A pilgrimage for nature 


The Ancestor’s Trail is a walking event, based on Richard Dawkins’ book ‘The Ancestor’s Tale’ focusing upon our belonging in nature and biodiversity loss. 



A new version of Richard Dawkins' and Dr Yan Wong's book The Ancestor's Tale, is now available. The book,on which our trail is based, takes us on a journey back through time meeting up with our increasingly distant common ancestors.


The One Zoom allows you to explore the tree of life in a completely new way: like a map, everything is on one page, all you have to do is zoom in and out.


'Congratulations on this great thing you've created'

Tim Minchin


'A biological pilgrimage in Epping. Quite interesting!'

Stephen Fry

© 2018 Ancestor's Trail

Background photograph by Martin Morris