Rites of Way
By Alastair Nisbet
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Experience the ancient West Dorset landscape of Kingcombe on a unique interactive journey. Arts organisation ScreenPLAY and the Dorset Wildlife Trust invite you to explore the lanes and meadows of this lost valley in a new way.
Guided by tales of people who lived and worked there, and the centuries-old folklore of the trees, their interactive journey Rites of Way, leads you on two very different routes through the reserve.
You can walk each one in under an hour, or take your time, and immerse yourself in this extraordinary place. As you walk, swipe to spin the wheel of trees and listen to Environmental Arts Therapist Ian Siddons Heginworth tell the stories of the trees you find.
Make sure the sound on your device is turned on - then just pause and play as you walk. Even in summer, Kingcombe is wet and boggy in places, so be prepared. Both routes have spectacular views where you may want to stop for a picnic or just lie back in the meadow and take it all in.
Rites of Way is also a relaxation or therapeutic tool. If we allow ourselves, we can take the tree of life stories to a much deeper level. This is a metaphysical journey as well as a physical one. We are guided by nature to our hearts, to our emotional centre while journeying around this ancient green environment.
To find out more about the project, visit www.screen-play.co.uk/kingcombe
Listen, Relax, Be.
This is such a great app and so relaxing to use, lovely to be able to engage with nature and some of the folklore surrounding it in this way - totally unique. Would highly recommend!
Very therapeutic! So relaxing and easy to use.