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A group of walkers on a Mindful Walking Retreat in North Wales

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Mindful Walking

Meditative walks and cosy nights at the Inn instil a sense of mindfulness

Deep in the Berwyn hill range, tucked away in the Ceiriog valley, lies a tiny village. And in the tiny village lies a traditional Welsh inn, with cosy log fires, local ale and delicious locally-sourced food. Discover the Welsh feeling of cwtch when you escape to your bolthole from the city. And discover a sense of mindfulness on a guided walk through the wild landscape.

North Wales 3 days September to May 38 kg per person
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This 2-night break is perfect if you’re looking to unplug from the rush of everyday life. Escape to a quieter, slower pace of life and spend time indulging your own well-being. Your mindfulness and walking guide will lead you through the beautifully wild Berwyn hills, using each of your senses to explore the surrounding countryside and immerse yourself into the season.

As featured in The Guardian: Instant calmer: a mindful walking weekend in Wales

3 days of rural escape with zero-hassle and all this included:

  • 1 day of guided hill walking in North East Wales
  • 2 nights accommodation in a cosy 15th Century Welsh inn
  • Learn to practice mindfulness, using your senses to reconnect with yourself and with nature
  • Delicious locally-sourced food
  • Voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails
  • Breakfast daily, a packed lunch for walking and a welcome dinner
  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

Plus flexible booking terms as part of our Adventure Promise, including instalment payments to spread the cost of your adventure. 

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For adventurers who:

Want to enjoy a social rural escape with an introduction to practicing mindfulness.

Perfect for solo travellers or bring along a friend to share this small group experience. Age 18+ only.

Friday

Check in to check out

Arrive in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog ready to check in between 16:00 and 17:00. Settle into your cosy Welsh inn with a delicious welcome dinner at the inn to meet your fellow walkers.

If you require transfers from the train station, airport or ferry port, please contact us to make arrangements prior to travelling.

Saturday

Walking for well-being

After a delicious breakfast at the inn, pull on your walking boots and get ready for a day in the surrounding hills of the Berwyn range.

Your walking guide and mindfulness coach will lead you along quiet country lanes, up rambling wooded paths and across open hillsides. The Berwyn range is a truly wild and beautiful area of North East Wales, rich with wildlife. Look out for Red Kites flying overhead as you hike along the valley. And with a keen eye, you may even spot a leggy hare as it speeds away for cover amongst the dense ferns that fringe the grazing pastures. The hedgerows are filled with wild edible foods throughout the changing seasons and, as you criss cross the river on your walk, enjoy its peaceful babbling soundtrack.

We’ll find a quiet place to sit for lunch, enjoying al fresco dining surrounded by nature.

Over the weekend you will have the option to show your appreciation for your beautiful surroundings and take part in a voluntary trail clean in association with Trash Free Trails.

Mindfulness over matter

Experience the feeling of escapism from the modern world as you explore this remote and beautiful region. As you walk, you’ll learn to let go of the distractions that occupy your mind in daily life. Focusing on one meaningful moment at a time, you’ll learn how to be truly present, using each of your senses to immerse yourself into this new and peaceful world. Discover a sense of reconnection with nature and with yourself that will stay with you long after this weekend.

Log fires and local ales

How better to relax after an invigorating hike in the fresh air, than to relax in front of an open fire with a local tipple in hand. Feel the warm glow in your cheeks as you chat with new friends and share stories from your day. Little is more satisfying, or more tiring, than a day spent in the great outdoors and you’ll have earned your rest this evening.

Enjoy a free evening to dine when you’re ready, whether you choose to stay at the inn or venture over the way to the village’s second popular pub.

Sunday

A new day, a new way

Savour breakfast at the inn this morning with your new sense of calm. Feeling both relaxed and re-energised, you’ll return home with a new found sense of connection to a more mindful life.

Belinda Gammon - Mindfulness Guide

Belinda is passionate about the outdoors and its powerful effects in helping others to find themselves. As a qualified Lowland Walks Leader, Mindfulness Teacher and registered member of the British Association for Counsellors & Psychotherapists (BACP), her approach is integrative with a focus on mindfulness and mindful compassion.

