The Round House
The original structure was the first building in the Wood and provided a simple but beautiful covered space for meeting and celebration. With a large diameter 27′ (8.2m), it was completely rebuilt in 2012 with a vaulted roof and no central support pillar. The new entrance takes the spirit of the building deeper into the Wood. With an earth floor, it has a stone fireplace/altar, and is well suited to dancing, rituals and other group sessions.
The Round House can also be used for undercover sleeping as an alternative to camping.
Along with the Round House, the outdoor composting loo is the earliest of structures at Hazel Hill. With two cubicles, this facility has worked well for many years and provides a useful source of manure for the plantings at the Wood.
At the heart of the wood is a seven-acre area of mature beech and scots pine, which provides a beautiful, sheltered and well-drained setting for the main camping area and campfire circle. This area is only a few minutes’ walk from the covered facilities. There are several other areas suitable for camp circles: normally bookings are limited to 25 people, but occasional larger camping groups can be accommodated.
The Round Table
When the Forest Ark was built, one of the nearby oak trees was pollarded to let in more light. Unfortunately, it did not survive and so it was felled and the timber processed and turned into a wonderful circular table, which sits outside just to the South of the Oak House.
It can seat 30 people with ease and is great for Al-fresco dining in the summer months.
The Hot Tub
Set in a glade just a stones throw from the Oak house, the wood-fired hot tub is perfect for winding down in the evening, staring up at the stars above you.
Please note: the hot tub incurs an additional set up cost to be added at the time of booking.