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 lodge 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 25th – 29th
The work is offered as a give-away. Payment is by donation only. You pay what you can afford. Donations cover the costs of land rent, wood, equipment, travel for the lodge crew, etc. As a guide, donations for single lodge weekends tend to be in the region of £50 – £200 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 meadow flanked by the river Torridge and a bluebell woodland.
We provide a warm welcome meal on the first evening as well as hot drinks and water throughout the weekends. We will also provide a hearty porridge on the Sunday morning. Im afraid we cannot cater for food intolerances or preferences. Please bring your own food and snacks for yourself/ to share for the Saturday.
Arrival – Friday 2pm – 2.30pm
Departure – Sunday Finish by 12 mid day. Depart site by 1pm.