Her walking habit began as a youngster and gained traction as a way to recovery after experiencing trauma. Belinda loves to take her meditation and self-care practice outdoors, and recognises the therapeutic value it brings to others on her guided walks.

What's included

  • 1 day of guided hill walking in North East Wales
  • 2 nights accommodation in a cosy 15th Century Welsh inn
  • Learn to practice mindfulness, using your senses to reconnect with yourself and with nature
  • Delicious locally-sourced food
  • Breakfast daily, a packed lunch for walking and a welcome dinner
  • 1 native tree planted in our woodland

What you need to bring

  • Comfortable walking boots or shoes
  • Waterproof jacket & trousers
  • Warm layers for walking
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Head torch
  • Day backpack – to carry hydration, lunch, snacks and spare clothing

Supercharge your break

Even more ways to take your adventure tour to the next level! Simply make your selections at checkout when you book your trip online:

  • Private room: please select this option at Step 3 when you book online
  • Return transfers: can be arranged from the local train station if required – please contact us to discuss your requirements

What you need to know

  • This is a weekend break, except for the 3rd May trip which runs Wednesday to Friday
  • Enjoy the reassurance of flexible booking terms, part of our Adventure Promise
  • Bookings close 4 to 6 weeks prior to departure, or as soon as places fill
  • You must be aged 18+ years to join this adventure
  • Please arrive for check in between 16:00 and 17:00
  • We don’t believe in charging people more for exploring our world solo, so we’ll always match you up with a likeminded traveller to share with. Your room will be on a twin share basis, but if you would prefer your own room we can usually accommodate that, though an extra charge would apply – simply select the appropriate option when you book your adventure online
  • To make sure you enjoy that authentic experience only a small group brings, this trip will run with no more than 12

Getting Here

By Air

  • The closest international airports to Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog are Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Airport
  • It is approximately a 1.5 hours taxi transfer from the airport to the tour start point in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog or alternatively travel by rail to Chirk station and follow the By Rail instructions below

By Rail

  • The closest train station to the tour start point in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog is Chirk Station
  • From Chirk Station, it is a 20 minute taxi transfer to the tour start point in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog

By Road

  • The tour start point in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog is located less than 30 minutes from the A5, approximately 1 hour from the M56 and M54, and approximately 3 hours from the M4 motorways
  • Free parking is available on site for the duration of your stay

If you require assistance with arranging taxi transfers, please get in touch with a member of our team

Customer Reviews

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Ela Yearsley
Lovely mindfulness weekend in North Wales
Recently returned from a wonderful ‘Mindfulness walking weekend’ in beautiful North Wales. It was an amazing experience all round, from the accommodation to the pleasant company. With the added extra of an evening of star gazing with a local enthusiast.

The mindfulness walking and professional guidance was lovely and calming, with lots tips and tools to takeaway and use in your everyday life.

I would highly recommend this trip for anyone interested in knowing more about mindfulness and putting it into practice while walking in the beautiful peaceful surroundings.

Thanks for a memorable weekend
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Emily Waddilove
Really special and memorable
The mindful walk was a really special and memorable day in glorious countryside, and the whole weekend was very enjoyable. Belinda, the mindful walking guide, and Claire from Adventure Tours, were both very warm and friendly, as were the staff at The West Arms. And the food at The West Arms was excellent!
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Ian Paris
I am not someone who would typically …
I am not someone who would typically explore mindfulness. I was sceptical about it but am glad I went. The accommodation was great, the hotel staff very helpful. Claire was lovely company and really passionate about delivering the best experience for us, and Belinda, the mindful coach, made the mindful walking a really fun and interesting activity as well as delivering all the benefits that mindfulness has to offer. I cannot recommend this activity and this company enough! If you’re thinking about booking a break with them just do it!!

At Adventure Tours UK, we set out to create the kind of breaks people like us go wild for. People who get their thrills in the outdoors and want to care for it too. Who want to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature. If you’re in search of adventure, you’ll find it with us.

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