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THE SKELLIG ISLES

Sunday 7th April 2024
David Gleed

The Skellig Isles lie eight miles off the coast of County Kerry, Ireland. For years, Skellig Michael, the larger of the two adjacent islands, was home to perhaps the most isolated Christian community the world has ever known... Journeying has travelled to Skellig Michael on several occasions. We re-discovered this poem a while ago written following our visit in 2004. SKELLIG MICHAEL Mysterious Skellig, awesome rock, Atlantic force for thy embrace - Today to me your strength unlock To share with saints of old, your face. Great Skellig! O wondrous Skellig, living rock Adorned with flowers of vibrant hue, Where sea birds for their nesting flock And God still speaks - with words anew. Great Skellig! (Jennifer Smith. May 2004) Image: The Skellig Isles with Skellig Michael on the right.

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Castle Combe and the Wiltshire Cotswolds Day Walk - Saturday 16th March.

Sunday 24th March 2024
David Heathcote

Our first day walk of the year was in Wiltshire on the edge of the Cotswolds. A lovely sunny start to the day had turned cloudy as ten people and two dogs set off from the village of Yatton Keynell. The chosen route had taken the time of year into account, but as we turned off the road onto the first field path it became clear that prolonged periods of rain had resulted in some muddy ground. Surface conditions improved as we picked up what seemed an ancient trackway following the parish boundary. Our proximity to the Castle Combe Race Circuit was evident as the sounds of nature struggled to make themselves heard over roaring engines. A stretch of road…

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Journeying Poetry Competition 2023 Winner Announced

Monday 18th December 2023

The Judges are pleased to announce, Wendy Stickley with her poem, Jill is the winner of Journeying's third annual poetry competition. Jill She hugged trees, did my whacky friend, she talked to bees and flowers ... and trees. She was the first 'friend of the earth' I knew. She grew her veg organically, did nothing much mechanically, but everything with love. Summer evenings she would walk up on the downs, with child and kittens in a pram, six goats, bells tinkling, and a dog following like lambs, through harebells sprinkled at her feet, sweet scent of honeysuckle in the air. Yes, there was love, and love to spare. She had capacity, audacity, to love all things; to rise above sorrows as if on wings. She baked bread without bitterness, used heart not head to listen;…

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Advent in the Valley - Tintern Abbey Day Way

Tuesday 5th December 2023
David Gleed

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas... As the season changes from autumn to winter here in the UK, a group of twelve pilgrims walked the Wye Valley on the eve of Advent, beginning and ending at magnificent Tintern Abbey. A frosty day, we made our way across the old Wire bridge and up through woodland to the Devils Pulpit, with views back to the abbey - although by now we were 'in the clouds and the view today was lost in the mist. Along parts of Offa's Dyke and through fields, our journey now took us to the pretty village of Brockweir, with its picturesque, whitewashed Moravian chapel on the banks of the Wye. Seated inside with the…

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October 2023 Newsletter

Thursday 19th October 2023
Jane Moffett

Our Newsletter is packed full of latest news and interesting articles. You can download our latest edition by clicking here. If you would like to receive the latest edition direct to your email inbox you can sign up to join our mailing list here. We won't send on your email address to anyone else.

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Frome Valley Walk

Saturday 30th September 2023
Sue Peachey

On Saturday 30th September a group of eight people and two dogs met on Frenchay Common in Bristol and enjoyed a leisurely 5 mile walk along the River Frome. Although it was a little muddy underfoot the rain held off and the sun even put in an appearance now and again! It was interesting to walk through what had once been quiet, rural areas, but which were now dominated by the roar of traffic from a ring road and motorway above our heads. Much of the walk was, however, peaceful, with the sounds of the river accompanying us along the Way. We stopped for lunch near a local football pitch and a couple of our number had the chance of…

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Journeying Poetry Competition 2023

Thursday 14th September 2023
David Gleed

Welcome to the third annual Journeying Poetry Competition This year's theme Poems of any length are invited and should follow a theme of Soul Friends. Getting your entry in Entries should be emailed to info@journeying.co.uk and arrive no later than midnight (GMT) on Saturday 21st October 2023. The winning entry will be announced on the 15th December 2023. Just one entry per person. There is no charge. Keep it original Entries must be original and not previously published elsewhere. All entries will be judged anonymously. Copyright remains with the author. The prize The winning poet will receive a first-place competition certificate signed by the judges and a ten percent discount on any one of next year's holidays from Journeying. The winning poem will be published on the…

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Stourhead Day Walk

Friday 8th September 2023
Sue Peachey

On Saturday 2nd September 2023 a group of 6 people and 2 dogs enjoyed a pleasant stroll around the Stourhead Estate in Wiltshire, which is on the western edge of Cranborne Chase, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We started at Alfred's Tower and then descended through woodland. As there was mist in the valley the view was not as good as it could have been, but this did not spoil our enjoyment of being surrounded by nature at its finest. On reaching Stourton village we enjoyed our lunch in the pub courtyard, along with many other people who seemed to have appeared out of nowhere! We then made our way up past Stourton House, which is now owned by the…

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Latest Newsletter

Friday 1st September 2023
Jane Moffet

Our Newsletter is packed full of latest news and interesting articles. You can download our latest edition by clicking here. If you would like to receive the latest edition direct to your email inbox you can sign up to join our mailing list here. We won't send on your email address to anyone else.

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Tenby, 13th-20th May

Monday 22nd May 2023
Sue Peachey

On Saturday 13th May a group of six guests and two leaders gathered in Tenby for a wonderful week exploring the Pembrokeshire countryside. We were self-catering and everyone did their bit to share the load and, of course, got to know one another in the process. Our first evening ended with worship on the beach. The following morning some of us attended St Mary's Church in Tenby, then later did a short coastal walk to Penally, birthplace of St Teilo, who was a friend and possible cousin of St David. On Monday we took the boat to Caldey Island and were met there by Father Gildas, a friend of Journeying, who made us very welcome and told us all about the…

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