Walk 51 – Walk In The Footsteps Of The Poet
DATE: Sunday 8 October
START LOCATION: Bedales School Car Park, Steep
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DISTANCE: 4.5-5 miles
DURATION: 2.5 hours
A walk in the footsteps of famous local resident and war poet, Edward Thomas, led by Nick Denton of The Edward Thomas Fellowship. The route will visit local landmarks that both inspired and commemorate Thomas’ work. This will include The Bee House on Cockshott Lane, where Thomas had his study and did most of his writing between 1909 and 1916. Along the way, Nick and others will share readings of selected poetry and prose.
This walk is part of an Edward Thomas weekend of talks and visits. Read more about this here.
Nick Denton is a member of the Edward Thomas Fellowship and author of the Edward Thomas Poetry Places website. He has been an enthusiast for Edward Thomas for much of his life. Living with his family in Petersfield, Hampshire for over twenty five year, he has got to know the countryside where Thomas and his family lived and walked. Since his retirement he has been trying to identify locations of those ET poems that have not been identified so far, walking in his footsteps all over the South Country and Wales. He posts regularly on Instagram at #edwardthomaspoetryplaces.