Grayhill Farm

Grayhill Farm

In het kort:

Verenigd Koninkrijk
Soort werk
Handarbeid, Onderwijs
12 t/m 27 juli
Aantal deelnemers
12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)

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Renovation of the entire 15.5 acre site to its late 16th early 17th century condition began in 1987. There are 30 fields in the 15 acres which have been returned to their historical land uses, hay meadows, pasture, woodland, arable, gardens and orchards. The camp WCIA22-03 Grayhill Farm covers just about 16 days and involves Hay making and building work on site. The group will also be invited to join a battle re-enactment at Chippenham towards the end of the workcamp. The international volunteers will be joined by local volunteers that have been active and engaged with the site for many years.

Accommodatie en maaltijden

Facilities are very basic - there are no showers on site, you will be living in the stone buildings sleeping on basic mats and cooking will be done over open fires. Composting toilets are on site. Visits will be organized to the local swimming pool where there is a shower option. There is no piped water or modern facilities on the site. Hot water is limited.


The Grayhill project is based in a re-created 16th century landscape near Chepstow in Monmouthshire. The village has been in the process of being restored and re-built by the host organisation (Grayhill Conservation and Interpretation Group) since the mid-1980s. Grayhill Historical Farm was bought by the Historical Land Group Trust. A full landscape restoration to its probable condition around 1580-1660 was started in 1987 and to date 2 and a half sets of farm buildings have been restored in stone with thatch or Stone tile roofs. There are 30 fields averaging half an acre each surrounded by 3 miles of dry stone wall or hedge. The land use comprises hay meadows, pasture, coppice woodland, orchards, gardens and arable. Over 220 fruit trees of varieties pre dating 1660 are now well established.


ACCOMMODATION: Volunteers will be living in the reconstructed stone buildings and cooking will be done on wood fires. THE WEATHER: British weather is unpredictable. Be prepared for warm and cold weather. Sometimes on the same day! Considering that this workcamp is in April please be prepared to get wet. COVID Due to Covid – 19 and its uncertainties please be aware that this project might need to be cancelled or face last minute changes. We advise all volunteers to book travel within 2 – 3 weeks before the project and not earlier. We aim to confirm all projects 2 weeks before the project start.


Grayhill Farm




Soort werk






Aantal vrijwilligers

12 (6 mannen en 6 vrouwen)


18 t/m 90 jaar


Het inschrijfgeld voor dit project bedraagt € 295, exclusief € 50 studentenkorting.

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