Oops! Sorry!!

This site doesn't support Internet Explorer. Please use a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Great Tor Soulscape

Escape. Breathe. Pray.

A breathtaking spiritual journey. Allah (swa) says “Traverse the earth and discovers His signs”. So explore the vastness of this world, find Allah (swa) through His signs and then find yourself.

  • 17th - 21st
    Summer of August 2024

  • Dartmoor National

  • Why book this trip?

    Explore stunning nightscapes and contemplate upon the stars mentioned in the Quran, hike through lush green landscapes on-foot with a backpack and a flask of green tea, trek through the bluewater beachwalk and listen to the waves and connect with Allah (swa) through His signs.

    Located in the heart of Dartmooor National Park, you are invited to discover dramatic peaks, open moorlands, hidden waterfall and valleys surrounded by steep sided banks and approximately 900 feet above sea level. Finally, enjoy the breathtaking scenery at the Meldon Reservoir. It is indeed something to behold.

    Thrill seekers can participate in fun-filled activities for children and parents alike, with professional instructors at hand in any event, or sit back and feast your eyes on the starry night, sit around campfires and eat hearty home-cooked and spend time in the circles of dhikr with Mufti Moinul Abu Hamza and his wife Muftiyah Nasima Umm Hamza. We will have gatherings for night prayers, circles with Islamic poetry, spiritual reminders and Quranic stories to revive and awake our Iman. If a typical holidays leave us rested, spiritual retreats will bring us back rested and renewed. With everything that has happened this last year, repeat along with us, “We. Need. This”


    Breakfast: 4

    Lunch: 5

    Dinner: 4


    Mufti Moinul & Muftiyah Nasima & Shaykh Safaruk

    Steward(s) Driver(s)



    5 days and 4 nights in a gender segregated shared lodges that are a few paces away from one another. Surrounded by natural and wildlife. 


    Spirituality (Tafsir & Outdoor Prayers). Relaxation (Hiking, Beachwalk). Intense Activities (Climbing, Trekking)

    Press Play & Click Full Screen To Be Swept Away


    + Day 1: Campfires & Company

    In the city, surrounded by concrete building after building, do we every look up, and perchance we do, with light flooding the skyline, the serenity and peace of the night, can we see anything? The chances are we see the sky, but see observe and benefit very little. Beneficial knowledge in the real sense. Allah entreats us to gaze at the stars and learn of His majesty who He says: ‘And we adorned the sky with stars for those who care to observe’. These are the constellations of meaning that will leave you awestruck and humbled by the blessing of being able to look up and ponder like almost no other creation in the universe.

    + Day 2: Great Meldon Trek & Stargazing

    Struggling against the elements, the steep rocky valleys and hills between pitfalls and peaks, we look at the vast horizon from a vantage point and learn something about the signs of Allah (swa) that reside within ourselves. Allah (swa) says ‘And it is Allah (swa) that sent down the rain’ and ‘and He has placed firm mountains on the earth lest it should move away from you’. And this is exactly the breathtaking view we witness to connect to the one who sends down the rain and revelation.

    + Day 3: Rihla & Ropes Challenge. Climbing, High Ropes, Pony Ride & Night Hike

    We’ve had breakfast together and then a short bus ride that winds its way through some lovely surroundings. Witness the hazy mist of water sparking in the air, the water irreversibly gushing through rocks. A contemplation of how goodness breaks through and can soften hearts like water through solid rocks. How often have you stripped away meaning from your senses when you see and say “what a beautiful flower”, when we need to see beauty see and say “praise to Allah (swa), what a beautiful flower” in concert with the flowers praising Allah (swa). Just as we couldn’t see while seeing, maybe you will leave, and maybe you’ll hear something for the first time and smile to yourself.

    + Day 4: The Blue Beachwalk

    Water. Another element that is synonymous with life and life nourishing. Spend the day with the family walking through one of many beaches and watch the sunset be our muadhin, calling us to prayer and success. Say, “If the sea were ink for the words of my Lord, the sea would be exhausted before the words of my Lord were exhausted.. (6:97)

    + Day 5: The Family Fair + Spiritual Rebirth

    Archery, games, barbecues, campfires, exploration, group and individual photography, he final farewell. Here we will stop and share "Spiritual Snapshots" we have taken with our hearts with Mufti Moinul.

    Trip Information

    + Climate and country information

    United Kingdom


    The UK has a temperate but very variable climate. In general the summers are warm with July and August being the warmest. The winters are cool and the lowest temperatures are recorded during January and February. Whatever the season it is advisable to be prepared for rain! So pack clothes for both possibilities. 

    + Budgeting and packing


    A warm sweater or fleece and long trousers are advisable, especially in early and late season when the weather tends to be cooler. Come prepared for all weather especially on the mountain tops - waterproof jacket and trousers, fleece, warm layers, hat, gloves as well T-shirts, sunhat, good sun cream and sunglasses. 


