This is a unique way to discover Glastonbury, guided by the trees. We explore the countryside, enjoying the scenery and beautiful spots along the way, learning how to identify the trees we meet. Matt has a keen knowledge of the trees and tree idetifcation, he has walked around this area for over 7 years and can provide some personal insights into the local landscape, the trees and people that live there. We avoid the busy tourist spots and get out into the countryside, viewing Glastonbury Tor from a number of angles and watching how it changes shape as we progress aorund the landscape. We also spend time sitting in a quiet spot with a wonderful view, to rest, listen to the sounds of nature, and enjoy a private acoustic performance of gentle folk music by Matt. An exciting opportunity to discover Avalon with a local musician, to get out into nature and meet the trees that surround Glastonbury. Let's walk to the trees.
I have been a resident of Glastonbury for 7 years and have a keen interest and knowledge of the surrounding countryside, in particular, the trees and tree identification, folklore and local traditions. I hold regular public walks throughout the year, that attract good groups of people. I am also a local Bard and I write songs and poetry dedicated to the landscape and trees, I work this creative element into the walk too. Here are some positive comments received from guests of my walks: "That was so lovely today, you're a really lovely tour guide. It felt so easy going and natural. With lots of nice stories and facts about the trees. Thank you." Kat "Thanks Matt was a really good walk and such a lovely group just what I needed" - Kate "Wonderful walk with Matt Witt, trees, songs, natures beauty, what more could you want?" - Michael
Our route is guided by the trees that live around the foot of Glastobury Tor. We will walk around the countryside observing the Tor from many different angles as it watches over us and the trees. We can go to see Gog and Magog, the famous Ancient Oaks of Avalon and we'll sit in some idylic spots with wonderful views, to listen to nature and some gentle acoustic music from Matt.
Wear suitable walking clothing and footwear. We'll meet at St John's Church in the High St and from there walk out into the countryside. If the weather is poor we might take a shorter walking route in more sheltered areas.
Tree Walks - Explore Glastonbury's Trees