The Nest

You’re tired of being indoors all the time. You long for the nourishing flow of time spent in the woods. Perhaps you’re looking for woodland activities to join, or perhaps you’d like to host your own? Well you’ve come to the right place, welcome to the Nest.

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Find the Nest

The Nest is situated in North Woods, on the edge of the Dartington Hall Estate, South Devon. To be specific it is in Parsonage Copse, which is sandwiched between the back of Woodland Yard and the back of the Old Postern at Schumacher College. The closest town is Totnes.

How to get to us

We encourage you to leave your car at home if you can, but if you do drive please explore our parking map above.

Select each of the parking icons for more detailed descriptions and details about each of the suggested parking locations. Parking is limited in the surrounding area and we ask you to please be considerate of local residents in the area.

Cycling is the best way to get to us, there are bike storage facilities on site. Whatever your choice, the Nest experience is a journey that starts as you enter the woods, we invite you to immerse yourself fully in it.

Several ways to take in the forest as you walk:

  • Breathe mindfully as you walk.
  • Listen to the welcoming birds songs.
  • Look out for the types of trees that surround you.
  • Stop, drop and flop. Arrive early, find a place you like the look of and sit for a while.
  • Pick up an object that catches your eyes (stone, flower, feather) and carry it with you to the site.

Get in touch

We’re always keen to hear from people with intriguing ideas for bringing people into woods, or for using our space in particular, so if you have any thoughts you’d like to share, or if you’d like to enquire about booking the Nest for your course or activity, please get in touch.