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Deep Time Walk
Deep Time Walk

Fri, 11 Aug


Song School, St Mary’s Cathedral

Deep Time Walk

A transformative walking experience connecting deep time, the climate emergency and the more-than-human world. With Robert Woodford.

Time & Location

11 Aug 2023, 10:00 – 13:45

Song School, St Mary’s Cathedral, Palmerston Pl, Edinburgh EH12 5AW, UK



Starting at the St Mary’s Episcopal Cathedral Song School, surrounded by Phoebe Anna Traquair’s murals illustrating the Benedicite Omnia Opera, this circular walk, led by Robert Woodford, former chorister at the Cathedral and co-founder and Executive Director of Deep Time Walk, offers a transformative journey through 4.6bn years of Earth history via a 4.6km guided walk. This is an invitation to view the world differently, encouraging positive action and advocacy for a regenerative Earth.

With each step = 500,000 years, 1 metre = 1 million years, this “head-body-heart” experience combines science, body movement and the sensations of connection with the richness of our ancestral heritage. Numerous exercises and questions will punctuate the walk and stimulate exchanges within the group of participants. By the end, you’ll feel the immensity of linear time – the time it took for life to evolve and perceive the interconnectedness of all life on Earth. It’s a time-space that links the great history of life with the current challenges facing our society, and inspires us to take action for the transition. Based on the work of Deep Ecology, this nature walk is an opportunity to learn, recharge and reconnect.

Find out more about Robert’s work with Deep Time Walk here.


Free, but a recommended minimum donation of £3.50 to cover running costs is encouraged. If you can afford to pay more, please do. Booking via Eventbrite.

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