The next UK event is in Epping Forest near London on
The Ancestor's Trail is made up of several trails of varying lengths (from 3 to12 miles) guided by volunteers and starting at a train or tube station. Simply pick a distance that suits you best - one trail is suitable for (and regularly used by) wheelchair users. All the trails merge in time and, conveniently enough, finish at Cheshunt YHA which is right next to the train station with easy connection to central London. Hear about last year's event on this East Cast radio show.
The Ancestor's Trail is open to people of all backgrounds and age groups.
The 2017 Trail - As you walk, you'll come across
* a Barn owl (and owner)
* Tango dancing, ravens and neuroscience
* nature poetry
* songs about life (on earth)
This website allows you to book your place on the walk. There's also an evening event afterwards with entertainment. The following morning we host various science lectures - all based at Cheshunt YHA.
Although originating in the UK, trail events now also take place in Canada and Russia ( see our international page) with another to follow in the USA in 2018.