Nature Connections

Working outdoors has the power to transform people’s lives, as they learn new skills in the midst of our beautiful 52-acre estate. Programmes are designed to be experiential (learning by doing), fostering an appreciation of the great outdoors and a recognition of our effect on the natural world.


We run many different types of environmental programmes for visiting groups, from constructing bird boxes to managing a whole woodland. These projects can form part of a John Muir Award, and we also deliver Rural Skills SVQ. The remoteness of Wiston Lodge allows visiting groups to immerse themselves in a variety of nature-related topics that can potentially open new ideas concerning our environment.


Head into our woods and learn shelter-building and fire-making, using materials found on the estate. Immersed in nature and our peaceful surroundings, this is an ideal opportunity to re-engage with the outdoors. Bushcraft elements can be incorporated into almost any programme.