A project run by Matt Witt offering tree walks, tree identification workshops, Abbey walk and talks and guided tours of Glastonbury.
Walks come in various forms explained below:
Public Tree Walks
These take place in Glastonbury twice a month, see homepage for upcoming dates, these are held by donation and involve a short walk around the lanes. It’s a gentle walk with regular stops to enjoy the scenery while Matt talks about the trees and shares poetry and songs inspired by the landscapes we walk through.
Abbey Tree Tours
Matt created the Glastonbury Abbey tree guide and offers guided tours of the Abbey trees once a month during the Summer and Autumn. This walk introduces key trees in the Abbey collection and is a short walk over level ground with regular stops. It’s perfect for Abbey members and visitors who would like to learn more about the abbey trees and gain a different perspective on the grounds.
Private Tree Walks and Tours
Bookable walks for individuals, couples and groups of any size. This walk can be booked at a date and time to suit you. We’ll venture out on your own personalised tour of the Glastonbury landscape, visiting the trees, taking in some beautiful scenery and orienting ourselves to the key landmarks and attractions. Perfect for first time visitors orientating themselves in Glastonbury, or for Glastonbury veterans seeking a new activity. ***** 5 Star reviews and “Highly Receommended” on Trip Advisor – Note: You’ll get a better deal if you book directly with Matt.
Tree Identification Workshops
Workshops dedicated to learning how to identify trees. These can be booked privately or as a group. Suitable for parents and children and home schoolers. Contact Matt for further info.
Matt Witt is a Glastonbury artist and musician who spends a lot of time walking around the Avalon countryside and making art and music in response to his journeys and observations.
Originally from Salisbury, Matt has lived in Avalon for 12 years, arriving via London. His background is in the arts, his life focus is towards creativity and nature, he aims to share his passion for these things via the tree walks.
Matt is a sworn in Bard of Ynys Witrin (Glastonbury). To Matt, a Bard is one who is dedicated to creative expression and sharing knowledge and inspiration with their community through words, poetry and music.
Matt finds joy in the endless inspiration offered by nature and the transmutation of this into music, art, words. To share this with others is his dream come true.