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Now this is something really special!
A Wild Weekend on the edge of Coniston Water in the Lake District with the wonderful Feral Spinner, Debbie Zawinski!
Join Debbie and Lucy at Wrostler's Barn on Nibthwaite Grange Farm for an off-grid weekend - a real retreat from modern life. Debbie will be taking us foraging for spinning and dyeing materials and sharing her many crafting skills. We will also be makingglycerine milk soaps with Maria Benjamin of The Soap Dairy and spending a day in the glorious "Cottage in the Clouds" - Low Parkamoor Cottage where we can craft and cook drop-scones on the traditional range and drink copious amounts of tea.
This is not glamping - this is off-grid wild camping - we are talking mattresses on the floor and composting toilets - but it is going to be a totally unique experience in the most glorious setting - and so much fun!
So, the details:
Dates - Friday 4th to Monday 7th October
Arrival on Friday from 3.30pm (please consider the remote location when judging your arrival time as it will be dark from 6.30pm)
Departure on Monday at 10.00am
Venue: Wrostler’s Barn is situated on Nibthwaite Grange Farm and is a beautiful off-grid camping barn in secluded woodland, close to Coniston Water on the quieter east side of the Lake. A fantastic eco-holiday that’s remote and secluded but just a one minute walk through the woods to the lake, car park and road.
Guests will need to bring their own bedding. There are no bathing facilities
Three level converted barn with kitchen, dining and two separate sleeping spaces
Mattresses for up to 12 people
Composting toilets with simple instructions
Five-ring gas hob with gas provided
LED solar lighting
A good selection of kitchen cooking equipment
Cutlery and crockery for 12 people
Preparation table and picnic benches
Wood burning stove with initial wood supply (more can be purchased)
Cold water tap plus hot water when the wood-burner is lit
Parking space for up to four cars within close proximity
Small campfires within fire site (wood supply provided)
The barn stands within the fringe of the nationally important Dodgson Wood SSSi and for this reason no wood can be collected on the site. It is being run on a sustainable format with the use of locally coppiced wood, composting toilets and a strict recycling policy.
All meals, snacks and hot and soft drinks will be provided and we will cook and wash up together. If you would like wine/beer etc please bring your own favourites. Please also advise me of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.
As this is a special recce visit to the barn the price is considerably reduced to only cover costs, it is therefore payable in full at the time of booking and cannot be refunded unless someone else can be found to take your place. There are 7 places available and a minimum of 5 need to sell for the weekend to be viable. Should insufficient numbers book you will receive a full refund.