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Pilgrims’ Weekend 2020 – CANCELLED

Friday 26 June - Sunday 28 June

£54 – £200

June 26-28, 2020

From Cosmos to Planet, Revelations in Nature
Exploring the Sacred in the Landscape

Come to the Gatekeeper Trust’s annual Pilgrims’ Weekend for an informative, uplifting and friendly gathering in Avebury and the Marlborough Downs landscapes.

Enjoy inspiring talks and pilgrimages guided by Peter Dawkins and David Furlong. Experience Paneurhythmy with Sarah Dawkins – a joyful meditational exercise-dance, performed outdoors, which focuses on achieving inner balance and harmonization between ourselves and nature.

The weekend will draw on a decade of work in the sacred landscape of Wiltshire, and the themes of the annual Gatekeeper conference in Pewsey, as well as providing an opportunity to share your own and others’ research and pilgrimages in local areas.


Friday evening

You may wish to join us for tea at Honey Street Mill Café (SN9 5PS) at 4pm, followed by a visit to the source springs of the Hampshire Avon at Alton Priors. Meeting point: St Mary’s Saxon Church, Alton Barnes at 5.30pm.


Morning: Avebury Social Centre:

  • Peter Dawkins – ‘The Grail of Avebury’
  • Sarah Dawkins – Paneurhythmy in Avebury Henge


  • Tour of Avebury stone circle, led by Peter Dawkins
  • Tea, then to Lockeridge for:
  • Peter Dawkins – ‘The British Zodiac’


Morning: Avebury Social Centre:

  • David Furlong – ‘Sacred geometry in the Marlborough Downs’
  • Charlotte Yonge, Gail Smalley, Angela Shaw – Update on the Avon Landscape Grail and other local area reports.

Afternoon: Optional visit to a sacred site in the Marlborough Downs landscape.


(Programme detail may be subject to change)


Available on a first-come, first-served basis, at 2 properties situated alongside the beautiful Lockeridge Dene, lying directly on the Michael Current. Depending on numbers, a third location within the Avebury Henge is available.

This year we are offering Early Bird reductions for bookings received by 20th April.

(Click the link below or contact the Secretary)


Day Tickets (NOT INCLUDING accommodation):

Single – One-day Ticket*

Early Bird Day Ticket (booked by 20 April) – £54
EARLY BIRD one day – £54

Full Price Day Ticket (booked 21 April onward) – £60
Full Price one day – £60

Weekend – Ticket for both days**

Early Bird Weekend Ticket (booked by 20 April) – £90
Early Bird Weekend – £90

Full price Weekend Ticket (booked 21 April onward) – £100
Full price Weekend – £100

Weekend Tickets (WITH accommodation):

Includes Weekend Event Ticket plus accommodation on Friday & Saturday night (pp):

Double or twin room occupied by one person***
Early Bird price (booked by 20 April) – £180
Early Bird – Single Room – £180

Full price (booked 21 April onward) – £200
Full Price – Single Room – £200

Sharing double, twin or treble room***
Early Bird price (booked by 20 April) – £126
Early Bird – Shared Room – £126

Full price (booked 21 April onward) – £140
Full Price – Shared Room – £140

* Accommodation is not offered for one night only – a list of local B&Bs can be provided.
** Purchase of a weekend ticket without accommodation will include the Friday evening if wished.
*** Accommodation is offered on a first come first served basis; please note there are limited single rooms.

A simple breakfast will be provided with accommodation; all other meals are excluded and will be taken in local hostelries or cafes.

BOOK ONLINE NOW: https://gatekeeper.org.uk/events/pilgrims-weekend-2020/

FOR MORE INFORMATION: contact secretary@gatekeeper.org.uk

In the event of postponement or cancellation of this event by Gatekeeper Trust, a rebate of any deposit or full fee already paid will be made in full.


Friday 26 June
Sunday 28 June
£54 – £200
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For all 2020 events please check with the organiser locally to your area. Gatherings are not allowed but there may be ways to tune in from a distance.