A weekend for busy discerning, appreciative women to actively recharge in the stunning location of Treberfydd House. Nestled between the mountains and lake, this is a special carefully crafted Element weekend of walking fascinating landscape and talking about nature. A warm welcome in beautiful surroundings, you’ll have your own bedroom and bathroom. It is an all-inclusive weekend with quality food and all drink provided. There’s also an option to book your own accommodation if you prefer to stay independently. And there’s a good massage included too – it’s our de-luxe end of the spectrum.
This new weekend is all about immersing yourself in a beautiful house in a beautiful landscape and engaging with this and its wider environment.
We know our areas intimately and our two long walks explore the ecology, history and atmosphere of the Brecon Beacons. Creatively led and raising interesting questions for you, we do much more than simply cover the miles. You will walk by the wonderfully wild River Usk, encounter rare ancient trees, see an Iron Age hill fort, wild ponies and sweeping mountain vistas. Listen to how a local farmer and landowner is encouraging biodiversity; hear about a year on the SSI Llangorse Lake which is a haven for wildlife and birds; see gardens and understand soil… these are just some of the details that form part of the fabric of this active weekend. Expect to walk about 10 miles a day weaving hills, lake and river landscapes. And, of course, we always finish with tea and cake.
Treberfydd must be one of the most stunning locations in the UK. Occupied by the Raikes family since it was built in 1840 and now run by Sally Raikes, nearly all the original features of the house remain: elaborately carved stone fireplaces, glazed tiles as well as Robert Raikes’ extensive library which remains untouched. The house overlooks Llangorse Lake and has wonderful grounds with views of the mountains. There is also a walled garden. The whole house and grounds are ours for the weekend.
Why: Quite simply, we’re offering this new weekend because we love spending time with passionate people who work closely with the fragility and beauty of nature and open our eyes a little more widely. This weekend is about connecting and engaging with the outdoors more deeply and is more than simply covering the miles and eating a packed lunch. It’s about human health and the health of ecosystems being inseparable. We want you to leave enriched, well-exercised, rested and perhaps most importantly, inspired.
“Another world is not only possible, she’s on the way and on a quiet day, if you listen very carefully you can hear her breathe.” Arundhati Roy.
Accommodation: Two nights’ accommodation: Friday and Saturday are included. You’ll have your own beautiful large room and your own bathroom as well as full use of the extensive house and gardens. It’s a wonderful location to unwind, explore, re-centre, relax as well as socialise.
We have 12 rooms available: all are double or twin rooms but we give you the luxury of your own space on this weekend.
If you wish to book without accommodation – there are several places to stay close by, there is a booking option for this.
Food: All food and drink are included on this weekend. The food will be locally sourced where possible, fresh and of high quality. There’ll be a light supper when you arrive on Friday
All alcohol is included in the weekend. There will be teas and coffee available throughout the weekend. Dinner on Saturday will be catered at Treberfydd in the lovely dining room – exceptional food shared in good company.
Further detailed information on the weekend will follow your booking. We aim to finish on Sunday around 4.00pm
Who is the weekend for? This is a weekend aimed at any active, open-minded women who enjoy walking and the outdoors and who are interested in understanding more about the natural world. It’s for women who’d like to give themselves some beautiful restorative space and a re-charge weekend.
Can I come on my own? Yes – absolutely. There will be other people who have booked solo and we’ve had some nice friendships developing during these weekends. You’ll have a very warm inclusive welcome on this weekend if you come on your own.
Where: Treberfydd House, Llangasty Tal-y-llyn, Brecon LD3 7PX.
The closest train station is Abergavenny.
Covid: In this new and changing landscape that we find ourselves in, we would like to reassure you that our weekend will be Covid secure in line with the guidance we receive. If we cannot go ahead, you will always be offered a rescheduled date or a full refund – and the choice is yours.
If you cancel your booking, we will refund you (minus a £50 administration fee) if you cancel two months prior to this event. Anything after that date is non-refundable. However, we will happily accept a replacement if you find someone else to take your place and we might have a wait list for the weekend.
We run courses, employ staff and book venues on a minimum number being reached.