EVENTS AND COURSES
There’s a lot going on at Cambrian Wildwood, take a look at our review of 2021 to see what we’ve been up to.
Keep an eye on this page for regular updates. In the meantime, here are a few dates for the diary.
10th of March – 14th of March – Wild Living Camp
30th of April – 1st of May – Evening bat walk, supper, camp and dawn chorus breakfast
5th of May – 8th of May – Tree Medicine Retreat
14th of May – Open Day
24th of July – International Bog Day event
4th of August – 8th of August – Wild Living Camp
25th of August – National Honeybee Day event
3rd of December – Tree Dressing event
Coming soon . . .
Wild Living Camp - 10th - 14th of March
Spring Camp: Thursday 10th – Monday 14th March
Facilitated by Kara Moses and Tom Aslin
“Thank you to all the team – your collective knowledge, passion and experience is amazing and really made the camp.” – 2021 camp participant
Join us around the campfire to learn skills for living and thriving in the wild with minimal impact and deep connection. Much more than survival skills, this is about remembering ancestral skills and ways of living together whilst treading lightly upon the Earth. Stepping out of the distractions and trappings of the modern world, we’ll form a temporary tribe and experience how ecological consciousness arises through relationship – as an emergent property between humans and the wider natural world.
We’ll uncover the secrets of the wild wood, learn to read the landscape and understand its stories through nature awareness techniques. We’ll make friends with fire, learning the ancient craft of creating fire with hands and friction. We’ll learn to how to find and process wild food and medicine, craft with our hands using foraged wild materials.
Around the campfire we’ll share stories and reflect on the human story and our place in it. We’ll share a transformational journey that supports a wider and deeper perspective of time, space and awareness.
This is a precious opportunity to reconnect deeply with the wild world and the wisdom and nourishment it has to offer.
Our Wild Living camps are made up of six key elements:
● Wild food: learn to identify, responsibly harvest, process and preserve the wild foods the land has to offer based on regenerative foraging and indigenous principles
● Wild medicine: learn to identify, responsibly harvest, process and preserve the wild medicines available to us from the plant world for healing everyday ailments.
● Craft: learn how to use foraged wild materials to make all sorts of useful and beautiful items such as spoons, bowls, baskets, string, rope, bags, and whatever else a need arises for in the camp!
● Skills: learn essential skills for being outdoors in connection and comfort, such as ancient ways of creating fire with hands and friction and natural tinder, finding water, stealth skills, how to read the landscape through identifying plants and tracks & signs of animals to interpreting bird language
● Deep nature connection: connect deeply with the world around us using sensory awareness, play and nature awareness techniques
● Community: live together in a temporary tribe, remembering ancestral ways of relating to each other and being in the world. Share stories and ideas around a flickering campfire, and remember what it is to be human.
“The combination of philosophy, spirituality and practical was as immersive as it gets. The teaching was brave and well thought through.” – 2021 camp participant
- Courses start Thursday 6pm (arrive anytime from 2pm to set up camp)
- Courses end Monday 2pm
- 16yrs+ welcome (under 18s must be accompanied by an adult)
- Compost toilets and simple camp showers are available on site
- All meals, refreshments and snacks provided
- Camping only: bring your own camping equipment
Prices and booking information:
Sliding scale based on income:
Pay it forward: £365 (this will help support people from lower incomes to join)
A bit about our facilitators . . .
Kara Moses is a facilitator of rewilding and socio-ecological regeneration. As an educator, she co-holds the Radical Nature Connection strand of work at the Ecodharma/Ulex centres in the Catalan Pyrenees, runs courses and lectures on Masters degrees at Schumacher College, the Centre for Alternative Technology, other education centres and independently. Her work and practice focuses on rewilding, nature connection, trees, tracking and ancestral skills such as foraging, fire making, crafting and other traditional outdoor living skills.
She lives in a barn in a remote off-grid community in the foothills of the Cambrian mountains, hunting, fishing and foraging for food and medicine, tracking, crafting with wild materials, with a particular love of traditional bark tanning of animal skins. In the Winter months she works in conservation forestry, restoring ancient woodlands and planting trees.
www.RewildEverything.org / Insta: @RewildEverything / Facebook: @RewildEverything
Tom Aslin has had a passion for herbal medicine and bushcraft for over two decades, and has trained with some of the most highly regarded instructors around the UK. Since completing a year long bushcraft instructor training course in 2013 he has taught to a variety of ages and abilities.
In 2016 his focus switched to the more spiritual side of nature, connecting with the spirits of the plants, animals and fungi around us. He has studied traditional healing and connection techniques from people around the world and recently began offering some of this to clients.
Whilst immersing himself in spiritual traditions, he remains present in the practical side of natural ways of living. He lives in a yurt in a small off-grid community in the mountains of Snowdonia National Park where he collects food, medicine and resources from the land around. He has worked with Ceredigion Museum to create and sell wood products to traditional styles and using traditional techniques. He is part of a small group who own and manage a local woodland to continuous cover forestry principles, balancing the health of the woodland with timber production, habitat for nature and future resilience. He has also spent 10 years as part of the local Mountain Rescue Team.