Upcoming Courses & Events

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.

Willow Foraging Basket

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…

Forest Bathing

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…

Eating Wild

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…
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Natural Happiness

Facilitator: Alan Heeks
In these stormy times, this course will help you dig deep and stay cheerful: it shows how gardening methods like composting, mulching, and crop rotation can be used to cultivate human nature too. A gardener uses skills like observation, patience…

Deep Ecology: Beltane

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…

Eating Wild

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…

In Your Element

Facilitator: Lorraine Spring
In this experiential course you will connect to the elements through theory, embodiment exercises and projects in Nature. These activities will be your integral guide for health and your journey of personal development. Connect profoundly with the elements of Nature…

Positive Ageing

Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
Ageing gets a bad press, portrayed as being downhill all the way, a decline into decrepitude. However, the reality is much more optimistic. Contrary to expectations happiness goes up after fifty rather than down and there are other gains like…

Intro to Permaculture

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,…

Eating Wild

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…

Deep Ecology: Lughnasadh

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…

The How of Happiness

Facilitator: Miriam Akhtar
An uplifting and inspiring journey into positive psychology and what it takes to feel good, function well and flourish. The weekend will equip you with a range of practical tools to grow your happiness. You will come away with your…

Printing with Leaves

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.

A Wild Soul Woman

Facilitator: Mary Reynolds Thompson
It’s time to embody and express from your wild soul – the part of you that knows you are one with deserts, forests, rivers, mountains, and meadows.  To break free of the fears and cages that hold you back. To…

Deep Ecology: Samhain

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…

Voyages to Vision

Facilitator: Caitlín Matthews, John Matthews & Ian Rees
Over 40 years Caitlín and John have explored many of the mythic and  imaginal doorways of inner vision. This leap year, we chart the voyages of the soul which wakens us to wonder. From the Irish wonder-voyage tradition of the…