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Discover the benefits of nature, sound and meditation with this FREE meditation set in our beautiful Hay Meadow. Holistic therapist Helen Leece, from The Gathering Fields Retreat on the western edge of the AONB, has written and narrated a lovely guided meditation for you. Based on the sights, sounds and textures of a Bowland meadow in summer, this 20 minute audio with natural sounds and simple music is a beautifully relaxing sensory journey, which aims to calm and soothe. All you need to do is sit, or lie, comforably as you listen.

Recording courtesy of Om Marketing

Ayurveda Northern Approach


Come back to nature at the The Gathering Fields Retreat, we are situated on a working farm in the Trough of Bowland near Lancaster an hour from Manchester and the Lake District. The space offers an indoor barn and an outdoor space for holistic and alternative retreats. The venue is also ideal for families and small group holidays as it is surrounded by rolling fells, wide open countryside walks and 9 acres of wild flower meadow. Outdoor learning in our bio dynamic herb and Vegatable allotment is an essntial part of peoples stay here. Our project supports a traditional Hay Meadow Restoration project in partnership with the AONB and we work closely with Corporate groups, small community groups, Vulnerable women and Young children. The Gathering Fields attempts to bridge the gap between urban and rural living reconnecting people and bringing them home to what really matters in life, no targets to meet, nothinig expected of you just simply allowing your self to be in nature, SIMPLE THINGS can bring the greatest peace and happiness.

Our Heart opening fields and magical woodlands make a gentle space to retreat away from a busy life. The Gathering Fields welcomes both individuals and organisations to hire our space and can also provide a creative and bespoke range of workshops, Flower Essence's, Yoga Retreats, Creative Retreats, Family camping, Ayurveda, Permaculture, Sound Healing, Crafts such as Pottery, Wood Carving and Wool Weaving. Our 8 bed bunk house is perfect for anyone wanting to access the outdoor life. We work together with groups of like-minded people we aim to help people restore balance and deepen their connection with self, children, family, others and the earth.

Open since May 2016 The Gathering Fields has been an ongoing project for the past 8 years and we are now able to have our dream turn into reality.

To book our venue for a retreat, family camping holiday, workshop or to enquire about hiring the space please send an email to

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A group of like minded people supporting a rural venue ideal for workshops, retreats and small groups with a love for the countryside.

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Flower essences are gentle and effective tools to help access and harmonise high energies. They raise our frequency creating the perfect soul medicine.

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What is on at The Gathering Fields Retreats, Seasonal celebrations, Experience based Workshops and Courses.

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Contact Ayurveda Northern Approach & The Gathering Fields today to chat to us.

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Swainshead Hall Farm, Over Wyresdale, Nr Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 9DN
01524 791543
07791 254101

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