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Silent Hike – Pilgrimage

British Pilgrimage trust walk on south downs:

Set up in 2014 with the aim of bringing back spiritual journeys to Britain almost 500 years after Henry VIII banned them during the reformation

From Guardian article:

chance for quiet contemplation 

Asked to think of an intention or subject we wanted time to consider and pick up an object to carry with us to remind us of it along the way.

The journalist/writer began to “notice sounds more than ever – the birds singing, the wind rustling the leaves, the popping sound walking boots make on stones. Even in silence there was still a rich soundtrack”.