Frequently asked questions
How do I get to the woods?
We would like to arrange as much car sharing as possible so nearer the time we will be connecting you all and asking for coordination around lifts.
The woodland is near to Clanfield in Hampshire and the nearest train stations are either Petersfield or Portsmouth. We can support you in arranging lifts from either station.
When your booking is confirmed we will send you precise directions for driving to the woods.
What time can I arrive from?
Arrival time on Friday is between 4pm and 6pm. Our first meal is at 7.30pm followed by a fire and perhaps a song and a story or two. Please send us your estimated arrival time and stay in touch on the day by phone for any changes.
What about ticks?
There are ticks in the woods. Please wear long trousers and closed in shoes if you are worried about being bitten. Please also bring some insect repellent that works for your skin.
Are there any bathrooms?
Well…. 🙂 no. There is one compost loo and lots of trees. We will have water for washing but all our water has to be bought in by hand so we ask you to be sparing with how it is used. This is a wild camping experience!
This means no electricity too right?
Exactly. Bring a torch and a battery charger if you want to charge your phone. Ideally you will switch it off and enjoy a couple of days offline.
Food & Water
Please bring 4 litres of water and breakfasts and lunches for two days. We will have other water supplies but it helps us enormously if you bring two litres of drinking water for each day. We will also provide evening meals on Friday and a forest feast on Saturday.
Bedding and Canvas
Please bring bedding and a tent to sleep in and something like a yoga mat to make the ground comfortable.
What if I am coming by train from afar? How ill I carry all this stuff?
Please contact us for support. We might be able to help with spare tents and other things if you are travelling long distances and don’t have baggage allowances that enable you to bring all that you need.
What else do I need to bring?
Waterproofs might be a good idea and a hot water bottle if you get cold at night.
Loo roll and a good torch. A notebook will be very helpful too.