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We are children of the earth
and removed from her our spirit withers.

 - George Macaulay Trevelyan - 


Nature Connection Retreats 

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Get away from it all and join Liz on a bespoke Nature Connection Retreat.

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Connect with yourself, others and Nature on a group Nature Connection Retreat.

Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth

find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts.

 - Rachel Carson - 

Why Come on a Nature Connection Retreat? 

Spending time in nature, disconnected from fast-paced virtual life, and immersed in awe-inspiring landscapes re-humanises us. 


Our Nature Connection Retreats support rest, and open us up to a bigger perspective. We begin to reconnect with what matters most.

Join a Nature Connection Retreat


Broughton Hall Estate, North Yorkshire

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Group Nature Retreat

17th to 21st May 2021 

  • Where: Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton

  • Start: 4pm on 17th May 2021 

  • Finish: 2pm on 21st May 2021

  • Maximum 8 people (age 18+)

  • £850 pp early bird (if booked on/before 28 February 2021 or £950pp

One-to-One Nature Retreat


  • Start 4pm on a Monday

  • Finish 10am on a Friday

Price on application.

A little too abstract, a little too wise,

It is time for us to kiss the earth again.

It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies,

Let the rich life run to the roots again.

 - Robinson Jeffers -

33 Generations Stone Spiral

Group Nature Connection Retreat

17th to 21st May 2021

What to Expect

Immerse yourself in nature on this unique retreat 



  • Accommodation in a beautifully-restored cottage 

  • Daily forest bathing walks 

  • Sweat lodge ceremony

  • Guided mindfulness meditations 

  • Drumming & storytelling in the Fire Temple

  • Stargazing and moon bathing 

  • Walk a labyrinth  

  • Woodland feasts

  • Cacao Ceremony

  • Simple, wholesome food provided every day, all your meals included

  • Car parking for the duration of your stay

Relax & Renew

This retreat is designed for people in need of the time and place to step back from their life and recover balance, relax, renew their energy and replenish their spirit.

Spending 5 days in nature, being removed from your regular environment and limiting the distractions allows for new inspiration insights, ideas and perspectives to emerge. It's also a surefire way to counteract the stresses of contemporary lifestyles, such as exhaustion and burnout, and guide you towards the more balanced, more joyful you! You know it's there somewhere...

Framed by moorlands and meadows, Broughton Hall Estate is the perfect place to experience true nature connection 

Experience a range of activities from daily forest bathing walks, a sweat lodge ceremony to wild swimming and drumming in the Fire Temple. De-stress, replenish depleted energy levels and boost the immune system on this unique nature retreat!

All-inclusive 5-day, 4-nights:  £850.00pp (early bird if booked on or before 28th February) or £950.00pp for all bookings from 1st March.

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Sitting at the edge of an ancient woodland, this former goat farm has been lovingly refurbished into a joyous and friendly holiday home in a truly enchanting setting.


  • Four twin bedrooms and spacious ensuite bathrooms equipped with freestanding baths

  • Two participants share one twin bedroom 

"In actualising one's self, one's aspirations, ideals, and interests, it is often necessary to retreat from the world."

 - Clark Moustakas -

Meet the Team

John Wilson

For 25 years, John has been following the ways of Joseph Rael (Beautiful Painted Arrow) a Native American elder.


John supports people's connection with Nature and with themselves.  He holds a beautiful space that he is both nurturing and reflective and brings into his work all of the elements so that we can learn from everything around us.


John has been  holding a sweat lodge ceremonies for 18 years and he is also an IKAP Kambo practitioner and Shiatsu Therapist. 


Liz Dawes

Liz is a Forest Therapy Guide, trained and certified by ANFT and is also a trained mindfulness coach. 

As a guide (not a therapist), Liz helps participants to slow down, to bring attention to their body and their senses, and to the place they are in. Liz passionately believes that a heart connection to nature can heal ourselves, and the natural environment. 

Based at Broughton Hall Estate, Liz has been guiding forest bathing walks since 2019 for individuals, workplace teams and public groups. 


Practical Information

  • The retreat will commence at 4:30pm on 17th May. You will be allowed to check into your room from 2:00pm onwards. We therefore suggest booking tickets with an arrival time that allows sufficient time for travel from the train station to the estate. 

  • The closest rail station to the estate is Skipton Railway Station. You may book a car or taxi from outside the station, quoting Broughton Hall Estate, Skipton, Yorkshire BD23 3AE as the address to bring you directly to the estate. Total journey time if local traffic conditions permit will be approximately 15 minutes.

  • The retreat will end at 2pm on 21st May and you may be required to vacate your room at 10am.

  • Terms and conditions: please see here

For more information and booking

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