Can I get to the venue by public transport?
The nearest train stations (Lewes and Uckfield) are a 20 minute drive away. You can book a taxi, but often it’s possible to get a lift from the station with someone else coming on the course. Contact Ruby a week or two before your course if you’d like to request a lift share.
Are the courses catered?
People bring food to share for lunch (it can be very simple, or you can bring your favourite dish). A shared lunch around the camp fire often makes the meal a real treat on the courses- it’s good to eat together.
There are also options for buying food from the farm shop to bring with you.
What about accommodation?
The farm venue has really nice wild camping and also various wagons, cabins, bell tents with wood stoves for glamping. You’ll find all details here.
Accommodation isn’t included in the course price, but there’s a special offer for camping if you’re attending a course. Details about that are sent to you with your booking confirmation.
Can children come to the courses?
The courses are designed for adults, although 16-18 year olds are very welcome if accompanied by a participating, responsible adult.
Family Wild Pottery, however, is designed for children aged 6 to 16
What level of fitness/ability is required to participate?
My aim is to make Native Hands courses as accessible as possible within the context and limits of a woodland setting, with uneven ground and basic facilities. Some walking is involved, of 10-30 mins duration, over level but uneven terrain. By their nature, all courses involve foraging and physical activity. Therefore a certain level of physical ability is required, and all the activities require a level of hand-to-eye coordination. If you have mobility issues or other physical needs please get in touch with Ruby before making a booking.
Can I bring my dog?
Native Hands has a no-dogs policy on all courses.
What about cancellations etc?
Please read our Terms and Conditions for all this info.