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. imageedit_5_9808087211-3It researches both ancient and modern knowledge about the landscape and shares it through an annual programme of journeys and workshops.

Events Update: Rescheduling post lockdown

Avebury Landscapes with our local Gatekeeper contact Peter Knight will replace the virtual pilgrims’ event in Stratford upon Avon on 5th June 2021. Pilgrimage with the Sweet Swan of Avon will now take place on the ground as a Pilgrims’ Weekend in the Cygnus landscape temple in 2022, rather than on Zoom this year. Gatekeeper Trust intend to hold the Lockeridge/Avebury pilgrims’ weekend originally scheduled for April 2020 on 10-12 September 2021 in a revised format. More information to follow.

Our Annual Conference 2020 was held ONLINE – you can watch the video recordings here: “LOVING THE LAND”

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:

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

Gatekeeper Chants CD:

Now available on CD! A selection of chants used on Gatekeeper pilgrimages to sacred sites throughout the world is now available from our online shop on CD. Click here for more information and to buy 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. Pilgrimage Along the ‘Rockstone’ Ley

      Tuesday 22 June
    2. Gatekeeper Trust Pilgrimage

      Thursday 24 June @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

      Thursday 24 June @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
    4. Annual Conference 2021

      Saturday 20 November - Sunday 21 November