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A Druid Retreat May 2014

December 21st, 2013



13 – 18 MAY 2014

We invite you to join us in a unique retreat experience in the magical landscape of Snowdonia in Wales designed to help you  access the deep wellsprings of creativity and healing through which Awen flows.

Cae Mabon is set in an oak forest glade and centered on a Celtic Roundhouse – a collection of unique and beautiful structures set in woodland facing the mountains with lake Llyn Padarn in the valley below. To the west is Ynys Mon (the island of Anglesey), the heartland of the Druids in ancient times. To the east is Dinas Emrys, where dragons are said to have risen from the ground and where the young Merlin spoke his first great prophecy.

Cae Mabon is deep in old Druid country. Some say Taliesin is her guardian spirit. Its cob cottage, straw bale hogan, CaeMabon2_0cedar cabin and barn are situated amongst lush greenery and woodland, and the Afon Fachwen (‘little white river’) flows from Elidir near the thatched round house and cedar hot tub. During our retreat there will be storytelling, music-making, meditation and ritual. We will visit Dinas Emrys, celebrate the time of the May full moon, and open to the Spirit of Druidry and the land.

The workshop will be led by Philip Carr-Gomm, Chief of The Order of Bards Ovates & Druids and author of over a dozen books on spirituality, and Penny Billington, editor of Druid journal Touchstone and author of The Path of Druidry: Walking the Ancient Green Way. Honorary Bards ZZ Birmingham and Eric Maddern will entertain us with music and storytelling.

The cost of the retreat is £340 inclusive of all meals (vegetarian & delicious). All accommodation is sharing in cabins – see for pictures. A limited number of tent spaces exist if you want to camp but there is no reduction in cost. To make a reservation, send £100 deposit via paypal to (write “Cae Mabon deposit” and your postal address in message field) or send a cheque for £100 deposit made out to OBOD together with a note of your name, address, telephone number and email to: Penny Billington, 4 Park View, Silver Street, Wells BA5 1UW or for info email:

The balance is due on 1st April. The deposit is non-refundable. No refunds on balance after 1st April.

3 Responses to “A Druid Retreat May 2014”

  1. this sounds fantastic!…(not sure just yet, will depends on a couple of factors, but will definitely try to come to this if at all possible!!) Solstice blessings

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