The Secret Wildlife of Salisbury

Jun-Aug 2024 We are really pleased to have been awarded £500 in seed funding from Salisbury Transition City to run nature and wellbeing events in Salisbury, bringing our knowledge from the woods into the city! We are running 4 events over summer 2024: Our aim is to empower Salisbury residents to explore and appreciate the… Continue reading The Secret Wildlife of Salisbury

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2023 – a bumper year for moth recording!

‘The Mocha’ moth likes woodland habitats. The caterpillars feed on field maple leaves. Written by volunteer Polly Whyte Thanks to an amazing volunteer effort, we recorded more moths in 2023 than any year before. Six nights of light trap surveys were undertaken at Hazel Hill Wood between April and October, plus further species were recorded… Continue reading 2023 – a bumper year for moth recording!

Embracing New Connections: Opening the Northern Nature Reserve at Hazel Hill Wood

During our vision and strategy review in 2022-23, a crucial clarification of our philosophy emerged. It is that Hazel Hill is a dynamic space of exchange, where the reciprocal relationship between humans and the more-than-human world thrives. Our shared acts of conservation and mindful presence cultivate mutual healing and learning, deepening a bond that extends… Continue reading Embracing New Connections: Opening the Northern Nature Reserve at Hazel Hill Wood

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A Meeting in the Woods – Permaculture, Play & Presence

10-12 May 2024 *partner event* A Meeting in the Woods is a playful and restorative weekend exploring our relationship to the earth and each other in the magical setting of Hazel Hill Wood. We’re weaving together permaculture principles, mindfulness and nature connection practices through play, movement, enquiry and dialogue, affirming our connection to life and… Continue reading A Meeting in the Woods – Permaculture, Play & Presence

2023 volunteer survey results

We’re really pleased to report that our volunteers are still enjoying themselves at Hazel Hill Wood! Similar results to last year, with some more positive responses and fewer improvements suggested. Reasons for volunteering continue to have themes of: See here for a presentation with graphs and more details. See below for some photos of what… Continue reading 2023 volunteer survey results

Our wildflower-rich hay meadow

Hazel Hill meadow by Diana Cotter

As you turn off Grimstead Road and go down the track into Hazel Hill Wood, you pass our meadow on your right, part of our land. It’s at its peak in June and July, visibly and audibly full of life, and is one part of the mosaic of habitats that makes Hazel Hill Wood so… Continue reading Our wildflower-rich hay meadow

Nature & Wellbeing Retreat 2022

*Tickets now on sale for our 10-12 Nov 2023 retreat!* The first Hazel Hill Nature and Wellbeing Retreat was excellent, and we’re excitedly planning the next one for April 2023! Tickets will go on sale soon, watch this space. “I loved the yoga, time spent in the wood, and delicious communal meals.” Nov 2022 participant… Continue reading Nature & Wellbeing Retreat 2022

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We’re recruiting new Trustees

Become a Trustee of Hazel Hill Trust and help shape our work to bring people back into contact with nature. 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 Wood is a thriving woodland and retreat centre… Continue reading We’re recruiting new Trustees

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