Our new home

Location

A large private landholding, featuring:

  • Several large, beautiful lakes
  • Sheltered glades, sculpted gardens, and forested walking trails.
  • Vast open fields for theme camps, big art, free-camping & camper-vans, and lots of fire and fun. 
  • A large stand of oak trees, marking  the location of Centre Camp and our cabaret amphitheatre.
  • Room to grow.

Drive: London: 183 miles, Bristol: 88 miles, Birmingham 169 miles, Leeds 289 miles, Edinburgh 454 miles.
As previously, directions will be emailed to each member ahead of the event.

Public Transport: Newton Abbott & Exeter train stations are 6 and 12 miles away from site respectively.

AMENITIES

  • Nearest general shopping, 2.5 miles
  • Nearest hospital, 6 miles (Newton Abbott)
  • Nearest major centre for niche supplies or specialised treatment, 12 miles (Exeter)

WATER SUPPLY AND HANDLING

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.

WAste disposal

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.

However.

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.


ACCOMMODATION

Upon arrival, the 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

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 found amonst a grove of trees central to the site, 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, and your own presence and creative flair.

Children

Children are very 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 family(at)burningnest.co.uk if you have questions about attending with children.

PETS

Nest has experimented with range of policies on pets at the event, and will be advising shortly on a decision for 2018. While the community's feedback on their presence is largely positive, this year we will once again have local livestock to navigate. Stay tuned, 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.