Walk the DarkNess - An immersive event for women
An immersive exploration for women of wild landscape and wild self as we experience Orford Ness in the dark.
- Booking essential
An immersive exploration of wild landscape and wild self as we experience Orford Ness in the dark.
As women we often feel like the dark is a scary place, both outside at night and in a metaphorical sense in terms of our own moods and emotions. This event will offer an opportunity for women to gather, at August Full Moon, on the beautiful, untamed surroundings of Orford Ness. Through mindful, exploratory practices you will be guided on a journey from sunset to sunrise as we deepen our relationship with the darkness.
After supper we will head out to the land and begin our immersion with a grounding to come into our senses and watch the sun set over the horizon. As darkness falls we begin our walk together where you will be invited into mindful practices to support your exploration of both outer nature, and your inner nature. This will involve time alone in the dark, around ninety minutes of walking and a safe, held space for sharing our experiences with each other.
We will rise before dawn and head out to watch the sun rise over the land and retrace our steps from the night before. Exploring inner and outer nature through a renewed connection to our sense of sight and opening up to further exploration of our experience. We will finish with a final gratitude practice. The experience will end with our boat ride back to the quay at 9.30am.
The event will be led by Beth Stephens, ecotherapist and founder of Nature In Mind
Event ticket prices
- Booking details
- Call 0344 2491895
- In the event of extreme weather the event may be cancelled or rescheduled.
- Adults only
- Meeting point
- Crossing from Orford Quay to the Ness on the Saturday at 5pm by boat. Return is at 9.30am on the Sunday. Park in public pay and display car park (not NT)
- What to bring and wear
- Bring food & bedding for your stay - a fully equipped kitchen is available. Accommodation is in shared bunkhouse rooms. Dress for a night walk. Bring head torch or hand torch.
- Involves ferry crossing - must be able to negotiate steep and sometimes slippery steps. Mostly made up paths, some uneven.