Sat, 17 Jul|
Walltown Country Park
Collision + Conflict Guided Sound Walk along Hadrian's Wall
A guided walk offering a deeper insight into the 9 artistic commissions from sound artists in their locations. Includes lunch at Green Croft.
Time & Location
17 Jul 2021, 11:30 – 15:30 BST
Walltown Country Park, Greenhead, Brampton CA8 7HZ, UK
About the Event
Collision & Conflict is a geolocated sound walk along Hadrian's Wall National Trail. Green Croft Arts commissioned 14 artists who had strong links to Northumberland, Cumbria and nationalities that reflected the past diversity of the communities that built, manned and lived along Hadrian’s Wall. The 9 commissions are creative responses in song, music, sound, story, spoken word and prose which explore the historical, archeological and environmental conflicts and issues that affect contemporary rural communities today.
Using ECHOES: an interactive GPS-triggered sound app on your mobile phone, the circular sound walk along takes you through the landscape where you can listen to the artistic responses connected to specific locations on the route enjoyed through your headphones.
You will be led by either by Creative Producer, Amanda Drago or Sound Artist, Kit Haigh who will offer insights into the artists, the making of the works and the chosen position in the landscape.
Starting Point: Walltown Country Park Car Park
The walk is a moderate walk approximately 7 kms / 4.3 miles and takes around 3 hours.
Wear appropriate clothing and boots for outdoor weather and walking in the English countryside and bring water.
A picnic lunch will be provided at Green Croft On The Wall.
We recommend downloading the Echoes app and the walk on to your phone at home over wifi. You can find "How To" and "FAQ" guides on our website. Click here for FAQ & How To Guides
From Walltown Country Park we will climb to the preserved section of the wall at Turret 45A with magnificent views westward, travelling downhill to the remains of Thirlwall Castle and across the Tipalt Burn, walk along the pronounced ditch towards Green Croft On The Wall before doubling back returning through Greenhead, a short steep climb up to Carvoran Roman Fort and The Roman Army Museum and then back to Walltown Country Park. There are numerous stopping points along the way to enjoy the landscape and a picnic lunch with hot drinks will be provided at Green Croft On The Wall approximately half way along the route. Takeaway picnic box to include: selection of sandwiches, savoury and sweet treats and tea, coffee or hot chocolate.
This experience is excellent for couples and small groups and children over 12 years accompanied by an adult. Please email info@greencroftonthewallcom for further information or requests.
Adult - Over 18 years
Teenager - Ages 12- 18 years