hill village, NATURE'S WAY
& the enchanted woods


This tree-lined encampment is inhabited by elders of the festival and travelling communities, all ready to share the creative ways of the wild, gleaned through years of hard beautiful lives on the road.  

Drop by SliCK Solar Stoves to marvel at off-grid thermal cookery, or drink fresh mint tea with Pete Linnell at Grow Your Own Home while discussing One Planet Development and discover how to turn the dream of sustainable living into reality.

Do some mending at the Sew in Tents stall or learn all about using and fixing hand tools at Tools For Self Reliance Cymru.

Browse the village shops: You can discuss horse-drawn living while haggling over Steve of Britain’s vintage wares... test natural skincare products at Celia’s Herbals... then head to the legendary Tiny Tea Tent, or treat yourself to vegan ice cream from freezers powered by the sun at Ice Green.

Visit the Museum of Roadside Magic for some folkloric fun and vehicle maintenance magic, then if you fancy getting clean under the stars - now's your chance, at SAMS heavenly Magic Hat Showers.

NATURE'S WAY & the enchanted woods

Here the core elements of The Green Gathering meet and are grounded - earth, nature, wellbeing, storytelling, ritual, connection; here you're invited to explore sights, sounds and experiences to open your mind, touch your heart, delight your senses and inspire you. Take your time, browse along the avenue, then dive into the dappled glade...

Stone Circle: with iconic views across the Severn Valley, this is a peaceful space to sit and breathe deeply, meet friends, practice yoga, create ceremonies, greet the day or have a sunny afternoon nap. Reimagined in 2024 by artist Ogechi Spacetime.

Voices of Gaia: a talkspace facing the Stones, with a programme of earthy and esoteric subjects – from the magic and medicine of herbs to Welsh mythology, from a variety of spiritual and philosophic traditions to social anthropology and why festivals matter.

Seed Sistas: share plant lore and natural medicine tips, or catch the Seed Sistas during their costumed walkabouts as hedgerow characters brimming with humour and wisdom.

50 Shades of Yellow: learn about sustainable textiles and create beautiful colours through the alchemy of plant dyes in this calm, creative, witchlike space.

Wise Old Oak: Walk the labyrinth created by artist Ogechi Spacetime, beneath this majestic tree.

Woodland Art: Wil Nickson and friends wield traditional woodworking tools; they’ll let you have a go too!

The Magic Garden: an upcycled dreamscape of giant flowers and fungi.

Shrines to the Liminal: Jessica Rost's nature shrines with specially created sound pieces setting the vibe of the Enchanted Woods.

Ideal Dome Exhibition: What does ‘home’ mean to you? Plus 'How To' fashion your very own vintage geodesic dome.

Wishing Well: Reflect, Wish, Dream, Imagine, Believe... Be careful what you wish for, reality is forged here!

Radical Trust Library: Books from your childhood; precious books; exciting books you’ve never heard of; books with pages you need to immerse yourself within. Read the books in our library then leave them for the next person to enjoy.

The Guardians: protectors of the woods, art by Mo Odling.

Action Movement Peace: Family Theatre, rediscovering connection to nature and positive futures.

Nature Mandalas: Gratitude to the Permaculture crew for these beauties.  Mindfulness made manifest.

Plus creations and lighting by Julia Lock, Em Weirdigan, Jak Hill, Ben Cavanna, Zia Solar Systems and more tbc.