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The Ancestor’s Trail is an annual event combining walking, science and art. Based on Richard Dawkins’ book ‘The Ancestor’s Tale’, the Trail guides its walkers along a time line from the present day back 3.8 billion years to the origins of life.

The Trail drapes Darwin’s Tree of Life over the landscape, lining up its branches with footpaths. On the day of the event the branch tips are populated with groups of walkers who, with a little pre-planned choreography, rendezvous with the Human line of evolution at specific times. In this way our ever-increasing band of pilgrims arrives together at the Dawn of Life.

This ‘biological pilgrimage’ celebrates our shared origins with all life on Earth. Given the current human-induced biodiversity crisis and the fact that evolution is one big biodiversity machine, we raise funds for nature conservation charities.

The walk itself open to all and FREE.

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  • July 30 · 9:15 AM

    Ancestor's Trail 2016

    12 Pilgrims

    Please register on our trail website so that we can keep you informed and send you further details about each trail. The Ancestor's Trail is an annual biological... Learn more
  • Aug 15, 2015 · 9:45 AM

    Ancestor's Trail 2015

    120 Pilgrims | 5.00

    Please register on our trail website so that we can keep you informed and send you further details about each trail. The Ancestor's Trail is an annual biological... Learn more
  • Aug 30, 2014 · 9:45 AM

    Ancestor's Trail walk

    105 Pilgrims | 5.00 | 19 Photos

    The Ancestor's Trail is an annual biological pilgrimage combining walking, evolution and art. Based on Richard Dawkin's book 'The Ancestor's Tale', the Trail guides its... Learn more
  • Aug 16, 2014 · 10:00 AM

    AT Rehearsal

    12 Pilgrims | 5.00

    I'll put more precise times up later but take these as a guide. Before then we’ll look at transport times and will encourage people to arrive at their starting points 15... Learn more
  • May 31, 2014 · 11:00 AM

    Walking a few routes at the start of the AT walk

    12 Pilgrims

    Looking forward to seeing the Marshals for today’s trails. We are going to be doing 3 trails, so please choose the starting point you would like to do on the day of the... Learn more

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