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Woodland Sanctuary


Tucked away in the enchanting woodland surrounding Hawkwood, sits the iconic structure of the Woodland Sanctuary, a tranquil space for quiet contemplation in the spirit of silence. General public and Hawkwood guests are welcome to use the Woodland Sanctuary at any time. Just pop into Reception to let us know you are here.

The Woodland Sanctuary is the culmination of an 8 year-long project originally conceived by Lawrence Hart and Girish Patel. Their aim was to create a place of refuge and inner stillness.

Volunteers worked hard over several years to realise this creative vision and the project has been funded entirely by donation. Members of The School of Meditation in London were particularly generous and supported the initiative in memory of Lawrence who sadly died in 2005.

In 2018 we joined the Small Pilgrim Places Network. https://www.smallpilgrimplaces.org/