CLISSETT WOOD lies five miles
north of Ledbury in idyllic Herefordshire countryside. Nestling
just to the west of the Malvern Hills, the area still retains a
truly rural character, with oast-houses, orchards and a wealth of
timber framed buildings yet is within easy reach of Intercity rail
services from London, Oxford and Birmingham and the M5 motorway.
new spacious and light Clissett Wood workshop set up for
Pole lathing under the old canopy
Liz making quiches for the clay oven
Cooking fire and clay oven
Shared evening meal in the kitchen
2 greenwood shelters in the wood
A shingle roofed greenwood shelter
is a founder
member and joint owner of CLISSETT
WOOD and has been offering courses from its purpose
built workship since 1995. With its ten acres of mature
ash and oak with hazel and sweet chestnut coppice, Clissett
Wood is a place of great beauty and tranquillity.
WORKSHOP There is a large well equipped woodland
workshop where there is a pole lathe, shaving horse and
a set of tools for each course member. There are also steam
bending facilities, cleaving brakes and more.
ACCOMMODATION & CATERING facilities in the woodland
make Clissett Wood an excellent choice for a fully residential
stay. There are camping pitches (at £3.00 per night), basic
greenwood shelters for those without tents (£5.00), a caravanning
site at the Hopton Arms in Ashperton, or comfortable B&B's
and self catering cottages nearby.
Running water, compost toilets, washroom and shower are
all pleasingly integrated into the woodland setting. A hearty
lunch is offered to those wishing to participate and contribute
to a 'kitty' to cover costs. Tea, coffee and biscuits are
provided at regular break times. For breakfast and evening
meals students cater for themselves, often taking turns
to cook basic fare or amazing feasts over the open fire.
The kitchen provides all necessary cooking equipment, including
a raised open fire (our 'eye level cooker') and a clay oven.
Some good inns and restaurants are nearby.
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Ro making pumpkin soup
Camping in Clissett Wood
A camping pitch in the wood
The shower and wash room
We offer eight camping pitches among
the trees in the camping area for your own tent.
Our four greenwood shelters provide
a private sleeping base for singles, couples or friends sharing.
The shelters provide a pallet base and a good quality mattress
inside. They can not be shut completely or locked.
For shelters and tents you will need
to bring your own bedding such as sleeping bags, sheets, pillows,
duvets, hot water bottles etc.depending on the time of year.
Also on site are a combined wash and shower room with running
water and a well designed compost toilet along the track.
All cooking is wood fired; we have two open raised cooking fires
which can be used to barbecue as well as general cooking and
a wood fired clay oven for roasting and
Evenings are often spent sitting around a camp fire under the