Pilgrimage Retreat in Hardy´s Beloved DorsetTOMA & COE is launching a brand new tour in September 2022. Breaking with tradition, we are jumping across the English Channel. The setting for this pilgrimage retreat will be the bucolic idyll of Thomas Hardy´s beloved Dorset. See for yourself why this part of the world captivates so many people.
Building on the success of our Mindfulness Pilgrimages in Spain with Erin Fleming and responding to the whims of our pilgrims who want to continue walking ancient routes, we have designed a week of purposeful travel, walking the paths of Dorset´s dramatic landscape. Join us for an adventure into the heartlands of Dorset.
Have you always wanted to see Dorset?
Are you a fan of Thomas Hardy & Broadchurch?
Do you want to walk ancient paths through rolling green hills that culminate in a 3 day pilgrimage to a setting of incalculable beauty?
Then…this tour is for you.
Basing ourselves in a country house for the entire week, we will use a private motor coach to usher us back and forth, avoiding the tiresome practise of packing and unpacking. Walking will be combined with side visits and the venue has a wonderful space for practising meditation and yoga with Erin before dinner. We will see charming market towns and villages and will dine out in local pubs and restaurants. It will be a week of discovery in one of the most beautiful parts of England and the world. UNESCO has declared the Jurassic Coastline a World Heritage Site and one of the walks will be following the famous Coastal Path that traverses this natural wonder.
- Exclusive use of a tudor manor house as HQ for the week
- Warm up Wwlks followed by a 3-day Pilgrimage
- Visits to local villages, towns, pubs and markets
- Insight into the life and work of Thomas Hardy - one of England's greatest writers
- Catered breakfasts, lunches out in the sticks and gourmet dinners
About the tour
This tour goes straight to the heart of Dorset’s unquestionable appeal. The area abounds in history and natural beauty and we have designed this tour around our favourite walks, restaurants, pubs, villages, beaches and views. Dorset´s Jurassic Coast has gained UNESCO World Heritage Status and one of our walks will be following the world famous South Coastal Path that hugs the coastline along the dramatic cliffs that fall away into the English Channel.
There will be a focus on medatative walking with sessions from Erin both out in the fields and back our our country retreat which has a stunning ballroom perfect for Yoga. Once settled into the area and the local culture, we will begin an ancient pilgrimage that starts inland and follows a pilgrim’s path thorugh stone circles, past standing stones, along a ridgeway and out to Saint Catherine´s Chapel overlooking Chesil Beach. This destination alone is worthy of a trip.
We cannot wait to share with you the intimate and gentle secrets of this wonderful part of the world.
Manni and Erin
3450 Euros per person - 3850 single supplement 300 Euros non-refundable deposit.
What does the tour include?
Manni & Erin´s services and expertise
7 Nights Accommodation
Transportation whilst on tour
Fully catered – breakfast, lunch and dinner
Entrance fees and all our usual “extras”
Tour does not include
Airfare, airport transfers to/from the Manor House, alcohol or gratuities