• Latest photos from the new Hideaway
    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 […]
  • The Hideaway – transformating the future for all of us
    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 […]
  • Lastminute 33% discount on self-catering forest breaks
    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 […]
  • What could my summer holiday at Hazel Hill Woods look like?
    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, […]
  • Book your Household holidays at Hazel Hill
    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 […]
  • The return of our first-Friday volunteer conservation days
    We are pleased to announce that our first Friday of the month volunteer days have restarted, with our next one on Friday 3rd July. If you are already subscribed to our volunteer mailing list then you will have already received information about the safety steps we are taking to maintain appropriate levels of social distancing. […]
  • Friday 3rd July – Volunteer Conservation Day
    Covid 19 update – we are pleased to be restarting our first Friday of the month volunteer days on 3rd July (next week). As you might expect, we have had to plan and prepare carefully for this to happen safely. Please do not come to a volunteer day without confirming with us beforehand and agreeing […]
  • Oliver Broadbent – new chair of Trustees
    In May this year, founder and lead funder of Hazel Hill Trust, Alan Heeks stepped down from his role as Chair of the Trustees. Taking up the role is Oliver Broadbent, long-time friend of the wood and co-organiser of many educational events here. Oliver has been a Trustee of Hazel Hill Trust since July 2019, […]
  • Hideaway Sign-off
    One of the ways we fulfill our chartiable aims is to invite groups of people to run their events at the wood. We provide a place where like-minded organisations, interested in sustainability, resilience and well-being – can meet in an inspiring, nourishing setting to do their work. To help us welcome more groups into the […]
  • Friday 7th August – Volunteer Conservation Day
    Join us and contribute to valuable nature conservation work at Hazel Hill Wood. Our Volunteer Conservation Days give you the opportunity to develop new skills, meet people and get active in a relaxing and nourishing environment. Tasks vary throughout the year; examples include ride maintenance, hedge planting, bench creation and wildlife surveys. Activities often require […]
  • Autumm Conservation Weekend 2020
    The Autumn Conservation Weekend (mid October – dates tbc shortly) is a time for exchange: come and nurture the woods and the woods will nurture you. At the Autumn Conservation Weekend spend two days and two nights in this magical woodland environment, helping to look after the trees and the wildlife and then unwind. Our […]
  • The Hideaway Project Appeal
    The Hideaway – transforming the future for all of us Help us bridge the funding gap! As our charity develops, we have 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 […]
  • Celebrating the Spring Equinox at Hazel Hill
    Charley Miller tells us what it was like to celebrate the beginning of Spring in her role as Conservation & Education Coordinator… The Spring Equinox marks the turn of the seasons and this year fell on Wednesday the 20th of March. It was warm and sunny at Hazel Hill Wood which set the tone for […]
  • Carers in our community
    We recognise that there are many people living in our community who are not only responsible for their own wellbeing but the wellbeing of others. We work with local hubs in Hampshire and Wiltshire including Wiltshire Young Carers, Romsey Young Carers and Eastleigh Young Carers, to support young people with caring responsibilities. These young people range […]
  • Pioneers of change
    Calling: social entrepreneurs, change makers, campaigners, activists, green pioneers; charity, NGO and community leaders. This programme is about connecting social and environmental change makers with one another, sharing experience, building community, and engaging in deep personal exploration as you develop and implement the change in the world that you feel inspired to make. You may […]
  • Heartbeat of the land
    Living with the Heartbeat of the Land: a year’s journey celebrating and marking the Celtic festivals and learning from the magic at Hazel Hill Wood. Background For over two decades we have been listening deeply to the rhythms and the heartbeat of Hazel Hill Wood, a magical 70-acre woodland south-east of Salisbury, and are delighted […]
  • Celebrating our ancestors
    Event run by Maddy Harland and Marcos Frangos, with support from Agatha Manouche – 2nd to 4th November 2018. Samhain marks the beginning of the slowing down process, letting go of what’s no longer needed; we learn from the creatures of the wood and begin the descent into the cave of the Earth, where rest […]
  • The trees of the wood
    Hazel Hill is an ancient woodland site, meaning that this land has been wooded for centuries. Species like bluebell and holly are evidence of this history. Hazel Hill Wood is now lovingly managed as a conservation woodland, and has been designated as a Local Wildlife Site. It has a high diversity of wildflowers, trees and […]
  • Equinox celebration
    21st to 23rd September 2018 Mabon is a time of completion and celebrating in gratitude for all we have harvested, for the lessons we´ve learned and the challenges we´ve faced. During this weekend, Sian and Daniel guide an exploration of what´s in or out of balance in our lives and together with the beautiful scenery […]
  • Creative Spirit
    22nd to 24th June 2018 – Bring inspiration and creative juice to your life and work. Do you want to raise your creative energy, and enjoy life more? This weekend offers great ways to do this: relaxing in a magical wood, connecting with what inspires you in your life or work, and sharing music, campfires […]
  • Retreat and Constellation Workshop
    Kirstin & Marcos are delighted to host this retreat, in the magical setting of Hazel Hill Wood. Created for those working with inner and outer change to better deliver their story, this is an opportunity to immerse yourself in the beautiful 70 acre woodland and, in community with others, explore and make progress with current […]
  • New 20% discount for local groups
    New for 2018 – we are increasing our Local Group discount to 20% for 2018. This is for groups and individuals that live within a 12 mile radius of the wood. Hazel Hill is available to hire throughout the year for activities and events that fit with the aims of the charity. Hazel Hill Wood […]
  • Outdoor first aid training
