Abbotsbury winter sound walk

winter walk 1Saturday 25th January 10.00am – 4.00pm [walk]
and Sunday 26th January 10.00am – 4.00pm [sound editing]

[contact: to book a place for both days – places limited].

David Rogers and Mandy Rathbone will lead the sound walk on Saturday 25th, followed by a sound editing workshop on Sunday 26th at DIVAcontemporary Studio Bridport.


Saturday 25th January 10.00am – 4.00pm [walk]
[4.25/4.5 miles – please wear suitable footwear and clothing – it could be wet and windy]

Children need to be able to walk the whole route, over and across [at times] steep ground.
Sorry no dogs

Meeting at 10.00am: at The King’s Arms, Portesham [TBC] for an introduction to the walk and using recording equipment [cup of tea or coffee provided].

The Walk will begin at 11.00am.

Portesham to Portesham Withy Beds – fairly level, but wet (and muddy) in woods.

Portesham Withy Beds to White Hill – moderately steep from the valley bottom up along the escarpment.

White Hill to Abbotsbury – downhill.

2.00 – 2.45pm: lunch in The Old Schoolhouse Tea Shop [TBC].

Abbotsbury to Portesham – level, mostly open ground.

3.30 – 4.00pm – tea/coffee at The Kings Arms [TBC] – debrief and outline Sunday in the studio.

Please bring writing and sketching tools (if you wish) to record your thoughts. We will supply notebooks, which will form part of the project archive. A selection of which will be available for viewing online.

Things to think about and respond to on the walk:

What is your personal reaction to the landscape and how does it make you feel?

‘why is this path here?’

‘why do people like walking?’

Environment – the geology – the flora – the animals and insects – the weather – the views

History – tradition – stories – myths


Sunday 26th January 10.00am – 4.00pm [sound editing]
[DIVAcontemporary Studio full address and directions – please bring a packed lunch].
A hands on opportunity to edit your sounds from the walk and add them to the global soundmap – connecting your sound recordings to the places walked.

10.00am – meet at DIVAcontemporary Studio for sound editing workshop.

3.45pm – workshop ends.

The studio is situated in East Street car park and there are four parking spaces (numbered 1 to 4) outside the studio.


more information about:
seasonal sound walks
sounds of the Neolithic
memory café

photograph © Mandy Rathbone



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