Sue has been walking for as long as she can remember, before that she thinks she was crawling. She also likes to get around by bicycle, kayak, scooter, horse, boat or just about anything with wheels, legs, paddles or a sail. Being outdoors and moving are just about her two favourite things to do. She's also pretty keen on the Iron Age, but not on ironing.
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
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.
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.
You’ll need to bring: