Duration: 1 or 2 days
Price point: Mid-range
Meaningful and empowering opportunities to grow and reflect in the outdoors.
Reconnect with nature, reflect, grow and learn new skills
Digital detox experiences, mindful retreats, guided walks, therapy programmes and more
Introduction to indoor climbing and navigation courses
Beautiful scenery on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in Devon
All programmes are led by fully qualified instructors.
Includes food and accommodation in the form of a hammock/tent
At a glance
Location: Dartmoor, Devon
Group sizes: 4-14
Trip type: One-to-one or group trips
Grading/difficulty: There are no specific fitness requirements but you will be asked to complete a medical and consent questionnaire and declare any allergies or medical conditions
Getting there: Car or train
Pick-ups: From local train stations or airports upon request
Age restrictions: 18+ (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
We are more and more reliant on technology and it has had a huge impact on how we behave, interact and communicate with each other. This supplier offers the unique opportunity for you to disconnect from everyday life; to learn about yourself, to grow, be empowered and develop. You'll leave feeling like you have achieved something real whilst experiencing the power of nature and the great outdoors.
Activities take place in a quiet woodland on the edge of Dartmoor National Park. There are no technological distractions, no emails, phones, Facebook or Instagram, just a relaxing environment. The setting helps you to disconnect from the world, with everyday modern life, and reconnect with nature.
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Sustainability and values
These activities revolve around nature and the outdoors, and consequently this supplier does absolutely everything they can to protect it and enhance it. They operate a 'Leave No Trace' policy. In their woodland site all rubbish is removed and recycled correctly. Everything from food waste to the toilet is composted, and then used within the woodland to support the growth of trees and plants. The team carefully and gently manage the woodland and work with an ecologist to make sure they protect, preserve and provide for the flora and fauna within and around the woodland. Ecologically friendly products are used for cleaning and minimise water wastage. They are continually researching the best ways to care for the environment and always looking for alternatives to improve and lessen their impact.
They teach everyone who visits about the impact we have on the environment. The idea is to leave with an understanding of how our day-to-day lives have an impact on the planet and how small changes can be made to reduce this impact.
Food is sourced from small local businesses to support local communities and livelihoods as well as ensuring the distance travelled / carbon footprint is minimal. Even their business cards are made from the recycled waste generated from the t-shirt making industry and are 100% recycled cotton.
This operator provides opportunities to learn and develop navigation, expedition and survival skills to young people through the local cadet unit. They are also exploring opportunities to support the local community through walking groups for older people who may be living alone or who do not have a lot of access to facilities or opportunities to meet friends.
"Reconnect with yourself and with nature"
Owned and run by husband and wife team Sarah and Daniel. The idea was developed through personal experiences and understanding of the power and beauty of nature, the outdoors and adventure. They have both always enjoyed being outdoors, growing up in Plymouth and spending time in the woodlands nearby.
Mindful Retreats in Devon
Mindful Weekend Retreat
Disconnect from technology with no phones, laptops, wifi or even watches
Explore yourself through relaxed, mindful, practical activities all set in a quiet woodland on the edge of Dartmoor National Park
Learn useful grass roots outdoor skills that you can apply on future adventures
Enjoy healthy and nutritional food, sourced locally, and cooked over a central group fire.
Day 1. Arrive in the afternoon
Day 2. Mindful activities
The day is focused around participation in a range of relaxing, mindful practical activities as an individual and as a group.
Day 3: Depart late morning
Enjoy a final session before departure around late morning.
Why Natural Britain
Why Natural Britain
Only things that excite us make it to this list. We want to showcase a Britain that few others get to see. Our providers take you away from the tourist hordes and present a magical, secret side of our islands off the beaten track.
We feature a range of experiences run by passionate, professional and safety conscious operators. Whether you want an activity that is physically challenging or if you are looking for something more sedate, we have options to suit all tastes and abilities.
We are passionate conservationists and care deeply about the impact of mass tourism on our planet. We therefore only feature suppliers that have an ethos aligned with our own. We check that all the providers listed on our website care for the environment and communities in which they operate.
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