Walking with the Land
South Downs Way Retreat
"The servants of the Lord of Mercy are those who walk humbly on the earth, and who, when the foolish address them, reply, ‘Peace’;"
Surah Furqan: V63
There are so many ways of journeying the land but from the Prophets to the pilgrims, walking has always been recognised as a honored way of journeying. Every step is an opportunity to be in a state of dhikr, to reflect and release, as we move towards an outer and inner destination. It is the slowest form of movement, giving us time to witness the ever-changing landscapes of the land with an awareness of our own internal journey that coincides. We are continually connected and rooted to the Earth as we journey with the Land.
Walking with the Land
Join the tribe for our second Ladies only walking and prayer retreat. We will spend 3 days walking, journeying, praying, reconnecting, and nourishing ourselves in the peaceful scenic South Downs National Park
We will explore dhikr in nature and reflect upon the beautiful signs of Allah. Enjoy being with the company of sisters, eating, and praying together. There will be moments of silent walking (dhikr) on all of our walks.
We will be outdoors for the day, walking and exposed to the elements so you must have a good fitness level you will need proper clothing and footwear. Please contact us using the details below if you are unsure whether this applies to you.
Please note that there are limited spaces, spaces can only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. We are unable to hold any spaces without payment of a deposit. Spaces will be taken on a first come basis.
In order to secure your space, you must pay a deposit of £125 by Monday 20th June 2022
Please read our terms and conditions for further details on payment, refunds, and deposits.
All costs of this retreat go back into supporting the works and projects of the Green Deen Tribe and The Rabbani Project.
Arrival: Friday 12th August at 5:30pm
Departure: Sunday 14th August 2 pm
A deposit of £125 must be paid by Monday 20th June, the remaining amount must be paid by Monday 18th July
Location: We will be staying in the lovely village of Amberley, one of the most picturesque villages in West Sussex. Full address will be given after registration.
Please note closest train station is Amberley
Free Limited parking spaces available ( Please read the FAQ below for more details)
What walks will be taking place during the retreat?
We will be partaking in 2-3 different walks throughout the retreat. This is an intense walking and prayer retreat, please be aware that you will be expected to walk at least 3-6 miles per day.
*Please note that walks may be subject to change according to weather conditions and availability.
Do I have to attend all walks?
Yes we ask that while booking this retreat you are intending to attend all walks on the retreat
I have never done any hiking before, would this retreat be appropriate for me?
We welcome ladies from all different walking experiences.
However please be aware that you MUST have a good fitness level and be prepared to walk 8-10 miles per day.
You are responsible for arranging your own transport to and from the retreat space.
In order to keep emissions low and the limited parking at the retreat space and at the walk location. We strongly encourage sisters to carpool. Priority will be given to those who are happy to car share or attend the retreat with a full car.
Once you have paid your deposit and your space has been confirmed, you will be added to a WhatsApp group with other attendees so you can arrange/share transport or pick ups with other sisters.
Basic accommodation with Bunks Beds in shared rooms of 4 and 8 people
4 toilets and 4 showers
Bed Linen will be provided.
Please see photos below
Full address will be given once your space is confirmed.
Can I only attend the walk and not stay at the accommodation?
To get the full benefit of the retreat we advise you to stay over and experience the full 3 days with us. At the moment spaces are only open to those who will be attending the full retreat.
Can I bring my child?
This is a retreat open to only 18years and old. We are not able to cater for any children
What will I need to bring to the retreat?
Your own towel
Waterproof high Ankle boots ( no trainers)
Reusable water or bladder bottle
Snacks ( Lunch will be provided but we strongly recommend you bring your own snacks.
Waterproofs ( Not water-resistant)
Clear plastic sealable bag (to keep phone or other tech dry!)
How does payment work?
The cost of the retreat is £285. This includes food, accommodation, workshops and guided walks.
You can either pay the amount in full or you can pay a deposit of £125 by Monday 20th June 2022. If you are booking after Monday 20th June you must pay the full amount.
The remaining amount of £160 must be paid by Monday 18th July.
Spaces are taken on a first come basis. Once we are fully booked a waiting list will be created incase any spaces become available.
Payment is done through BACS this is to ensure that we can cost the price at the cheapest price possible with no external booking fees. If you would like to pay via PAYPAL then this can be arranged however an extra booking fee will be added to the fee.
Payment details will be sent after you register.
What is your cancellation policy?
In the unlikely event that we have to cancel a retreat for any reason, you will receive a full refund or a transfer to another retreat. We are not able to cover additional travel expenses or are responsible for any consequential expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation.
If you cancel before Monday 20th June a full refund will be offered. If you cancel after this date we can not guarantee a refund. We encourage you to try and find someone else to take your space. If we have a waiting list, we will most certainly try and offer your space to others.
If you test positive for COVID-19 or need to isolate for any other COVID-19 related reason, unfortunately, your space will not be refunded.
What is your COVID-19 policy?
We are asking that all participants have proof of a negative COVID test 24hrs before attending the retreat. If you have tested positive for COVID we ask that you not you do not attend the retreat.
Are there any discounts available?
No, we are a non-profit collective with an intention to provide regular quality retreats which are affordable and so all of our retreats are priced at minimum costs. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please do get in contact to see if it can be arranged.
How do I book?
Please read our terms and conditions and then fill in the booking form below.
Payment details will be emailed to you within 3 days of you submitting your form.
Please make sure you check your junk mail if you have not received an email from us.
We reserve the right to cancel any bookings if you do not meet the requirements stated in our terms and condition
Terms and Conditions
"I can't capture the beauty and sincerity of the retreat in words. It was honestly a retreat of a lifetime. Loved every single moment; praying, walking, praising, singing, laughing, crying, and reflecting together. The location, vibes, accommodation, and schedule were stunning! Ma sha Allah may Allah bless the GDT team. This retreat has really shifted something deep within me that I can't yet put into words. Alhamdulilah
Green Deen Tribe Walking Retreat 2022
This retreat is like no other. You learn so much about yourself through our teachers who skillfully manage the program effortlessly. This was such a revelation and done so simply. I learnt about things from a deep Islamic and Prophetic perspective which brought me so much closer to the Beloved SAW. The environment was beautiful and the food was nourishing, wholesome and nutritious. This is an opportunity every woman should take, and a journey we must all take to improve ourselves and our relationship with Allah.
Mercy of the Womb Retreat 2020
"Words can not describe this incredible retreat, from the moment of arrival until we left, we were filled with an immense sense of sisterhood and love. We laughed, we cried, we meditated, we prayed, we sang, we ate, we reflected, we walked in nature, we persevered, we helped each other as one. We came as strangers and left as dear friends, with a light in our hearts and a spring in our step."
Green Deen Tribe Walking Retreat
Thank you so much for being the means to my resuscitation. I feel very centered since leaving the retreat, awakened to the magnificence of the attributes of God in nature, and have a greater sense of stewardship towards the Earth. Thank you.
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