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Muir Trek - Dawn 'til Dusk in Nature

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Adventure hosted by Rachel

2 days
Light activity level
Includes drinks, equipment, food
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Join us for a dawn-till-dusk walk in a wild place in the beautiful rolling countryside around Bath. With everything that we will need for the day, our small group of adult explorers will spend a gentle, immersive day in nature. Speaking only of the present moment, noticing, taking in the nature around us we will travel by foot together. Inspired by the work of John Muir who is often credited as the father of the environmental movement these Muir Treks offer one long drink of nature.

We will meet on the Friday evening at 8 pm at Upper Swainswick House, our beautiful Georgian home, set just north of Bath, for a briefing and a short night walk. You will sleep at our house and be woken the next morning just before dawn. After a light breakfast, we will set out before the sunrise into the countryside for an all-day wander. The trek is framed and held by readings and insights from your guide. There will be time to listen, watch, explore, draw and rest. We will provide plenty to eat. As the sun draws near to setting and out day comes to a close we will return to the house. With the Muir trek experience officially over by dusk, and depending on the weather and the different participants' needs we may then be able to gather around a fire share stories about the past, dreams for the future and have a laugh and connect with the group before we finally finish. photos @rubyhazael
Join us for a dawn-till-dusk walk in a wild place in the beautiful rolling countryside around Bath. With everything that we will need for the day, our small group of adult explorers will spend a gentle, immersive day in nature. Speaking only of the present moment, noticing, taking in the nature around us we will travel by foot together. Inspired by the work of John Muir who is often credited as the father of the environmental movement these Mui…

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What's included

  • Accommodations
    1 night in a house
  • Drinks
    Tea, water, coffee
  • Equipment
  • Food
    1 breakfast, 1 lunch, snacks

Your itinerary

  • Day 1
    Meeting, debrief and a short walk
    We will meet on the Friday evening at 8 pm at Upper Swainswick House, Bath for a briefing and a short night walk.
  • Day 2
    A dawn til dusk walk in nature.
    Rising before dawn, a light breakfast, a dawn till dusk walk in nature returning after dusk. (Extra night can be booked)
From $83
/ person

Meet your host, Rachel

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • Identity verified
Hello, I am Edward, leader of your day out in nature. A few years ago my wife Rachel and I went to Dartmoor, to a small wooden-clad youth hostel hidden in some woods. We slept in the hut and set off from there just before the sun rose to wander through a wild wilderness, a deep valley cut by the river flowing for a millennium or 2 from the moor. Our guide was teaching us how to do Muir treks which were formulated by the Institute of Earth Education based in the US in the late ’60s around the work of John Muir - often credited as the father of the environmental movement.

I lead treks in the Bath area and in the New Forest in Hampshire; facilitating trekkers in experiencing a turning of the earth, deep from within nature.

I am also owner and Co-founder of Swainswick Explorers, a play project established in Bath in 2003.
Hello, I am Edward, leader of your day out in nature. A few years ago my wife Rachel and I went to Dartmoor, to a small wooden-clad youth hostel hidden in some woods. We slept in the hut and set off from there just before the sun rose to wander through a wild wilderness, a deep valley cut by the river flowing for a millennium or 2 from the moor. Our guide was teaching us how to do Muir treks which were formulated by the Institute of Earth Education based in the US in the late ’60s around the wor…
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Where you'll be

Upper Swainswick House, Tadwick Lane, Upper Swainswick, Bath BA1 8BU

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    Guest requirements

    Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

    What to bring

    Overnight sleepwear and toothbrush etc.

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