Places of Truth – a day pilgrimage to Culbone with meditation, writing & convivial company
A Gatekeeper Trust day with Jay Ramsay, poet, following in the footsteps of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.
Saturday 7th October 2017 – 10am for 10.30am
Meet at Culbone Inn car park (on A39 past Minehead)
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‘But oh ! that deep romantic chasm which slanted
Down the green hill athwart a cedarn cover!
A savage place ! as holy and enchanted
As e’er beneath a waning moon was haunted
By woman wailing for her demon lover !’
A walk to the magical hanging valley of Culbone with its diminutive church and a further wooded descent on down to the sea at Porlock Weir. There will be opportunities to capture the moment in poetry in the company of the highly acclaimed poet Jay Ramsay, author of many books of poetry.*
We will pause at the church for the nourishment of soul and body.
Price £15 for the day: Day Ticket: £15
(does not include lunch or other expenses such as transport)
Accommodation is also available at
Pepperhill Barn, Over Stowey, TA5 1HL including supper on Friday and transport to Culbone.
Bring good footwear for walking in, and a picnic lunch to share. Be aware that the walks are fairly lengthy, will require medium fitness and can be steep in places.
Please contact: Lucy Wyatt (LucyWyatt57@gmail.com) if you would like to come to this special day and if you would like to stay at Pepperhill Barn.
*Jay’s latest collections are “Diamond Cutters–Visionary Poets in America, Britain & Oceania” (co- edited with Andrew Harvey, Tayen Lane, San Francisco, 2016) and “Dreams Down Under—celebrating Australia” (knives forks & spoons, 2017). His “Places of Truth”, which includes the sequence about Culbone, is available from www.awenpublications.co.uk