Time & Location
15 Jan 2022, 09:00 – 21:05 GMT
Greater London, Black's Rd, Hammersmith, London W6, UK
About the Event
Glastonbury is probably the most magical place in England. Land of Druids, Witches and King Arthur.
Hiking around these hills and visiting some enchanting places will leave you feeling like you entered a world of fantasy.
On this hike, we will start by visiting Gog and Magog. Known as the ‘Oaks of Avalon’, the two trees are said to be a traditional point of entry onto the island.
The oak trees gained their names from a legendary race of giants who, save for Gog and Magog were slaughtered by Brutus and his Trojan army.
Gog and Magog were marched to London where they were held chained to the city palace, now the site of the London Guildhall.
Sadly, Gog is now dead but his remains are still there. Magog is also close to the end of her life. but to make a visit to these trees is to make a pilgrimage into the past.
From there we follow to Glastonbury Tor. This iconic hill has been a spiritual magnet for centuries, for both Pagans and Christians. Tales have grown out of history, becoming blended and embellished leaving the truth, whatever it was, literally lost in the mists of Avalon.
Down from the Tor, we visit the White Springs, which have healing powers and onto Glastonbury town, to the beautiful Abbey and King Arthur's Tomb.
The Abbey dates c. 700 - 1066 and what we have are well-maintained remainders of the original Saxon church. Within it lays Arthur's Tomb.
Please note that to enter the Abbey you will have to pay £11 which is not included in our fees. This is an optional part of the trip and you may choose to explore more of the town or settle down for a pint in one of the ancient pubs.
HIKE TECHNICAL NOTES
Distance: 11 km
Elevation: 200 metres
Round travel by private minibus
Driver and guide
A fun day out with good people
WHAT TO BRING
Hiking shoes or strong trainers
Packed lunch and snacks
Plenty of water
London W6 9EU
1 - It is your responsibility to ensure you check messages on this event and private messages sent to you before the trip starts and up to the morning of the trip.
On occasions, meeting location, time and other details might have to be changed and the event could also be cancelled last minute in case of extreme weather or other unexpected events.
2 - As with any road trip, there is a chance of heavy traffic, accidents and break-downs which could force us to skip parts of the trip, or stop it completely. We will do our best to make your day better, and of course to avoid any of these, but we expect your understanding on these occasions.
- Ticket type
+£1.20 service fee+£1.20 service fee