Glen Feshie, 2nd-5th November, 2018
“Something moves between me and [the mountain]. Place and mind may interpenetrate till the nature of both is altered.”
How do we fully engage with the places we find ourselves? How might we begin to speak for them?
This year Carrying the Fire will be based at Glen Feshie in the Cairngorms. Over three days and nights, we will host an immersive encounter with the physical and cultural ecology of the glen. We’ll explore its river and pools, spend time in the company of ancient Caledonian pines, and walk the high paths up into the mountains. We’ll delve into story and stillness, leaning in to hear what this wild, remarkable place might have to share.
Glen Feshie curves its way deep into the heart of the Cairngorm Mountains. It’s a beautiful, remote glen which recently, after decades of mismanagement and over-grazing, has seen a concerted effort to reduce the deer population to sustainable levels. The result has been transformative, with pine, birch and juniper seedlings now well established. In late autumn, when the midges are gone and the trees are blazing with colour, it’s a stunning place to be.
We will be staying at the Glen Feshie Hostel, a fine base, simple but cosy. We’ll eat good, hearty food. We’ll sleep deep and rise early. Our days will be rich. We’ll be carrying the fire. You’d be welcome to join us.
There are 14 places available.