Deep Time Walk: Geological History Tour

Come on a Deep Time Walk and time travel through the incredible geological history of the planet and life on Earth!

This conceptual 4.6 kilometre walk takes you on a journey through the Earth’s deep history from its beginnings, 4.6 billion years ago, to the present day. At a pace of 1 million years per metre, your host will guide you through the Earth’s rich history, highlighting key moments in time. Through this unique and creative walking experience, you will discover the evolution of the Earth’s landscapes and lifeforms through stories, poetry, conversation and reflection.

What to expect:

  • Learn about the Earth's history through a creative walking experience
  • Connect to a deep sense of gratitude for our planet
  • Have the chance to reflect in a safe and supportive space on humans’ impact on our fragile ecosystems

The walk takes a circular route from the Narroways Nature Reserve/The Mound in St Werburgh's over varied terrain (pavements, grassland, possibly muddy paths). Please come wearing suitable clothes and footwear.

Minimum fitness level required.

Age restrictions: 15+

Adult £35
Concession (No or Low-income / Student / Child) £10
Group Ticket £100

How to get there


  • Experience takes place outdoors
  • Parking

COVID-19 guidelines

The event is outdoors and participants can be as spaced out as they need to feel safe.

On the day

  • Meet shortly before 1:30pm at the top of the Narroways Nature Reserve on "the Mound", the bigger expanse of flat-topped land above the railway.
  • Wear good shoes for walking and bring layers for all weather. Bring snacks to keep you going! Transport:
  • By bike: hoops at The Church Climbing Centre on Mina Road
  • By car: you can park in the streets around Mina Road as it's the weekend, or there is a small car park by the Children's Scrapstore on Ashley Parade (5min walk from the Mound).

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 1 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 1 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Mathilde (She/Her)

Mathilde runs Steps in Stone and is passionate about sharing the story of the land under our feet and being outdoors with other nature-lovers.

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