Embercombe Experience Weekend

At our Embercombe Experience Weekends we warmly welcome everyone who would like to come along and volunteer their enthusiasm, expertise, or simply a willing pair of hands, to help in both seasonal and on-going work at Embercombe. Over a weekend of working on the land, cooking, eating and sharing, we create a community of people who nourish the place and each other.

Solo travellers, families and friends, young or old, new to Embercombe or seasoned contributors, all are welcome. Accommodation is in one of our rustic yurt villages where you will share with up to 5 people or you can book a whole yurt for you and your family (2 adults and upto 2 children). We also have a small number of camping places.

Women Harvesting at WSF

The September 2018 Experience Weekend includes a storytelling by Rachel Rose Reid told over two nights.

Lost for 700 years – An Epic Story Speak Out

In the whole World, only one manuscript unfolds the Roman de Silence.
It was discovered in Wollaton Manor, Nottinghamshire, in a box marked Old Papers – No Value (buried under a few letters from King Henry VIII.)
A legend had been patiently waiting, for seven hundred years.

But it was 1911. Suffrage protests were at their explosive height. And this story suggests that England’s wellbeing depends on a quest for gender equality. So the manuscript was kept silent.

But the story was made to be told.
Now is the time to tell it.


Upcoming Dates & Booking

21st September - 23rd September Experience Weekend September 2018 (inc Silence) Book Now
21st September - 22nd September Silence - An Epic Story Speaks Out Book Now

Register interest for 2019

If you have any questions or difficulties with your booking please call us on +44 (0) 1647 252 983 or email support@embercombe.org

We do not offer bursary places on Experience Weekends because the weekend is already priced as a gateway programme to cover our costs only.

What you will be part of

  • Purposeful activity that has meaning and benefit to you and to Embercombe
  • A community of like-minded people who are affirming their connection to the land and what it holds for us
  • Sharing skills and knowledge
  • The tasks that support day to day living
  • Preparing food: harvesting, chopping, cooking, eating, enjoying and the washing up!
  • An opportunity for families to work together, benefiting from all that Embercombe has to offer
  • Creativity, such as sharing of stories and music around the campfire

Please note that this is a working weekend with great opportunities to contribute to day to day tasks and real work activities that enable Embercombe to flourish. We have lots of family-friendly jobs so everyone can get involved!

A fantastic way to meet new like-minded people and learn new skills…

Catalyst Programme


Register now for 2019
Experience Weekends

Experience Weekends

21st to 23rd September 2018
Speaking Out

Speaking Out

2nd to 4th Nov (location TBC)

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