Hazel Hill is a beautiful, secluded 70-acre wood and sustainable retreat/education centre, seven miles from Salisbury, which offers unique scope for people to deepen their connection with nature and learn about living renewably. The programme includes retreats, conservation, men's and women's groups, and the wood is available for group bookings. The facilities include heated bedrooms and sleeping lofts, indoor group room, camping area, compost loos, good showers, and a hot tub.
Hazel Hill Wood magazine feature - Green Building Magazine
The innovative nature of the low-impact buildings and services (PV
electrical, composting toilets, etc.) was recognised in a recent four-page
feature in Green Building Magazine. Read it here:
Hazel Hill Wood magazine feature - Living Woods Magazine - "A Fresh Future for English Woodlands"
The magazine Living Woods recently ran a four-page feature about Hazel Hill,
and the innovative way that this wood combines conservation, education, and
productive forestry. To see the full feature, click here:
Extra Conservation Days at Hazel Hill
Wednesdays September 17, October 15, November 12
Enjoy a healthy day out, with good company, and learn about woodland conservation and eco-buildings. More info on the Programme page.
Hazel Hill Introduces New Events for Families, Teenagers and Boys
Wildwise at the Wood:- Wildwise Wild Night Out
A magical 18 hours of family fun, our Wild Nights Out offer a unique variety of activities, blending environmental and wildlife encounters with an adventurous outdoor experience – all with a pinch of magic to make it truly memorable. Full details see the Wildwise web page.
New Conservation Weekend announced!
Hazel Hill Autumn Conservation - Woodland conservation and human restoration.
This weekend combines the satisfaction of outdoor physical activity with the restorative effect of relaxing in a serene 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 resilient environment for the future.
Led by our experienced conservation team, you'll get involved with activities such as tree-planting, restoring butterfly habitat and thinning thickets. There'll be optional sessions on forest ecosystems and eco-buildings. And when it's time to down tools, there are plenty of ways to relax: wander through the wood; soak in the outdoor hot tub; relax in the wood-fired sauna; do a yoga class; sing songs around the campfire and share delicious food.
The event offers basic indoor accommodation in off-grid eco-buildings (either in small dormitory sleeping lofts or private rooms) with warm showers - you can also camp, or join on a non-residential basis. Timing from 7pm on Friday 26th September until 3pm on Sunday 28th September. Prices include all meals. Concessionary prices are available. Under-18’s are welcome, accompanied by an adult relative, minimum age 8 years. Sorry, no pets.
Download the flyer here
or visit our EventBrite page for more details and bookings:- :- Conservation booking page.
Out of the Woods: Alan's new book features Hazel Hill
Alan Heeks, who has stewarded Hazel Hill since 1987, describes the catalytic role of the wood in his own life and many other men's, in his second book, Out of the Woods: A Guide to Life for Men Beyond 50, being published in September 2013 by How To Books.
Hazel Hill has been the venue for many diverse men's groups over the years: Alan believes the wood helps create a sense of fellowship among men which supports their healing and progress.
For more information about the book, including excerpts from it, see Alan Heeks'web site
New YouTube Web Page!
We have started a Hazel Hill Wood YouTube site. First up is the Introductory film we commissioned to show people what the wood has to offer eveyone. Please follow this link for the Hazel Hill YouTube page.
You can choose from low, medium and high resolution versions depending on your device and Internet speed.