Men and women today feel the attraction of the word witch. It stirs something. We have genetic memories and past life stirrings of something that has gone before us many times. It is now safe. It’s time to evolve back to your true self.
Maybe you hear this calling and have no idea what to do with it?
Maybe you know this already but for whatever reason can't seem to come out of the (broom) closet! Maybe you are a practicing happy witch who would like to have a lovely weekend break with like minded people
and just be. Welcome all! Witchcraft is a word that encompasses much meaning and informs readily, like any other noun. Unjustifiably, it became a dirty word associated with evil. This is laughable but for it being so very sad with the underlying agenda to oppress and control through violence and fear. Dark times they were indeed but certainly not due to witchcraft
Nowadays, there is much confusion about what it means. For us, it means whatever you want it to mean. Your practice is yours and you decide what it looks like and how it works. We ourselves don't align with any type of witchcraft or coven. Like many modern witches, we have had to find our own ways.Our only rule, for ourselves, is to practice in the light. To us, witchcraft is ancient healing, total intuition and faith in the universe to provide.
We do not extend the invitation to anybody who identifies witchcraft as a dark art. We have no intention to judge -it would just not be your cup of tea! We are charming a gathering of like minded souls with the same intention - to bring back all that was good and positive about witchcraft and make it work in the here and now. 'White' witches work with an altruistic intent. High vibration creates clear intent and fun is high vibration. So, whilst making connections and maybe learning something new, recapping or rethinking, we are going to have some fun together! We want to create a space for you to gather and share, make connections and be your true self. There are definitely no hierarchies or dictates of how you or your practice should be here.
This is a 'spellbinding' weekend in a magical woodland, spent absorbing the gifts of the earth and learning about aspects of, practicing and celebrating witchcraft and magic. We will have some more serious witchery and some darn right silly fun witchery - so bring your cauldrens! Bring your hats and brooms! Bring your best witchy outfit! Let's have some fun. Bring your love and light and Be-Witched!!!
You are in a safe space. We arrive a day early to prepare the space for you. Dragons gather below the wood to facilitate and protect the magic from below. Angels cover us in light and protection from above - and they love a good shin dig! You can just bask in the atmosphere of community, support and celebration. A celebration of all that we are! Magic isn't a strong enough word for this weekend! Come.
Friday 17th May
Arrive on site from 2pm
Opening Ceremony at 6pm
Followed by informal discussion groups , gathering our community
- what being a witch means to me, share your ideals and ideas, get to know each other, let's get our community started
- share your story/ journey - we all like to know this about others so let's do it together, bring yourself as you are and be who you are
...or stay around the campfire and chill
Saturday 18th May
Wytch bottles workshop, history, uses and then make your own.
Meditation- connect with the healers, the visionaries, known previously only as witches, and died for the light that they brought in to the world. Ask your question from the wise ones.
Talk from a Hedge Rider Witch - crossing the veils, where witchcraft and shamanism blend
Spell casting for beginners workshop - do you like the idea of spells but don't quite know where to start? Start here.
Everyday modern witchcraft - a talk/ discussion about living in the modern world and how to take your practise with you everywhere
Full moon chanting at the Moon pond Altar - Jon will lead us in torchlight procession to the altar where we make our offerings
Music and dancing in the barn
Live music from the brilliant Jon Brindley and Gemma Harrison
We also have open mic for those who want to share their talents
Sunday 19th May
Palmistry workshop talk and how to get started.
Wand making- craft your wand and take part in the dedication ceremony
Past Life regression workshop - find out who you were as a witch, make that connection, heal and seek knowledge
Practising safe witchcraft workshop - talk and discussion, questions. Particularly important for those new to energy work.
Witchy broomstick dance - for performance at the closing ceremony - such fun!
Question time, some of the witches who have delivered workshops over the weekend will gather for you to ask any question
Witchy Broomstick Dance workshop -to be performed at closing ceremony- if you are taking part please bring an outfit and broom ( we have a few but not enough for everyone)
5pm Closing Ceremony
After the closing ceremony all formal workshops and organised activities will end. We will still be lighting the campfire for Sunday evening to have a relaxed chilled out time together. Non camping tickets are welcome to stay on site till 10pm and weekend campers are asked to vacate the site by 11am on Monday morning.
More may be added as we go along and wow - what a line up!
A modern day witch is a light worker and our time has come to shine!
Keep going - more info after photos
So we are calling white witches, lightworkers, healers, spirit and energy workers and the curious- come together for a weekend of sharing and celebrating modern witchcraft.
And now for those practical details. We have tried to cover everything but please send us an email if there's something we've missed that you'd like to know.
£80pp for the weekend without camping
£98pp for the weekend with camping.
The price includes all workshop including materials and everything experiential about the weekend.
Responsible children over 13, with a genuine interest, are welcome.
Day tickets are not available.
Service dogs only permitted.
Camping is back to nature, in a woodland, somewhere perfectly straddling the boundary between wild camping and modern amenities with toilets and washing up facilities. No showers.
The main glade area is lit up and we have a camp fire. Away from this area you will need a torch at night.
Music must stop at 11pm due to official restrictions and we ask that quiet is observed after this time.
We don't have on site caterers, we feel that it takes a way from the nature of the site and our sense of community.
We have a brew station in the glade with free tea and coffee all weekend. A popular gathering spot!
We light barbecues early evening for communal use. You just bring your stuff to put on. We keep them going for you. We have a dedicated meat free bbq and meat eaters bbq and never the twain shall meet.
Although it feels like we are in the middle of nowhere we are not really and there are shops and supermarkets within 15 mins drive in Windermere and Ulverston.
Spaces are very limited for large Campervans. You will need to be confident to drive a large vehicle into the wood but it's doable. There are steep tracks and bends. We take our 7.5 ton bus into the wood - it's always met with ooh and ahh of admiration at getting it there.
There are two 5 person very basic camping pods at £25 per night consisting of a double bedroom and 3 bunks
a 3 person glamping cabin at £4o per night consisting of a double bed studio with extra camp bed
There is also the camping fee of £6pppn to add on top of the basic charge for 'glamping'. Please buy a weekend with camping ticket if you are renting a pod or cabin.
Please contact us directly via email if you wish to enquire further about these. firstname.lastname@example.org
We can accommodate small/ medium campervans and one or two large ones but unfortunately not caravans. The site is not accessible for them.
We have a lot of 'lone campers' and we provide a dedicated area for female lone campers near to the main area. Most people think they want to camp there and then see the awesome expanse of woodland and just have to go off into it to experience it fully. It's a very safe space.