March 2019

March Working Weekend

Fri 15 – Sun 17 March
No charge

This is a chance to get to know the farm, turn your hand to old jobs and new, enjoy good company and good food too!

An opportunity to have bright ideas by the compost heap, happy talk in the hen house, and cool chat in the kitchen. Join us to prove that many hands make light work and that today’s stranger is tomorrow’s friend.

Our Working Weekends are run in the beautiful spirit of the WWOOF organisation: we feed and accommodate you, you work, with us.

For more information on WWOOF, see

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Nordic Walking and Yoga Weekend

Fri 29 – Sun 31 March
£175 (Veranda room), £195 (House room)
Melanie Mackintosh and Claire Parnell

Nordic walking is a good workout, very sociable, and a wonderful and social way of seeing and enjoying the great outdoors!

Whether you are a beginner or already familiar with Nordic Walking and Yoga, this is a weekend for you!

Nordic Walking was first developed in the 1930s in Finland for the Olympic Ski squad as a way of keeping fit in the summer months. It soon became popular throughout Europe, arriving in Britain in 2000. Since then it has become increasingly popular as a very effective way to keep fit and enjoy the outdoors.

Nordic Walking uses specially designed poles to enhance your natural walking experience. Its technique is similar to the upper-body action of classic cross country skiing. The poles propel you forward and act as stabilisers at the same time, taking strain off joints and helping to improve your posture.

Yoga too is a workout that improves your joints, muscles, and posture. And in our lovely sun-filled oak-beamed Yoga Hayloft, is also very enjoyable.

Melanie Mackintosh took up Nordic Walking as a way of keeping fit when she retired from front line General Practice and soon became an enthusiast for its health benefits and accessibility for anyone who can walk. Melanie is a trained instructor with British Nordic Walking. Claire Parnell is an experienced Personal Trainer, Sports Therapist, and Teacher of a gentle style of Hatha Yoga.

Note: Walking poles and yoga mats are provided but you are welcome to bring your own. Make sure you bring walking shoes, and ideally, a small day pack to hold water bottle, waterproofs and any layers you might peel off during your walk.

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2019 Yoga Weekends: Nordic Walking and Yoga 29–31 Mar, Yoga and Massage 26–28 April, Iyengar Yoga 31 May-2 June, Yoga and Walking 12–14 July, Yoga and Massage Bank Holiday Long Weekend 23–26 August, Iyengar Yoga 6–8 September.

March 2019 Events

Fri 15 – Sun 17 April

Working Weekend

Fri 29 – Sun 31

Nordic Walking and Yoga Weekend

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