To make the most of the tranquility and natural surroundings of the valley, we are offering visitors some exciting new bookable experiences here at Dittiscombe.
We’ve invited experts to share their knowledge and wisdom. Click on the links below to book a session here at Dittiscombe on selected dates:
Donna will guide you through the magic of Dittiscombe woods to help you build resilience from within, deepen your appreciation and gratitude for nature, boost your immune system, reduce stress, and increase balance, focus and clarity in your life.
The sessions are held on selected Saturday dates between 10am – 2pm, and cost £40 per person. Book direct with Donna here.
If you have already booked a cottage at Dittiscombe during one of the Forest Bathing dates you are most welcome to join the session – just go direct to Donna’s website link above to check dates and book your space.
Nature Walks Around the Valley with local ecologist Ken Neal
Bring a little ‘wild’ in to a wildlife walk around the Estate with Ken to deepen your understanding about the simple things you can do to help nature, increase biodiversity and encourage wildlife within your own gardens and green spaces at home.
Last year Ken held a number of family nature and bats walks around Dittiscombe. He is an excellent guide, making it easy to understand and learn about the world of Nature whilst being entertaining and informative. Bring binoculars and prepare to be hands-on!
The walks are on selected Sunday dates, 2 hours from 10am, and cost £15 per person, children go free. A new programme of events will be published soon.
Loving a new-look Landscape – discover more about Small-Scale Rewilding with custodian Ruth Saunders
Ruth will take you on a guided walk around the valley to see how the landscape at Dittiscombe has changed over the last 25 years, and how the wildlife has benefitted from a hands-off approach.
The land was farmed at one time but was gifted back to nature by Ruth & Jon in 1998. It now supports a mosaic of habitats for wildlife. The valley has evolved into a new-look landscape through natural processes, and you’ll be able to see that being a bit messy is good for wildlife!
A bespoke guided walk can be arranged direct with Ruth Saunders. Call 07821 260787 to discuss.
Further experiences during 2022:
- Volunteer to work on the Estate on habitat creation projects
- Bat and Moth Evenings
Searching for bats and moths with detectors and moth traps with Dr Ken Neal dates tbc
- A Community Bioblitz date to tbc