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the Wilderness Within

South Downs, UK

JULY 19 - 21,2019


...with nature, with self and spirit.  

Spend three days and two nights away from your computer, away from your phone in the heart of the South Downs National Park reigniting your connection with nature.  Forage in the forests and commune around the campfire.   Disconnect from the digital and daily grind and return to your own wild heart.  This retreat is an invitation for anyone who yearns to step out of city smog and into the wilderness within.


Guided by experts, we will experiment with orienteering and bushcraft skills, learning the fundamental skills of survival: fire, water, shelter.  Through our interaction with the beautiful, rolling South Downs landscape we will recultivate our connection with Mother Nature, gaining a newfound appreciation of the natural world and of our place within it. Discover what it means not to be challenged by nature but to feel held and healed by it. In the evenings we will cook together over open flame, tell tales around the campfire and engage in the ancient art of drumming.  We may even howl at the moon.


Located just sixty miles outside London, the campsite is tucked away within the South Downs National Park.  No cars are allowed on the campsite, creating a unique and magical experience.  Arrive at the nearby village of Firle and you will be transported by four-wheel drive vehicle to the site where we'll have the use of hand-crafted yurts and comfortable bell tents.



Lt Col Benjamin Caesar


Ruth Summers

Co-facilitating with John Spencer, former Royal Marine and Level 3+ Bushcraft and Survival Expert

Some of what you'll experience:

  • New perspectives in life

  • Learn basic survival skills

  • Gentle guidance 

  • Company of kindred spirits

  • Powerful, deep connections with others

  • Increased sense of self confidence


£675 shared accommodation 

£975 single accommodation 

Includes two nights accommodation, all meals, hot drinks, wilderness guide, drumming circle and all workshop fees.  If this retreat resonates with you and you'd like to secure your place, please click the button below and pay your deposit.  


Registration closes May 30th.


A £250 non-refundable deposit is required.  

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