A year long immersion into body, earth and soul. The journey takes place over 3 long weekends and an 8 day retreat for the ancient rite of a 3 night solo nature vigil. You are welcome to attend a single weekend or to travel throughout the whole of the year.
If you feel called to the solo vigil you will need to apply in advance as well as attend all the lodge weekends. There are only 6 places for the vigil so early application is advised.
April 24th – 26th
July 3rd – 5th
September 12th – 19th
November 27th – 29th
Payment is by donation. You pay what you can afford. Donations cover the costs of land rent, wood, equipment, travel for the lodge crew and welcoming meal. As a guide, donations for the individual weekends tend to be in the region of £50 – £250 and in the region of £400 – £800 for the solo vigil.
Location, Timings and Housekeeping
The Mill, Oakfield, Newton St Petrock, Holsworthy, EX22 7LP.
Each gathering takes place at a conservation site in Devon, a safe haven for Kingfisher, Bat, Otter, Deer, Badger as well as rare plants. We will be camping in a wetland meadow encircled by the river Torridge and a bluebell woodland.
We provide a warm welcome meal on the first evening as well as hot drinks and drinking water throughout the weekends. We will also provide a hearty porridge for breakfast. To be as inclusive as possible the food we offer is all plant based, dairy and gluten free however we are unable to cater for food allergies or intolerances.
Please bring your own packed lunch and snacks for yourself for Saturday and something to share for the evening meal after the lodge.
Arrival – Friday between 2pm – 2.30pm
Departure – Sunday we will finish by 12 mid day and leave the site by 1pm.