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Forest school ethos:

Forest School is a pedagogy based on hands-on, experiential learning and following your own natural curiosity, allowing the environment to inspire and instruct you. Research has also shown that simply being in nature reduces the impact of stress. Although there is a structure and a focus for each day, there is also a fluidity to the curriculum which is ultimately learner-led. Explorations are based on your own curiosity. Being outdoors, with the elements creates opportunities to challenge yourself, and to reflect on your experiences. This supports self-awareness, self-responsibility and self-regulation.

What to bring:

A small day pack will be useful, containing your own water bottle, notebook & pen and anything you need to be comfortable in the woods. I would suggest sturdy boots, season- appropriate clothing (layers are best as it can get toasty warm inside the Nest, and yet be quite chilly outside), waterproofs, a cushion or sheepskin to get comfy around the fire (there are cushions and blankets provided for use indoors), a torch, a hat and personal items/ toiletries. You might also like to bring snacks for yourself if you have something you particularly like.

Learning materials:

 You’ll receive a pdf file of the schedule and handbook about a week before your course, which you can print out if you prefer a hard copy. I don’t share my slideshows in their entirety, but you may take photographs of any images that you like. Photographs and video footage may be taken with permission of the other participants. Audio recordings can be made of the guided meditations and lectures. Usually one person takes on this job on behalf of the group. No recording is permitted during sharing circles or session work. Naturally you are welcome to photograph/ record the nature and the forest around you whilst you are here. Some participants bring coloured pens, pencils or other art materials to record their experiences. A certificate of attendance will be emailed to you after the course.


The courses are non-residential so you will need to make your own arrangements for accommodation.
Here’s a list we’ve compiled for you of local B&B / camping options. It’s also worth checking Airbnb as listings are always changing. South Devon is a popular tourist destination, especially during July and August, so it’s advisable to book well in advance.

Download the Accommodation list here (PDF)


We will begin at 9am each day, finishing at 6pm on Friday/Saturday and 5pm on Sunday. Please arrive in good time to begin at 9am – myself and assistants will be at the venue from 8.30am. There may be an optional activity on the Saturday evening, such as a film or a guest speaker. Pizza can be arranged at additional cost!