About Close To The Earth

Close To The Earth was created out of a long term vision to reconnect us humans with the natural world, and to ourselves, through Land Guardianship and Creativity. It focuses on developing or finely tuning our ability to be present and notice the beauty around us for our well-being and the Earth's.

Elizabeth Woodcock runs Close To The Earth, collaborating with a wonderful array of folk to fulfill this vision. People equally passionate about exploring new ideas and ways of living to bring us back into greater harmony with each other and the Earth systems we live within.

My name is Elizabeth Woodcock and I'm a walk leader, artist, horticulturist, writer, photgrapher and mother. I hold a post-graduate certificate in Environmental Values (UCLAN).

Growing up in a small Cumbrian village meant I grew up alongside the trees and many animals, with my feet in bogs, scaling walls and exploring the fells. It was a truely rural, and priviledged upbringing in a traditional community. From this immersion, noticing the awe and beauty of the natural world was second nature and I've been blessed with a strong connection to the natural world.
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I've worked as a Managing Director for an international organisation, as a travel journalist, a science communicator and educator, and I'm coming full circle, back home, where the greatest aliveness is found being fully immersed in the natural world.

Back to where I was born, which is Cumbria, home to the Peninnes and the Lake District. Where my joy is found walking, being in nature, noticing, slowing down, breathing, and sharing this deep love.
My name is Elizabeth Woodcock and I'm a walk leader, artist, horticulturist, writer, photgrapher and mother. I hold a post-graduate certificate in Environmental Values (UCLAN).

Growing up in a small Cumbrian village meant I grew up alongside the trees and many animals, with my feet in bogs, scaling walls and exploring the fells. It was a truely rural, and priviledged upbringing in a traditional community. From this immersion, noticing the awe and beauty of the natural world was second nature and I've been blessed with a strong connection to the natural world.

I've worked as a Managing Director for an international organisation, as a travel journalist, a science communicator and educator, and I'm coming full circle, back home, where the greatest aliveness is found being fully immersed in the natural world.

Back to where I was born, which is Cumbria, home to the Peninnes and the Lake District. Where my joy is found walking, being in nature, noticing, slowing down, breathing, and sharing this deep love.
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