Greenwood Music is a social enterprise, which provides programmes of wellbeing activities in a relaxed and beautiful natural environment.
All our workshops are informed by the new economic foundation (nef, 2008) Five Ways to Wellbeing – we will support you to connect with each other and the natural world, to learn new skills, to be active outdoors, to have the time to mindfully notice where you are and the world around you and to give through shared support and back to nature: all set in our beautiful 40-acre semi-ancient Oak woodland.
You will be supported throughout by our highly professional and experienced team who will ensure that the experience is positive and fun. As a social enterprise, we reinvest 50% of our profits into our social purpose Wellbeing in Nature programme: a social prescription to the natural health service to people with multiple and complex needs. Thus you are also giving toward the sustainability of our social purpose.
Caradon Wood was bequeathed to the Woodland Trust by Dennis Arbon. This 40-acre ancient oak woodland is leased to, and sustainably managed by Greenwood Music CIC. Whilst managing the wellbeing of the woods, we are able to offer wellbeing programmes for a wide range of participants from all walks of life. Caradon Wood is nestled in a beautiful and lush Cornish valley, with the River Lyhner flowing along its eastern boundary for over one mile. The woodland is primarily made up of oak, with a wide variety of other indigenous trees. The wood has a diverse ecosystem with many rare plants, fungi and invertebrates. You can wander through the woods and catch sight of deer, badger, foxes as well as a wide variety of woodland birds. The woodlands are managed sympathetically with as little intervention as possible to maintain this unique ancient woodland and its complex and symbiotic ecosystem.
Why not treat yourself, your family and friends to a unique woodland experience that you’ll never forget? Join us in our ancient woodland for crafty workshops and wild-glamping in bell tent comfort.
Our Wellbeing in Nature Workshop Experiences are designed for adults and young people (14 to 17 years) within a 40-acre oasis of tranquillity and calm, where you can hone your skills to craft and create… or simply choose to relax and re-connect with nature.
Or you can ‘Just Stay’ for two-nights wild-glamping within the pristine woodlands, which are ready and waiting for you to freely roam and, with a mile of river frontage, you can even take a quick dip. It’s all yours to explore… you just need to book!
With the Crafting and Being Experiences you simply turn up; you’ll only need your clothes, snacks and bedding of choice as we provide everything else, including a wholesome lunch, dinner and breakfast, bell tents with camp beds- with wood burner in colder months- or tree tents… all with plenty of seating around an open fire and easy access to drinking water and composting toilets. You’ll be supported throughout by our highly experienced team who’ll ensure that your experience is safe, positive and fun! And with lashings of tea throughout and weatherproof areas, you can rest assured that rain will not stop play… so join us to connect with each other and the natural world, learn new skills, be active outdoors and give yourself time to notice your place within nature… and the adventure continues with food around the fire, before bedding down in a heated bell tent on the meadow, or a hanging tree tent by the river.
With Just Stay you have access to all the facilities including the bell tents and composting toilets, along with the open fire with tripod, cooking grill and large kettle! So, in addition to your clothes and bedding, you’ll also need to bring your food, cutlery, plates and bowls.
We are part of nature – not apart from it- and as more of us look to foster our connection with the natural world, we invite you to join us in the woods, to learn how to craft and create among the abundant wildlife, with ample time to explore the winding paths, dip into the cooling river and relax around the fire – while sharing good food and great stories. As 50% of our profit is re-invested into social purpose programmes you are also giving towards providing Wellbeing in Nature opportunities to marginalised individuals, especially those with multiple and complex needs, who often experience isolation and loneliness.