T&Cs Conscious Camping
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Full Terms & Conditions

Buddhafield Conscious Camping 2020

These Terms and Conditions are subject to change at any time, and any changes will apply to all bookings.

Volunteers are offered crew spaces on site for a specific period with designated times for arrival and departure.  For the purposes of these Terms & Conditions, that offer is taken as equivalent to a booking

When booking on a Buddhafield Campsite, you are agreeing to the following conditions;

  1. Buddhafield accepts no liability for loss or damage to possessions and/or personal injury. In making this booking you are accepting full responsibility for yourself, your booking party, your children and you are agreeing to abide by our Terms and Conditions, which can also be viewed in full on our website.
  2. All cars, vehicles, motorbikes, bikes or other vehicles are parked at their owners risk. Buddhafield accepts no liability for loss or damage to cars, vehicles, motorbikes, bikes or other vehicles.

Booking Confirmation:

The booking confirmation will be sent via email. Please contact us if you do not receive this or check your spam folder. Please read through the Booking Confirmation carefully and notify us of any errors immediately so we can rectify them. You must be over 18 years of age to make a booking. We will do our best to accommodate last minute changes to bookings but please understand that this may not always be possible if the campsite is fully booked. Contact us with any questions at information@buddhafield.com.

Arrival and Leaving times will be stated at the time of booking and must be adhered to whilst on site. If you wish to extend your stay whilst on site, please check with the ticket office. It is possible we will not be able to accommodate changes and so we reserve the right to decline an extension of pitch rental at our discretion.

You must also be able to leave the site immediately if you develop any Covid 19 symptoms. You must arrive at the site in your own vehicle and provide us with your registration number ahead of time. You will only be allowed entry to site if you arrive in the vehicle you have notified us of ahead of time. We cannot support using public transport at this time, nor arrange pick ups. We regret the necessity of this policy as it is contrary to what we normally support but it is necessary for us to operate at this time.

Full payment of your booking will be required before arrival. In order to adhere to Government guidelines we will require a strict arrival and leaving policy.

Cancellation or Changes by You:

It is essential that you let us know immediately if you need to cancel your booking. Please email us as soon as possible on information@buddhafield.com.  If you cancel your booking the following applies:

 

Cancellation due to unforeseen circumstances:

We are not liable for refunds or expenses you incur in the event we are prevented from fulfilling your booking as a result of circumstances beyond our control. Buddhafield reserves the right to close the campsite in extreme or dangerous weather conditions. The decision to do this is entirely at our discretion. We strongly recommend that you have adequate holiday insurance in place to cover this.

 

Cancellation or Changes by Us:

Once we have issued you with a confirmation, we will do our best not to make any changes or cancel your booking. However please note that sometimes changes do occur before or after bookings have been confirmed, and very occasionally confirmed bookings have to be changed or cancelled. We promise to do all we can to avoid changes and cancellations but must reserve the right to do so, if cancellation occurs, a full refund or credit note will be issued. 

Covid 19 Policy:

We will continue to monitor the Government advice on social distancing measures and responsible procedures in light of the current pandemic. At present, the Government advises that campsites in England are open and taking bookings. If we are advised to cancel bookings, then we will inform you straight away. If we have to cancel your booking due to covid 19, we will offer a credit note, or full refund.

If you, or any of your party have symptoms of covid-19, you must stay at home. If you have symptoms appear whilst on site, you must leave immediately, along with every member of your group booking. If we become aware of an outbreak of covid-19 on our site, we will contact all those that will be affected.  We cannot welcome anyone from an area that is in lock down on their scheduled arrival date. The most common symptoms of coronavirus covid-19 are recent onset of a new continuous cough or high temperature or a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).

Social Distancing:

We will be adhering to government advice on social distancing on site. All guests must follow social distancing rules or they will be asked to leave site. If this happens we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund. We expect all of our guests to follow strict hand washing, distancing and hygiene measures for the duration of their stay.

Pets:

Do not bring dogs, cats or other animals. We will simply ask you to leave with them. If this happens we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund.

Noise Policy:

We ask for a LOW NOISE policy from 9pm. Sound systems and amplified music are not welcome. Be considerate of your neighbours. Tents do not sound insulate well!

