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Welcome to The Sharpham Trust - connecting people with nature since 1982

We want to build a more mindful, compassionate and environmentally-sustainable world.
We foster mindfulness & wellbeing through our programme of retreats, courses and events.

Queen of Retreats
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Queen of Retreats
The Sharpham Trust on the Queen of Retreats website
"On a 4-night Walking Retreat, attendees can deepen their knowledge of the surrounding coastline while also developing their mindfulness and meditation practice"
"Four days at a retreat designed specifically for people with 'burnout' felt like a gift"
Listing us in 15 of the UK's best virtual wellbeing retreats: "Start the new year with this inspiring choice of online health breaks"
Listing us in 10 of the UK's best outdoor wellbeing retreats: "Where the water’s ebb and flow and the rhythmic paddling help cultivate mindful awareness"
"If you really want to make a connection with nature, opt for one of the Woodland retreats" - listing us in '25 of the best retreats to reboot your life'
"Where else can you practise walking meditation among roses and lilies in a formal garden, or meditate in a blue-painted music room where the marble fireplace is a sculptured work of art?" - a feature on our silent retreats in Sharpham House
"Learning to be more 'mindful' and live in the moment can give you renewed energy and clarity, and the secular mindfulness retreats at this Grade 1 listed Georgian mansion are a great place to start" "Retreat in tranquil surroundings" - featured in 10 idyllic ways to escape Christmas "The views across the River Dart valley are worth the visit alone" "Gorgeous...inspirational" - feature about silent retreats
Featuring us at the top of a list of 'the best meditation and mindfulness retreats in the UK': "A holistic retreat which rejuvenates body and mind"
Top of a list of the best mental health retreats in the UK - "Beyond the ornate cornicing and the oversized fireplaces, [Sharpham House] plays host to a clutch of mindfulness and wellness retreats, whether you're a virgin to such pursuits or just in need of having a few cobwebs swept away to help you return to your practice".
Listing us in 16 of the UK's best well-being retreats 
Putting us at Number 1 in a list of the best UK and European meditation retreats - "It’s good news that the estate has unveiled the 18-room Coach House, converted from its 18th-century stable yard, and concentrating on nature-based mindfulness."
"I could feel the soothing effects of being at Sharpham" -  in a feature on stillness
Featuring us and our foraging events in a piece on Totnes: "Today, a string of events, retreats and courses on the estate reflect this legacy, covering everything from meditation and forest bathing to yoga and birdwatching"
We feature twice in a list of top 10 UK wellness retreats, being described as "perfect" and "delightful"
"Here you'll concentrate on understanding the land, appreciating its history and bringing your hectic mind to a place of acceptance and peace"
"A superior venue with an unrivalled range of breaks centred on mindfulness and nature" - We are highlighted as Retreat of the Year in an article written by the Queen of Retreats
"Stay in a gorgeous Palladian-style mansion on a 550-acre estate in Devon" - article written by Queen of Retreats
Listing our silent retreat in Sharpham House in 10 of the UK's best off-grid retreats: "Sharpham House is the glorious base for this five-night retreat"
"Full immersion in the natural world", listing us in '10 of the best meditation retreats in the UK & Europe'
Sharpham Trust retreats listed in 9 winter adventures you can have in the UK: "An astonishingly lovely private estate on a bend of the River Dart in Ashprington [which] offers friendly and approachable secular meditation retreats for anyone – including those new to both retreating and meditating"