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Walk the Story of the Universe

July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - July 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Walk the Story of the Universe combines an introduction to the scientific story of the Universe with an enjoyable weekend of gentle walking and fine food. Tracing events from the Big Bang to the present day, the walk is scaled over 13.8 km with each metre equivalent to a million years in time.

On Saturday we learn about the Big Bang and walk the story of stars, galaxies and the elements. On Sunday we walk the Earth story, exploring the formation of the solar system, the evolution of single-celled and then multicellular life in the oceans, the movement onto land, and the emergence of reptiles, dinosaurs, mammals and eventually ourselves.

The idea is to learn about the story, get a sense of our place within it, and to have lots of fun while we’re at it.

This is the view from our campsite. Alfred’s Tower, which marks the end of the walk, is in the distance – over 5 billion years away!


July 27, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
July 29, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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Walk the Story of the Universe
07522 510524


Resevoir field
Dropping Lane Road
Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NG United Kingdom
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07522 510524

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