Today I feel very grateful for a simple thing at Hazel Hill Wood: the Longhouse drying room. I cycled to the wood from Salisbury and got very wet. It was warm springtime rain, the kind I like but motivating me on my ride was the idea of drying off my stuff in the Longhouse. Back… Continue reading In praise of the simple things: the Longhouse
At this time of harvest I am writing in my capacity as Chair of Trustees to harvest what we have learnt this year and last and use it to frame our vision for 2022 and the years ahead. Background As I wrote in my Autumn equinox update, we have done very well to come through… Continue reading Hazel Hill as a centre for regenerative practice?
In this post I am conducting a thought experiment. My question is, what if we built and maintained our buildings in an a regenerative way? By regenerative, I mean in a way that leaves the ecosystem, in its fullest sense, richer and better able to heal itself. From its beginning, Hazel Hill has been a… Continue reading What if we maintained our buildings in a regenerative way?
Become a Trustee of Hazel Hill Trust and help shape our work to bring people back into contact with nature. Volunteer role description: Non-executive Trustee Location: A mixture of on-site at Hazel Hill Wood, near Salisbury and online via Zoom. Time commitment: Minimum one day per month. About the organisation Hazel Hill Trust is a… Continue reading Become a volunteer Trustee of Hazel Hill Wood
The Hideway, our brand new accommodation block is almost complete. This week we are testing the building systems before welcoming our first group to use the new building in November. With eight twin rooms, the Hideaway means we can accomodate sixteen more people at the wood. Each room has a separate entrance, making it easier… Continue reading Latest photos from the new Hideaway
Prior to the Covid pandemic, we were enjoying hosting many more groups in the wood, learning about conservation, sustainability, wellbeing, resilience and mindfulness – not only from our own team, but from teachers worldwide who run their retreats and residentials at Hazel Hill Wood. Having been aware that our accommodation was not adequate to meet… Continue reading The Hideaway – transformating the future for all of us
We are offering a lastminute booking discount for anyone who wants to book the 10-person Oak House or the 6-person Forest Ark for a self-catering forest mini break on the weekend of 25th and 26th July 2020. Our off-grid buildings are situated in the heart of a 70-acre private wood and nature sanctuary. Government restrictions… Continue reading Lastminute 33% discount on self-catering forest breaks
This summer we are opening our doors for summer holiday bookings. We are letting our two main ecobuildings, the 10-person Oak House and the 6-person Forest Ark for long weekend breaks in July and August. What might a break at Hazel Hill look like? We are located about seven miles from Salisbury. Whether you cycle,… Continue reading What could my summer holiday at Hazel Hill Woods look like?
The Oak House and the Forest Ark are now available to two-household groups for long weekend breaks over the summer. The mission of Hazel Hill Trust is to promote sustainability, resilience and wellbeing by bringing people into contact with nature at Hazel Hill Woods. As lockdown eases, what better way to nurture wellbeing than to… Continue reading Book your Household holidays at Hazel Hill