Forest Life Courses

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Please note:

We are not running Forest Life or RiverLife Retreat in 2020 

Please contact us to express interest for summer 2021

‘Rewild yourself’

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Based on our highly acclaimed Wilderness Immersion course run in Hatfield Forest in the UK with additional material from the Woodland Tracker course, the Forest Immersion course literally immerses you here in the Millevache Nature Reserve.

Not only do we explore the natural world in a practical way we look at mindfulness immersion techniques based on our highly successful Enhanced Zone-In to observe nature.

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During the week-long course, you will revisit or learn (depending on skill base) the basics of wilderness living, (camp set up, fire-lighting, basic carving, water-purification) and how to get intimate with the Forest inhabitants with a mixture of tracking, field-craft and naturalist skills. You will be immersed in the Forest with the best chance of a close encounter with its inhabitants. You can even elect to stay out in the depths of the Forest overnight on your own.

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For those who have been on our UK courses, you won’t be disappointed! It is certainly more challenging than UK woods and forests because of the sheer size of the area, but the species are more varied. We are lucky enough to have a large number and variety of species in and around our property. Look at our wildlife page to look at some of the species seen already.

The course isn’t full-on and we have built in free time for you to visit the many sights in the area like Lac de Vassivierre and the volcanoes of the Auvergne (see Local Attractions); or relax and enjoy some add-ons from our on-site RiverLife Retreat like massage therapies, yoga, woodland workouts and use of the Spa.

The ForestLife course prices are £250 per person and £150 per child per week. Accommodation extra from £95.

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