This walk and experience is held at the rugged and stunning venue of Cape Cornwall, where we can see Lands End, and have options of walk routes depending on the group and weather. Here we will experience the coast, the seals (hopefully), perhaps a cave, or just the open expanse of nature, all through song and sound.
Level of Walk: The walk will be 1.5 – 2 miles, depending on the group and weather, may include steep areas, or concrete paths.
Course outline and what to expect;
- – 3 hour outdoor experience with Rachel Lambert (forager) and Kelsey Michael (singer and singing tutor)
- – A guided walk with lots of stopping to sing, be sung to, taste and take in the sights and sounds
- – Introduction to wild plants, the elements and Cornish venues through stories and songs
- – An intimate solo performance by singer Kelsey Michael on cliff-top, beach or in the fields
- – Song lyrics to take away (or emailed versions)
- – Learn traditional, modern and new songs created just for this event
- – A unique way to connect to the weather, plants, wildlife, each other and the natural world
- – Songs that emerge out of the landscape and our experience in the moment
- – Pre-made wild food tasters for your sustenance and to deepen your wild experience
- – The possibility of your own input into the songs and creating new words or verses together
- – Using songs as a way to remember plants and engage with Cornwall, in a way that words alone cannot capture
- – A mindful experience which includes song, silence and laughter *
*Please note that we ask that this is a mobile/device-free environment, though there will be an allocated slot for recording and pictures.
Who is it for? Anyone who enjoys the outdoors and singing (or being sung to), suitable for children over 10 years old.
What to wear: Please check the weather forecast on the day and be aware it can be cooler by the coast. Layers of clothing are advisable. Footwear suitable for the walk outlined (above) and that you are confident walking in.
Meet: National Trust Cape Cornwall Car Park, Cape Cornwall, St Just, West Cornwall, TR19 7NN
Transport and Parking: There is a pay and display car park, which is free to National Trust members. The road and car park is right next to the sea. Do let me know if you need or can offer a lift. Lifts available from Penzance. Buses from Penzance (then a 20 minute walk from St Just) and from St Ives, depending on the season, please check bus timetables.
What to Bring: Weather appropriate clothing, layers can be helpful. Bottle of water or drink, snacks (optional), any personal medication needed, sun lotion, camera, notebook and pen. Please note that mobile phones/devices are asked to be turned off for this event, with the exception of an allocated time for recording.
Min/Max numbers: 5-15 adults. You are welcome to come alone or with others.