Creative Walking

From the doorstep of our community in the beautiful Hope Valley we will be exploring our spiritual connection with the stunning landscape and natural world through art, poetry and prose. A variety of long and short walks will be offered each day and our art room and resources will be available for you to explore your experiences. Or perhaps you will find words and language in our extensive library or express your own response in poetry or prose. Our reflective sessions will allow us to share our experiences. All sessions will be optional to provide an opportunity for personal and spiritual development.

The Bamford Quaker Community is situated on the Thornhill Trail with walks to Win Hill and itsĀ  stunning views over the Derwent Valley and Ladybower Reservoir. Also within walking distance and accessible by bus and train are Mam Tor, Edale and the start of the Pennine Way, Bamford and Stanage Edges.

The community also owns 10 acres of gardens and protected woodlands for gentle exploration and artistic inspiration.

We will work together to find a balance of long or short walks for all abilities. A more detailed programme will be available closer to the retreat, reflecting the needs of our guests and the vagaries of the weather.

Staying at the Community gives an opportunity share the rhythms of our days, including twice daily meeting for worship in our beautiful meeting room with its views over the Hope Valley and shared meals in our lovely kitchen.

Bring clothes for all weathers and good footwear. We will have some art resources but you are welcome to bring your own for personal use or to share.