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Silent Canal Walk - Tottenham Lock to Bethnal Green

The second London Drift event begins at 1pm at Tottenham Lock, (nearest tube is Tottenham Hale), and ends at Inspirit studios in Bethnal Green where there will be food and, (optional), information about our Autumn Walking in Spirit retreat in Somiedo, Asturias Spain.

We will set off at 13.15pm. The idea is to meet in silence, walking silence and not break the silence until the talking stick share on arrival at Inspirit Studios in Bethnal Green.

A donation towards the price of the food will be asked for if you want to eat.

So this will be similar to the silent walking and journeying we do in the mountains and forests of Asturias, somehow squeezed into a single day of magically subversive “not-doing” ... London style. We will be drifting together in a very relaxed manner and travelling at an inappropriately slow pace… tuning in to whatever we are intuitively drawn to.

There will be a talking stick share, (for those who want to say something about it), to break the silence when we reach Bethnal Green, then food and social.

. Bring along any food you want to eat along the way, light back-pack, (it's best not to walk with anything in your hands), light waterproofs in case of rain and comfortable shoes.

. Leave behind preconceptions and everyday concerns.


www.walkinginspirit.co.uk

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Are you planning another walk?

    July 15, 2013

    • Frankie S.

      Hi Aliya. Yes, looking at August 18th and working on the route. Hope all is well with you. F

      July 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Frankie, Laura and everyone else I met last time, sorry to cancel in the last hour but I won't make it after all tomorrow. Have another beautiful day out.

    July 13, 2013

    • Frankie S.

      Thanks for letting us know Allya.

      July 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Frankie and the others that were here today. Apologies to have left but i didn realised that was a very slow walk. Concept is nice but I subscribe the wrong group. .. Sorry...

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Frankie S.

      Not a problem Nath... have in-boxed you.

      July 15, 2013

  • Peter

    Good walk. Good pace and good company. Thanks for the food at the end.

    1 · July 14, 2013

    • Frankie S.

      You are very welcome and thank you Peter.

      July 15, 2013

  • Frankie S.

    Thanks for an awesome, (and challenging), walk yesterday! Sorry that some were unable to find us. We stayed at Tottenham Lock until 1.15 then headed off as planned. I hope everyone had a good day whatever you ended up doing.
    F.

    July 15, 2013

  • Peter

    Great experience

    1 · July 15, 2013

  • Peter

    Is smoking allowed during the walk?

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry for the late cancellation but I really feel it is going to be too hot for a (slow) walk. Hopefully see you next time.

    July 13, 2013

  • Frankie S.

    One more thing.
    Please keep phones switched off and someone will take pictures and make them available to you... so you don't have to.
    F

    July 13, 2013

  • ana m.

    a stroll familiar to me , in the far past

    1 · July 11, 2013

  • Frankie S.

    Our two June silent walking retreats in Somiedo were amazing and we have another coming up September 22nd-28th. Please check out the pictures on our FB wall and message us with any questions you might have about it.

    Photos of WIS 1 June 9th-15th 2013
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.340771682717740.1073741828.177477085713868&type=3

    Photos of WIS 2 June 16th-22nd 2013https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.345300428931532.1073741829.177477085713868&type=3

    There are only 7 places in total and we already have some confirmations so if you want to take advantage of this stress destroying opportunity... do contact us asap!
    Frankie

    July 4, 2013

  • Frankie S.

    Hi all. We are aware that the meeting place, (being on Ferry Lane), can be quite a noisy spot but... that will just make the transition to the peace of the canal all the more noticeable.
    Looking forward to drifting with you on the 14th.
    Message me with any questions.
    Frankie

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi I'm bit unclear about the meeting point - is it a car park or is there an entrance there ? - the map shows it as half way in Watermead but couldn't see any defining point. thanks.

    1 · June 2, 2013

    • Frankie S.

      Hi Ush. Will send more detailed info about meeting point nearer the time.

      June 2, 2013

    • Frankie S.

      The meeting point will be Tottenham Lock on Ferry lane. The meeting time is now from 12.45 with a view to head off at 13.15pm. F.

      July 1, 2013

  • Martin G.

    The last walk was excellent and presented a new perspective on many places in London, such as St Pauls, Brick Lane and Ye Old Cheshire Cheese. I reckon this one will provide a new perspective on canals! :)

    June 3, 2013

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