Art of Mentoring in Scotland 20th-26th July 2014
– Falkland Estate in the Kingdom of Fife –
56.2500° N, 3.2000° W
Falkland Estate sits at the very heart of Fife, some 35 miles north of Edinburgh. There have been settlements here from at least the time of the Iron Age people who built hill-forts. It was a favourite royal hunting ground of the Stuart monarchs and home to Victorian leaders of rural and architectural style. Nowadays, it is a place of thoughtful stewardship of land, nature and community.
The Estate covers around some 1900 hectares, just under one-fifth of which is wooded, with the rest divided between arable farmland on the low ground and rough grazing on the hills. More than a third is an important “designed” landscape whose major elements date from the 19th century.
We will be camping in spectacular grounds with hot showers and other amenities being available as well as spaces for learning, connecting and relaxation.
Locally sourced and organic meals will be prepared onsite at the Stables, with feasting and merriment included in the course fee.
A list of travel directions and other recommendations will be made available to course participants following booking.
We encourage everyone to stay onsite to create a temporary ‘village’ together. However if there is a physical need or other reason to not camp, here are some alternatives at your own cost:
- There is the Covenanter Falkland Hotel and the Bruce Falkland Inn within a short walking distance from the central hearth.
- The nearby Pillars of Hercules organic farm and cafe rent an attractive self contained bothy which sleeps 4 people. Its is a 20 minute walk or a short cycle from the central hearth.
- For those desiring luxurious camping on site, it is possible to use the services of neighbouring Red Kite Yurts.