Autumn Gathering: Embracing the Darkness

Friday 11th - Sunday 13th October (2 nights)

Our main event for 2019 will be a celebration of the darker half of the year: a chance for you to step back and pause, connect and create. We’ll feast and linger at the table, before enjoying a hot chocolate by the fire, or if you prefer, you can escape for a walk under the stars. The weekend will be a wildhearted celebration of autumn, with seasonal activities, wonderful food, and creative connection. Included will be 2 nights’ accommodation, all meals, drinks and activities (see below for the itinerary).

The autumn gathering will take place at Wilde Loge just over the Welsh border. We have exclusive access to all 25 acres of unspoilt and wild countryside, with private river access, and a rustic barn to feast in.

Want to know more about what to expect? Read about last year’s autumn gathering here.

 

Friday 11th October

Arrival & opening circle (from 4pm)
*
Botanical pre-dinner drinks
(sponsored by Elizabeth Cairns)
*
Seasonal feast
*
Stargazing & talk on the autumn nightscape from author of Dark Skies Tiffany Francis

Saturday 12th October

Autumn meditation & movement
*
Breakfast
*
Nature drawing workshop with artist, illustrator & environmentalist Tiffany Francis
(no experience necessary)
*
An introduction to Ayurveda and an Ayurvedic lunch with founder of Kindred & Wild Mugdha Sapte
*
Reconnect with trees workshop: forest bathing, tree lore, tree planting & mindfulness
*
Free time to read, walk, dip your toes in the river, or take some time to rest
*
Seasonal feast
*
Samhain storytelling & a full moon fire ceremony

Sunday 13th October

Candlelit meditation
*
Breakfast
*
Hike (not too strenuous!), earth meditation & tuning in to your senses
*
Seasonal firepit lunch
*
Seasonal rhythms workshop: create your own rituals for the darker months ahead
*
Closing circle (ends by 3.30pm)


Accommodation

Wilde Lodge comprises of a stone built house, beautiful established garden, private river access, rustic barns, and numerous walking opportunities in the 25 acre grounds.

Accommodation for the retreat will comprise of either a single bed in a twin room, or a single bed in a room shared with three others. Two of the twin rooms are en-suite; these will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.


All rooms have now sold out. If you would like to join us for the day(s) only (no accommodation), please enquire about prices by emailing contact@creativecountryside.com

If you have a campervan and would like to join us for the weekend but sleep in your van, please enquire about prices by emailing contact@creativecountryside.com

 

Key Information

Travel

The nearest train station is Bucknell. It is approximately a 20 minute walk from here to the property. Lift-shares can be arranged in advance if others are also arriving by train.

Other

Please let us know of any dietary requirements when booking.

Tickets and deposits are non-refundable. However, in the event you are unable to attend the retreat, you may transfer your place to a friend. Please let us know if you would like to arrange a transfer.