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.

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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: £155 – £180 (depending on accommodation choice)
Price Breakdown:
The price including prepared lunches on both days and home-cooked evening meal on 24th September is: £130
Plus B&B Accommodation (with breakfast on morning of 25th):  £25 (if you share a double bed) / £30 (if you share a twin room) / £38 single room (only three available – first to reply will secure these) / £50 having a double room to yourself
So the total prices including will be:
- £155 (sharing a double)
- £160 (sharing a twin)
- £168 (single room)
- £180 (double room – single occupancy)
Price includes taxi transport to the start and from the end of the walk, prepared lunches on both days, home-cooked evening meal and overnight accommodation on 24th September.

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.

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

Kairos Education Ltd
s/c: 40-22-07
a/c: 91407899

Latest news…At 7pm on Monday 23rd September, the founder of the walk, Anthony Thorley, will be offering a special presentation about the pilgrimage, its discovery, its astronomical significant, and its links to the Camino de Santiago.  Exclusive for our pilgrim group. Suggested donation: £5 – £10.