Frequently asked questions

For Wildcraft Dreaming & Weaving Courses

About the Venue

  • Where is the venue?
 The venue is Wilding at Hobkin Ground Farm

  • What facilities does the venue have?

The course is held in a beautiful, quiet and secluded valley in the south of the Lake District National Park, once your booking is confirmed you will receive directions and address. Facilities are: composting toilet, urinal, shower, wash/ washing up area, spring fed drinking water, 22ft yurt with log burner communal space with chairs and sofa, sail shade, fire pits, parachute tarp and private woodland & river access. The site is also off-grid, with no electricity.

  • Do I have to camp to attend the course?

No.  Camping is free with the course fee. However, if you choose not to camp, there is no reduction in the course fee and you need to arrange your own alternative accommodation. 

  • What equipment do I need to bring to camp?

A tent or campervan and relevant camping equipment. You need to be self-sufficient with catering. There is a pub within walking distance that does food. A 10 min drive away the local village, Broughton-in-Furness has a café and pubs that serve food. Spring fed drink water is supplied on site. The venue is unable to accept caravans at this time.

  • Can I keep my car with my tent?
Unfortunately not. However. the car park is a stones throw away from the camping area, but you will have to carry equipment to and from your car. On arrival you can use your car to drop off equipment at the field entrance. This is for both safety reasons and to maintain the peace and calm of the site.

  • What time do I have to arrive and depart?
Arrival on the Thursday is anytime after 2pm with an evening campfire session starting at 6pm. For the October course arrival is anytime after 5pm with an evening campfire session at 8pm.

Departure on the Monday is by 12pm, there will be a closing circle at 10am.

  • What clothing and footwear shall I bring?
The course will be taught both inside the yurt and outside, in all weathers. Therefore you are advised to come with clothes suitable for all weathers and for the relevant season. Footwear should be sturdy and you shouldn't be concerned about them getting muddy. You will be required to remove your footwear to enter the yurt. Please also consider a relevant hat for the season and sun cream and insect repellent.

  • Are meals included?
No. You have to be fully self-sufficient for catering. Teas and Coffees will be supplied (please bring your own cup/mug). There is a pub within walking distance that does food.  A 10 min drive away the local village, Broughton-in-Furness has a café and pubs that serve food.

  • Where are the nearest shops?

There is a grocer, butchers, baker and post office in nearby village Broughton-in-Furness which is about 10min drive in a car. The big supermarkets are found in Barrow-in-Furness which is 30min drive away.

  • Is there a mobile signal at the venue?
There is a limited network in certain areas, we would ask that you switch off your devices during the teaching sessions

  • Can I bring my children?

Unfortunately not, this isn't a course suitable for children to be in attendance. You will not be able to fully focus on the teaching and experiential learning of the course with children in attendance with you on site. 

  • Is alcohol allowed?

No alcohol isn't allowed on site during the course

  • What is the Drug policy?

    We have a zero tolerance to recreational drugs being used for the duration of the course, from arrival to departure

About the Course

  • How do I book?
You can book by completing, the online booking form on the course webpage:
Wildcraft Dreaming  or Wildcraft Weaving

  • When do I pay the deposit?
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will be emailed a confirmation with details of how to pay your deposit to secure your place on the course.

  • When do I pay the balance of the course fees?
You will be required to pay the balance of the course fees as specified in your confirmation email
  • What is the Cancellation Policy?
If we need to cancel for any reason you will receive a full refund, or you can change your booking to another date.
If you need to cancel, you need to do so within the deadline as stated in your confirmation email, after that date the deposit is non-refundable.

  • Why is there a maximum number for the course?
We have a maximum number of 10 on the course to ensure the quality of the teaching experience and the individual support that we can offer during the course and course related topics.

  • Does this course lead to a professional qualification?
No it doesn't, its not that type of course. 

The introductory course is help you develop your connection and spiritual practice that is rooted in the land, in nature. On completion of this course you can apply for the advance course Wildcraft Weaving as well as asking to join Rob's working spiritual group Wildcraft Hearth, that meets for the seasonal festivals.

The advance course is for those who want to take this work deeper. On completion of the course you can request initiation into the Wildcraft path. You will also receive a certificate of completion and you may be invited to become a mentor, working with Rob to support students on future courses.

  • Who will teach on the course?
Rob Wilson of Woodspirit will be teaching this course. You can discover more about Rob here. His two apprentices Tony and Callum will also assist him.

  • What equipment will I need for the course?
You can bring a note and pen/pencil to make notes and record your experiences. Other than that it is anything that will aid your journey through the course.  

  • Will there be any free time?
This is full weekend of teaching but there will be free time for Lunch, Evening Meals and after the final evening session around the camp fire. This free time is yours to do with as you wish, however we will be strictly adhering to the teaching times each day.

  • Why is there a code of conduct?
This is to ensure that everyone is aware of the expectations of each other. To ensure its safe, nurturing environment to learn and grow, ultimately to develop our deep connection to the land and nature, as well as each other.

  • Why do I have to disclose any medical conditions?
When we work deeply on the inner levels, with spirits, and indeed with nature in an immersive way, we have a duty of care to you and the other participants. This duty of care is to ensure that you can cope with the practices of shamanic journeying, visualisation and ceremonies. Therefore anyone with medical conditions, that may impede this work should declare it so we an assess if the course is right for you or adjust the exercises for you, to allow you to be fully engaged with the course. This declaration is private and confidential and only seen by Rob himself through the booking form. No-one else has access to this information.