HoBB pathways for People, Rabbits, Moles, Earthworms and Roots

IMAGENAMEHEREVisit the HoBB and experience your path in the making.

The HoBB is a place to feel inspired, to explore  your own answers whilst experiencing  Nature’s answers.

At the HoBB, there’s now a twelth way to look at life, and that’s through the paths and tunnels created by wildlife.  Thanks to a four years old visitor, who became so fascinated with the rabbit holes and mole hills at our field centre that he plotted them all with some help, we have this interesting map of the HoBB Underground.

Underneath the existing ‘Paths of Wellbeing’, regularly trodden by visitors, there’s a network of connectedness often forgotten until digging a trench or making a hole for a new fence post.

Once the survey of this out-of-sight network was done, we put all our design skills into creating another fine map.  This map is used to make visitors aware of all the below-site activity often taken for granted. A copy of this map was sent to our young visitor as a Christmas card.

Whilst the wildlife’s having fun underground , our grass top storytelling walks, nature walks and walks-of-life for individuals, continue to contribute to the wellbeing of our above ground visitors who have come from Canada, America, Australia, China, Indonesia and throughout Europe.

David James Lees @Peak_House leading a group Qigong meditation at the HoBB




Come to the HoBB for a walk of a lifetime and a talk through your lifeline, but please tread lightly wherever you see a notice sticking out of a hole in the ground saying ‘DO NOT DISTURB – Nature at work.’

“All journeys are in the detail”

If you are thinking of visiting the HoBB, here are some of the personal experience stories we hope you find useful:

Monika E. at the HoBB
Lucy Mackay-Sim
Florence Tapiau / Environment Journalist / Wwoofing at The HoBB
Rob Lockwood at the HoBB Project House
Russ Sherry at the HoBB
Kiersten Broderick at the HoBB
From America

And in French … Jeanne C. at the HoBB
Les vers de terre nomade (The Nomadic Worms)s

In Latvian

Journey into Sound with Naomi Bennett

IMAGENAMEHEREWhen Naomi Bennett visited the HoBB earlier this year, we hosted part of her ‘musical journey’ family workshop.

This new workshop has been designed to provide an opportunity for families to create music together, to learn new songs, to experience sound-scapes and body percussion, and to learn a little more about a wide variety of musical instruments.”

If you are a teacher or event organiser and would like one of Naomi’s Workshop at your venue, send your contact details to me and I will forward them to Naomi so she can confirm details with you.


Naomi is a creative practitioner working with children, families and older adults; and has provided creative workshops for charities such as Action for Children, Fairbridge, Age Concern and The Longest Story in The World, working in a number of countries.


“The Longest Story in the World UK” project.
This is a multi-theatre arts project celebrating the cultural work of over 200 UK children which has led to this wonderful performance of a future vision of the world.

“Age Concern and Help the Aged” are now Age UK:
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

“Fairbridge” works with young people aged 13-25 that other organisations find difficult to engage – giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.

“Action for Children” supports and speaks out for the most vulnerable and neglected children and young people in the UK













(“Journey into Sound” is supported by ‘WoW’ (Reg.UK Charity 327188)

(Flute Image above by kind permission of John Eley, http://www.medicinewheelflutes.com who is presently making a flute for Elf that will feature in a few of the new Elf storytelling books.)