£65 – £80

Nature Pilgrimage

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Cowden Station

Blowers Hill

Edenbridge

TN8 7DS

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An autumnal journey along the byways of Sussex & Kent, led by renowned writer & performer David Bramwell.

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Discover stories of nature, learn and sing songs of the land and partake in timeless passage with the old ways.

Join renowned writer, musician and broadcaster David Bramwell, as well as singer Sophia Efthimiou on a one-day pilgrimage deep into some of Southern England's most stunning landscapes.

In our merry group of walkers we will gently ramble down footpaths, amongst ancient oak, beech & hornbeam woodland, across rivers and through seasoned meadows. Our day-long adventure will be peppered with rests for shared stories under sweet chestnut bows, songs learned and sung at the edge of streams, foraging for wild fruits and fungi, listening quietly to the sounds of autumn and feeling into the turning season. Our time will be spent tuned deep into that timeless conversation between human beings and nature, enquiring into that colour-change and gathering-in that nature performs as she closes up shop for the year.

David Bramwell is a Sony-Award winning presenter for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4, whose programmes range from Sussex folklore to time travel. He is host of Brighton’s long-running salon The Catalyst Club, co-author of The Odysseum, a book of fantastical journeys and author of The No9 Bus to Utopia, for which he spent a year visiting some of the world’s most extraordinary communities.

David will share his knowledge of some of the eccentric characters, places and groups associated with this part of Sussex, from A.A Milne’s Winnie the Pooh to East Grinstead’s Guinea Pig Club. If you ask him nicely he may also play some lateral thinking games and share a bit of his amateur birding knowledge. Round the campfire he promises to regale you with his adventures in the most extraordinary place on Earth (and guarantees you won’t have heard of it) and urge you to make it your next pilgrimage!

On returning to camp we will recharge around the fire, feast on delicious food and take time to share our songs, reflections and connections gathered over the day.

Our day will encompass around 5-7 miles with frequent stops for rest, recollections and sustenance. We’ll make sure to allow time to engage a little deeper into some of the ‘sweet spots’ we find and not just pass by or ignore a call from the land to pay deeper attention.

Bring your wide eyes, your sniffing noses, your open ears and your big questions ready to take a long drink from the land during one of nature’s most expressive moments in the year.

This journey is for competent walkers only but for singers of any ability (singing is not compulsory). Walking will mostly be on footpaths with stiles with some road walking necessary.

Further information about kit and timings will be sent to ticket holders. This event is subject to any changes in regulations to outdoor events. In the unlikely circumstance that this event is not able to go ahead, full refunds will be available.

David Bramwell

David Bramwell is a British writer, musician, performer and broadcaster. For BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, he has made programmes on diverse subjects, including Ivor Cutler, clapping, time travel, and the murmurations of starlings. He is the founder and host of Brighton's spoken word night, the Catalyst Club. Bramwell is also a singer-songwriter with his band Oddfellow's Casino.

Sophia Efthimiou

Singer and community musician working with people of all ages and abilities. Sophia is able to make singing easy and enjoyable for anyone. She teaches songs in harmony from around the world.

https://thenestcollective.co.uk/

*Following government guidance regarding the rule of 6, published on 9 September, we are now no longer to accept bookings of more than 6 people for our events.

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