Tel: 0131 657 5680 or Text: 077 9856 8218

Reg. Scottish Charity SC 034826 Reg. Company SC 257126

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Individuals and Families

"Caring about our planet, caring about each other"

Based on renowned world movement "Art of Mentoring" 

Facilitators: Nature and 8 Acorn volunteers.

Coordinators: Adele Clarke, Claudia Goncalves, Dhyana Huggins and Malcoln Clarke

Exploring together on the journey to deep nature connection. Creating nature-connected communities.

Suitable for individuals and families with children of all ages.


Dates for your diary in 2017 for full nature weekends:

20th and 21st May

17th and 18th June 

02nd and 03rd Sep

30th Sep and 01st Oct


Awareness: self-awareness, nature awareness, people awareness, oneness with all.

Belonging & Community: Truly knowing our place on the Planet.

Connection: Real relationship with animals, plants, trees, the elements, the Earth and people.


What is in it for you? Stories, songs, games, mentors, nature activities, nature education, working with the 8 shields, wilderness, supportive community and much more.

The facilitators and the Acorn team have considerable experience running nature events for communities.



The meeting point is at Pillar of Hercules at 1030am both days.

Address to meet: Pillars of Hercules, Falkland, Fife, KY15 7AD. See google map here.


Times for the programme:  Saturday 10:30am to 5pm.  Sunday 10:30am to 5pm.  


About the Falkland Estate:  The beautiful and historic Falkand Estate offers us the chance to deeply connect and immerse in nature in a landscape of diverse habitats.             
Falkland Centre for Stewardship, The Stables, Falkland Estate, Fife, KY15 7AF. 


How to get there:


Bus and coach: Click for more info


By train from Edinburgh: Train from Edinburgh to Markinch train station in Fife is only 45 minutes. Best option for us doing the pick up is if you take take the 9am train from Edinburgh and we pick you up at 9:45am at the station. If you miss pick up time, there are two other options to get to Pillars: local bus or taxi. The station is around 10 or 15 min by car or taxi to Pillars. Train ticket from Edinburgh is around £11.20 one way. Please contact us to discuss the pick up in advance: 075 0443 8763. Click for more info.


Car share / travel from Edinburgh: We are able to offer 2 places in the car from Balerno, South west of Edinbugh. The journey from Balerno takes about 1 hour and 15 min by car. Arrival is 815am at Balerno bus terminus for a lift to Falkland.



You can book one day or both days. Those wishing to go home can return on Sunday morning. Those wishing to stay overnight can do wild camping or camp with Pillars.


Camping: Those wishing to camp overnight with facilities, can book camping with Pillars of Hercules. There is a cost for this and it is pre-paid directly to Pillars on their website. They offer water, hot shower and toilet facilities at their cafe.


Food: Please bring a pack lunch for each day.  If camping, you will be asked to bring something to contribute to the big-soup supper. We will offer porrage for breakfast and you are also welcome to bring your own breakfast. There is also an option to eat at Pillars of Hercules cafe, which is an organic cafe and a farm shop where they grow and sell organic vegetables and lots of delicious things.


Donation: We have not yet secured grant to cover the core costs of this project, therefore we ask for a donation according to financial means. If you cannot afford the suggested donation, please talk to us. We would like this programme to be accessible for everyone. We use the following scale: high, medium, low income and benefits.

Adult per day: £50 / £40 / £30 / £25

Adult for 2 days: £100 / £80 / £60 / £50

Children up to the age of 18 yrs accompanied by parents or guardians give a donation of £10 for both days or have a free space depending on parents circunstances.

Please talk to us if further assistance with finances is needed, we will be delighted to help.


Important notes:

1) Parents are responsible for their children at all times.                                                                       

2) Camping costs are paid separately to Pillars and not our programme.



"The deep nature connection brought together many aspects of outdoor learning for me.  I was very grateful for the wisdom and skills that the facilitators organising the weekend had.  They enabled us to feel at ease very quickly and because of that we weaved together a magical connection with one another.  The land on which we spent time together is rich and abundant and it also facilitated my sense of wonder and awe.  Altogether an inspiring time where I felt expansion and growth on a personal and professional level. " Louise






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Download the leaflet here


Download the booking form here


Download the Feedback form here


To book or more info contact:

Adele Clark: Mob 079 44 15 6882 or email:

Cláudia Gonçalves: Mob 075 0443 8763 or email:


Dhyana Huggins: Mob 079 5048 6732 or email:


More info about Art of Mentoring: 

Adele, Dhyana and Claudia


Let Nature grow on you!


The Village we are creating


Dinner and songs around the campfire


Our Community Spiral


In 2017 we are celebrating 14 years of our Charity and we have been running this project since 2016, making it 2 years of offering this project for the community.