Meet Richard Linton
Natural Health Specialist
Richard, a practicing herbalist, leads the courses and has a passion for practical and natural methods for everyone to enhance their health and well-being and still support and be a part of the environment around them. The health benefits of being in nature are well proven and being immersed, and using the resources the plants that surround us offer, can only enhance this.
Following a long interest in healthy food and lifestyle, Richard trained as a medical herbalist at the College of Phytotherapy and completed his qualification at the University of East London. He has subsequently trained in naturopathy and nutrition. Richard has now worked as a qualified herbalist and natural health consultant for over 15 years. Originally being trained as a teacher he has both the knowledge and skills to create enjoyable and informative courses.
Here are some of our course, Go to Course details for info on individual courses, dates and prices.
Day walk and workshop
Several times a year we have a morning walk followed by an afternoon workshop where we make remedies and balms
Natural Body Care Workshop
Learn to make everything from face creams to shampoos, lip balms to face masks using only natural ingredients.
Herbs for horses
For horse owners a walk and workshop introducing the common plants that can support a horses health and how to administer them
The practical home herbalist
A much more extensive course over 4 weekends through the year, for those who want to have a more detailed knowledge of how ,what and when to use herbs, to treat minor ailments and make their own herbal first aid kit to keep at home. FOR MORE DETAILS CLICK HERE
Walks for groups
Guided walks for your group, starting from our farm, or in your own area
Flowers and mindfulness
for a healthy mind
Immerse yourself in nature for the day , making flower remedies and engaging in a mindfulness walk.
"Great balance of theory and practical - learned a lot and a great starting base of knowledge"
Some comments from our last day
Get in touch for any further information or to book your place
07795 663 930
Brookside Cottage, Rowarth, High Peak SK22 1EB
The majority of our courses are held at the Beardwood Natural Living Project, which is a Community Interest Company (CIC), a non profit organisation run for the benefit of the local community. Their mission is to promote access to the countryside and to provide a community resource for all, in such a way that people can connect with nature and get active in a green environment, as a way of boosting physical and psychological well-being and to encourage healthy sustainable lifestyles. This creates the perfect venue that is in sync with our own values.
We also run walks and talks at other venues for particular groups.