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. My group absolutely loved it – from spotting deer in the trees to the smell of the wood smoke mixing with the decaying autumn leaves, to singing songs about the moon in the moonlight and songs about forests under the trees.
The space itself was really homely and welcoming – so lovingly crafted and well thought through, and the well stocked kitchen met all of our food and tea and coffee needs.
Everyone wanted to know how soon we could come back – with more than one optimistically asking if we could just sneak back the following weekend and do it all over again.
Thank you to everyone who has put time and love into creating such a wonderful space, and to the woodland itself for allowing us to share our harmonies with it. We can’t wait to come back.
Xenia Davis – Choir leader/community musician/singing teacher