this year, sorry.
Nest has experimented with range of policies on pets at the event. While the community's feedback on their presence is largely positive, this year we have both sheep and deer in adjacent fields, and a good number of other learning curves to navigate. We hope to revisit this policy in future years. Sorry, Fido!
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.