WHAT TO BRING

* a watch or clock for time keeping
* clothing: - loose, easy fitting clothing for exercises, like track suit, martial art outfit, or the like
* waterproofs, wellies or walking boots for outdoor activities
* no shoes are allowed in the house, so you may want to bring slippers or thick socks
* your meditation stool or cushion if you have one
* pens and paper for making notes
* drawing materials
* open sandals or flip-flops for pacing outside
* torch
* bedding: blankets and duvets are available; you would need to bring your own single sheets and/or single duvet-cover or a sleeping bag, and pillow case
* usual toiletries, including towel


HOW TO GET TO THE ORCHARD

BY ROAD: from either Abergavenny or Hereford take the A465. At Pontrilas which is about halfway between the two towns, take the B4347, sign posted Ewyas Harold, Abbey Dore, etc. Then take the first on your left, immediately after having crossed a small bridge, towards the centre of Ewyas Harold village, sign posted Longtown and Dulas. After about 3 miles turn right at signpost of Lower-Maescoed. Proceed for another half mile and turn right at the phone box. The Orchard is on your right after about 100 meters.
From Hay-on-Wye take the B4348 to Peterchurch. A few miles after Peterchurch take the B4347 to Abbey Dore and Pontrilas which takes you to Ewyas Harold (see above).

BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT: the nearest railway stations are Hereford and Abergavenny.
Coming from the north, aim for Hereford; coming from London or the south, aim for Abergavenny.
There are local bus services (except on Sundays) from either town to Pontrilas from where you can be picked up by us. In both cases the bus journey takes about 30 min. To be picked up, let us know your expected time of arrival.
Buses from Hereford run every hour from 08.30 until 15.30, then at 16.05, 17.05 and at 18.05).
Buses from Abergavenny also run every hour from 07.20, 8.30 until 15.30, then at 16.45 and 17.25).
If you don’t have a car we strongly recommend that you get in touch with someone else on the course who travels by car and is able to give you a lift. You can also get a taxi from Hereford or Abergavenny (bring directions with you!).