The Gatekeeper Trust is devoted to personal and planetary healing through pilgrimage. It seeks to rediscover the ancient art of pilgrimage as a way of journeying – with an awareness of the sacred nature of our environment. It researches both ancient and modern knowledge about the landscape and shares it through an annual programme of journeys and workshops.


We are planning the following National Events for 2022:

2nd July 2022 Stratford-upon-Avon – Birthing the Light of the Shakespeare Swan. A one-day event with Peter and Sarah Dawkins. Based at The White Swan in Stratford the day will comprise morning talks followed by a pilgrimage in Stratford townscape exploring and experiencing the wisdom of this land.

17th September 2022 *** Change of Venue*** Cheshire- Alderley Edge with Gary Biltcliffe and Caroline Hoare. Our original plan for this Pilgrims’ Day became logistically difficult so, with Gary and Caroline, we have changed the venue to Alderley Edge. We continue our exploration of the Spine of Albion which passes through the Edge, and in which the Belinus and Elen lines intersect at Castle Rock overlooking the Cheshire plain towards Manchester and beyond.

We will circulate further details as the plans develop.

We will be sharing various on-line resources through these times to continue our work in the landscape as a collective. Subscribe to the newsletter below to be updated. You can also check in to the Gatekeeper Facebook page.

Wheel of Life

We would love you to join us in the Gatekeeper Wheel of Life Events in pilgrimage and expressive arts.

Conference Videos:

Our Annual Gatekeeper Trust Conference for 2021 was held online: - "WALKING THE GREEN PATH" - Tickets are still available to view the recordings - click here for details

Videos from the talks at our Annual Conferences for the previous few years are also available to watch on our website and on YouTube. Click here to watch online.

How does pilgrimage help the Earth?

peter-dawkins-clr“The old saying that every pilgrim leaves footprints of light that others might follow and add to, is no idle saying. The Earth can be turned into light through pilgrimage, and there is a science associated with how this is done.

Love is an energy, and all things including ourselves are built out of energy… If our energy is loving, then we affect other energy fields that we touch or move in with that love.

We can both give and receive love, in mutual benefit. In such a way a pilgrim’s relationship with the Earth, with the landscape, can be a love relationship. Just like us, the Earth longs for such love and calls us to love her. The Earth in her love for us helps us towards illumination, and we can help her towards hers. That is the hidden purpose of pilgrimage – the so-called redemption of mankind and Nature, the raising of all to light, wherein Light is the manifestation of Love.”

Peter Dawkins, Elder and co-Founder

    1. Stratford Upon Avon – Wisdom in the Land

      Saturday 2 July
    2. Cancer Full Moon Meditation

      Wednesday 13 July @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    3. Leo Full Moon Meditation

      Friday 12 August @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    4. Singing from the Heart, Mellor

      Saturday 20 August @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    5. Virgo Full Moon Meditation

      Saturday 10 September @ 11:30 am - 12:00 pm