Easily accessible by road, rail and air, and situated conveniently in the middle of the country, The Gathering provides a serene and glorious location for all kinds of cultural retreats: clean air, woodland, meadow and moorland surround you; luxurious beds and warm fires comfort you; pubs and cafes, just a short walk down the lane, replenish and entertain you.  With so much on your doorstep, you can easily while away the days without the need of a car… a perfect retreat from life in the fast lane.

Internationally recognised WordTheatre have been coming here from Los Angeles since 2010 to host their acclaimed Writers’ Retreat ( ).  Course leader and award-winning writer Andre Dubus III (author ‘House of Sand and Fog’) writes:-

“WordTheatre Workshop and Retreat is just that, a retreat into work, the kind we writers do, that descent into the dream world where our characters live and claim us with their stories.  I have never taught anywhere ever before where the physical conditions of the retreat were as encouraging of this descent as Edale, England.” 

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