Day Courses

Immerse yourself in the Hawkwood experience on one of our residential courses, or simply join us for a day. We have a huge range of creative and inspiring courses: focus on movement and creativity with yoga or an art workshop, get involved with social change, reconnect with nature, or join us for a poetry, storytelling, classical music, woodwork, blacksmithing or embroidery course.

We offer a unique mix of vibrant and stimulating courses, often not found elsewhere.

Either browse our full list of courses, talks and events or select from a specific area of interest. You can also use the search bar option or take a look at our calendar which highlights all activities at Hawkwood month by month.

We are open and have implemented a Safety Protocol in order to welcome you to a secure venue following recommended government guidelines (COVID Risk Assessment).

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31 Jul

Dance Movement in Nature

Connecting through natural movement

Facilitator: Jemima Bennett

This one day workshop takes place outdoors within the beautiful woodland of Hawkwood. Taking inspiration from the textures, sounds, light and colours of the trees, plants, undergrowth and creatures, we will find new ways to express ourselves through movement and…

09 - 11 Sep
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Ruth White Yoga Retreat

Rejuvenate into Autumn

Facilitator: Ruth White

Ruth White Yoga Retreat will allow you to work to your needs, inspire as well as relax and revitalise yourself. Preparing your body and mind to enter into Autumn with the glow of self-care. This lecture and workshop lifts the…

24 Sep

Preserving Workshop: Folkloric Food

A Rich Mosaic of Myths & Traditions

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

Folkloric Food brings you a day of sharing food stories and simple methods of preservation that have been passed down through the generations. As we pass the autumn equinox and edge towards the winter there is still an abundance of…

22 Oct
Fully Booked

Willow Basket Making

Learn the ancient craft of willow basket making

Facilitator: Tess Wakeling

Spend a day learning willow basket making with different varieties of willow sustainably grown in Somerset. In this one-day course, Tess will introduce you to the ancient craft of basketry and guide you through the steps needed to complete a…

04 Feb

Introduction to Leatherwork

Make a purse and belt in a day

Facilitator: Ruth Pullan

Would you like to learn a new skill? One which will give you a real sense of self-sufficiency and enable you to make beautiful, useful and long-lasting things for everyday use for you, your friends and your family? Look no…

12 Mar
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Willow Basket Making

Learn the ancient craft of willow basket making

Facilitator: Tess Wakeling

Spend a day learning willow basket making with different varieties of willow sustainably grown in Somerset. In this one-day course, Tess will introduce you to the ancient craft of basketry and guide you through the steps needed to complete a…

15 Apr

Indigo Dyeing & Japanese Shibori

Experiment with plant dye and traditional techniques

Facilitator: Zara Emily Shepherd

Learn all about the natural plant dye Indigo, and how it is used in the traditional Japanese tie and dye technique, Shibori. Experiment with stitching, wrapping and clamping to resist the dye and create dots, lines and graphic patterns on…

08 Jul

Indian Block Printing

A beginner's guide to block printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Join Clare for a day of block printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand-carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces, creating your own design on a tea towel or bag. A relaxing…

23 Jul

Eating Wild

An in-depth course on foraging

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher

Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered.  This…

12 Aug

Leather Bag Making

Make a leather bag in a day

Facilitator: Ruth Pullan

Wanting to learn how to make beautiful, useful and long-lasting things for everyday use for you, your friends and your family? Look no more! This is a suitable follow on to the introduction to leatherwork course and develops your skills…

02 Sep

Rush Basketry

Weave a foraging basket with rush

Facilitator: Amy Cox

On this one-day course we will be working with English rush, schoenoplectus lacustris, a beautifully soft material to weave with, as well as some locally foraged fibres, such as dandelion. We will learn some ancient techniques of cordage and plaiting…

15 Oct

Loom Woven Cushion Cover

Embrace colour and texture

Facilitator: Angie Parker

Under the guidance of professional weaver, designer, and colour lover, Angie Parker, you will weave a cushion panel on a four-shaft table loom. Once you have designed the cloth for your cushion you can enjoy the process and therapeutic benefits…

17 Oct

Humour & Lateral Thinking

How to boost mental, physical wellbeing & decision-making via lateral thinking

Facilitator: Sarah Tucker

Through a dynamic and intensive session, participants will learn how to harness the power of humour to optimise decision-making, improve clarity, and trigger lateral thinking. Discover how humour can be utilised beyond mere entertainment as a tool for lateral thinking…

21 Oct

Preservation Workshop: Autumn Bounty

Maximising nutrition, minimising waste with the autumn harvest

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

Autumn Bounty brings you a day of sharing food stories and simple methods of preservation that have been passed down through the generations. As we edge towards the winter there is still an abundance of fruit and vegetables to preserve.…

22 Oct

Preservation Workshop: Autumn Bounty

Maximising nutrition, minimising waste with the autumn harvest

Facilitator: Daphne Lambert

Autumn Bounty brings you a day of sharing food stories and simple methods of preservation that have been passed down through the generations. As we edge towards the winter there is still an abundance of fruit and vegetables to preserve.…

02 - 04 Feb

Loom Weaving Retreat

Learn to thread and weave on a loom

Facilitator: Angie Parker

Join us for an enjoyable and educational workshop led by professional weaver Angie Parker. You’ll receive expert guidance on how to set up a multi-shaft table loom and learn the techniques of plain weave and twill. At the end of…

25 Feb

Forest Bathing

Mindful walking and meditation in Hawkwood’s woodland

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer

Come and join Dee Aebischer, a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters & PhD in Forest Science, as she leads you on a journey of discovery through the art of Forest Bathing (also known…

