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 She Can Do Wild

A unique fire, food & folktale retreat for women...

“If women remember that once upon a time we sang with the tongue of seals and flew with the tongues of swans, that we forged our own paths through the dark forest while creating a community of its many inhabitants, then we will rise up rooted, like trees. “

- Sharon Blackie, If Women Rose Rooted

A unique retreat...

Holly & Pridie invite you to join them for a very special outdoor experience - a beautiful blend of guided walks, woodland cookery and outdoor storytelling. 

As working women, wives and mothers ourselves, we know how hard it can be to find time for just us in the chaos of twenty-first century womanhood.

 

So this is about helping you find that time - outside.

 

We focus on supporting women to gently reconnect with the natural world; rebuilding confidence by providing a variety of practical and empowering outdoor experiences ​in a sensitive and supported way - think gentle story walks where we teach you to read the space you are exploring, campfire cooking that excites and delights with delicious new ideas, creative crafting that provides time to reflect and recharge, and lantern-lit storytelling beneath starry skies when it’s time to lie back, be still and think. All this with a small and intimate group of like-minded women who are keen to invite a little more wild into their lives. 

While we’ll be sharing plenty of outdoor know-how, this isn’t about hardcore bushcraft. It’s not a question of survival and there’s no competition, no judgement, no pressure to do anything you don’t yet feel ready to do.

 

She Can Do Wild is about taking time for yourself in the company of others who have also pressed the pause button. It’s about being outside; listening, learning, contributing if you feel able, sharing, talking and supporting if it feels right. It’s about briefly releasing yourself from the pressures and demands of life; moving bravely beyond your ‘normal’ and stepping back into the wild with us.

 

We want to inspire and empower you - re-kindling your relationship with that great outdoors. We invite you to join us to rest, recharge and rediscover all the gifts that time outside provides.

"We need the tonic of wildness...we can never have enough of nature.” ― Thoreau, Walden: Or, Life in the Woods

Read our recent pieces for International Women's Day:

  • Click here for Holly's article in The Green Parent

  • Click here for Pridie's blog for International Women's Day

  • Click here for five simple ways we can reconnect with the wild outside!

This all-woman, intimate retreat focuses on providing you with a very special outdoor experience.

Our She Can Do Wild weekend is all about supporting women to gently reconnect with the natural world; rebuilding confidence by providing a variety of practical and empowering outdoor experiences ​in a sensitive and supported way - think gentle story walks where we teach you to read the space you are exploring, campfire cooking that excites and delights with delicious new ideas, creative crafting that provides time to reflect and recharge, and lantern-lit storytelling beneath starry skies when it’s time to lie back and be still. All this with like-minded women who are keen to invite a little more wild into their lives!

This retreat is about taking time for yourself in the company of others who have also pressed the pause button. It’s about being outside; listening, learning, contributing if you feel able, sharing, talking and supporting if it feels right. It’s about briefly releasing yourself from the demands of modern life, moving bravely beyond your ‘normal’ and stepping back into the wild with us... we really can't wait to share this with you!

Full price tickets are £280 for the weekend and concession tickets are £195. A 'pay half now, half later' is also available - get in touch for more details.

What's included?

You'll arrive on the Saturday to the smell of fresh coffee, teas and delicious homemade cake - all to be enjoyed around the campfire while you wind down from the week just passed and your journey over.

Once we've sorted our sleeping arrangements and prepared lunch at our delicious focaccia filling station, we'll head out for a story walk packed full of folklore and fairytales as well as tips on navigation, plant identification and wild food foraging. On our return and after a rest, we'll come together again to enjoy some gentle experimentation in campfire cooking and natural crafting such as cordage and spoon making.

In the evening you'll enjoy a delicious three course dinner followed by a lantern-lit fireside folktale!

Following our sleep beneath the stars, we'll rustle you up a hearty campfire breakfast before a morning of reading, relaxing, practicing new found skills, continuing with crafting and optional song. There will be a chance to walk some more, talk some more, eat some more and paddle in the stream, before settling down for another nourishing lunch! All meals are provided and there will be plenty of cake available along the way. Food is vegetarian with vegan options by prior arrangement, we aim to use plant power as much as possible whilst also tantalizing your tastebuds!

 

Where will I sleep?

Feel at ease to sleep where you will feel the most comfortable, or the most challenged - the weekend is yours to embrace as you will! There is no additional cost for camping if you bring your own tent, choose to sleep in our communal bell tent or sleep outside round the campfire. Both a flushing and composting toilet are also available to use on site.

 

We look forward to inspiring and empowering you - re-kindling your relationship with the Great Outdoors. Come rest, recharge and rediscover all the gifts that time outside provides!