FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature


The 3-day In-person Training is exclusively for:
FTHub 3-day In-person Immersive Training in Nature is exclusively for FTHub Guides and Practitioners currently in training or already certified (regardless of the year of certification). With this training you will:
With this training you will:
All immersions start on Friday at 14:30 (2:30 pm) and end on Sunday at 17:30 (5:30 pm) (unless otherwise specified). If you have to arrive a little later or leave a little earlier, we understand, just let us know. Travel, accommodation, meals or other expenses are not included in the cost.


Dr Kirsten McEwan

United Kingdom

Alex Gesse



Shining Cliff Woods is an ancient oak woodland that is set on the east-facing valley side above the River Derwent. It was designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) in 1987. It is owned by several groups, including the Grith Pioneers, The Woodland Trust, The National Trust and the Forestry Commission.

The woodland also contains Birch, Rowan, Hazel and Holly as native species. Sweet Chestnut, Larch and Scots Pine have been planted. Evidence of coppicing the Hazel and Sweet Chestnut can be seen on the walk to the Shining Cliff hostel.

The acid Millstone-Grit soils result in a variety of plants growing on the woodland floor, including Bilberry, Wavy hair grass, Bluebells, Wood Millet, Bracken and Honeysuckle. In areas where streams flow or springs emerge, there are species of Sphagnum moss, ferns and sedges. The woodland is a wonderful, tranquil place to explore from the Shining Cliff hostel.

In the tree canopy, there’s also a wide variety of birds, insects, mammals, lichens and fungi.


Shining Cliff Hostel is located in the heart of Shining Cliff Woods at Grid Reference SK 335522 (Ordnance Survey sheet 119). It was opened by the YHA in 1947 as a collection of former army wooden huts.

In 1976 the original hostel completely burnt down and was rebuilt in stone. Now it belongs to Shining Cliff Centre C.I.C to keep this iconic hostel open for people to experience this magical place.

Shared room 2 nights: £ 62 per person.

For reservations, please contact: adm@desarrollominipixel.com


The cost is £100 per person and includes 6 meals + snacks to be booked and paid at the time of registration.

How to Get There

Shining Cliff Hostel
∙ Address: Jackass Ln, Belper, DE56 2HG, United Kingdom

By Car:

∙ Start from A6 from Matlock – travelling south.
∙ Shining Cliff is signposted on the right at Netherpark Farm.
∙ Don’t follow the satnav.
∙ The turning to Shining Cliff hostel is 1.4 miles along Holly Lane, just after it changes from Holly Lane to Jackass Lane (one road but the name changes halfway along!)
∙ On the way you will pass by a small parking area on your left. Go on and after going over a stream you will start going uphill and arrive at our parking area.
∙ If you use ‘what3words’ to navigate, the hostel car park location is stores.incoming.stability.

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