Glen feshie HostelWhere

We will be based at the Glen Feshie Hostel, a small independent hostel, with bunk rooms, hot showers, kitchen, drying room and a cosy wood-burning stove in the living room. We will have sole use of the hostel on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night.


Participants will arrive on Friday afternoon and depart on Monday morning. Collection and drop-off will be arranged from the nearest train station, which is at Aviemore. Lift-share will also be an option.

Who’s involved

Charlotte Du Cann is a writer, editor, and cultural activist:  charlotteducann.blogspot

Nick Hunt is a writer and storyteller:

Dougie Strang is a performer, storyteller and director of Carrying the Fire: 

Dark Mountain LogoAll three are core members of The Dark Mountain Project, working as editors, producers, and curators of Dark Mountain books and events.

Dark Mountain is a network of writers, artists and thinkers who have stopped believing the stories our civilisation tells itself. We produce and seek work that is rooted in place, time and nature.

Who’s invited

Anyone can come to Carrying the Fire, though the nature of the event means that you will require a reasonable level of physical fitness. We welcome all those who are seeking to engage meaningfully with the issues raised by the Dark Mountain Project.


The cost for the weekend is £240. This includes three nights accommodation in the hostel and all evening meals and breakfasts. We ask that participants bring their own packed lunches for Saturday and Sunday.

There are a limited number of discounted places for people on a low income.

To apply for a place and for more information, as well as any other questions, please contact Dougie at: