BBC film appeal for self-sufficent camp

The BBC is looking for contributors to a film about a social experiment that took place in Ambergate more than 80 years ago.

Back in the 1930’s, at the time of the Great Depression, an educational movement called Gryth Fyrd bought woodland at Shining Cliff, and advertised for unemployed men to form a near self-sufficient community. The BBC is making a documentary exploring if a similar idea could work today.

If you’re over 18, currently unemployed and want to develop your social skills, and initiative, by spending a couple of days living in the wild then contact producer Rebecca Brice on 0115 9021890 or email