The Warriors Call FREE Event: Saturday 15th October 10am – 2pm

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Summary of key details

  • Timings: 10am to around 1.30/ 2pm
  • Meeting location: Anglezarke Viewpoint (full directions are below), 15 minutes from Chorley, Lancashire
  • Changes: Please check this page on the day if the weather is very bad – such as storms and heavy rain – as we may change the arrangements

 

Overview

Groups across the world are gathering on this day to join in solidarity against Fracking. In response to this, The Nos Coryn Seed Group and The Way of the Buzzard are holding a special ceremony in the morning up on Anglezarke Moor, 15 minutes from Chorley in Lancashire, which is FREE for anyone to attend and everyone is welcome to join us.

Across the world, fracking and other forms of extreme fossil fuel extraction are doing damage to Earth, Water, and Sky. Everywhere, the people are making their voices heard, crying out in sorrow and speaking up in resistance. This voice is being heard, loud and clear.

On this day it’s our chance to respond.

Come and take part in The Warrior’s Call’s fifth Word Wide Ritual and send your own Voices on the Wind as blessing and healing for the Land.

 

Meeting point and meeting time

Please arrive at the view point over the quarries in Anglezarke at 10am, which is 20 minutes from Junction 6 or 8 of the M61. Allow plenty of time to find us here, as we will be leaving at 10.15am together to walk up to the ritual site on the moors, and if you are late its unlikely you will be able to find us.

Full directions are provided at the bottom of this page.

 

What will happen

We will walk together from the cars up to the Cairn, which is around a 25 minute walk uphill and then on the moor. Moorland walking can be boggy, and rough, so come prepared with walking boots or wellies, and a walking pole if you have one, as well as your warm clothes and waterproofs. There are also three stiles to climb over on our way.

We will spend around 2 hours up on the moor in ceremony and sharing food afterwards, before heading back together. As part of the ritual we will be using sound to send healing, so bring your drum or rattle, or anything else you are drawn to bring. Also, we will be sending blessings in the air through natural materials, so bring along any feathers you have, or other natural materials (but not seeds).

If the weather is very bad we may modify this, so please check this event post, or our website if you are in any doubt as to whether we might be running this ceremony, or weather the details might change.

No experience of this kind of practice is necessary – just come with an open mind!

 

What to bring

  • A packed lunch/ or food to share
  • A waterproof blanket to sit on
  • Your drum or rattle or something to make a sound with
  • Any natural materials you would like to throw into the air, like feathers
  • Your walking boots or wellies
  • A walking pole if you have one
  • A rucksack to carry your things in – moorland walking is much easier if you are carrying your things on your back
  • Warm clothes
  • Waterproofs

 

Directions to Anglezarke View Point

Here is our meeting point location on Google Maps. Full written directions are below. We really encourage you to bring these with you so you can refer to them on your way. Do not rely solely on Sat Nav as it can be unreliable in this area.

Our ceremony at Grain Pole Cairn (here 53.657759, -2.56957) will be taking place about 25 minutes walk from our meeting point,

From Manchester:

  • Join the M61 from the M60 and head towards Preston.
  • Travel along M61 for around 10 minutes and exit at Junction 6 of he M61 signposted Chorley/ Horwich A6027
  • At the round about immediately off Junction 6 take the first exit, signposted Chorley A6027 (A6)
  • After about 50 yards you come to a second roundabout. Turn right here, which is the second exit, signposted Chorley A6 / Blackrod/ Blackrod Industrial Estate.
  • After half a mile you come to a set of traffic lights. Move into the right hand lane and go straight on
  • After another 1 mile you come to a second set of traffic lights. Go straight on here towards Chorley
  • After another 1 mile you pass a pub called the Cherry Tree on your left hand side. Go straight on and you enter a built up area. This is Adlington.
  • Pass the Gulf petrol station on the left, go straight over the mini roundabout and keep on the right hand side of the road, and at the next mini roundabout which is just a few yards further up, with the Post Office on the corner, turn right.
  • Go up the hill (Railway Road) and over the railway bridge. Keep on travelling up the hill for about half a mile and you come to a set of traffic lights on a crossroads. The Elephant and Castle pub is in front of you. Go straight over and up the hill (this is Babylon Lane) for about half a mile. You start to come out of the built up area and into the countryside.
  • At the end of the road you come to a junction. The bay horse pub is on your left. The postcode for this pub us PR6 9ER so if you wanted to use Sat Nav to get you to this point this is the postcode you can use
  • Turn right out of this junction and drive over the motorway bridge
  • Turn immediately left after the motorway bridge, onto Nickleton Brow, signposted ‘The Yew Tree’
  • Drive down this road for about 5 minutes and eventually you will get to our meeting point ‘The Anglezarke Viewpoint’. On your way you will pass the Yew Tree Pub on your right, and then drive between two reservoirs, go round a sharp left bend in the road, and then after driving through some trees go round a sharp right bend and up a steep hill, coming out of the wooded area. The road levels out and you will see a parking area on your left hand side overlooking a beautiful view. This is where we will be meeting and you can park your car here.

