Slimbridge Dowsing Group

SLIMBRIDGE DOWSING GROUP - a forum for dowsers throughout Gloucestershire

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honours the servant and has forgotten the gift.” Albert Einstein. 1879-1955

The Slimbridge Dowsing Group

in Gloucestershire was formed by Peter Golding in 2003 in response to requests following a talk given to the Local History Society on the discovery, by dowsing, of an ancient labyrinth in the village. The formal Inaugural Meeting was held on 23 November 2006.

Slimbridge dowsers

Join us and discover:

The ancient skill of Water Divining; how to locate unseen underground archaeological features; how to diagnose and relieve health problems in people and animals.

We welcome enthusiasts and beginners from throughout the county and beyond at our fortnightly practical sessions.

Learning to Dowse
Almost anyone and everyone can dowse. We offer training and coaching after our Saturday meetings, or come along on the field trips and have fun learning on the job.


Regular meetings
We meet on the second Saturday morning of the month.

We take a pride in the quality of our speakers at our meetings, who cover a variety of subjects including history, archaeology, leys and energy lines, health, water divining - you name it.

A few of our members are also available to give talks to other groups on occasions. Please enquire.

The Whitminster Village Hall, School Lane, Whitminster, GL2 7NT. Unfortunately, no dogs are allowed in the hall.

Times, events and subscriptions
Second Saturday of the month: 9:45am for 10:30am.
Please check our events by selecting 'Events' from the menu. Note, some Saturdays we go on field trips.

And if you fancy lunch afterwards to continue the conversations, then please join us across the road in The Old Forge Pub where many of us gather.

Members £3; Non-members £5.
50p donation for tea or coffee and biscuits please


Special Interest Groups
In addition to our usual meetings, we have two other sections - the Archaeological Section which meets quarterly and enjoys a variety of field trips to interesting sites, and the Health & Wellbeing Section which meets once a month, after our usual Thursday meetings.

The Jim Greatrix Library
Librarian - Lawrence Wadsworth
We hold a wide selection of books which are free to borrow. Just sign the book of your choice in and out, with a date, on the relevant form, filed under book title in the pink folder. To see our full library select Library on the menu or to view a downloadable excel file click HERE for the list of books available.

Contact Slimbridge Dowsing Group

Paul Syrett Email:


Paul Syrett

01453 878553

Vice Chairman
Steve Sanderson

07947 142734

Anna Howard

07512 802666

Colleen Dunmall

01453 549859

Membership Secretary
Colleen Dunmall

01453 549859

Field Events Co-ordinator
Barry Goldring

01453 861002

Lawrence Wadsworth

01453 899052

Social Media/Newsletter
Rob Gerish

01179 476865