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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