‘Stilled legendary depth:
It was as deep as England’
Fell Foot Wood lies next to Windermere: the largest natural lake in England. In ancient British mythology, lakes are associated with the Otherworld, Annwn, ‘the deep’. Giants, monsters, water deities, and otherworldly treasures emerge from and return to their depths. Windermere has its own legends: the Claife Crier, Bownessie, and a ghostly white horse. Through a combination of meditation and creative writing we will explore the depths of Windermere, see what emerges and discuss how our insights can help us face today’s challenges.
Lorna Smithers is an awenydd, polytheist, poet, and author.
Her work focuses on recovering lost stories from the land and forgotten myths, and exploring how they relate to our current crises.
She is the author of Enchanting the Shadowlands and The Broken Cauldron, and the editor of A Beautiful Resistance: The Fire is Here.
She blogs at ‘Signposts in the Mist’ - https://lornasmithers.wordpress.com/