THE OLD WAY
REWILDING FOR RESILIENCE
For thousands of years humans were nourished by deer, salmon, acorns and berries,
shaped and sheltered by the land they lived on.
What would it feel like to re-wild?
To come home to a sense of true belonging?
From April to September join us for 4 immersive camps in 4 different ecosystems in Devon, UK and be guided by experienced foragers, hunters, fisherfolk and craftspeople who have put down deep roots in this land.
What does it feel like to track roe deer in the spring's early morning mist?
To harvest oysters in the estuary from a canoe?
To be confident in reading tracks and weather patterns, using the birds and lichen as navigation tools?
To move across the landscape as a foraging band, living off the land?
What does it mean
to experience life and the land as hunter-gatherers,
to return to the Old Way?
In this context you'll be exploring the ancient arts of hunting, fishing and foraging, tracking and bird language, primitive crafts, movement and mindfulness in the landscape during
Spring, Summer and early Autumn on
four camps in various locations in Devon, UK.
In late October embark on a two and a half week adventure to the Kalahari, Namibia, and camp with the oldest tribal hunter-gatherers on Earth, the Ju/hoansi San Bushmen.
There you will experience a landscape alongside plentiful game and large predators. You'll be mentored by some of the few people who have never stopped being indigenous to their place and in doing so help support the preservation of this ancient culture.
Put down your hectic schedule and experience the expansive timelessness that is characteristic of hunter-gatherer peoples.
Your re-wilded life starts here.
The Old Way is hosted by Robin Bowman and Emily Fawcett, along with experienced bushcraft instructors Charlie Loram, Jessie Watson Brown, Linda Lemieux and Sam Kouzarides, guided in Africa by Louis Liebenberg and the San Bushmen.
It is affiliated with the San Master Tracker Programme that supports the regeneration of Ju/Hoansi San heritage culture in Namibia.
Past guest contributors include Bruce Parry, Martin Shaw, Jon Young and Mac Macartney.
FOUR JOURNEYS IN DEVON ONE IN THE KALAHARI
“I truly believe there is nothing else out there in the world like this. It is an incredibly magical and potent experience. If you want to know what it feels like to live the way we predominantly have on our human journey - in connection to land, self and community, go on the journey of The Old Way”. Sarah, participant 2018.