From Preston:

  • Take the M61 motorway towards Manchester
  • Exit at Junction 8 signposted Chorley A6
  • Keep in the right hand lane and turn right on the roundabout to Chorley, signposted Chorley A674 (A6)
  • Follow the dual carriage way right through Chorley. You will go over about eight roundabouts, and on your way pass a Texaco garage, Halfords, MacDonalds and Chorley train station, all on your left hand side.
  • After you pass the train station, you will go over another roundabout, and then you will see Morrisons in front of you. At this roundabout you take the first exit, as if you are heading into Morrisons. Before you turn into Morrisons there is a road which goes straight ahead (Brooke Street). It has two signposts on it saying “weight limit”. Take this road. The Potters Arms pub will be on your right hand side.
  • After about ½ a mile you will come to the end of this road, where there is a mini-roundabout. Chorley Cake Centre will be right in front of you. Turn right at this mini roundabout onto Cowling Brow.
  • Follow the road for around 2 miles. It will take you out of Chorley and into the countryside. As you travel along it you will come to another mini roundabout where you take the left hand exit signposted Rivington. You will go past the Spinners pub on your left hand side, and then the Black Horse pub. Continue straight on, up the winding hill. Continue on for about another mile and you will see the Bay Horse Pub on the right hand side. The postcode for this pub us PR6 9ER so if you wanted to use Sat Nav to get you to this point this is the postcode you can use
  • Continue straight on – the road will bend to the left and go over the motorway bridge
  • Turn immediately left after the motorway bridge, onto Nickleton Brow, signposted ‘The Yew Tree’
  • Drive down this road for about 5 minutes and eventually you will get to our meeting point ‘The Anglezarke Viewpoint’. On your way you will pass the Yew Tree Pub on your right, and then drive between two reservoirs, go round a sharp left bend in the road, and then after driving through some trees go round a sharp right bend and up a steep hill, coming out of the wooded area. The road levels out and you will see a parking area on your left hand side overlooking a beautiful view. This is where we will be meeting and you can park your car here.

 

Directions from South M6

  • Come off motorway M6 at junction 27 onto the A5209, signposted Standish and Chorley
  • Follow signs to Chorley and Standish. Go past a Shell garage on your right. Follow this road for a mile and you will come to Standish. You will come to a set of traffic lights with an Aldi on your left and Subway on your right. Go straight on at these traffic lights.
  • Carry on this road for another mile. You will quickly come out into the countryside and the road will wind around. You will come to a bridge with traffic lights controlling single file traffic underneath the bridge. Go under this bridge. You will come to another built up are with a mini roundabout which is opposite a housing estate called Worthington Park. Go left here at the mini round-a-bout and back out into the countryside again.
  • Follow this road for 3 miles. You will come to a T-junction with traffic lights. Turn right at this junction, signposted ‘M61 south’. You will see Fredricks Ice Cream parlor immediately on your left as you turn at this junction.
  • After a few hundred yards the road forks at the next traffic lights. Take the left hand fork. You will drive through a built up area which is called Adlington. Go over the mini roundabout with the White Horse pub on your right hand side. Then over the next mini round about with the Cardwell Arms on your left.
  • After about a mile you will come to a cross roads with traffic lights. Tesco Extra is on you right. Turn left at these traffic lights. Follow this road, which is called Babylon Lane uphill for a half a mile. The Bay Horse pub is on your left at the top of this road. The postcode for this pub us PR6 9ER so if you wanted to use Sat Nav to get you to this point this is the postcode you can use
  • Turn right out of this junction and drive over the motorway bridge
  • Turn immediately left after the motorway bridge, onto Nickleton Brow, signposted ‘The Yew Tree’
  • Drive down this road for about 5 minutes and eventually you will get to our meeting point ‘The Anglezarke Viewpoint’. On your way you will pass the Yew Tree Pub on your right, and then drive between two reservoirs, go round a sharp left bend in the road, and then after driving through some trees go round a sharp right bend and up a steep hill, coming out of the wooded area. The road levels out and you will see a parking area on your left hand side overlooking a beautiful view. This is where we will be meeting and you can park your car here.