    We recommend you bring walking trainers and boots - leather or fabric are both fine. Some of the paths are rocky underfoot and you could twist an ankle if not wearing boots. Trainers are not recommended. Make sure that your boots are worn-in and comfortable before the start of the trip. Comfortable footwear to change into after the walk. 


    A muslim is indeed a wayfarer so travel light -but not too light! Please pack clothing that is both modest and appropriate for the outdoors. We believe a backpack worth of space is sufficient. But if you have children then one small hand luggage would be ok. One main piece of baggage and a waterproof rucksack large enough to carry what you need for the day - waterproofs, warm layer, water, picnic, sun-cream, phone etc. On hot days you will carry more drinking water. 


    Bring a rucksack for the walks and a water bottle. You may like to bring trekking poles. If your rucksack doesn't have a waterproof cover then consider plastic bags to keep things dry should it rain. It is important to stay well hydrated during the walks. Tap water is fine to drink but there won't be places to refill on the walks. We encourage our clients not to buy mineral water because of the negative environmental impact with plastic bottles. 

    + Transport, Accommodation & Meals

    Arrival and departure information

    The times for leaving and arrival will be sent you via email along with other details. We will leave as early as possible from our institute 139 The Highway, London E1W 2BP. We’ll have tea and places to sit and relax as you wait. Once the times are given we cannot say enough that we are all considerate of one another and turn up early or at least, on time. The sooner we can fill the minibus, the sooner we leave and arrive at our destination.

    We have three beautiful indoor locations. The Suhba Hall for all of us to pray, drink tea and watch the beautiful countryside landscape. Then we have the Bracken Tor Lodge which is the dedicated building for the sisters and the Bracken Tor House for the brothers. The large open lounge space in Bracken Tor house will be for families to congregate in between activities and events.

    Walking grade

    Moderate to challenging

    Meals, Food and drink

    We are providing breakfast, lunch and dinner and snacks along the way, but you may still need a snack or two that you prefer. So we advice you pack a few things if you feel peckish. The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.

    + Segregation & Conduct

    Other than the sleeping quarters, the rest of the time will have families sitting and eating together. Our prayers and Islamic circles will have designated places for sisters and brothers to sit in the same hall and same amenities. We ask that in the spirit of this being unapologetically a spiritual and therefore a religious retreat, that all of us as companions on a journey are respectful of private space for brothers and sisters and that all attendees stay with their mahrams. We really want this to be a fun and halal experience that opens up the inner landscape of our hearts that is beyond any worldly gain. 

    Finally, we would like you to be conscious of the fact that this is spiritual retreat, a place of nature, Quran, helping one another, detoxing bad food and please remember this is not a hotel style experience. We all have a role to play and we hope those who can seek the higher reward of helping one another, take advantage of this character building, soul nourishing experience. Insha’Allah


    Please ensure that any child that requires supervision will be sleeping in the same room as their parent of the same gender. For example a young boy will be with his father and a daughter will be with her mother.

    + Travel Duas

    سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي سَخَّرَ لَنَا هَذَا وَمَا كُنَّا لَهُ مُقْرِنِينَ وَإِنَّا إِلَى رَبِّنَا لَمُنْقَلِبُونَ.

    Subhana-alladhi sakh-khara la-na hadha wa ma kunna la-hu muqrinin. Wa inna ila Rabbi-na la munqalibun.

    Glory unto Him Who created this transportation, for us, though we were unable to create it on our own. And unto our Lord we shall return.

    Surah Az-Zukhruf 43:13-14

    + Essential Information

    Covid & Travel Safety Advice

    As we welcome participants to our 5 day retreat our focus is on making sure everyone feels safe in our spaces. We have introduced Covid-19 cleaning and safety procedures at the hostel. We will keep guest rooms and public areas such as corridors and receptions at the highest standard of cleanliness throughout the stay. We also ask you to help us maintain these standards. We’ve introduced measures to ensure social distancing guidance is easy to follow (where possible). 

    Social distancing

    Stay physically distant from other hostel users where possible in line with Government guidelines – signs will be in place to remind both the organisers and guests. 

    We will also be checking the temperature before we leave. We ask that if you have symptoms on the day that you notify us as soon as possible. 

    Enhanced cleaning

    Organisers have been trained to deliver frequent Covid-19 secure cleaning and disinfecting protocols throughout the hostel

    Hand sanitizer

    Hand sanitiser stations will be positioned throughout the hostel, with signs reminding guests of the importance of frequent hand cleaning

    Responsibility of dependents

    All parents must take full responsibility of their dependants, from feeding, cleaning and general management of behaviour. We will of course be there to support you if you need supplies, support or first aid.

    Medication & Allergies

    Please make sure you bring your own medicine for any illnesses you may have. If there are children or adults that have allergies to dairy, nuts and or wheat, the responsibility lies fully with the parents to supervise the eating. We will, providing the parents let us know in advance, bring additional foods that can be given to those with allergies. Otherwise parents should bring alternative food items themselves to feed their children.

    Escape. Breathe. Together.


    [email protected]

    © 2021 Suhba Family Retreats.

    All Rights Reserved.