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Lake District Animal Communication Nature Retreat

This is a residential recharge retreat for connection and soul-growth. Inter-species communications will be with many different species including birds, plants, trees, rocks and water.

You’ll be sharing 4 days with Pea and her smallest retreat group where there will be  plenty of space for 1-2-1 guidance.

Immerse yourself in what is often called the most beautiful corner of England with space and time to relax and breathe.

Register for the Lake District Retreat

5 – 8 May 2023

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Retreat Interest Form

Complete the Retreat Interest Form below and I’ll make sure you receive priority booking notification before new retreats are announced to the general public.

Retreat Interest Form

Animal Communication Nature Retreat

Look deep into nature and you will understand everything better. – Albert Einstein

This retreat is going to be unlike any animal communication experience you’ve attended. Over 4 days and 3 nights, join others who share a passion for animal communication and the great outdoors. I’m offering you a chance to step away from your responsibilities for a while, to plug back into source and recharge your soul.

This Lake District retreat can help you learn more about yourself in order to remove any obstacles to clear, confident and effective communication with animals. Inter-species communications will be led by Pea or spontaneous, with many different species including birds, plants, trees, rocks and water.

Along with animal communication sessions, there are walks, where we’ll talk, be silent, meditate and enhance our communication and sensitivity to other beings. You’ll also spend time out on the lake to fully immerse and to surrender to the rhythms of water and to open your senses from a different perspective.


We will have sole use of a historic guest house which won Travellers Choice award 2017. The hosts are friendly, relaxed and knowledgeable about the area, which they love. The ambience is light, open and energetically clean. Oh, and did I mention it’s cozy and comfortable too! They are fantastic cooks, animal lovers and look forward to providing us with vegetarian or vegan meals. I have stayed here which is why I feel it’s perfect for this retreat.

Day by Day

The retreat starts on Friday at 4pm with a welcome afternoon tea to chat and get to know your fellow participants, as well as begin the process of  relaxing. Your retreat ends with breakfast on Monday morning and hugs of farewell with your newly-made friends.


Check-in from 3pm to your beautiful home for the next three nights. From 4pm, meet your fellow retreaters and chat over afternoon tea, hopefully in the garden with sunny weather, and then an opening meditation and intention setting for your retreat experience. Followed by an orientation of our stunning location with a wander to the stunning lake view. Communication can begin here with the ducks, swans and sheep. This is where you’ll really start to let go of all your responsibilities and breathe in calm. Supper will be together in the town at 8pm before retiring for a restful nights sleep surrounded by the energy of mountains and clean night air.


A scrumptious breakfast is served from 8-9am with a freshly prepared fruit smoothie of the day, starting with a Scandinavian-style breakfast buffet table. You can also choose from a daily changing menu of cooked breakfast choices.

After breakfast we’ll gather to receive packed lunches and fill up flasks with tea or coffee in preparation for a walking safari. Safari means ‘journey’ in Swahili. On this 5 – 6 hour walk we’ll walk for outstanding views, chat away to the animals and birds who cross our path and merge with the spirit of nature. Pea will be on hand for group and 1:1 mentoring at any time to offer you guidance and support with your communication. After reaching the half way point, where we’ll take a pause and have lunch, we’ll return along the lake shore to experience the energy of the lake, wildlife and trees.

Arriving at our guest house you’ll have some personal time to read, rest or reflect. Then we’ll gather in the sanctuary again for reflection time and a group meditation. There will be another short break before supper at the guest house.


We’ll start the day with breakfast served 8-9am, then gather for a 3-hour canoe safari to shift our perspective from terrestrial earth to the water that makes up much of the planet and also ourselves. As we get to grips with the practical element of canoeing with a canoe buddy there may also be personal ripples of discontent that come to the surface enhanced by being on water, which is the emotion element. Be ready for spontaneous communication with creatures encountered and practising how to communicate assertively using non-violent language with a fellow human being. A snack can be enjoyed on one of the small islands which home special trees and nature spirits.

Once back to land, take some personal time to sun, sleep, shop, whatever you need from the precious time you’ve allocated for your Self-care.

Around 3.30pm we’ll gather again for our second walk to take in the energy of a sacred stone circle. Afterwards we’ll head back to our guest house to share our farewell group supper.


Beautiful breakfast between 8 – 9am, followed by hugs and farewell.

Please note: This schedule is subject to flow and fluidity.


You need to have attended workshops with Pea or another reputable animal communicator. I’m sorry, this is not suitable for complete beginners and there is no formal classroom style teaching. If you have completed Pea’s online course, Animal Communication Made Easy, you also qualify.

How do I know if the Lake District animal communication retreat is for me?

  • You want to have a reboot for your soul
  • You wish to recharge your animal communication
  • You wish to immerse yourself in Nature
  • You wish to feel peace and calm
  • You don’t mind getting muddy and wet
  • You’re ok with aching limbs
  • You wish to experience fun and laughter
  • You are up for outdoorsy activity and indoors pampering
  • You work hard and are due a special break
  • You have adequate fitness to walk on uphill and on uneven ground for 4-6 hours.
  • You’ve been interested in attending a retreat with Pea but haven’t yet managed to make it to Egypt, Panama, Canada or Hawaii.

Who is this not for?

  • People who need to keep pristine clean and dry
  • Those who recoil at the thought of a little mud and perspiration
  • Anyone with any medical condition that would make an outdoor adventure non-viable if they were experiencing it solo
  • Anyone with an aversion to heights, water or cow pats

*Please note: If you have any questions about the retreat or your suitability to attend, please contact us and lets have a conversation prior to booking.


There are 7 rooms available.

