ARK at Egwood

ARK at Egwood is a land-based day facility on a 12 acre site just to the north of Merriott, in South Somerset who provide services to people of all ages with both physical and mental health needs, from learning disabilities, physical rehabilitation and stress/anxiety, helping to build confidence and improve personal wellbeing, through nature, animals and horticulture.


ARK at Egwood CIC is an inter-generational, land-based day provision based on 12 acres within the beautiful South Somerset countryside, just north of Crewkerne.

We work in partnership with Somerset Skills & Learning to deliver a range of workshops and courses, designed to make you feel better and to try new things in a relaxed outdoor environment. Our courses are predominantly based upon rural crafts and include felting, wood whittling, willow-craft, cookery, planting, as well as mindfulness and drumming. We offer one day workshops and longer courses i.e. our 6 week Health and Wellbeing course, enabling you to become more confident, meet new friends and generally feel better about life and how to live it!


Testimonial – Warren Bennett

I first started attending Ark at Egwood back in June 2021 as a recommendation from the mental health team at Yeovil for the mental health and wellbeing course.

I was very depressed and withdrawn from society when I started and thanks to the wonderful people at Ark I began to feel much better in myself and my ability to interact with others improved immensely.

The atmosphere at Ark is very calming with beautiful pastures and woodland areas to visit, they have rescue animals, a small pond teaming with wildlife as well as home farmed vegetables and flowers.

Whilst at Ark I discovered the art of willow through one of their many workshop courses and realized the therapeutic benefits it was giving me.

I cannot thank the good people working at Ark for the encouragement and praise I’ve been given to continue working with willow as I feel I have found my calling in life from making willow sculptures to traditional basket weaving, so thank you all for this wonderful journey you have allowed me to pursue.


If you are interested in joining, please call Amanda on 01460 391 974.

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