We receive wonderful feedback from the attendees of our courses.

If you're not sure what to expect from a day, or would just like to know what other people thought, then please see some recent testimonials from our course delegates below.

Forest school taster session, October 2017

  • Friendly approachable staff. [the course was] pitched at the right level.  lots of information & good activites - very welcoming.

Fantastic Fungi, October 2017

  • structured & excellently led course. very informative & very enjoyable.

Badger Ecology, October 2017

  • Nice informal setting 7 approach to the course.  Good balance of theory & practical with opportunity to ask questions,

Hedgehogs, September 2017

  • I loved Chris's (the tutor) enthusiasm throughout the presenations! I really enjoyed the day.

Conserving Woodland, September 2017

  • Thoroughly enjoyable course - highly recommended.  It will be invaluable for my employer.
  • Competent & interesting presenter with plenty of varied experience.

Jams & chutney Making, September 2017

  • I thoroughly enjoyed it and will leave more confident in my jam making skills.
  • I really enjoyed the course - so useful to see & hear how Julie makes the jams.

Scything, September 2017

  • I thought the course was excellent.  the course tutor was very knowledgeable, explaining everything clearly and giving good practical support.
  • I found it (the scything course) consisted of a good blend of theory and practical.

Photography Workshop: Macrophotography, July 2017

  • I enjoyed learning new information & meeting like-minded people.
  • [Nower Wood is a] very good location for a course.

Bees for Beginners, July 2017

  • Really useful - got me inspired about recording inverts & how to attract them into my garden. 

Wildflower ID-Chalk Grassland, July 2017

  • This course was a nice surprise and I learned a huge amount from the tutor.
  • Very nice to get some good tips for plant ID and using guide books.

Grasses, Sedges & Rushes, June 2017

  • Very knowledgeable tutor with lots of down to earth tips on identification.

Outdoor 1st Aid (level 2), June 2017

  • Brilliant course, well led, hands on is the best way to learn - thank you!
  • Angie is great, knowledgeable, fun, inclusive, thorough & energetic.

Wild Writing Course, May 2017

  • The setting is so beautiful and it was a privilege and a real treat not only to spend a day there but also to have the opportunity to write. I found the whole day so rewarding!
  • I think this was the best writing course I have ever attended.
  • The venue is beautiful, both of itself and as a place to think and to write. The fact that the theme we were writing about was landscape and nature made it absolutely idealo.
  • [The tutor] is brilliant. Her ability to encourage expression and experimentation, and to find the positive in students’ work, is exceptional and inspiring. I learned new ways of thinking about landscape, and of using words, and I am looking forward to putting these into practice.

Sketch-Stitch Folding Bookforms Course, May 2017

  • My head hasn't stopped thinking of the ideas that I can now take this next stage to! Thank you so much for a lovely day. 

Forest School Taster, Jan 2017

  • Relaxed atmosphere and very informative about forest schools. Great to try out the activities!
  • [The instructor] was very friendly and welcoming and his passion for Forest schools shines through. This was perfect to give me a taste before committing to the full course.
  • Very informative, friendly, honest, well balanced and fun!
  • Just a massive thank you and I will be brave and book a Level 3 course. Such a great way to look into Forest Schooling.

Wetland Birds of Surrey, Jan 2017

  • Very enjoyable. Gained some knowledge which has prompted me to study further.

Christmas Decorations, Dec 2016

  • A lovely afternoon of festive crafts and giggles!
  • [The instructors] are very welcoming and everyone really enjoyed themselves.

Tool Sharpening, Oct 2016

  • It was a productive and enjoyable morning and I am so pleased to have acquired these new skills

Photography, Oct 2016

  • I have been on 8 or 9 photography courses [with SWT], all very good, don’t think you can improve!

Bat Ecology course, Oct 2016

  • Really well run and thoroughly enjoyable evening – thank you!
  • Hands on with live bats – overall a very enjoyable and easily digestible session

Bluebell photography, 8th May 2016

  • A great course; wide variety of abilities but not daunting and everyone shared knowledge and experiences
  • I learnt a lot today and thoroughly enjoyed the course, thank you very much!