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PISCES – ‘Pisces’ Pilgrimage

March 12 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

£10

WhenSunday 12 March 2017, 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: Forest of Dean, Arlingham GL2 7JN

Organisers:  Jane Embleton  [jembleton63@hotmail.co.uk]

 

Cost: £10 payable to
·         Gatekeeper Trust by PayPal – £10 – Click here, OR 
·         pay on day to organisers

Event format: The pilgrimage is approx. 5miles (2hrs) with a shortcut and non walking options, along flat terrain, with easy walking and beautiful views along the river Severn. On our walk we will process from a place called Barrow Hill, along the Old Passage Road (some road and some footpath) to the tip of the peninsular, sending the energy over the river to Newnham. We will make offerings to the Severn and then stop for refreshments (perhaps a picnic). We will then divide up and walk along the banks to the left and the right a little way before meeting up again at Arlingham maybe for some refreshments in the village owned free house on our return.

IMG_6096Bring a picnic or a snack. Food is available at Red Lion at the end of the walk.

Directions:  Meet at 11am at the Red Lion Pub car park Arlingham, GL2 7JN.

A pilgrimage on the Arlingham peninsula which is held within the banks of the majestic River Severn, a river famous for it’s salmon Elvers and the bore, when the tidal waters of the Severn Channel flow upstream in the form of a giant wave before meeting and merging with the fresh waters flowing down stream.

The Arlingham Peninsular is on the Eastern side of the river and is reclaimed flat land just North of Slimbridge. Rare birds are spotted there and it is a great environment for sea and wading birds. It is shaped like the male part of a jigsaw puzzle piece. On the Western shore opposite is the female shape of the Nab at the Ancient Port of Newnham adorned with the hills and vegetation known as the Royal Forest of Dean.

Until recent times these two places have been energetically linked by humans crossing the river by ferry or in more ancient times by ford. There is an old straight roman road known as the Old Passage that runs up the middle of the horseshoe shape, it was a thriving place linking road and river east and west. These days unless you have boat the nearest crossing points are bridges in Bristol or Gloucester, both a good 20 minutes drIMG_6110ive away.

On our walk we will process from a place called Barrow Hill, along the Old Passage Road (some road and some footpath) to the tip of the peninsular, sending the energy over the river to Newnham. We will make offerings to the Severn and then stop for refreshments (perhaps a picnic). We will then divide up and walk along the banks to the left and the right a little way before meeting up again at Arlingham maybe for some refreshments in the village owned free house on our return.

Details

Date:
March 12
Time:
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cost:
£10
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Organiser

Jane Embleton
Email:
jembleton63@hotmail.co.uk