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Mary’s Foraging Fascinates.

Our Foraging and Cookery Nature Camp was a delightful success.

Guests gathered early Saturday morning at a beautiful landscape setting in Westmeath with glorious views of surrounding hills, lakes and forests. The weather was windy, fresh and dry. Continue reading


Foraging & Cookery – Nature Camp

Our Foraging & Cookery in Nature Camp is set in a unique private location less that 1hr 10 minutes from Dublin City. A truly peaceful place of unspoilt natural beauty in Ireland’s Ancient East. Specially selected for its privacy, natural beauty and peaceful quiet surrounding with awesome views of the landscape and direct access to a beautiful enchanted forests and surrounding open green fields, hills and lakes.

This Nature camp will include facilitation in Foraging and Cookery with Mary Bulfin at ‘Wild Food Mary on Saturday 23rd.  She is gifted and passionate about nature and foraging.  Mary will take us on a walk in nature and talk to us about the various plants and wild herbs. She explains their benefits to our health and wellbeing and their place in Irish folklore. Mary will also use what is gathered to demonstrate cooking direct from nature over a log fire. A unique tasting experience!

Also Included and optional extra is mindfulness meditation on Sunday morning and a visit to local ancient sites before departing for home.

This location has access to woodland walks, and an abundance of nature and wildlife in the unique and beautiful surroundings.

Surrender to nature and allow nature to sooth and renew you while we provide the extra comforts to your stay.

“The clearest way into the universe is through a forest wilderness” John Muir

Cost: €130.00       Special Offer:  € 110.00 (Please read our booking terms & conditions before purchase)

Accommodation:  Bell tent and Beds and the extra comforts provided.

Structure:   Well-spaced free flowing activities are optional to provide you with freedom, space & flexibility to relax as you please in nature.

Activities:   Foraging Nature walk and Cookery including lunch.  Nature Meditation. Plenty of time to relax.  With option to visit local ancient sites before Sundays departure.

Included:  Foraging walk, talk and cookery.

Facilitation of activities.

Beds with sleep bag, pillow & blankets.

Bell Tent.

Basic Tasty meals cooked over camp fire.

Unlimited hot drinks and snacks.

Eco Toilets

Please read our booking terms & conditions before purchase.

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Nature Walk

Theme:  Explore TREES and RIVER, Photography opportunity 

Time:  10.00am meet up in carpark, start walk at 10.15am
Length:  Approx. 6km, time 2.5 to 3 hours. 300 easy climb
Admission:   FREE

Please wear suitable warm clothing.  We recommend a rain jacket and walking boots as we will be walking on wet and possibly muddy ground.


Nature Camp

Theme :  Autumn Glory Nature Camp.

Where :  Private Forest setting in a beautiful unspoilt area of County Wicklow.
On: Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October 2016.
Time: 5pm Friday to 3pm Sunday
Group Size:  Maximum 10 persons.  3 / 4 same sex persons sharing per tent.
Structure:  Well-spaced out,  free flowing structure each day.  All activities are optional thus providing you with freedom, space & flexibility.
Activities:  Nature walk, Meditation, Bush Crafts, Creativity, Foraging, Animal Tracking.
Included:  All meals. Tipis with wood burning stove. Comfortable beds with sleep bag, pillow &  blanket. Tasty meals cooked over camp fire. Unlimited hot drinks and snacks.   A welcome comfort pack. Lanterns. Eco toilets.


 Come forth into the light of things, let Nature be your teacher” William Wordsworth.

Nature Benefits aims to facilitate comfortable lodgings in warm, dry tipis allowing you to relax, rest and unwind.  Yet also maintaining the wild camping effect so that you get the best from Nature.  The idea is to be as close to nature and experience the sounds, smells and sights, both day and night.  Basically, it’s about surrendering enough to allow nature’s presence affect you positively. To achieve this, we keep numbers to a maximum of 10 persons and exercise a strict no drink or drugs policy.

Everybody shares in cooking and cleaning and we observe an eco-friendly and leave no trace policy. In the evening, the group sits around the campfire and shares anything from cooking tips to craft making, star gazing and storytelling.

Please note: We do our best to bring you as much comfort as possible on our Nature Camps, please ensure that you bring along any medication or special dietary foods that you may need.  Due to the nature of this camp, we understand you take personal responsibility for your own safety and wellbeing.

Nature Benefits are not responsible for personal loss, items stolen, damage to property or any personal injuries incurred while at camp.

Cost: €235.00Special Promotional One Time Only Offer €99.00


The Health Benefits of Nature

‘It’s Doing My Head In’

I was asked to write about the health benefits of nature and I have to say I struggled at first in putting it together. Not because I didn’t know the health benefits but because I felt I had to write about facts on research studies. This just didn’t feel right to me. .
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