In 2014, I walked the Sefton Coastal Path in Merseyside, generating new, collaborative poems as part of Ghosts of the Restless Shore.
In 2015, I walked (twice) Bede's Way, from St. Peter's, Sunderland, to St. Paul's, Jarrow, and back. Stringing Bedes: a Poetry and Print Pilgrimage linked the twinned monasteries that the Venerable Bede made famous, and led to an exhibition of new artworks, including my poems.
Marratide: a Pilgrimage through William Martin's Northumbria - Saturday 23rd June, 2018
This walk will once again retrace the footsteps of the late County Durham-born poet, William Martin, from his one-time home in Silksworth, Sunderland, to Durham Cathedral. Traditionally, Bill and his friends, family and other writers would walk at the summer solstice, arriving at Saint Cuthbert's tomb on the longest day to pay respects to the people, heritage and history of the landscapes they traversed. I will recreate the walk on the 23rd June this year. You are welcome to join me.