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Hiking Trail

Mindfulness retreat

Exclusive to The Old Vicarage B&B

A wellness break like no other; the Dyfi way. Reiki healing, Woodland Wellness day, Interactive Donkey Experience. As with all our Experience Holidays, they support local expert indie micro-businesses.

from £400 per person



  • Check-in from 4pm

  • Enjoy some afternoon cake in the guest lounge 

  • You will each receive a 1 hour Reiki Healing session, in your room from one of our local certified practioners


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  • Sit down for breakfast at 7:30

  • Collect your packed lunch

  • Head out to Forgeways private ancient woodland for your mindfulness workshop

We work with one of the best woodland craft and wellness teams in Wales, Forgeways. Neil and Jayne offer exclusively tailored courses for guests at The Old Vicarage, run out of their private ancient woodland.


All courses we offer are private and bespoke to you, providing focused and peaceful wellness opportunities.​ Your will arrive at their home just 9 miles from The Old Vicarage, and take a short walk or drive down to their magical woodland. Whilst reconnecting with nature you may even get to spot a wild otter playing in the stream.

Your day will be bespoke to you, Neil and Jayne will tailor the day based on your phone consultation. It could involve:

- Meditation and forest bathing

- Woodland fauna identification

- Foraged woodland tea ceremony

- Tree folklore

- Tree ogham

- Cold water therapy

- Nordic slinging

- Painting woodland elves

- Woodland walk

  • Return to The Old Vicarage at 3:30 and enjoy afternoon cake in the lounge.

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  • Have 3 course breakfast in the guest dining room.

  • Pick up your packed lunches

  • Head over to Dyfi Donkey Woods for half a day of donkey heaven


​Activities to include the opportunity to bond with a dedicated donkey for the day, you get to choose, although the donkey may choose you! The day starts with a little donkey meditation, once you’ve had a chance to meet the herd you can learn to catch, handle and groom your donkey, head out on a donkey foraging walk or spend some time with your donkey in the woods, learn a little donkey massage, donkey meditation and may be a little donkey aromatherapy! Each experience can be tailor made to take advantage of your skills.

DAY 4 - Depart

Check-out is before 11am but feel free to leave your bags and take the day to hike one of our many local nature trails


from £400 per person

What will I need?

  • Your own car to get to meeting points

  • Accessibility: Ability to walk short distances over varied (possibly muddy) terrain

  • Cost of evening meals is not included in price (we can pre-book these, and taxis, for you)

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