We had a great walk today … spiral energy hilltops, underground buildings, horseshoe buildings, using elder for death rituals, air burial sites, energy pathways, sacred promontory, kelpies, badgers, mediaeval quay, prehistoric trade on the Wye, herbal craft using woundwort on a cut on my leg following a BIG group trial. We had to cross, or get around, a swamp of knee-high clay mud! This required good teamwork and lots of trust. Nick found us the way … it took us back up onto the near vertical side of the promontory which, after all this rain was as slippery as an ice rink as well as very overgrown. We really needed each other, we could not have done it on our own. Each of us had different skills and used them to help each other through the brambles, nettles, barbed wire, badger holes, blackthorn trees and mud-slides – talk about warriors, we were the commandos :-).

The site is sacred to badgers; they’re ancient beasts, there are some badger sets in Devon that have been continuously inhabited since the Ice Age. I don’t think our badger sets here at Eaton Camp are as old as that but ever since I first came here I’ve been twining with badger-spirit. We hope to come one evening for a badger-watch session.

We all very much enjoyed today, it reminded us of our childhood adventures :-). It is wonderful walking an ancient site …