Come on an adventure where we put the Environment at the centre of our weekend.
This adventure weekend will give you a great break from the modern world, but also immerse you in some environmental work such as forestry, dry-stone walling or hedge-laying.
Whatever the cause of the weekend, you will learn new skills and get the chance to ‘put something back’, maintaining our Wild for the generations to come.
The full weekend is only £195.
This includes everything you need that is not on the ‘what to bring’ tab.
To book onto this weekend:
Please click on your preferred date below (highlighted in green), and go through to the booking page.
Other dates may be available, look at the Come with Us‘ page to see the extended list of course dates over the next 24 months.
This weekend is all about Men and the environment.
On these weekends you will have the chance to learn a new skill, or develop that skill if you have previous experience, on an environmental project somewhere in the UK. We will camp on or very close to the project site, the idea being that the person or organisation with the environmental need provides us with private use of their land in exchange for our Man power and skill.
The subject of these weekends will vary, but all will involve learning a skill and practicing it, such as dry-stone walling or laying hedgerow: all these skills will impart a sense of achievement and pride in work which will last another generation.
The nature of these Adventure weekends is such that all men are expected to arrive at our campsite on a Friday afternoon with everything they need (apart from food) as a fully independent Man, able to set up his own shelter in our communal camp, and responsible for his own needs during the weekend.
What we cover on the weekend will depend entirely on the project at-hand, but will typically follow the format below:
We meet at the campsite, in the afternoon, do some introductions and set up your personal shelter. We will then gather and run through the full details of the weekend, including an outline of the project, covering such things as tools we will be using, and their safe use.
We will then cook and share our evening meal (all food is provided as part of the weekend), and have a presentation from the project owner / expert on the skills and history of what we will be doing that weekend.
We will start the day with a good breakfast and a discussion on the agenda for the day. The morning will typically be taken up with training on the tools, skills and methods for the project, safety instructions and a tour of the project.
After Lunch we will get properly into the project and spend the rest of the day working on our newly developed skills. We will typically finish at last-light, clear down as necessary and return to our camp.
We will then prepare and cook our evening meal as a group of men, and enjoy it around our camp-fire. Then, as happens on every Stone Circle weekend, we will have the opportunity to share what’s going on for us as men. As usual, no man will be forced to talk, but every man will be asked to listen.
On Sunday we will again start the day with a fine breakfast, and then spend the time until lunch time finishing off our work, and leaving the project in a fit state to be continued by the project owner. We will then return to camp, prepare lunch and then turn our attention to leaving no trace of our passing.
We will finally have chance to check over our work, take any photos and have a final briefing from the Project Owner before we depart back to the Modern World, with some great stories to share of our Adventure. In some instances, we will also receive official certificates for the skill that we have practiced and demonstrated proficiency in that weekend.
We believe that the best way to combat the pressures of Modern Life is by getting time away, for a short while, to recharge and get back to who we are.
Now that we are skilled and equipped Stone Circle Men, we can venture out into the wild as individuals, brought together by a collective need or wish to do a body of work, explore something new, learn a skill or take time to practice our Bushcraft.
This weekend course will allow you to practice many of the attributes which we believe makes us Better Men, and do something good fro an environmental cause, that will leave something positive behind fro the next generation to enjoy. This community or volunteer work is essential to both the charity or cause – who have limited access to manpower as a resource – and to us as Men who wish to escape from the Modern World for a while and recharge our vitality.
We will return to our Modern Lives, recharged and rested, having spent time learning a new skill, working in community, talking as men, and rewarded by having done something positive for a good cause.
This weekend is for Men over 25 who feel the need to ‘put something back’ for a weekend and do a self-less act in support of an environmental project in the UK.
This weekend is specifically for Stone Circle Men, who have completed both ‘Intro’ weekends (Escape and Explore) and have completed the relevant ‘Seasons’ weekend (or are proficient and prepared) relevant to the season in which this adventure weekend is taking place.
We use a number of locations around the UK, chosen for their wildness and their privacy. For the Escape into the Wild weekends, we rotate around a number of different sites across the UK, so that we are never too far to travel.
The specific location of an event will depend on the event itself, please click on the ‘When is it?’ tab to see which location is on which date.
If our weekends are a long way away from you, please get in contact, and we’ll endeavour to find a suitable location closer to your home. Assuming we can get enough Men to make the weekend viable, we’ll be there.
The ‘Adventure’ weekends are all regarded as being ‘self-sufficient’ weekends, with the exception of food and water.
Every Man is expected to turn up at the site with everything they need to be comfortable and an effective working member of the team, for the duration of the weekend. this includes all clothing and kit suitable for the location and expected weather conditions.
Stone Circle will provide all the food and sustenance needed for the weekend, and the project owner will provide any specific tools and equipment we will need for the work. If you have any specialist tools for the work that are your personal preference, you are welcome to bring them as long as you are proficient in their use, suitably insured and accept responsibility for their safety.