Join Us In Beautiful Bergslagen, Sweden!
In the middle of Sweden lies the beautiful Bergslagen region. It is a vast natural environment interspersed with the odd human settlement. The region has retained its wildness despite its closeness to civilization and modern forestry.
Hang out with the Wild gives you the experience of doing just that. Lying down in our specially designed hammocks, the world of “here and now” becomes accessible to all your senses. As an unintrusive guest in nature, you can gaze up at a starry sky unpolluted by city lights, listening to the sounds of the night-time forest. In the autumn, the most majestic of these voices can be heard: the concordant howls of a family of wolves. In the spring it can be the courting song of wood grouses.
The base of most of our activities is the Gamla Gården, “the Old Farmstead”. Built in the early 17th century, it formed part of the first blast furnace plant of the area. The property has retained the same boundaries since then and was for centuries a hub of industrial activity. Today, nature has long since reclaimed the old quarries and mine pits, giving the whole rewilded zone a unique atmosphere as the abandoned signs of human industry mix with the unrelenting growth of the forest.
Through the estate runs a small creek, feeding into the Little Wolf Pond. A rugged, mossy cottage overlooks this tranquil lakelet. Hidden behind a ring of trees nearby you’ll find the Moot Hill where you can sit on the logs which form benches around a large hearth. The place is perfect for grilling as you take part of an outdoor conference, a workshop or a simple meeting with friends.
Hang Out With the Wild began in the summer of 2017. If you are interested in participating in 2018, or if you have questions of any kind, don’t hesitate to contact us.