• Pick-up: 10:00 am Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL
  • Endurance: Easy
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Sue

Meet your guide, Sue

Sue loves to be outside exploring. This year she is researching a different type of tree each week so she is always on the lookout for new woodland friends.

New Forest Pottery Making and Hike

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Explore the medium of clay in this really fun day out – and be prepared for a clay-splattering as you throw pots onto that pottery wheel!

Region: New Forest National Park

Trip Type: Masterclass

Max Group Size: 14

Grading: Easy

Day Itinerary

Meet your guide at 10:00 am Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL.

Start your New Forest experience with an easy hike along one of the most picturesque rivers on the South Coast, the Beaulieu River.

A perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life, enjoy this riverside trail as it passes through woodland to river-edge grassland and explore the diverse range of wildlife that calls the Beaulieu River home.

Rich in history and heritage, visit the great shipbuilding hamlet of Buckler’s Hard, famous for building Nelson’s fleet at Trafalgar and break for a riverside lunch in this tranquil and unspoilt haven.

Well-fed and rested, it’s time to head deeper into the forest for an afternoon of pottery making!

A fantastic beginners’ workshop, this exciting hands-on experience is designed to introduce you to making every kind of craft ceramics, with electric wheels, whirlers, moulds and a large variety of tools for decorating.

Explore the medium of clay in this really fun day out – and be prepared for a clay-splattering as you throw pots onto that pottery wheel!

Our skilled potter will guide you through each step of the process, ensuring you come away from the workshop with new crafting skills and beautiful handmade ceramics ready to be fired and glazed with a glaze of your choice too – and we’ll get your masterpiece sent out to you (normally takes 3 weeks).

Finally it’s time to head back to the urban metropolis with a drop-off at 18:30 pm Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL.

Walk details: 7.2 km / 4.5 miles | Total ascent 53 m | approx. 2 hours

Terrain: An easy, flat route. Mostly gravel and grass paths. Some obstacles including gates and footbridges across the river.

  • Pick-up: 10:00 am Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL
  • Drop-off: 18:30 pm Southampton Central Train station SO15 1AL
  • All transportation throughout the trip
  • All entrance and activity fees
  • All pottery making making equipment; aprons, clays, materials, tools, decorations, firings
  • Snacks and local specialties
  • Full-day guided experience
  • Local knowledge, folklore, and history

You’ll need to bring:

  • Pack lunch + water
  • Suitable hiking shoes
  • Beginners’ Pottery making experience
  • Learn to prepare, centre, open and pull your clay into different shapes
  • Experience wheel throwing
  • Develop new crafting skills, unwind and create your own pottery creations to keep
  • Experience the beauty of the Beaulieu River and visit the great shipbuilding hamlet of Buckler’s Hard
  • Immerse yourself in heritage, local history and folklore
  • Enjoy small and friendly group tours
Saturday 1st Oct 2022
Sunday 31st Jul 2022
Members only This tour can only be booked by members. To book this tour, sign up by purchasing 1 Year Membership.