Walking West

Join me for a journey of discovery, filled with story and laughter, words and silence. Let the landscape speak to you. Walking West is for writers, artists and anyone interested in creativity.

On our way we’ll meet people with special insight into where we walk; archaeologists, naturalists, farmers and artists. There will be books to read and discuss, a sharing of knowledge, friendship and ideas.

We’ll stay in comfortable, characterful, independently-owned hotels and eat excellent local food. Each journey lasts six nights and we walk for five days.

Walking West journeys for 2019

I’m now taking bookings for a Dorset trip in September 2019. “In search of the numinous, Lyme Bay Land and Sea” is a journey on foot through the hidden landscape of Lyme Bay in Dorset, part of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. We start on the Isle of Portland in the east and walk to Lyme Regis in the west. This is a chance to immerse yourself in the area’s numinous spirit of place, connecting with landscape and nature. We’ll be walking close to the autumn equinox, a time of seasonal change and reflection as the nights grow imperceptibly longer than the days. Fittingly, we begin by ascending a lighthouse, and end at the shrine of St Wite, one of England’s most sacred places and a healing site of pilgrimage for more than a thousand years.

For more details, please visit www.walkingwest.co.uk for a day-by-day itinerary, prices and booking details.