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Herf's Barn

Herfs Barn, Biblins campsite, Gloucestershire                    

Herf's Barn was built in 2006 as part of a project to upgrade facilities at Biblins and make it more accessible by all groups. The purpose of the barn is to provide a wet weather shelter for those groups without a mess tent or marquee.

It was named after Ian Herford who came across from Australia to work with the Forestry Commission for a year. He was tasked with finding the funds for the Barn, The Burrow and the new toilet block and luckily for Biblins he succeeded!

There is space for groups of up to 30 to cook and assemble under cover. It saves bringing a large mess tent for just a couple of days, or replaces the hire costs and organisation of a marquee for those groups without their own.

Cooking dinner on the BBQ at Herfs Barn, Biblins campsite, Gloucestershire

There are three large rustic picnic benches under cover and a large metal BBQ stand just behind the barn. The area is fenced off and can be hired exclusively by groups. Groups hiring the barn are allocated site 6 if available, which holds 30 persons very comfortably and is situated on the opposite side of the access track (please see site map for details).

If interested, please consult the terms and conditions on the downloadable booking form (available from the How to book page) and contact us for availability.

When not hired exclusively the barn is available for all users as a communal space.

       Cub scouts eating dinner in Herfs Barn, Biblins campsite, Gloucestershire                      

Last updated: 13th January 2018
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