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RSPB The Big Wild Sleepout

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RSPB The Lodge

Potton Road


SG19 2DL

United Kingdom

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Come for a night camping under the stars and connect with nature as the nocturnal wildlife comes to life at The Lodge reserve. Join in with bat walks, see what spectacular moths we trap and search the night skies with the help of the Sandy Astronomical Society.

Bring your acoustic musical instruments to play around the camp fire and finally, go off to sleep, perhaps to the sound of tawny owls hooting, or foxes and deer barking around you!

Booking essential - limited pitches available.


Set up from 4 pm Saturday 12 August

To approx 10 am Sunday 13 August


RSPB The Lodge Reserve (Gatehouse/shop) Potton Road, Sandy, Beds SG19 2DL ( Please note- SatNav does not take you to reserve entrance)

Number of spaces available

Approx 20 tents (c48 max people)

Age range

A family event. No limit on ages, but the terrain is rough (not on tracks) for wheelchairs

Pricing per person

Adult RSPB member £20

Adult non-member - £23

Child (under 16) RSPB WEX member - £10

Child (under 16) non-member - £11

Under 5’s free.

Price includes camping, parking and all activities.

Must be paid in advance


Toilets and hand washing facilities ( c 5 mins walk)

Camp fire maintained by staff

Evening Activities

Moth and Bat walks



Morning walk

Music- if campers bring own instruments

Morning activities

Reserve walk

Check the moth traps


Food: Fish & Chips (at camper’s own expense) will be bought, or bring your own food.

Sunday morning breakfast bap and unlimited tea and coffee £5.

Please note; We will collate all food orders and payments by cash after meeting and setting up on the day.

Not provided


Camping equipment

Shower facilities

Transport/meeting place

Meet in Gatehouse overflow car park

Parking in nearby extension overflow, but not next to tents.

Campers list to bring

Directions to RSPB The Lodge –located can find on website www.rspb.org.uk

Tent - pegs, mallets, ground sheet, camping mat, pillows and sleeping bag

Warm clothes

Suntan lotion ( hopefully we'll need it next morning!)

A change of clothes - wash bag, toothbrush

Good strong walking shoes


Drinking water /drinks


Cutlery, plates, mugs

Camera/binoculars/bat detector

Hat/insect repellent

RSPB membership cards

Acoustic nstruments

Not allowed

Dogs or other pets

To wander off from group

To camp on any other night except the Big Wild Sleep Out events

Lighting of any fires /holding BBQ's.


Do not leave any rubbish behind

No large all boy/girl groups. No drugs or excessive alcohol.

Activities (optional)


Erect tents from 4 pm.

Join either (or both) the bat or moth group which involves walking on both level and steep ground, and or stargazing held close to the campsite.


Breakfast- check moth traps

Morning walk

Take down camp for 10 am end


Rough ground – boots and reasonable fitness

Weather – appropriate clothes and boots

For more information

Phone Mark Brandon 01767 693253 if any further info is required.

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