‘Join us in October and be part of the Forest School community for a weekend of celebration and revitalization. High Ashurst is set amidst 56 acres of stunning woodland below the iconic Box Hill near Dorking, Surrey. We will regale your forest school senses with a wide-ranging array of delights that focus on the diverse yet inclusive nature of Forest School. You will leave our weekend with a spring in your boots and a feather in your cap.’ | Now on Facebook
The venue is High Ashurst Outdoor Centre below Box Hill, near Dorking, in the tranquil Surrey Hills. The site has a colourful history with records dating back to 1706. Today High Ashurst is a wonderful wide-open space for learning and self-discovery in the natural environment.
Accommodation (No 2-bedded cabin rooms left!)
The Centre provides a variety of accommodation for our visitors including log cabins, teepees, and camping. Accommodation is divided into camping, glamping in the form of Teepees and Bell Tents and Cabins. See www.surreyoutdoorlearning.uk/facilities/high-ashurst/accommodation for details. Accommodation can be broken down into 4 & 6 bedded cabins and 6 and 10 bedded Teepees & Bell Tents. If you wish to share one of these rooms/tents with friends/colleagues, please tell us on the booking form and ideally send all the booking forms in together for all those sharing. These will be allocated on a first come basis. Larger rooms are allocated on a same-sex basis.
There is limited space for car parking and room for 18 campervans on site. If you are coming by campervan, please indicate this on the booking form below. The eighteen places will be allocated on a first come basis. For all directions and satnav postcodes to the venue, see https://www.surreyoutdoorlearning.uk/facilities/high-ashurst
Friday 11th October:
Doors open and food served from 5 p.m. | Evening event/talk from 7.30 p.m | Campfire time from 9.30 p.m.
Saturday 12th October:
Doors open 8 a.m. | Programme starts at 9.30 a.m. | Evening barn dance ends 10.30 p.m
Sunday 13th October:
Doors open 8 a.m. | Programme starts 9:30 a.m | Conference closes 3.30 p.m and departures
Only Guide Dogs will be allowed on site.
The theme of Under One Tree will be the inclusivity of Forest School put simply as Woods Oneness Wonder. To reflect this we have forty workshops lined up to bring you the latest research, best practice, skill-sharing, CPD and pure enjoyment of Forest School. Workshop Selection sheets will be emailed to delegates nearer the time but here are sixteen workshops to whet your appetite: Sample Workshop List (PDF 356 KB)
How to Book
Please complete the booking form below, using either the Word Form Template or PDF version. The FSA Members 10% early bird booking discount has now ended. Workshop Presenters and Volunteers will receive their own booking form via email. Once you have submitted your booking form and made payment via BACS transfer, cheque, PayPal or Invoice, you will receive a confirmation email for us.