Category Archive: Camps

Apr
10

Wolfstone 2016

Wolfstone Camp, a long established camp in the north west, will this year be held on the outskirts of Blackpool – but a change of venue doesn’t mean a change in the sheer awesome that is Wolfstone! It is being organised by the Hare & Moon Coven and will benefit from being close to their regular stomping ground.

In addition to the usual workshops there will be a fire labyrinth, entertainment, activities for children, a communal fire and welcoming rituals. Stalls will be confirming their presence in the coming months.

Wolfstone will be held between the 15th and 17th of July 2016, campers can come for one, two or all three nights. It will cost £35 per person with under 15s getting in free. If you want to get in early to book your pitch or ask for details of the venue then contact Margaret Silvermoon on facebook or by calling 07786282069. (Contact details are on the Events page which will update as we get further details of the event).

More updates will follow with exactly what Wolfstone will offer this year but needless to say in such beautiful surroundings with the sound of the sea wafting over you, it will be another pagan camp to remember.

Sep
26

Wolfstone Camp 2013

Silverdale is a beautiful campsite, and it is now being used by pagan camps in the north-west. Wolfstone Camp is one such camp and includes workshops, talks and rituals.

Wolfstone will be between the 11th and 13th of July 2014, campers can come for one, two or all three nights. If you want to get in early to book your pitch then contact Margaret Silvermoon on facebook or by calling 07786282069. (Contact details are on the Events page which will update as we get further details of the event).

More updates will follow with exactly what Wolfstone will offer next year but needless to say in such beautiful surroundings with the sound of the sea wafting gently through the trees, it will be another pagan camp to remember.

Sep
20

The Mercian Gathering

The Mercian Gathering is, lets face it, famous when it comes to the sort of north-west pagans who find their paganism in muddy fields. The sort of pagans who are not only out of doors but also doing as much swigging of mead around a campfire as they are singing-alongs in the gathering darkness.

(Not that I’m saying this is the only face of paganism but its definitely a very solid facet of this multi-faceted religion of ours. The Mercian Gathering pretty much exemplifies it.) As an ex-Girl Guide I’m a natural camper but I haven’t always been a natural Pagan Camper. My religious practice tends towards the more meditative and pathworking side of things. Outdoors yes but outdoors when a slightly drunken tune is meandering it’s way through telling me exactly what the landlord’s daughter does… not so able to achieve that zen-like state that marks my practice.

I’m one of those who started out Pagan with no one around me so the eclectic solitary path beckoned. Though that’s a fine and fantastic path to follow once I’d found some pagans it’s taken quite a twisty and turny path to work out how to practice with other people! Moots have been a good starting point, discussing my thoughts and practices with others has been lovely. Camps have been something that I had to work with but they have provided that much needed feel of community, of camaraderie that the solitary path, with all it’s books, hints at but cannot provide.

Camps like The Mercian, which survives on volunteers, really do provide a context within which working together as a religious community becomes a living, breathing part of your practice. It becomes real, a way of not only stepping outside of the solitary pathworkings that you may have begun with but also of understanding how to integrate your religious, spiritual self with the very real world of people around you. It’s not only about coming together to practice, but also knowing that that coming together has been made possible by those others around you.

Unfortunately The Mercian Gathering is down on volunteers for next year. I reccomend volunteering, finding a part of your pagan practice that is about reaching out as well as discovering your spiritual self within. (The new volunteer form is here.) Sure it’s not for everyone but when you’ve taken your spiritual steps as a Pagan then I think you have to find something (appropriate to you of course) to ground them in the physical, and for me sometimes it’s important that the physical mean the Pagan Community.

Mar
03

Wolfstone Camp

So in the wilds of Silverdale there is a beautiful camp site backing out onto the breaking waves of the sea, a stone circle in a glad with wild garlic growing beneath the trees…

And between the 18th and 20th of May this year there will be the Wolfstone Camp taking place there. It’s been run for many years by Maggie Silvermoon and it’s a great place to gather and get together with other pagans in the region. There will be workshops, group rituals and time spent in a beautiful place as pagans.

If you’d like to book a spot for your tent or find out more then call Maggie or Sue on 01253 348474.