The Isle of Avalon is the heart chakra of the world and Glastonbury is a magical part of the world. One of my passions is walking the land, I offer walking tours which usually start from town and will be created dependent of your wishes, and will often include brief ceremonies where we will be honouring the sacred sites we walk upon. We can visit:
The White Spring
The Egg Stone
Gog and Magog- ancient oak trees
Drumming and walking the 4 elements
Walking to Four sacred sites within Avalon that represent the Elements of Water, Earth, Air and Fire using drums, rattle and voice, tuning into that particular element, finishing with a fire with a sacred private woodland.
The Pilgrimage of Avalon
l offer full days walk of the sacred pilgrim’s walk around the Isle of Avalon. This is a walking route initially devised back c1902, now credited to Alice Buckton, she inherited it from the Triad of Maidens, who were Christine Allen, Janet Allen and Kitty Tudor Pole. Alice took her guest around it and wrote it all down for Miss Felicity Hardcastle in the 1920s. Alice came to Glastonbury in her 46th year and bought the old Catholic Seminary at Chalice Well in 1913, and turned it into a guest house and school.
We will walk the six miles with intent, mindfulness and prayer; creating some of the traditions/ ceremonies that were done back then as Alice et al would have done. This route includes visiting Brides Mound, Wearyall Hill, the ancient Tithe Barn Chalice Well and the Tor. We will create simple ceremonies and offerings, which can include singing, chanting, drumming and prayers depending on the wishes of the group. Some sections can include silent meditative walking and journeying. Throughout the day, there will be tales of local myths and stories tailored to the group and pilgrimage purpose.
This pilgrimage takes a full day, between 5 -7 hours with one of the stops being the Brocabar and possibly another stop at the Rifleman’s public house.
Waterproofs, walking boots/shoes, water and snacks are essential requirements.
Sacred walk from Wells Cathedral to Glastonbury Abbey
We will bus or taxi to Wells – then walk the 6 miles back along the Droves and levels and will take approximately 6-7 hours – This pilgrimage takes a full day, please bring a picnic lunch ( vegetarian potluck food to share).
Marisa embarked upon her first walking pilgrimage in 2007 when she walked from Land’s End to John O’Groats as a solo adventure taking 75 days to complete and has continued her love of walking and pilgrimage ever since, completing the Camino de Santiago in 2011. She is a qualified hill and Moorland leader. She holds a current outdoor first–aid certificate.