Winter Newsletter 2020

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April is for Birdwatching

(and this is the spot where we saw a kingfisher!)


April is nesting season! Our yurts will be emerging from hibernation and ready to greet you from 1 April. If you sleep in the woods you’ll be in exactly the right place to go for that early morning bird walk – and you can book a guided walk to help you identify the songs and thus know what bird you’re looking for. We’re very excited about birds this season, possibly because we positioned bird-feeders outside our bedroom window this winter and it’s better than Netflix! The woods and river habitat at Adhurst are the best place to spot them. So use our offer code below to sleep in the woods in April and cosy up in your yurt with your favourite person (or dog!) Enjoy the dawn chorus!

Offer is limited to a two night minimum stay with Monday or Wednesday arrivals
between 1 April and 1 May, apart from Easter Monday. Birdwatching booked separately.
Offer code FORTHEBIRDS2020 and/or FORTHEBIRDS-AfterEaster

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Learn a new skill with the Outside Institute UK

Workshops for Adults


We observed what our guests want, especially our repeat guests; it seems in addition to staying in the yurts and cabin you’re also keen to try out or hone a skill, while immersing yourself in the natural world. We have spent the past year assembling specialist instructors to ensure your experience is of the highest standard. And we’ve decided to focus on adults because we feel there is already lots of provision for children’s activities.

So we’re introducing The Outside Institute UK – the educational side of Adhurst Yurts. We’ve even put together a softly, softly launch for the 9th of May which is being held on another part of the farm. If you book on the weekend of 8th May (heads up – it’s a Friday Bank Holiday this year) you can join in! It will be a daytime event for invited and residential guests and will feature basketry workshops, woodland floristry and outdoor skills, with excellent food available. And a half-day printmaking workshop on the Sunday is being planned.

And for the rest of the season all of the workshops below can be designed to suit you specifically. Just ask! Learn in tranquility at your own pace with your own group. In time we will regularise which ones have fixed dates bookable online.

Guided Bird Walks, especially for Spring

Basketry – all levels with two different instructors

CoppiceWork with Adhurst’s resident Coppicer

Bushcraft and Outdoor Skills with Chris Pryke for all ages

Goodleaf Tree Climbing course (with a qualification at the end)

Woodland Floristry – never import flowers again!

Deer to Venison in a Day with the deer stalker

Fly Fishing Tuition with Flyodyssey

+ in our printing studios,

Intaglio Print Making

Drawing from Nature

Bookbinding and Marbling


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