Glastonbury Zodiac Milky Way Pilgrimage

A Unique 2-Day Adventure
Walking a Sacred Path Across the Glastonbury Zodiac

Date:  Tues 24th / Weds 25th September 2019

With experienced pilgrim guide and astrologer, John Wadsworth

scallop_lamyattThis is a fossilised scallop shell from Lamyatt Beacon, the start point of the uniquely fascinating Glastonbury Zodiac Milky Way pilgrimage route. The scallop shell is the symbol of St. James, the patron saint of pilgrimage.  It is what pilgrims carry with them on the Camino de Santiago de Compostela, the famous pilgrimage route in Northern Spain to the tomb of St James.  There are thousands of fossilised scallops at Lamyatt Beacon. It is one of the mysterious synchronicities of Glastonbury’s Milky Way pilgrimage.  The route was discovered by Anthony Thorley and Celia Gunn in 2000 and they led pilgrims across its route for many years. It is 28 miles in length, and it mirrors on the earth the Milky Way in the sky and it crosses the Glastonbury Zodiac in the same way that the Milky Way reaches across the band of the ecliptic with its zodiac constellations in the heavens. The path ends at St Andrews Church, High Ham, near Langport. There are seven churches en route, which makes it, in many ways, a mirror of the Camino Frances (from the French Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela) which has seven cathedrals along the way, and the mythical route from Santiago to Rosslyn Chapel in Scotland, which is characterised by its seven planetary oracle sites.


I have been leading pre-booked groups on this route since 2013, and this is the first time, I have opened it up to individuals.  I would love you to join me on this deeply mystical adventure, which has for many been a profoundly transformational experience.

Price: £95 – £120 (depending on numbers – minimum 8, maximum 12).

This price includes taxi transport to and from the start / end point of the walk, but does not include accommodation or food.  Accommodation is being arranged in Butleigh, the village at the centre of the Glastonbury Zodiac, where we stop overnight, and will work out to be around £25-£50 per person, depending on type of room.  Lunches can be arranged for a fee, and there is a pub in Butleigh where we can have dinner together.

Please note: we walk 14 miles per day, and while most of the route is relatively flat, there are one or two quite significant climbs.  So you need to be reasonably fit in order to undertake this pilgrimage.

Please let me know if you like to join.  There is a strong possibility that this will sell out, in which case the price will be £95.

A £50 deposit secures you a place.  Please make payable to:

Kairos Education Ltd
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