Drugs, alcohol, Smoking and "legal highs"

A sober, recreational drug and alcohol free environment is a significant part of what Buddhafield is about. Recreational drugs, alcohol or "legal highs" are not tolerated on the land; failing to respect this will result in persons being asked to leave.

Smoking is permitted at personal tents only (not inside tents). No smoking is permitted inside or out, around any communal areas. Make sure cigarette butts are properly extinguished, disposed of safely and not left on the ground.

Your Safety on Site:

Our campsite is on a beautiful piece of land on the edge of Dartmoor. We want you to connect and feel at home in nature. However, there are risks associated with poisonous plants, animals and insects. There is a stream running through the land with some steep banks and pools of deep water. We ask you to be responsible for your children at all times and to not encourage any of your party to pick and eat the wild flora. There are also ruins on the site which will be marked off but of which you need to be aware. Children remain their parents’ responsibility at ALL times.

There are some old ru
ins on the site. These are not a play area and will be marked off.

This area is prone to Ticks which may carry bacteria that can cause serious health problems if not treated quickly. Bring a suitable repellent, check your body frequently, and avoid sitting directly on the ground. Weather conditions can change dramatically. We recommend that you come prepared with suitable clothing and footwear.

The water provided is labelled for drinking or washing for hygiene purposes. Only use the taps for the purpose they are labelled for.

Solar / Wind power generation only – we do not allow petrol or diesel generators on site.

Safeguarding

You must not be alone with a child that is not part of your family (or that you did not arrive on site with) in a vehicle or closed structure, where you cannot both be easily seen by people outside or passing by. We are aware this would not be possible under current Covid-19 social distancing protocol but has to be stated as a requirement in its own right.

Fires and BBQ s

No open fires or fire pits are allowed on pitches. Fire bowls or braziers and BBQs raised off the grass are permitted. Please ensure BBQs are properly extinguished before going to bed or dumping the coals. In tented areas, we prefer that battery/solar charged lighting is used and that any cooking by camping gas is outside the tent, away from any flammable materials. Parents are responsible for their children around all fires. Bring charcoal/camping gas with you as we will not be providing or selling any.

No paper sky lanterns, please. As well as a fire hazard when lit (e.g. if they're blown astray onto nylon tents), when they expire, the metal remains are known to fall onto grass and be ingested by animals / livestock badly hurting them.

Pitches:

The number of people using the tent pitches may not exceed the number agreed when booking.

Camping must be in the correct zone – no live in vehicles are allowed in tented areas. Pay attention to any no-go camping area signs. Tent zones are not accessible by vehicle – all kit will need to be carried across the site. Wheelbarrows are provided and sanitiser instructions must be followed.

Non -live in vehicles must be parked in the designated car parks.

If you are booking as a group,we cannot guarantee you will pitch together if we are extremely full. Space for live-in vehicles is particularly limited.

Outside visitors, meaning anyone who is not booked in, are not permitted onsite.

Facilities:

We will provide compost toilets, showers, cold water on tap, covered meditation and yoga spaces. You should bring your own Yoga mats and meditation cushions, although there will be a few available that can be borrowed for the duration of your stay. All these areas will be cleaned regularly.

We are unable to provide food storage, fridges or freezers. You will need to self-cater so please come fully stocked with all supplies including gas, utensils, food, washing up bowls etc. We recommend bringing plenty of hand gel, soaps and sanitizers to protect you during your stay. We will provide a list of local food suppliers and caterers that will welcome your business during your stay. Alternatively, we will have an ‘on-site shopper’ who will happily re- stock you.

Unfortunately we cannot currently provide accessible toilets; there are steps up to the compost toilets we provide. Please take this into consideration before booking.

There will be no mains power on site and no facilities for charging phones or devices.

Rubbish Policy:

We will not provide recycling bins. Like many campsites we ask you to take home your rubbish with you as much as possible.

We will not be able to accept portable chemical toilet waste on site.

General Agreements:

We ask you to show due consideration for other people, including other campers, local residents and our volunteers. If you abuse the landscape, display dangerous or offensive behaviour towards others, we may refuse to allow you access to the campsite or ask you to leave before the end of the booking. If this happens we will treat your booking, as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund.

You are in a natural environment and as such you agree to respect all local flora and fauna. Any damage, wilful or negligent, will be taken seriously and may result in you and your party being requested to leave the campsite. In such cases we will treat your booking as having been cancelled by you and you will not be entitled to any refund.