    Thursday 4th and Friday 5th January 2018. 9am to 5pm – on site accommodation is available in our beautiful off grid eco buildings. Do you work in an outdoor environment and want to be equipped to deal with the health and wellbeing of the people around you? We are hosting an accredited 16 hour Outdoor […]
  • Spiritual Stewardship
    Guiding places and projects to serve the highest good. 2nd – 4th February 2018 with Alan Heeks and Agatha Manouche As the mainstream world gets more materialistic and self-centred, spiritual stewardship is one antidote. It means using the huge power we humans have been given in this world, to serve the greater good of all […]
  • Forest Roots – a weekend for 16 to 24s
    Celebrate community, nature and life in a magical wood. 23rd to 25th of February 2018(Fr 5.30pm – Sun 4.30pm) No fixed price. ABOUT THE WEEKEND This weekend is a chance to find nourishment through and in nature, community and ourselves . Celebrating life and companionship in this magical woodland, we will use the temporary community […]
  • Woodland learning – a network circle
    A gathering for woodland centres and teachers, to share learning and explore mutual support. If you’re involved with a woodland learning centre, or teach in the woods, this is a rare chance to meet peers, share insights, and explore how we can help each other in this valuable work. The idea is to create an […]
  • Special autumnal equinox and Peace Day singing evening at the wood
    21st September 2017 Thursday, Sept 21 is autumn equinox and also Peace Day and all round the world there are singing events of all kinds happening to celebrate and affirm unity, humanity and goodwill by singing for peace. You can see more by looking up One Day One Choir ( www.onedayonechoir.org).One of these events will […]
  • Nourish, reflect, refresh – a men’s peer group meeting at Hazel Hill Wood
    Open up to the magic of the wood and the collective wisdom and support of a group of men. Relax and renew with camp fires, music, good food, and acres of trees. There’s scope to meet new aspects of yourself, find the subtler voices, change an old story, play a new part, and hear the […]
  • Growing through uncertainty
    13th – 15th Oct 2017. A workshop guided by Alan Heeks, Jane Sanders and … the wood. How can we stay happy when there’s too much change? Are there ways to bounce back and thrive if everyday life and work is getting us down? The answer is cultivate yourself the way an organic gardener or […]
  • Autumn Conservation 2017
    his weekend combines the satisfaction of outdoor physical activity with the restorative effect of relaxing in a woodland environment. Over two days and two nights at Hazel Hill you will get the chance to try your hand at a range of conservation activities that are helping to turn this piece of important woodland into a […]
  • Refurbishing the Longhouse
    After years of trustworthy use, heating the sauna and Long House it’s time to say goodbye and thank you to our wonderful old wood burner. As many of you will know, over the last 18 months we’ve been steadily investing in changes to our buildings to make them safer and bring them in line with […]
  • Jason Turner – our forester in the limelight
    ason Turner and his team have been an invaluable part of Hazel Hill’s operations for many years. They not only carry out the sustainable forestry programme, but also play an important role in conservation, firewood supply and other items. Jason runs and independent forestry business, for which Hazel Hill is one of the major clients. […]
  • Fund raising
    Hazel Hill Trust is a registered UK Charity, Charity Number 1160691. We warmly welcome donations and grants, large or small. These are especially important to us because many of the educational clients we serve have limited income, and because the operating costs of Hazel Hill Wood substantially exceed the income received for educational programmes and […]
  • Marcos Frangos reflects on 2016 at the Wood
    One of my abiding memories from last year is the Wild Margins of Organisational Change which Wisdom Tree ran 15 September: with a wonderful blend of organisational development practitioners, therapists, change agents and story tellers on the most beautiful sunny day with a gentle breeze blowing. We explored the often-neglected ‘wild margins’ within us and […]
  • Singing Under the Stars – what it is like bringing a group to Hazel Hill
    I’d been looking for somewhere to run a singing weekend to re-connect people with the natural environment and each other, and I knew as soon as I arrived at Hazel Hill Wood that it was absolutely perfect. There’s something quite magical about the space and the energy that hits you as soon as you arrive. […]
  • Hazel vs. Hornbeam (the fate of best-laid plans)
    Written by Oliver Broadbent and originally published on his blog at http://eiffelover.com A recent weekend of conservation work Hazel Hill Woods has revealed to me another woodland analogy for the struggles of daily life, and how we might overcome them. I am calling the analogy, Hazel vs. Hornbeam (the Fate of Best-laid plans). It emerged […]
  • A poem from the woods
    Hazel Hill Wood, September The trees: roots sewn through sandysoil, pleated leaves embroideringthe sky – a ladder between leaf-mould,the snails, the tiny hurrying of our lives, and the stars, whose slow deaths lightthe modest hand span of our night-timeskies. The trees. They root us in ourselves,but point our thoughts upwards. I cannot imagine the world […]
  • Finding your personal happy
    How can we stay happy when there’s too much change and uncertainty? Are there ways to bounce back and thrive if everyday life and work is getting us down? The answer is to cultivate yourself like a garden, and grow your own wellbeing by learning from natural ecosystems. The times we’re in are tough: it’s […]
  • Presentation to Southern Wiltshire Area Board
    In May 2016 HHW representatives and supporters gave a presentation to the Wiltshire Council’s Southern Wiltshire Area Board to give an update on our Transformative Learning in Nature (TLiN) programme and submit a further capital grant bid for fire safety improvements. Martin Plimsoll co-ordinator for the Alzheimer’s Society Men’s Group, and Jess Vorenburg, one of […]
  • Birdsong at Hazel Hill Wood
    Highlights from Hazel Hill Wood Visit 26th and 27th April, by Penny Theobald Six members stayed overnight in the charming Oak House – we were joined for just the Tuesday evening by two more, and the following morning another five members came. Staff member, Katherine Steele had got the wood burning stoves going and showed […]