"The whole atmosphere of camp was fantastic. Calm, peaceful, friendly. I really enjoyed Rachel’s (Plant Medicine) workshop, Debbie’s healing workshop. Singing round the central fire. The feeling of community. Communal meals were a real triumph."
"The best part of the camp is just being. The early morning sounds, the sunshine and the stars. The distant chatter and the laughter. The conversations and the wood smoke. No one activity is better than another, just richer in a different way."
"Arrival after long journey was like entering a calm and restful oasis - just to be welcomed before the camping field (where I would have raced around unloading, putting up tent etc.) by a wise man who sat me down and I took breath and gently chose my Druid card animal to accompany my next ten days. All bookings, directions etc. were excellent, as was our familiar campsite - the hot showers, the fire pits, the loos - thank you to Ian and all the Crew!!!! I absolutely loved the themes and programme of this camp, a great sense of quietude and flow, the fact that all the workshops enabled me to bring my intuitive nature to come through - from the dowsing teachings - sacred space, and our stones, the morning labyrinthine dances with the new wisdom gained from our teachings, and the dream workshops, , the drumming and yoga, and not to forget the inspiration of speaking and listening during Pow wow, a gift. It really was all a reminder to me to listen to my souls song. For me personally, I loved the space we were given in the Wellbeing Dome - such a beautiful environment to enjoy doing our healing work.
Both Trisha, Rachel and I all gained a real unity in working together, we had times of great elation!! so the energy was there for us all - thank you, thank you, such a gift… It
was lovely to have the space between workshops, to cook and eat around the fire, talk to friends, the laughter, the joy at the evening music around the central fire - all of us
gathering - called by the guitar - family…. And never to forget the wonderful Ronald Hutton and Ana and the amazing talent of our young ‘Actors” to give us that sense of
wonder and amazement as they performed to us all. Then the delightful Hare Night for Gilli - her delight and joy at the surprise - the outrageous ‘strippers’, gifts and flowers
given from us all with such love for her and Ian’s future hand fasting. A very big thank you to all of you with the imagination, enthusiasm and vision for a wonderful ten days,
where I am so lucky to step away from my usual life and enter the world of love and magic. all blessings."
"The setting of Brookend is absolutely beautiful. Set in an ancient landscape, with a sense of what has gone before. True it is not out in the wilderness. Yet it is a quiet oasis and tranquil haven , from the outside world. It lends itself to a successful camp. The facilities are attuned to the needs of the people."