02 Mar

The Meditative Value of Painting

Finding enjoyment and relaxation whilst painting

Facilitator: Christina Sadler

A painting day course! The act of making art is therapeutic, it allows our minds to wander into a meditative state. This one-day workshop will quiet the mind to access the flow and freedom that happens when you are truly…

18 Mar

Hawkwood Huddle – March

Monthly networking event

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall

If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

24 Mar

Forest Bathing

Mindful walking and meditation in Hawkwood’s woodland

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer

Come and join Dee Aebischer, a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters & PhD in Forest Science, as she leads you on a journey of discovery through the art of Forest Bathing (also known…

06 Apr

Eating Wild

An in-depth course on foraging

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher

Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered.  This…

06 Apr

Eating Wild

An in-depth course on foraging

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher

Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered.  This…

13 Apr

Sketchbooking Your Environment

Experiment with materials and respond to space

Facilitator: Emma Leyfield

Many of us aspire to keep a regular sketchbook, journal or diary, but it’s deceptively hard to get started, let alone stick to it. This workshop is an opportunity to put you blank-page nerves aside and go out painting in…

15 Apr

Hawkwood Huddle – April

Monthly networking event

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall

If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

28 Apr

Deep Ecology: Beltane

Fertility & Sensuality

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned with our personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we will…

12 May

Rush Basketry

Weave a foraging basket with rush

Facilitator: Amy Cox

On this one-day course we will be working with English rush, schoenoplectus lacustris, a beautifully soft material to weave with, as well as some locally foraged fibres, such as dandelion. We will learn some ancient techniques of cordage and plaiting…

20 May

Hawkwood Huddle

Monthly networking event

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall

If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

25 May

Eating Wild

An in-depth course on foraging

Facilitator: Jos Fletcher

Join an immersive course on foraging that will inform and delight you, leaving you confident and inspired to explore wild food. This course will go a lot further than nettles and pesto and many unexpected plants will be covered. This…

17 Jun

Hawkwood Huddle

Monthly networking event

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall

If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

30 Jun

Indian Block Printing

A beginner's guide to block printing

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

Join Clare for a day of block printing exploration using hand-carved Indian wooden blocks. Using a selection of hand-carved blocks you will print onto a variety of surfaces, creating your own design on a tea towel or bag. A relaxing…

06 - 07 Jul

Intro to Permaculture

Permaculture principles, ethos, design and practical application

Facilitator: Emily Howgate & Shila Fletcher

This is a great place to start your permaculture journey! Drawing on the beautiful surroundings of Hawkwood and using an engaging and accessible range of learning techniques, you will gain a good understanding of the numerous benefits, and enormous potential,…

15 Jul

Hawkwood Huddle

Monthly networking event

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall

If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…

04 Aug

Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh

First Fruits

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Jennifer and Mark will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self-discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we will…

14 Sep

Willow Foraging Basket

Weave a foraging basket with local willow

Facilitator: Amy Cox

Learn the basics of this ancient craft and leave with your very own traditional foraging basket. You will be using local willow, in a range of colours, and foraged bramble to make a small frame basket – perfect for harvesting…

14 Sep

Relaxing Through Abstracts

Searching for the enjoyment and relaxation when painting using Hawkwood as inspiration

Facilitator: Christina Sadler

The act of making art is therapeutic, it can quiet the mind and allow you to focus on the present. When this happens and you are truly immersed in the moment of creating you can relax and allow the flow…

15 Sep

Printing with Leaves

A day of exploring colour and printed design

Facilitator: Clare Walsh

A day exploring colour and textures, printing with natural leaves and grasses. You will learn the process of sublimation printing using the heat press to create beautiful and unique botanical designs. An opportunity to appreciate the beauty in autumnal foliage.

15 Sep

Forest Bathing

Mindful walking and meditation in Hawkwood’s woodland

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer

Come and join Dee Aebischer, a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters & PhD in Forest Science, as she leads you on a journey of discovery through the art of Forest Bathing (also known…

13 Oct

Forest Bathing

Mindful walking and meditation in Hawkwood’s woodland

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer

Come and join Dee Aebischer, a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters & PhD in Forest Science, as she leads you on a journey of discovery through the art of Forest Bathing (also known…

27 Oct

Deep Ecology: Samhain

Into the Darkness

Facilitator: Jennifer Horsfall & Mark Graham

Using experiential practices, ritual, and myth Mark and Jennifer will show how the principles of deep ecology can be aligned to our personal journey of growth and self discovery. Understanding human consciousness as a component of the ecological process, we…

09 Nov

The Yoga of Vocal Sound

The sound healing potential of vowels, consonants and seed syllables

Facilitator: James D'Angelo

Are you ready to embark on a journey of self-transformation? Join James D’Angelo – leading authority on sound healing – in uncovering one of the great aspects for attaining true sound health through the tuning of the chakras. In this…

10 Nov

Forest Bathing

Mindful walking and meditation in Hawkwood’s woodland

Facilitator: Dee Aebischer

Come and join Dee Aebischer, a qualified guide with the UK Forest Bathing Institute, who holds a Masters & PhD in Forest Science, as she leads you on a journey of discovery through the art of Forest Bathing (also known…

16 Dec

Hawkwood Huddle

Monthly networking event

Facilitator: Penny Gundry & Jo Weatherall

If you’re looking to join a networking group with fellow business people then we’d love to welcome you to join us for a monthly Hawkwood Huddle. Join us for this new, monthly networking group held at Hawkwood. Connect, share ideas…