Our 2024 Retreats Calendar is now live! | The Forge

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We are super excited to share our 2024 retreat dates and we've got some great new experiences lined up for you, whether you are looking to escape on your own for a weekend, or would like to bring the whole family along too.

We'll be kicking off our season in March with our Bow Making and Knife Makingcourses which we run with the Wild Bushcraft Company. If you are fed up of sitting at a desk in an office working in front of a screen all day, then these courses could be the perfect antidote for you! You'll get to make something beautiful and functional with your very own hands, using only primitive tools. Each course is £700 which includes everything, food, accommodation in our luxury bell tents, plus all the materials and instruction from our expert, Ferg Hussey.

May sees the return of our Meditation for Non-Meditators: Come To Your Senses Retreat with the wonderful Kiki and Kyle from West Virginia, USA. If you have heard all the fuss about the benefits of meditation but have never really 'got it' then this retreat could be a life changing experience for you. Using the power of your senses you'll learn how to slow down, calm your buzzing mind, and become more aware of the world around you. You'll get to leave with a toolkit of new habits to help you tackle stress and overwhelm in your everyday life. It's £535 for 4 days and 3 nights including absolutely everything. Here's a quote from one of last year's guests:

"A very interesting, different, liberating and enjoyable few days … intense yet relaxing …and even to reflect upon it is lovely. I have a strange mix of ‘ feel as if I’ve been away for ten days’ but also that the time just went ‘whoosh’ . It was very good for me. I have noticed a real ‘tonic’ and ‘reset’ type feeling. Self-affirming and freeing."

Our very popular Wild Swim Retreats are back too. May is already fully booked but we still have places on our July 12-14th and September 13th - 15th dates. Expect relaxing river swims, stunning lakes in remote locations, and exhilarating waterfalls that only a handful of people know about. Plus a LOT of cake! It's just £450pp for everything and just £150 more if you'd like your own tent. And if you are feeling adventurous and would like to experience REAL wild swimming, our Mountain Swim Adventure is happening from the 27-29th September and will take you into the wilds of Snowdonia for some truly remote swims.

And last but not least, we've teamed up with the Wild Bushcraft Company and Smithy Farm to bring you our new Back To Nature Summer Camp. Your opportunity to experience what it feels like to live in the countryside for a few days and try your hand at everything from beekeeping to bushcraft, scything to vegetable growing, plus you'll get to throw a few axes and experience wild swimming and a wood fired sauna. Tickets for the camp are strictly limited as we want to keep this a small and fun affair. We've got three glamping tickets left (£750 per tent for a family of up to 5 people), three own tent/campervan tickets left (£350 per tent/van for a family of up to 5 people) and six day tickets left (£250 for a family of up to 5 people).

As well as all these retreats, we also have many other weekends being run by our wonderful partners, including yoga, Pilates, wild swimming and ecstatic dance. You can find out more about all these on our website here.

Do something new this year. Make that January pay check count!

Posted: 31.01.24 | Wild Bushcraft | Activities | Wild Food | Farm Animals | Health and Wellbeing | Children's Activities | Children | Environment | Self-sufficiency | Digital Detox

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