Adventures & Escapes

SUMMER WILD WOMEN SWIM/HIKE ESCAPE
at nature’s pace

£185.00

Imagine giving yourself the gift of time to breathe, to immerse yourself in breath-taking landscapes, to hike in wild places, to dip your toes and bodies into the wonderous world of wild swimming amongst mountains and crystal streams in the World Heritage Site Lake District, to discover how the magic of the outdoors can bring you health and happiness, to spend evenings of shared laughter, stories and fun with like-minded Wild Women.

This enchanted, intimate escape – limited to 10 places – will take you away from the everyday to experience how nature truly is a miracle treatment.

The science is now clear that developing a deeper connection to the green places and blue spaces of our natural world, is profoundly important for our physical health and mental wellbeing.

Make your escape to reconnect, rewild and restore at nature’s pace.

Date:

Friday 7th June from 5 p.m. to Sunday 9th June 3p.m.

*Can’t make this date? Why not join our Autumn Wild Women Swim Hike Escape in Anglesey.

Location:

Set in the Duddon Valley in the Lake District, High Wallabarrow Camping Barn is a 17th Century Lakeland farmhouse perfectly situated for peace and tranquillity, with stunning fell hikes and crystal-water wild swims straight from the door.

Accommodation:

The ground floor has a large living area with wood-burning stove, tables, pews and well-equipped kitchen.

Upstairs is a large communal sleeping area with 10 mattresses on a new wooden floor. (Bring your own sleeping bags, pillows and sheet.) Think of it as an indoor wild camping adventure!

The upstairs room has beautiful views towards Caw and Dow Crag. The toilet is just outside the Barn and a coin operated shower is available in a nearby building. Outside the barn, there is a picnic area in a newly planted orchard, ideal for outside eating.

 

Itinerary

Friday evening.

Meet at High Wallabarrow from 5 p.m. and settle in.

Short walk and optional wild swim before evening meal.

Saturday.

Morning Qigong movement, mindfulness and mediation before breakfast.

Longer fell walk with wild swim towards the end of the hike.

Eat together at the Newfield Inn (Pub meal at own cost).

Sunday.

Morning Qigong movement, mindfulness and mediation before breakfast.

Shorter walk with wild tarn swim.

Depart mid-afternoon.

Wild Women Swim Hike Escapes are hosted in partnership with my friend Claire Wickham of Walks for Wellbeing.

COST 

£185 p.p.

We have set this escape at a great value-for-money price to reflect everyone’s tightened finances at the moment. We believe you should be able to take time for yourself to escape and immerse yourself in nature without it costing the earth.

Grade:

This weekend is moderately graded. Reasonable fitness required for the Saturday hike.

What’s included:

  • 2 nights accommodation (bring own sleeping bags, pillow and sheet)
  • Sat and Sun light and healthy breakfast.
  • Sat and Sunday packed lunch.
  • Friday evening home-cooked vegetarian meal.
  • Homemade cakes.
  • All activities. Guided Qigong movement, mindfulness and meditation, guided hikes and wild swims.

 What’s not included:

  • Saturday evening we will eat together at a traditional Lakeland pub, the Newfield Inn (own cost).
  • Transport

Reviews.

“Thank you Ruth and Claire. You got everything absolute perfect. I have had a fantastic weekend. Brilliant company, beautiful setting, great food and new friends. Looking forward to the next time!” – Linda

“The biggest thanks go to Ruth and Claire for their enthusiasm in doing something that they love and passing on their knowledge to us and others, but most of all for their ‘fun to be with’ and positive vibes to ensure we all had the most wonderful, unforgettable experience.” – Fiona

Reconnect

“A walk in nature walks the soul back home.”

Mary Davis

Rewild

“If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand.”

Buddha

Restore

“I come into the peace of wild things………….For a time, I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.” 

Wendell Berry

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