a walkabout on dartmoor
September 16th to 22nd 2021
PART 4 of The Old way Immersion - THE MOOR
For 800,000 years our ancestors on these islands were semi-nomadic hunter-gatherers. Follow in the footsteps of our forbears as you move out across the landscape, carrying provisions with us, sharing in the old way.
Hone your skill in natural navigation, using sun and wind, lichens and plants for orientation and to find food and water sources.
Wild camp under rock shelters, listening to the song of the river and the tawny owls, and rise by the sound of the birds.
In early autumn there should be plenty of mushrooms, fruit and hazelnuts to forage on as you wander through ancient oak forest and over the high moor. Over the Summer each of us will have opportunity to prepare wild food to bring to share between us.
And so the ragged band of travellers return to the place we started after four journeys together hunting, fishing, gathering food and wisdom from River, Sea and Moor.
What has been learnt of the Old Way?
A warm welcome home to the place we started, where the smouldering fire waits to be kindled into bright flame once more while we share our stories at the hearth.