Events on the Swinton Estate

Digital Detox Retreat

Two-night digital detox at Swinton Bivouac

Unplug and unwind, and find space to clear your mind during a two night stay in one of our hand built and off-grid Tree Lodges at Swinton Bivouac on the Swinton Estate.

Relax, recuperate and recharge with a hosted programme that combines sound bathing, forest bathing and reiki drumming in the Tipi.

If you are suffering from low levels of energy, feeling anxious or stressed, and spending too much time on your screen at too fast a pace of life, a digital detox wellness retreat at Swinton Bivouac will help you to take a step away from your day to day life, re-assess and rebalance.

Swinton Bivouac is in a beautifully remote location, set on the edge of the moorland on the Swinton Estate with sweeping views over the stunning Yorkshire Dales.

A stay on one of Swinton Bivouac’s Tree Lodges, with hammocks in the trees, private wood-fired hot tub and use of the Woodland wood fired sauna is a gorgeous experience in itself and  just a short distance from the Bivouac Café and Owl Barn.

During your stay you will have free time to enjoy all the comforts of your tree lodge, spend time with the group in the Long Barn or take the very short shuttle drive to the Swinton Country Club where you enjoy complimentary access to the including the indoor pool, outdoor natural pool, hydrotherapy pool, Thermal Suite, Alfresco Spa, Spa Garden and wellness areas, Parkland and Gardens, and Wild Swimming lake.

£465* per person, based on two people sharing a Tree Lodge

Faith Douglas worked in the nursing profession. After 13 years, she left to pursue her passion – the natural world. Retraining in horticulture and arboriculture, Faith ended up working and using this as a therapeutic tool to aid others. quickly realising that her passion lies in the natural world and the benefit it can bring to humans. Faith studied mindfulness and other practices and brought all of this together to not only enhance her own life but also to help others enhance theirs.

Faith lives, works and breathes in a natural environment and having spent a great deal of time not just in the woods but in other natural environments, be it in the mountains, by the sea or in a meadow, Faith knows there are benefits to us as humans in all natural environments.

Despite the name, you will not be bathing in a forest bath! Forest Bathing is a mindfulness woodland walk and will be held in the woodland, whatever the weather, so warm and waterproof clothing and footwear is essential. In the event of very high winds the woodland will be closed, in which case a mediation session will be held in the Long Barn or the Forest Bathing re-scheduled to a time of day when the winds have dropped.

The Sound Baths are held in the Long Barn. All you need is warm comfortable clothing, you will be seated on bean bags and rugs provided – it is not unusual to fall into a deep sleep during the session!

The Reiki Drumming session will be held around the firepit after supper. The temperature can drop considerably in the Yorkshire Dales in the evening, and even though the fire will help keep you warm please remember an additional layer of warmth to keep you cosy.

The exterior of a luxury Tree Lodge and hot tub in the woodland at Swinton Bivouac in the North Yorkshire countryside

What’s included

Day One:

  • 3.00 pm- Check in to your Tree Lodge
  • 4.00 pm- Refreshments and introductions, with Faith
  • 5.30 pm- 6.30pm ‑Wind-down Sound Bath, with Janie
  • 6.30 pm- 7.00pm- ‘Recovery Time’
  • 7.00 pm- Dinner served in the Bivouac Café Bistro

Day Two:

  • 6.00 am- 7.15 am ‑Sunrise walk in the woodland, with Faith
  • 7.15 am- Breakfast delivered to you in your Tree Lodge
  • Morning Free Time
  • 9.30am- Use of the facilities at Swinton Spa and County Club (included in your stay/transport is not provided)
  • 12.30 pm- Lunch served in the Bivouac Café
  • 3.00 pm- Silent Forest Walk, with Faith
  • Free time following a Forest Walk, until dinner
  • 7.00 pm- Dinner served in the Bivouac Café Bistro
  • 8.30 pm- 9.30 pm- Camp Fire and Reiki drumming in the Tipi, with Faith

Day Three:

  • 7.45 am- Breakfast delivered to you in your Tree Lodge
  • 9.00 am- 10.00 am- Energising Sound Bath, with Janie
  • 10.00 am- 10.30 am- Recovery Time
  • 10.30 am- 11.30 am- Group refreshments/feedback and de-brief, with Faith
  • 11.30 am- 12.00pm- Check-out of Tree Lodges
  • 12.00 pm – Two hours use of the facilities at Swinton Spa and County Club (included in your stay/transport is not provided)

All meals are vegetarian, wholesome and nutritious.

Upcoming dates

  • 20th September 2024 to 22nd September 2024

FAQs

During your stay you can enjoy complimentary access to the including the indoor pool, outdoor natural pool, hydrotherapy pool, Thermal Suite, Alfresco Spa, Spa Garden and wellness areas, Parkland and Gardens, and Wild Swimming lake.
Faith Douglas worked in the nursing profession. After 13 years, she left to pursue her passion – the natural world. Retraining in horticulture and arboriculture, Faith ended up working and using this as a therapeutic tool to aid others. quickly realising that her passion lies in the natural world and the benefit it can bring to humans. Faith studied mindfulness and other practices and brought all of this together to not only enhance her own life but also to help others enhance theirs.

The event will take place at Swinton Bivouac:

Swinton Bivouac
Masham
Ripon
North Yorkshire
HG4 4JZ
United Kingdom

Home to rustic tree lodges, meadow yurts, a café and more, Swinton Bivouac is sited in one of the most picturesque settings in the Yorkshire Dales.

A delightful rural experience for friends and family.

*£465 per person, based on two sharing a tree lodge.  Single occupancy rate is £465.

Our standard terms and conditions apply.

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