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Muir Trek - Dawn 'til Dusk in Nature

2-day adventure

Muir Trek - Dawn 'til Dusk in Nature

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Travelling by foot together, this day will be one long drink of nature.
Duration
2 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment
2-day adventure

Muir Trek - Dawn 'til Dusk in Nature

2-day adventure

Muir Trek - Dawn 'til Dusk in Nature

Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Travelling by foot together, this day will be one long drink of nature.
Duration
2 days
Activity level
Light
Hosted in
English
Includes
Food, Drinks, Equipment

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, you can choose to stay on for a simple evening meal together where we are finally able to share stories about the past, dreams for the future and have a laugh and connect with the group around a fire.

Your itinerary

Your host

Learn more about Rachel

Rachel

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.

What's included

Accommodations
1 night in a house
Food
2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, snacks
Drinks
Water, tea, coffee
Equipment
Creative supplies

Where you'll be

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

Guest safety

Every adventure follows industry guidelines. We partnered with the Adventure Travel Trade Association, expert leaders in adventure travel, to define best practices and standards for safety.

Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 9 guests ages 18 and up can attend. The activity level for this adventure is light. Guests will need to be able to walk in a county setting. There will be hills and uneven grassy or muddy surfaces. Guests also need to be prepared for whatever…

More tips

Bring layers of clothing so that you are able to adjust to the weather as it changes, including a hat and gloves. A waterproof jacket and trousers would be good. Remember your water bottle. For the evening you will need your sleeping bag and nightclothes. The group will sleep in a shared room.

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Rachel
2-day adventure
Muir Trek - Dawn 'til Dusk in Nature
$107/person
$107/person