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Nature Journalling Creative Retreat

Nature Journalling is the perfect pairing between creativity and wellbeing. Join our retreat and learn how to develop your artistic ability and be inspired by nature.


This retreat will involve becoming fully immersed in nature and enable you to experience the benefits of this activity.
What is included:
- Experience nature walking within the idyllic surroundings, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
- Tuition and practical workshops in a range of art techniques led by an experienced and fully qualified art teacher
- Development of a creative and personal nature journal.
- A fully inclusive experience with all meals, two nights accommodation and social activities included (option of a Saturday Introduction Experience also available).

Want to purchase this retreat as a special gift? Vouchers can also be added to an account in order to accumulate a balance and spread costs. Visit our website to purchase or open an account.


Our retreat offers an inclusive environment where your needs are paramount. Free customer car parking is provided and requires a short 2-minute walk uphill to reach the studio. In addition, there are further car parking spaces available closer to the property. These may be used, if required. The studio bathroom facilities are located on the first floor accessed via a set of stairs. If preferred, there are ground floor facilities located within the adjoining property. Please give us advanced notice on booking if these facilities are required. Please note that neither bathrooms currently have full disabled access facilities. If you would require any modification to scripts or visual resources, these are available upon request. Please let us know your requirements on booking.

Eco Practices

We are constantly striving to reduce the toxic load on our immediate environment and on the planet. Our retreat offers solar power, our own bore hole for water supply, our own waste disposal system and a thriving kitchen garden where we grow our own fruit and vegetables. We harvest rainwater for all of our watering requirements.
Our retreat supports and actively encourages wildlife. The property includes historic woodlands, grazing paddocks, orchards, a wildlife pond and insect attracting flower borders. It is truly an artist's paradise.

Directions and Travel

Hereford lies on the border with England and Wales. It offers rural and idyllic surroundings and it takes under 2 hours to drive here from Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham and Oxford. We are located 7 miles east of Hereford which offers good transport links. - The nearest airports are Birmingham International, Cardiff and Bristol. - Direct trains run to Hereford from Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester and London. There are also regular coach services. - By car, Hereford can be accessed by taking the M5 and a short stretch of motorway on the M50 to Ledbury. Backbury House Retreats is located approximately 10 miles west of Ledbury off the A438. There is an accurate drop pin on Google Maps for Backbury House Retreats. You may also wish to use what3words. Please use: poorly.coffee.hiding

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