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The rhythm of walking

GENRE: Centre Retreat & Poetry
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The Hurst

“I was the world in which I walked”, wrote Wallace Stevens. Many poets and writers have been keen walkers, knowing that the rhythms of travel can walk you into your best thoughts in the best order. As Rebecca Solnit said, “the rhythm of walking generates a kind of rhythm of thinking, and the passage through a landscape echoes or stimulates the passage through a series of thoughts… A new thought often seems like a feature of the landscape that was there all along, as though thinking were travelling…” Join us for a magical week of walking, natural history and writing poetry in the first Arvon Retreat of its kind in the inspirational woodlands, hills and valleys of Shropshire.

Single room price: £650

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