Wildcraft Dreaming - Introductory Course

An introductory course to explore the basic principles of pagan, animistic, shamanic practices rooted in the British isles. Developing and deepening a connection with the natural world, the ancestors and spirits that dwell there and basic techniques to enhance that connection. This is a pre-requisite for the Wildcraft Weaving Course

This course is for those who are looking to walk the path of a spiritual journey that is rooted in the land. Drawing upon Druid, Animist, Pagan and Shamanic traditions and techniques, this introductory course will give you a deeper understanding and working knowledge of our native spiritual heritage that is inherent in the land, the isles of Britain. This isn't a revealing of some hidden or ancient mystical system, but 30 years of experiential practice shared to help folk find their own connection, their own spiritual expression rooted in nature, our experience through the working with the spirits of place, tree and bones of our ancestors and the changing seasons. Helping you to find your feet and courage to express the wild soul stories that are revealed once we open our mind, body and soul to nature, both as guide and teacher.

This course is a residential, self-catering camping weekend that introduces the basic principles and is needed for those who may want to join the advance course Wildcraft WeavingThe course is held in a beautiful, quiet and secluded valley in the south of the Lake District National Park, Facilities are:  composting toilet, urinal, shower, wash/ washing up area, 22ft yurt with log burner communal space with chairs and sofa, sail shade, fire pits, parachute tarp and private woodland & river access.

You arrive on Thursday afternoon and leave on Monday afternoon, giving 3 full days of teaching and rituals or ceremonies each night around the fire.

The Syllabus

  • Arrive Thursday afternoon
  • Thursday evening welcome fire circle & Introduction to the weekend course
  • Friday morning – Sacred space, Elements & the Seasonal Cycle - Nature is our home & teacher
  • Friday afternoon – Dreaming, Journeying and Meditating - Tools and techniques for building connection
  • Friday evening – Ritual
  • Saturday morning – The Otherworld & Ancestors
  • Saturday afternoon – Spirits & Deities
  • Saturday evening – Ritual
  • Sunday morning – Nature Immersion - surrendering to the wildness of our true self
  • Sunday afternoon – The Three Cauldrons
  • Sunday Evening – Ritual
  • Monday morning – Closing Circle & Info about advance course
  • Depart by Monday afternoon
Each teaching day will run as follows:
  • Morning session 9.30am - 12pm
  • Lunch 12pm - 2.30pm
  • Afternoon session 2.30pm - 5pm
  • Dinner 5pm - 6.30pm
  • Evening session 6.30pm - 9pm
  • Evening relaxing and socialising  with quite time from 11pm - 7am

Dates for courses

This will not run now until summer of 2025


Open heart, willingness to learn, interest in Druidry, Paganism, Shamanism or Animism, Ability to resolve your own personal issues (this isn’t therapy) and willingness to adhere to a code of conduct. Please click here to read the code of conduct


There is no award for the introductory course, other than fulling the pre-requisite for the Advance Course - Wildcraft Weaving and the ability to apply to join Rob's Grove  -  The Wildcraft Grove. A booklet will also be issued covering the topics from the course

Booking & Cost

Booking is essential! Places are limited to a maximum of 10 people 

The cost includes all teaching, camping pitch and use of facilities at the venue.

£135 per person

£50 non-refundable deposit is needed with your booking and then the remaining balance of £85 is due 2 weeks before the start of the course.

In the event that we have to cancel a full refund will be offered, or the opportunity to carry your booking over to another date.