THE OLD WAY
A unique pathway to a wilder way of living
April to September 2021
The Old Way Immersion
is a deep dive into the concept of rewilding,
exploring the hunter-fisher-gatherer life-ways of our ancestors
in a modern context,
living with nature now, for a more resilient future.
Learn the ancient arts of hunting, fishing and foraging, tracking and bird language, primitive crafts, movement and mindfulness in the landscape.
Track roe deer in the Spring's early morning mist.
Harvest oysters in the estuary from a canoe.
Become confident in reading tracks and weather patterns, using the birds and lichen as navigation tools.
Move across the landscape as a foraging band, living off the land.
Weave together the different threads of rewilding
Align yourself with your personal indigeny.
Experience life and the land as hunter-gatherers,
and return to the Old Way.
The Old Way Immersion is made up of 4 weeklong gatherings
It spans 6 months and is based in 4 wild locations in Devon, UK.
It runs annually from April to September and comprises of
5 days in a Woodland
5 days on a River Estuary
5 days at the Coast
7 days on Dartmoor
These UK gatherings are part of a 6 month immersive programme and are not currently available individually.
The Old Way is hosted by Robin Bowman and Emily Fawcett, along with experienced outdoor guides
Charlie Loram, Jessie Watson Brown, Linda Lemieux, Sam Kouzarides, Ida Fabrizio and Sharif Adams.
Past guest contributors include Bruce Parry, Martin Shaw, Jon Young and Mac Macartney
“An amazing life changing experience, physically and emotionally challenging, highly rewarding and transformational, learning from people who are highly skilled and authentic to their values and craft, creating a beautiful community.” Participant 2018
“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”. Participant 2018
“It WILL change your life.” Participant 2018