YHA National Forest, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England
7 days Immersion from 3 - 9 August 2019
(for both, Certified Forest Bathing Guide and certified Forest Therapy Guide Trainings)
Forest Bathing Practice Ends: 9 November 2019
3 days - CPD Immersion of Forest Therapy from 1 - 3 November 2019
Forest Therapy Practice Ends: 9 February 2020
The National Forest is one of Britain's boldest environmental projects: the creation of a new forest across 200 square miles of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, linking the ancient forests of Needwood and Charnwood. Over the past 25 years the National Forest have created a woodland economy and a beautiful landscape for everyone to enjoy. It really is a world class unique venture and home to the award winning Timber Festival. The National Forest is a true best practice example of what is possible in relation to the future of forestry and the needs of the communities they serve.
With a history of coal mining and heavy industry, the landscape is now that of rolling farmland, ancient forests and new-planted woodlands. Its main towns and villages include Burton upon Trent (famous for its brewing), Coalville and Swadlincote.
For more details on the National Forest please see www.nationalforest.org
In the heart of the National Forest, this award winning 4 star eco-friendly YHA hostel is situated next to the Conkers Visitor Centre. It features a traditional restaurant and has self-catering facilities; The hostel is 3 miles from the nearest town, which is Swadlincote. The majority of the YHA National Forest Hostel's rooms contain bunk beds. However the hostel also has two bell tents, which cater for up to 5 people. The hostel is surrounded by scenic woodland.
Single rooms 69 £ per night
Twin room: 35-50 £ per night
Bell tent (sleeps up to 5): 59 £ tent/ Shared 30 £ for two, 20 £ for 3 people
The YHA Restaurant serves a varied menu, featuring local produce. The bar offers real ales and fresh coffees, and there is also a fully equipped kitchen for self-catering guests.
HOW TO GET THERE
For directions to the YHA by car please see website www,yha.org.uk for details
Swadlincote is 2.5 hours by train from London. The nearest Train station is Burton upon Trent: 7.5 miles away. See National Rail Enquiries for details www.nationalrail.co.uk
National Rail: 08457484950
The nearest bus stop is 2 miles away in Woodville. Contact the Hostel for details of local taxis. Information on bus and coach timetables is available from Traveline: 0871 200 22 33
National Express: 08717 818178www.nationalexpress.com
The closest airports are East Midlands Airport: 18 km
Birmingham Airport: 34KM
London airports are approx. 2.5 hrs drive