A week in the woods

Snowdonia and Llyn, Conwy
The exterior of Hendre Isaf, Wales
The sitting area at Hendre Isaf, Wales
The bunk room at Hendre Isaf, Wales
The exterior of Hendre Isaf, Wales The sitting area at Hendre Isaf, Wales The bunk room at Hendre Isaf, Wales

At-a-glance details

  • Dates7 September 2020 to 11 September 2020
  • Holiday typeShort break
  • AvailabilityNo longer available
  • Activity type Coast and countryside, Rural skills, Special interest
  • Cost£140
  • Physicality6
  • Holiday code20KSP196
  • AccommodationHendre Isaf Bunkhouse

About A week in the woods

Help the rangers improve woodland habitats and learn the traditional craft of oak splitting.

Spend a couple of days on the Ysbyty Estate carrying out a variety of woodland tasks to improve habitats for wildlife, from woodland clearance and brashing to thinning out newly planted plots. on the final day we'll travel to the fantastic woodlands on the Dolmelynllyn estate to learn the traditional techniques of oak splitting to make posts, rails and steps for use around the property.

About the accommodation

Set in a peaceful part of Snowdonia, this 400-year-old converted barn sleeps 17 in two dormitories over two floors. The stone and slate construction has retained much of its original charm and there is also a barbecue area and picnic table to enjoy the location on the Ysbyty Estate.

Facilities: garden, drying room, washing machine, tumble dryer.

Bedding: pillow and base sheet provided.

Notes for guests

What to bring: Steel toe-capped boots and gardening gloves recommended and please bring appropriate outdoor/work clothing 

A standard kit list can be found on our Essential Information page.

Enquire and book

Call 0344 800 3099

Opening times

Monday to Friday: 9am to 8pm

Saturday: 9am to 7pm

Sunday: 9am to 1pm

We are also open 9am to 5pm on bank holidays

Email working.holidays@nationaltrust.org.uk

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