1. What is a CIC?
A Community Interest Company (CIC) is a type of business that operates primarily with the interest of benefitting the community, rather than generating profit for private shareholders.At Lymley Wood, we aim to protect and nurture the natural environment, whilist utilising the outdoor space to create invaluable educational opportunites that suport the mental and physical growth and development of people of all ages.
We are particularly passionate about mental health and young people. We place huge value on being inclusive and we work hard to make Lymley Wood a space where everyone is welcome, particularly those who may otherwise face educational, physical or economic disadvantages.
2. Why is the woods 'screen-free'?
In the hustle and bustle of everyday life, many of us have become guilty of getting glued to our screens (phones, TV, laptops) for both work and/or pleasure, whether young or old. At Lymley Wood, we promote time off screenand to disconnec from the online environment and re-connect to the natural world. We beleive that embracing the world outdoors is essential to our mental, physical, and spiritual health and wellbeing and this opportunity can be hindered by technological distractions!
We encourage everyone to go screen-free on site in order to support one another to do the same and establish stronger connections to one another and the world around us. This means that we request devices are either left at home or switched off and kept away. We also ask that those responsible for children visiting the site ensure that their phones are out of reach for the duration of their time on site.
3. What facilities are available on site?
Lymley Wood is well equipped to suit your practical needs with a number of facilities including eco-toilets, outside seating, running water, woodland kitchen and camp fire area. Please note we do not have showers on site. Use of additional facilities are also available on request, including yurt and tent hire and access to our kitchen, fully equipped with utensils and crockery.
Parking - We do have our own private parking available on site, however, due to the remote location parking is limited to a maximum of 15 vehicles. We ask that you car share, take public transport, cylce or walk where possible - which also has massive benefits for the environment! For more information on how to find us, click here.
4. Are pets allowed on site?
We can only allow assitance dogs at Lymey Wood. We love our fury canine friends but they do have a habit of running off into farm land and into the farm buildings where there are livestock. For this reason we ask that you leave your pooches at home.
5. How can I show my support?
At Lymley Wood we are incredibly grateful for any support that we recieve. We are always eager to expand our beautiful community and would love for you to get involved in any way that you can.
Visit us - Plan a trip to our campsite, book into an activity day, organise a group staycation etc.
Follow us - Stay up to date with all of our activites and events by following our social media @lymleywood
Subscribe - Sign up to receive our regular online newsletter full of Lymley news, events and stories.
Volunteer - Email us to enquire about our current volunteering opportunites, both on site and remote!
Donate - Support our current crowdfunder to raise money for on site developments, we currently need support to help invest in resources for disadvantaged children to access the site and play equipment suitable for disabled children in order to make the site as accessible as possible! Other exciting projects include investing in archery equipment, building a boldering wall, and assembling our new wooden yurt to improve site access come rain or shine!