Meditation Retreat Weekend Final Arrangements
With just over a week to go, here are the directions and instructions for our silent retreat weekend in Northumberland:
We’ll provide simple vegetarian food. Can you please let us know whether you have any dietary requirements or restrictions? We’re planning to bring fruit, cereal, porridge and bread for breakfast; soup, bread and cheese for lunch; a hot meal in the evening with some salad. There will be bottled water, coffee, tea and herbal teas.
We’d also like to remind you that the accommodation is on mezzanine floors, with separate male and female areas. You’ll need to bring your own bedding, including a sleeping mat or portable mattress. We have some spare bedding and mattresses, so please let us know if you need us to bring anything for you. We have uploaded an album of photos (click here) if you’d like to review the arrangements.
Meditation and yoga equipment
It would also be very helpful if you can bring your own meditation cushion or stool with you. Again, we have some spare cushions and yoga mats, so please get in touch if you need them.
There are a number of lovely walks around the area and we’ll bring some maps and walk guides, so you may want to take some walking boots and a waterproof coat.
We can arrive any time from 3 pm on Friday and we aim to finish at noon on Sunday. We’ll have a meal ready at around 6.30 on Friday evening, but if you can’t get there in time we’ll save you some food!
From Rothbury: Leave Rothbury on the B6341 heading west, passing through Thropton. At Flotterton Farm junction turn right, following the signposts to Alwinton. Pass through Harbottle, and Alwinton, continuing on the narrow single track road up the Coquet Valley for another 6 miles to Barrowburn Farm. The camping barn is up a track about 100 yards from the tearoom. For a Google Map click here.
If anyone needs a lift or would like to offer a lift, please let us know. We are expecting 6-8 of us to be taking part.
If you have any questions, please email us (firstname.lastname@example.org) back or call on 07508 055643.
We’re really looking forward to seeing you and practising together.