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“We cannot protect something we do not love, we cannot love something we do not know and we cannot know what we do not hear or sense” ~ Richard Louvre

Welcome to Five Rivers. We run bushcraft and nature connection experiences in the heart of the ancient forest of Selwood near Frome in Somerset.

We offer a range of experiences from crafting sessions and day courses to multi-day nature connection retreats. We also offer tailor-made retreats for organisations. Most sessions are run from our woodland camp within the grounds of the beautiful retreat centre of 42 Acres. With a range of stunning environments to explore, from forest to open country, lakes and streams – there are a multitude of habitats for animal and plant species to discover.

Five Rivers exists to facilitate and guide people’s journey in reconnecting with nature, with each other and in so doing, with ourselves. 

From woodland craft projects to mindfulness techniques, natural movement, wild food foraging, wilderness games and even rituals inspired by the ancient peoples of these lands – we want to help everyone reconnect with the natural world – the source of our power.

Come with us and make something beautiful, light and tend a fire under the stars, track and watch a stag at dusk, dance to the beat of the ancient drum, taste the fresh spring leaves and find a new depth of peace and harmony beneath the mighty oak.​


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