Single occupancy:

  • Non-Pride Member In-Full £1150 / Pride Member In-Full* £1125

Non-Pride Member Payment Plan: 2 payments x £600 monthly (£1200)

Pride Member Payment Plan: 2 payments x £580 monthly (£1160)

Final balance to be paid no later than 31 March.

Twin occupancy:

  • Non-Pride Member £925 / Pride Member* £900

No payment plans for twin share. You are able to pay the non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and the remaining balance by 1 March.

Twin Room Allocation

Please assume you are booking on a single occupancy basis unless you have someone you’ve agreed to share a twin room. During this global experience, we  only accept twin room bookings from family or friends who have agreed to stay together.

Pride Members Discount Eligibility

Active members of The Pride receive a £25 discount – membership needs to remain active over the booking and retreat dates to be eligible.

Balance Due

The final balance is due by 31 March 2023 (5 weeks before the retreat) and can be paid any time prior to this date. After this date, if the balance is not paid, places will be cancelled and no refunds given. All new bookings after 31 March will need to be paid in full.

Non-Refundable Deposit

Each booking includes a £100 non-refundable deposit.

Cancellations and Refund Policy

If you choose to cancel your participation in this retreat, send an email notification to [email protected] before 1 March 2023, and any balance payment you have made will be fully refunded. The deposit remains non-refundable under any circumstances. Places are non-transferable.

Given this policy, we strongly, suggest that you purchase travel insurance in case of emergencies or unforeseen circumstance that may arise at your end. Travel insurance will protect your investment in case of unforeseen situations or emergencies. If you choose to purchase travel insurance, which we highly recommend, you must do so on your own.

In the unlikely circumstance that Animal Thoughts Ltd is forced to cancel or postpone this retreat, you may request an immediate refund minus deposit, or we can apply the full total amount you have paid forward towards a future retreat with Pea Horsley. This credit must be used with 18 months of the beginning date of this present retreat.

Full T&C’s and Release of Liability are detailed with the registration form.

Covid Precautions

Our accommodation is following measures to reduce contact.

Limited Availability & Allocation

Places are first allocated to those who registered on the Retreat Interest Form (2 weeks priority) and then on a first-come first-served basis. There are only 7 rooms available on this retreat.

What This Retreat Includes and Excludes


Pretty much everything! All your accommodation, meals, safaris, guidance and a few extra surprises too.

  • 4-days retreat in an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • 3-nights accommodation on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Animal Communication practice opportunities with ducks, swans, birds and butterflies
  • Inter-species communication practice with plants, trees, rocks and water
  • Meditations intuitively held and guided by Pea
  • Welcome afternoon tea on Friday arrival
  • Breakfasts: Saturday, Sunday, Monday
  • Packed Lunch: Saturday and flask of tea/coffee (bring your own flask)
  • Friday supper out in Keswick: two courses & one drink (soft/beer/wine)
  • Saturday and Sunday suppers in our accommodation: two course suppers & tea/coffee to finish
  • Meals at our accommodation will be vegetarian or vegan.
  • Walking adventures
  • Stone circle spiritual connection and portal experience
  • Canoe hire, oar and life jacket (twin share canoes)
  • Drying room facilities for any wet clothing and shoes (hopefully not needed)
  • A wonderful hot bath (or shower) to return to at the end of a walk or row
  • A very small, intimate group of likeminded people with a passion for inter-species communication
  • Pea will meet you at the accommodation and help you settle in!

Note: We are in the hands of nature, come prepared because the best release and cleansing can occur in the rain!


  • Travel and transfers
  • Suitable clothing and footwear for the terrain and weather
  • Drinks unless stated as included
  • Being stuck in a room all day!


This retreat will be based in Keswick. You are advised to arrive between 3 – 3.30pm on Friday. Doors will open at 3pm. If early, you can wait in the front garden or explore around town.

  • Nearest train station is Penrith Station.
  • From Penrith to Keswick the cheapest method is bus, approx. £16 return.
  • Taxis between Penrith and Keswick are approx. £40 one way.

Public Transport

If you are travelling by train alight at the Penrith Train Station, then take the bus from outside the Penrith Train Station directly to Keswick bus station. Then a short walk up a gentle slope called The Heads takes you directly to the guest house. You’ll be greeted by Pea personally inside the guest house. Please make sure you walk up The Heads, and not a similar named road called Heads Road.

Nearest Airport

The most convenient airport is Manchester airport. From here you can take a direct train from Manchester Piccadilly train station to Penrith then catch the bus to Keswick or take a taxi.


If you’re travelling by car, please aim for a street called The Heads. Let Pea know when you aim to arrive and we’ll provide you with the exact address and you’ll be greeted inside the guest house. There are limited private parking spaces at the rear of the guest house and free parking available in The Heads road.

Please note: Cars are not required for this retreat.


Our retreat will be based at Hillcrest22 where we will have sole use if all retreat places are booked.

HillCrest22 was built by the then Lord of the Manor Reginald Dykes Marshall in 1887 as part of the imposing properties on The Heads at Keswick. The guesthouse exterior remains the same today, but the interior has been designed to provide comfortable and contemporary facilities whilst remaining loyal to the past.

Four rooms have panoramic views over Derwent Water and the surrounding mountains. The other rooms have stunning views over Keswick, with Skiddaw and its neighbouring mountains forming the backdrop. There are 2 smaller cozy rooms.

All rooms feature:

  • En-suite bathroom with under-floor heated marble floors, heated mirrors and complementary toiletries.
  • Option of a king size or twin beds with 100% luxury cotton linen.
  • Thermostatic central heating programmable to your preferred room temperature and double-glazed windows.
  • USB charge points.
  • Free Wifi.
  • Hairdryer.
  • Hospitality tray with selection of teas, coffee, hot chocolate, mineral water and delicious home made biscuits.