Our filming day at Schumacher College in Devon started very unpromisingly with torrential rain.

The plan, now under threat, was to film from a drone as part of our coverage of Dr Stephan Harding’s unique Deep Time Walk. Stephan wants to help us “fall in love with Gaia, our living planet”, and has developed an ingenious way for us to physically feel our way into her extraordinary life story.

Fortunately, just in time, Gaia decided to take a kind view of our efforts, the rain cleared, and everything came together. Particularly, as you’ll see, with the extraordinarily powerful – and surprising – final step of the journey:

There is a way to experience the walk yourself – using an app developed with Dr.Stephan Harding. It enables anyone to participate in a 4.6km Deep Time Walk anywhere in the world with your smartphone.. You can find out more at deeptimewalk.org and on their Facebook page www.facebook.com/deeptimewalk.

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