Rising: poetry in place

Yesterday was one of those autumn days when golds, reds and greens become dazzling against a bright sky. Glencoyne Woodland was dreamy – sunlight making the canopies of ash, oak and sycamore leaves a play of translucent colour. Once again the weather forecast was spot on, and our choice of day to hang the orange… Read More

the Light Walk

Seven Trees Seven Days, embracing the Summer Solstice More than eighty miles walking The Lake District’s highest fells Camping under the sky’s short nights That’s it. We’re committed. Our bags are packed and our route is planned. Tomorrow we begin to walk from the Little Asby Hawthorn, the easternmost of the seven trees, and steadily tread… Read More

Public Walk #1: the Under Helm Sycamore

The weather was in our favour.  We set off in a light drizzle, which you might think is a bad thing, but it felt very welcome after the searing heat of the last two weeks. Clouds were teasing the tops of the fells all around us, concealing, revealing, and adding a drama to a landscape coming… Read More

Darkness Fell: Painting a tree with light

in secret untrod land of night hawthorn riding stonebone waves of an ancient sea spirits are starlight At the beginning of the project we knew that we wanted to visit the trees during all of the seasons to experience their landscape in different types of weathers. Feel what they have to endure through the annual… Read More