A Feast of Autumn at Wild & Well

We’ve created a ‘festival within a festival’ to celebrate our favourite season at Wild & Well – Autumn. This part of the programme is seriously hygge – West Country style! Join us at Ashton Court for a whole host of Autumnal events, marking this beautiful and bountiful time of year.

THE WILD KITCHEN

In a beautiful wood-fired yurt on the lawn in front of Ashton Court Mansion, The Wild Kitchen will offer a jam-packed programme of demos and workshops.

Embracing seasonal eating as a route to good health, you’ll find workshops with a disctinctly Autmunal feel including Hedgerow Tipples with foraging expert Liz Knight, Tonics & Teas with Rachel De Thample, Pickling & Fermenting with Thom Eagle and Eating the Seasons and The Elements with Lia Leendertz.

And we’ll be warming your cockles over at The Hearth (our fire cooking area) with workshops on Smoking & Curing with Stephen Lamb and Flame Grilled Veggies with Genevieve Taylor.

WOODLAND HAPPENINGS

The trees at Ashton Court are currently a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours – the forest floor a carpet of soft leaves. It’s a truly magical time to take to the woods.

Our Silent Disco Woodland Workout is a fun, friendly and immersive silent disco workout to drum ‘n bass in the woods. Dance routines are woven between short, mixed ability runs, treading as lightly as possible whilst learning about, and connecting to, nature.

For a slightly slower pace, join our Earthwalk and get to know nature’s subtleties: the worlds underfoot, the wonders often overlooked, the micro-marvels seldom discovered.

And to really connect with the earth beneath us, kick off your shoes and join Wild Place Project’s Barefoot Trail.

The trees at Ashton Court are currently a kaleidoscope of beautiful colours – the forest floor a carpet of soft leaves. It’s a truly magical time to take to the woods.

HARVEST WASSAIL

Join us for a super-special harvest wassail with The Cider Box. We’ll toast the apple season in firey style – feasting on apple cake, hanging cider soaked toast up for the good orchard spirits, and banging drums to ward off the bad spirits!

FORAGING

Autumn provides a cornucopia of wild treats so we have a number of different foraging walks taking place around Ashton Court throughout the weekend. You’ll get to identify, pick and eat a number of delicious edibles that present themselves along the way.

NATURAL HEALTH & HEALING

There’s no doubt that our immune systems will take a bit of a battering over the coming months so we’ve put together a programme of demos and workshops dedicated to helping you escape the dreaded lurgy this winter!

Hannah Braye will look at Medicinal Mushrooms, The Community Farm will run a workshop on Healing Soups & Broths, fish expert The Kipperman will be extolling the benefits of Herrings & Health and we’ll also have workshops on kombuchakefir and Food for Moods

WALKING & WANDERING

We absolutely love this time of year for walking and hiking and as the days grow shorter and colder, connecting with nature and the outdoors is even more important for our mental health.

As Walking Correspondent for The Times, Christopher Somerville is one of the most knowledgable sources on walking the British Isles. In Walking for Mind & Body he will help us to face the fears and share the joys of walking the great outdoors.

And if you yearn to escape the winter, join our panel on The Dummies Guide to Planning Big Adventure and start dreaming about warmer climes in far flung corners of the world!

CLOSING CEREMONY WITH AYLA NEREO

We are so excited to have Ayla Nereo closing Wild & Well in the Great Hall of Ashton Court Mansion on Sunday, October 21st.

Ayla is a beacon of light, a modern bard of beauty, a magical creature singing directly from her soul. With an uncanny ability to disarm and crack open the heart, Ayla sings for the depth of our humanness, for a truth beyond time and place, and for the pure wonder of life itself.

Ayla’s relationship with the earth is imprinted in her music… expansive and intriguing.” Billboard

One of the most poignant voices currently floating about… Ayla Nereo is an otherworldly artist who shares the fruits of her soul.” The Huffington Post

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