Two miles north of the village of Broughton, Broughtonknowe is a privately owned mixed woodland, planted some 35 years ago. It is 45 minutes by car from Edinburgh on the A701, or 30 minutes from Moffat. The courses take place in a woodland glade under a tarpaulin shelter, but in extreme conditions we can move our operations into a large shed.
There is a washroom and composting toilet facility on site, and cooking facilities. Rainwater is harvested for washing etc. Drinking water is brought in. Camping is possible by negotiation and there are B & Bs in Broughton.
2019 Courses: May 6 - 10, June 10 - 14, July 15 - 19, Aug 12 - 16, Sept 9 - 13
In 2019 courses may also be held at Beechwood, near Gorebridge, on a reclaimed pithead site. Here the industrial past is giving way to beech trees and imaginative landscaping projects. The escarpment faces west towards the Pentlands.
Gorebridge is on the Waverley line, and easily reached from Edinburgh in the north or Galashiels in the south. The venue is a walk of about a mile from the station.
Courses take place under a tarpaulin shelter. There are toilet and washroom facilites. Camping is possible by negotiation.