The Hut in the Woods (also known as the Woodland Classroom) is one of the original wooden huts built by the Grith Pioneers. It has had the addition of a simple outdoor toilet, but otherwise remains very basic – a simple single room with bench seating along two walls, solar powered lighting, no heating, electricity or water. Drinking water can be obtained from the hostel outdoor tap.
Hire of the Hut in the Woods also includes use of a fire pit area approximately 20 metres away from the hut.
The Hut in the Woods is a great base for a day in the woods and is suitable for a wide range of uses including:
- families and friends meeting up for the day in the woods.
- workshop activities – for example crafting activities and creative therapies.
- school and youth groups.
- forest based training activities.
- any groups using the woodland for the day!
This year, during coronavirus restrictions, the hut has used by families who want to meet up outdoors within the coronavirus guidance. It has provided a great space for people to do this and spend time with each other in a beautiful setting. It is a really useful space for people wanting to use the woodland for the day but also wanting a place for shelter and a toilet.
The Hut in the Woods is a great additional space for groups who have booked the hostel to include in their booking – often used as a ‘break away space’ by organisations using the hostel for training, education and workshops.