Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/06/2016 - 14/06/2016


The far west of Cornwall, the little triangle between Penzance, St Ives and Land’s End, is one of those thin-veil places. This area has one of the densest concentrations of megalithic sites in Europe.

Description:

Together we’ll explore the stone circles, holy wells, coastpath and coves of this magical area, after starting each day with some quiet writing and the inspiration of some poetry of place. In the spirit of pilgrimage, each walk will be in shared silence, but the afternoon sessions will be given over to guided writing, and the evenings to reading back our own poetic responses.

These days are about bringing a kind of imaginative and poetic attention and relationship to the spirit of place and its inhabitants as we walk, finding ways to explore and express it all creatively. Think convergence of landscape and inscape.

I see this retreat as being about bringing a kind of imaginative and poetic attention and relationship to the spirit of place and its inhabitants as we walk through this wonderful land, finding ways to explore and express it all creatively.

There is a labyrinth in the grounds of Boswedden House which we will no doubt walk, and also a pool and sauna available at certain times.

Dates + Times:

Thursday June 9th to Tuesday June 14th

June 9th: Arrival from 12 noon for lunch at 1.30pm

June 14th: Leave after breakfast

Accomodation:

Residential retreat here at Boswedden House. En suite shared-room accommodation. Please note that all rooms are shared; 2 or 3 beds, single-gender.

Price:

£575 – Fee includes accommodation, packed lunch (buffet on first day), & evening meal (in or out depending on group size)

Places are limited, and I need a deposit of £200 on booking, with the balance due by May 1st 2016.

I am committed to paying the venue even if you cancel, so please be aware that refunds are not possible on this course. You might want to consider travel insurance. Clearly, if I have to cancel for any reason your payment will be refunded in full.

Important Information:

  • You need to be fit enough to walk up to 5 miles or so at a time; and you need to be comfortable with silence.
  • You will need waterproofs, walking boots and probably wellies; sunscreen too; a water bottle. And – of course – writing materials.
  • You will need to attend the whole retreat

Further Information + Booking:

For more information & booking, see here.