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Earth, Fire, Spirit - Bronze Age Experience Weekend

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Kestorway

Gidleigh

Chagfrod

TQ13 8ET

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'Earth Fire and Spirit' is a weekend's hands-on exploration of the Dartmoor Bronze Age landscape and primitive pottery skills.

For two and a half days, we will immerse ourselves in a Bronze Age settlement on Dartmoor, explore and dowse the sacred ritual landscape with Dartmoor Guide Emma Cunis (Dartmoor’s Daughter), and learn primitive pottery skills with Jim Hamer (Artist Craftsman).

The experience will be based within a well preserved Bronze Age settlement on High Dartmoor in the shadow of Kestor Rock above Chagford. You will have the opportunity to produce a range of clay pots and models and fire them in a primitive fire pit kiln. In addition you will be able to explore and experience through dowsing and earth energies, the many domestic and ritual Bronze Age relics, round houses, standing stones, ritual stone rows and circles.

Jim Hamer is a teacher of art, design technology and outdoor education. He is a practising Artist Craftsman, a qualified Mountain Leader, Climbing Instructor and Canoe Coach with over 40 years experience of providing creative and adventurous experiences for children and adults in the outdoors.

Sally Cunis is a member of Devon Dowsers with 20+ years experience and interest in earth energies at sacred sites.

What's included: Guided walks, talks, practical demonstrations, food, materials, instruction, camping and facilities (modern toilets and showers). What's not included: Supper on Friday night - please bring food to share.

Accommodation options: Camping on site, within the garden of an isolated Dartmoor house in the shadows of Kestor. Or a local B+B - accommodation list provided upon request. Please arrive Friday 4pm to set up your tents and be ready for a gentle evening walk followed by a shared supper.

What to bring/wear: Dartmoor weather is highly changeable so please bring plenty of warm layers, sunscreen, waterproof jacket and trousers, sturdy hiking boots, swimsuit, towel, water bottle, flask if you want to carry a hot drink, head/torch, snacks, an apron. And a tent and camping gear if you wish to camp.

Level: 2 out of 5 - the walks will be mainly on paths on open moorland as well as some rough grass and rocky patches. You need no previous experience in pottery, art, or dowsing to join us - all are welcome!

Cost: £190 (plus Eventbrite booking fee) per adult or engaged older teenager accommpanied by an adult. Group size will be limited to 8-12 participants. A donation will be made to 'Growing our Future', a non-profit environmental education project which helps facilitate work with disadvantaged groups.

Cancellation: The weekend will go ahead come rain or shine. We have indoor and outdoor options throughout the weekend. Sorry we cannot offer refunds if you are unable to attend.

Risk: Sorry no liability accepted for accidents of incidents.
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