2017 WALKING TOURS WITH DAVID WHYTE

I have been leading poetry and walking pilgrimages to these three extraordinary places - The West of Ireland, Tuscany and the English Lakes for many years now and every now and again it does cross my mind to take people to other places, to make a change. The experience however, as my understanding and knowledge deepen over the years, is that I am actually going to a different place each time. My understanding of Ireland; the local mythic and physical geography of The Burrren is radically different, broader and deeper than it was even a few years ago. Tuscany, the Italian language and the relationship to food and place is a door opening inch by inch each time I visit, and though I have known Cumbria and the English Lakes and the poetry of Wordsworth since a child, it is to a different world that I go now than when I walked and climbed when I was a boy. I look forward to your company on these inner and outer pilgrimages in the coming year.
— David Whyte
Poetry, Myth & Music for the Soul A week in the West of Ireland June 10 - 17, 2017

Poetry, Myth & Music for the Soul
The West of Ireland

June 10 - 17, 2017

Join David and 35 eclectic travelers for a celebration of Ireland's celtic culture, both traditional and emerging, set on Galway Bay in County Clare; an unforgettable pilgrimage over ancient limestone and windblown shores, gathering at places of special inherited significance in both Irish history and the Irish religious imagination. Wind and tide permitting, we may visit the Aran Islands and bicycle to Dun Aengus at the very edge of the ancient Irish world.

Compass Points: Setting Direction for a Future Life A week in the English Lake District June 30 - July 7, 2017

Compass Points:
Setting Direction for a Future Life
The English Lake District

June 30 - July 7, 2017

Take time to understand the next necessary steps of your life more closely, and to hike the beauty of the English Lake District, where Wordsworth, Coleridge and many others found inspiration among mountain, valleys spectacular lakes, stone walls and hedgerows. Our accommodations are both near a lively village (the site of David’s very favorite brewery) and next to Coniston Lake.

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Harvest & Pilgrimage
The Tuscan Hills

September 5 - 12, 2017

From the first evening standing on the threshold of an ancient Etruscan tomb with the light slanting across the stone, imagining centuries of mothers, fathers and children making their lives amongst the olive groves, to the closing night’s celebration under the stars, the week in Italy is a moveable feast both literally and imaginatively; a true celebration of the senses; a shaping of the mind and the body through walking, seeing, listening and tasting.