Accommodation for Native Hands Woodland Courses

On-site Options

Courses take place in a secluded corner of the woods on a working family farm. The farm offers wild camping and various glamping options (not included in the price of the course).

The farm shop stocks firewood, basic food stuffs and meat from the farm. There’s a small cafe for coffees, pastries, savoury bites like egg butties etc. They also have some frozen home made ready meals. You’ll find all the details here.

Glamping: a cabin, a wagon, a shepherd’s hut, bell tents, a large safari tent. You’ll find them listed on the venue’s website. They’re all very popular and book up quickly so I recommend getting onto that asap to avoid disappointment.

Wild Camping: a big field surrounded by woods, with loos/showers at one end. You can have a fire (wood available at the farm shop), and no cars are allowed on the camping field which makes it nice and peaceful (trolleys available at the car park to take your stuff to the field; it’s a 12 min walk). You can book two nights (or more) camping via their website.  If you want to camp for only one night, Native Hands has a special arrangement whereby you can book that for £12 per person by contacting Amanda.

This one-night booking arrangement is only for camping, not for glamping at the farm.

The farm will always make camping space available for people coming on my courses, so if their website shows camping as full, please contact Amanda at the venue to arrange.

Off-site Options

For places to stay in the area (eg B&B, self catering etc), has listings for places around Waldron, Chiddingly, East Hoathly (nearest villages). Heathfield and Lewes (smallish towns) are both about 20 mins drive form the course venue. You could also check out airbnb.

These local options are worth checking out too Granary Cottages (walking distance from the course venue), Haymakers Farm (search for this one on trip advisor), and Stream Farm.
I’ve not stayed at any of these myself.

Budget options are Travel Lodge at either Lewes or Hailsham.

Here’s a map link to show you the area.

While You’re in Sussex

This part of the country is full of wonderful landscapes and cultural hotspots, almost too numerous to mention. Here are some websites as pointers:


Here’s a map link to show you the area.