Belisama’s Retreat CIC

Reg number: 11427261

Secluded woodland retreat for British military veterans on the banks of the river Ribble, Lancashire.

Improving mental & physical well-being in the armed forces community through re-engagement with wild spaces.



Respite from the modern world

Space to breathe. Kindred spirits.

Wilderness exploration.

Belisama’s Retreat is the brain child of British Army Veteran, J P Marriott:

“I got the idea from talking with a former colleague battling with PTSD after serving in Iraq. Escaping into the woods gave him respite from his symptoms and it was working for me too. So I thought: I have to share the woods with other Veterans and give them somewhere to escape to, set up a basha and get back to basics”.

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