About the Walk
On September 28th, the iconic 300-year-old Sycamore Gap Tree that stands next to Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, England was deliberately cut down in an act of terrible vandalism.
On October 28th, the one-month mark of this senseless act, please join our community in taking a walk in your local area, to reflect on this tragic loss. As we walk, we’ll send hopeful energy to the tree’s stump, willing it to regrow. We’ll also appreciate the beauty of the trees around us, honoring their resilience.
The core goal of this walk is to send healing energy to the Sycamore Gap tree. There is a chance the tree could regrow shoots and while it would take 150-200 years to reach it’s full size, there would still be life in it.
Healing requires taking action. It is not a passive event.
– Caroline Myss
How It Works
The Walk for the Tree at Sycamore Gap is simple:
- On October 28th, 2003, take a walk among the trees in your local area, honoring nature wherever you are
- Spend time on your walk sending healing thoughts & energy to the tree at Sycamore Gap so that it may grow again
- Share your reflections on social or in our Facebook group
When you join the walk, we’ll send you a reminder, an invitation to our Facebook group so you can connect & share and some information to help you know the Sycamore Gap tree better. By committing to this walk, you’ll help rebuild connections between people and nature.
No – you can take this walk wherever you are on October 28, 2023. The goal is to send as much healing energy as we collectively can on this day.
No way! The challenge is absolutely free.
Sharing your photos and thoughts in our Facebook group is a great way to connect with other walkers. You get free access to the group when you join. You can also use the hashtag #aWalkFortheTreeAtSycamoreGap on social media if you want to share them in a more public manner.
You’ll get access to our Facebook group, an email reminder closer to the event and journal pages if you would like to reflect upon your experience of this walk.