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 have the following national event planned for the forthcoming year:

Saturday/Sunday 17th/18th August 2024 Gatekeeper Trust Pilgrim’s Weekend, Isle of Portland, Dorset

We are very pleased to announce a collaboration with the Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust under which Gatekeeper Trust will sponsor a stone as part of the development of a significant modern landscape project in this liminal place. We plan a day of talks and walks within which we will dedicate the stone with song, poetry and dance.

Further activities are planned over the weekend. We are very pleased to say that the details for our Pilgrim’s Weekend in the sacred Isle of Portland have now been finalised and they can be found here. To book places on the weekend, click on the orange button and you will be taken to the booking page to complete the process.
Tickets – £50


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Conference Videos:

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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