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Derbyshire

Write the Wilderness - Walk 6: ‘Let the Light In’ Summer Solstice Evening Walk

Derby Poetry Festival are excited to introduce ‘Write the Wilderness’. Walk 6: ‘Let the Light In’ Summer Solstice Evening Walk Date: 20/06/24 Distance: 3 miles Time - 6.30pm - 8.30pm Ability: Easy Meeting point: Holly Lane, (street parking)

Write the Wilderness - Walk 6: ‘Let the Light In’ Summer Solstice Evening Walk
Write the Wilderness - Walk 6: ‘Let the Light In’ Summer Solstice Evening Walk

Time & Location

20 Jun 2024, 18:30 – 20:30

Derbyshire, Shining Cliff Woods, United Kingdom

About the event

Derby Poetry Festival are excited to introduce a brand new project called ‘Write the Wilderness’. Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund made possible thanks to National Lottery players and The National Forest Arts Grant Write the Wilderness is a series of in-person nature writing walks and online writing workshops. Participants will undertake guided walks and produce writing in response to nature, sharing their stories and lived experiences of the local area, from memories, personal histories and family stories. Walks will be led by poet and walk leader Sophie Sparham, the walks allow participants to immerse themselves in the natural world, whether it's a park in the town centre or a day out in the hills.

All walks will have details at the point of booking including, date, distance, time of the workshop and an ability recommendation. We’ll also provide a meeting point for participants and we have tried to ensure that there is a bus route or car park near the starting point of each walk. We have aimed to make the walks as accessible as possible however if there are access concerns about any particular route we have made a note on each walk and we encourage you to get in touch regarding any concerns.

“Walks. The body advances, while the mind flutters around it like a bird.”

- Jules Renard

“Me thinks that the moment my legs begin to move, my thoughts begin to flow.”

- Henry David Thoreau

Details:

Date: 20/06/24

Distance: 3 miles

Time - 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Ability: Easy

Meeting point: Holly Lane, (street parking)

Summer begins on Thursday, June 20, marking the astronomical first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere.

Come celebrate the solstice with us in the beautiful woodland that is Shining Cliff Woods. This workshop will be focusing on light. Celebrating all things around the sun. We will also be looking at facts and folklore of the solstice.

Please note, paths are uneven and not suitable for wheelchair users. We will be walking over stiles and up hills.

We ask participants to provide themselves:

- Sensible walking gear

- Water

- Snacks

- Any medication they might require

- A notebook

- A pen

We try to make all our walks as accessible as possible and require participants to inform us about medical conditions before the day of the walk.

Participants will be asked to provide an emergency contact at the point of booking and inform the team members if they have any medical conditions or needs.

About The National Lottery Heritage Fund

As the largest dedicated funder of the UK’s heritage, The National Lottery Heritage Fund’s vision is for heritage to be valued, cared for and sustained for everyone, now and in the future as set out in the strategic plan, Heritage 2033.

Over the next ten years, the Heritage Fund aims to invest £3.6billion raised for good causes by National Lottery players to bring about benefits for people, places and the natural environment.

The Heritage Fund helps protect, transform and share the things from the past that people care about, from popular museums and historic places, our natural environment and fragile species, to the languages and cultural traditions that celebrate who we are.

The Heritage Fund is passionate about heritage and committed to driving innovation and collaboration to make a positive difference to people’s lives today, while leaving a lasting legacy for future generations to enjoy.

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  • Write the Wilderness: Walk 6

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