Are you ready to rewild, reconnect and feast!
Gather with us for a weekend of human rewilding, cooking over the fire, workshops, delicious autumnal food, nature connection, and community.
This weekend you can imagine yourself alfresco dining with the sweet smell of woodsmoke in the air whilst feasting by the fire with a group of like-minded others, there will be plenty of time for exploration and relaxation, foraging, workshops, hot tub dips, coastal walks and a weekend of creativity and connection in the great outdoors of rural Lancashire.
As we begin our preparations for the shorter days there is much to enjoy with the turn of this season. Bountiful hedgerows are full of forage and the time for mushroom hunting is upon us. Golden sunsets and falling leaves with crisp, fresh mornings.
We'll embrace the cosy vibes that autumn fills us with but we'll be spending plenty of time outdoors connecting with nature.
The Rewild Yourself Retreats are designed around community and connection, reminding us of the simplicity and pureness of joy we get from real-life human and nature connections. We need this now, more than we've ever needed it before.
This is an all-inclusive retreat that covers all activities, food & accommodation.
All activities are optional
We welcome everyone from all walks of life
Afternoon arrivals from 2pm
Sundown welcomes & introductions around the fire
Game preparation and butchery workshop
Dining in our rustic Out Barn with a hearty Lancashire-inspired menu with food prepared over the fire and seasonal drinks
Woodfired hot tub dipping
Nature Connection and wild swim
Foraging best practices & getting started
Autumn foraging walk and mushroom hunting
Venison prep and pit oven workshop
Halloween-inspired Lunch in The Out Barn
Time to relax, explore or afternoon nap
Pickling workshop and dinner prep
Fire skills 101 and cooking with fire
Seasonal banquet feast in The Out Barn
Bonfire under the Full Hunters Moon, music, marshmallows and roasted chestnuts
A bushman/bushwomans breakfast prepared on the fire
Back to basics, bread making using fire techniques
Coastal foraging walk and exploring the Morecambe Bay wildlife and scenery
Lunch on the sea wall inspired by Morecambe Bay delicacies
*Please note the schedule is subject to change, however, this would be minimal based on the outline above
This extended wild food-inspired weekend has been a long time coming. Rob and I have been hosting wild food feasts, foraging walks, game butchery demos and bushcraft workshops for the past 3 years now, this weekend is all those things combined plus some added extras we've been waiting to include, and we are even more excited to be sharing this in our favourite food season of all... autumn! We have limited spots available, if you need more info please contact email@example.com directly.
Michelle, The Rewilding
Bringing people together over food and fire at tmy home is truly my happy place!
I’m fascinated with the concept of human rewilding, being part of a community and spending time in nature with my hands in the soil and learning about plants and wildlife.
I host in-person experiences because I can see before my eyes the threads of our society and what makes us humans slip away into a world of technology, globalisation and burnout. This new normal is making us sick and disconnected from each other and the natural world.
I believe we've overcomplicated everything and that actually it's all quite simple, and that's what this weekend is all about we'll light the fire, prepare some quality food, sit around the dining table, chat, re learn and have some good times.
Rob, Forage and Field
Rob is a lifelong forager and modern-day hunter-gatherer. who is passionate about ethically sourced, sustainable and wild ingredients. He loves to take inspiration from traditional cooking methods from all over the world and has honed the art of fire. Combining the more 'traditional' ingredients with foraged goods comes naturally to Rob and his knowledge of the medicinal properties, folklore and bushcraft serve for some excellent around-the-fire conversations and practical guidance which you'll enjoy throughout the weekend.
Ready to rewild your food philosophy
As a farming family, food is very important to us. We’re connected to the land around us and understand the hardworking efforts that go into the production of every mouthful.
Your meals have been thoughtfully curated and ingredients, carefully sourced, based on the season and the activities during retreat to ensure they provide the right fuel & nutrition needed to nourish and restore you during your time with us.
Our menus are about celebrating food, farming and British produce. About nourishing for our bodies in order to thrive and be healthy, about connecting with each other, passing and sharing dishes amongst the table, the enjoyment of the flavors, textures and creativity in experimenting with ingredients and having fun!
All of our experiences are inclusive for those from all walks of life and you will be welcomed with an open heart.
This weekend is all about food, all food, we will be using a variety of our favourite local food and drink producers. Please ensure you have read and understood our dietary policy linked here and our food philosophy linked here.
Those looking to learn more about wild food and outdoor cooking.
Those looking to integrate a more holistic, balanced and conscious way of living.
Those looking to reconnect with a sense of belonging and purpose
We're located in Lancaster, North West of England, UK
1 hour from Manchester driving or train
2:20 via train from London Euston
The closest train station is Lancaster, a 15 minutes drive away from The Rewilding.
*Please note. Travel is not included in your retreat booking.
Located on the edge of Morecambe Bay, (SSSI) with panoramic views of The Lake District (UNESCO), The Forest of Bowland (AONB) and the Fylde Coast.
Where the coastline meets the land. The Rewilding is located on private land spread across 220 acres in rural Lancashire. With various woodlands, ponds, and open bodies of water to explore, there is always an opportunity to see wildlife and embrace the seasons.
What you can expect
Rewild Yourself retreat
Gathering and meaningful connections around the fire
Wood-fired hot tub and cold water plunger to enjoy at any time during your stay
Optional wild swimming and dipping
Countryside and coastal walks with plenty of space to roam and rewild
A menu thoughtfully designed around the seasons, with responsibly sourced ingredients prepared over the fire
Karma yoga, the practice of serving our environment and being part of something bigger than yourself e.g. litter picking, planting trees or seeds
Voluntary & optional mobile phone safe for a digital detox should you choose
A feeling of connectedness and grounding and some practical ways of how you can practice a more sustained calm, and slower-paced lifestyle in order to thrive and live in balance.
Your weekend will look something a little like...
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Wasn't sure what to expect as this was the first time I'd done something like this. I felt like I was in such safe hands the whole time, whether it was with Michelle or Luke and also with the facilitators. I felt I had nothing to worry about and had a feeling of not having a care in the world. Everything felt so inclusive and accessible for all. The feelings of peace and grounding have stayed with me since my experience which tells me the retreat well and truest served its purpose.