Experience the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in autumn and reconnect with nature on the Bolton Abbey Estate.

Our two-night Conservation Retreat offers a journey of discovery, immersing you in autumn’s wildlife wonders. Harvest apples in our walled garden, enjoy an evening under the stars with our full moon walk and engage in activities that celebrate the new season.

Throughout your stay, you’ll savour the finest locally sourced dishes such as an autumn harvest tasting menu and a gourmet picnic tea with champagne to enjoy outdoors (weather providing).

Tuesday 15th October – Thursday 17th October

 

Your two day itinerary

DAY 1:

• 1pm early check in

• Lunch in the Brasserie

• Fungal foray afternoon with local expert Andy Woodall

• Full moon evening walk/workshop led by local expert Richard Darn

• Autumnal picnic tea with champagne to enjoy on the full moon walk

DAY 2:

• Nature inspired guided woodland walk led by our expert, Jane Clark

• Session with our Head Gardener at the walled garden to pick apples for apple pie making at home. You’ll receive your own recipe card to take away.

• Lunch in the Brasserie

• Afternoon foraging workshop with Chris Bax, owner of Bax Botanicals

• Autumn harvest tasting menu

Day 3:

• Leisurely breakfast and departure

• Plus complimentary use of our spa facilities throughout your stay, including our state of the art vitality pool, steam room and sauna.

Package details

We’ll take care of everything throughout your Conservation Retreat, with pick ups from the hotel to take you to your activities across the Bolton Abbey Estate. The retreat has been designed to be as immersive as possible, so therefore we only have 12 spaces available. 

The package includes:

All activities featured in the itinerary

A full Yorkshire breakfast each morning

A picnic tea and £35 allocation towards lunch on both days

A tasting menu dinner the second night

Complimentary, unlimited use of our spa facilities

Book your space for £615.00 per person or £1,230.00 per couple

 

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Your Activities
Fungal Forayexperience image

Strid Wood is home to an array of magical and wonderfully named fungi. Join local expert Andy Woodhall for a guided walk through Strid Wood and discover which fungi are flourishing this year.

Full Moon Stargazing Experienceexperience image

Join our local stargazing expert Richard Darn for a full moon and stargazing experience on the Bolton Abbey Estate. Includes a gourmet picnic tea and champagne to enjoy outdoors if the weather stays dry.

Guided Walkexperience image

Immerse yourself in nature on our guided woodland walk, led by our expert, Jane Clark

 

 

Apple Picking in the Walled Gardenexperience image

Join us for an exclusive experience in the walled garden, where you’ll collect apples to make your own apple pie at home. Our Head Gardener will give you a tour of the garden and explain how the apples are carefully grown and maintained.

Autumn Foragingexperience image

Join Chris Bax, owner of Bax Botanicals for an afternoon of foraging berries, nuts, seeds and roots.

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Escape the everyday

Our hotels in the splendour of the countryside offer the perfect escape to the everyday. Set in thousands of acres of spectacular surroundings, you can social distance with ease, and at our hotels and inns, you can rest assured of the very best health and safety measures allowing you to relax and enjoy your stay.

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