DFest 2018

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South Zeal

Where the main thrust of the action took place. Talks, workshops, shops and lots of interesting conversation.


Leaders: Sally Cunis and Mandy Bennett

St. Michael’s Church, with its beautiful stained-glass window of St. Michael and his sword, sits on top of the striking basalt outcrop of Brentor. It is a somewhat steep walk up the winding path to the church at the top of the tor, which provides stunning views around 360 degrees. This is an exceptional Earth Energy site to dowse, as the Michael and Mary Currents cross here; there are naturally occurring Earth Energy healing points; an Elemental Giant; a Portal; and, Energy Pentagrams. There are also both Iron Age and Medieval archaeological remains to dowse, as well as water.

Thanks to Alison Onslow for permission to use these photos.

Lydford Gorge

Leader: Stuart Dow

A breath-taking experience: the 30 metre White Lady waterfall cascades down as well as the Devils cauldron; both of which have helped to create many ancient myths. The Michael Earth Energy Current runs through the Gorge, there are two ‘Dragon’ Energy Lines which run along either side of the Gorge, and Elementals abound; there is so much to dowse for in this beautiful location.

Kes Tor

Leader: John Moss

Kes Tor is a massive granite Tor with rock basins and panoramic views in all directions. A moderate walk westward brings you to a significant Standing Stone, and Stone Rows. The Guardian of place; Earth Energy currents; stone transmission bands; remains of Bronze Age settlements, and Ancient site dowsing are all available in this wonderful corner of Dartmoor.

Belstone Tor

Leader: Angie Kibble

A two mile walk up a track of medium gradient to the side of the tor where the ‘Nine Maidens’ stones stand, along with a Neolithic cairn, and a glorious view all around. This is a magical location, with a Guardian of Place; and the full range of Earth Energies; as well as water energies. In addition there was a chance to visit the Holy Well on the Belstone Village Green with associated water dowsing of blind springs; and St. Mary’s Church nearby, which has the Energy Lines running through it and a very ancient Stone Cross, which may or may not allow you to dowse its age.

Scorhill Stone Circle and Tolmen Stone

Leader: Jo Rowe-Leete

Scorhill is arguably the most dramatic of all the Dartmoor Stone Circles. It was a moderate 15 minute walk from the car park. There are currently 23 standing stones and 11 fallen stones which form a circle 27 metres in diameter. The views West, South and North are breath taking. Dowsing could include the Guardian of place; remanence of missing stones; healing spots; blind springs with their energies; stone transmission bands; stone “cross talk”; the Mary Current, Energy spirals and much more. The Tolmen Stone, with its fascinating myths, can even be climbed through.
This is a short walk down the hill to the North Teign River. There are many hut circles forming part of an extensive Neolithic settlement in the area.


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23 & 24 June 2018

South Zeal, Devon

As the nights draw in and winter approaches, we can look back to June’s sunshine and reflect on the success of DFest, the first South West Dowsing Festival. Over 100 people attended and used the evaluation form to share how much they had enjoyed the weekend. It was a chance to dowse at some of Dartmoor’s iconic sites, to listen to engaging speakers, and to attend fascinating Dowsing Workshops.

A digital souvenir report is available HERE. We hope this report will provide you with enjoyable memories and provide inspiration for your dowsing throughout the winter months.