24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
24 Jan - 23 Dec 2022
Art & CultureWalks & tours

Collision & Conflict Sound Walk

18 Sep 2022, 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

  • Hearing impaired friendly
  • Guide dog friendly
  • Wheelchair accessibile
  • Visually impaired friendly

Delivered by Green Croft Arts

About the Event
Collision & Conflict is a geolocated sound walk along Hadrian’s Wall National Trail. In 2021 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. To celebrate HW1900 Festival and international festival Sound Walk September Collision & Conflict is returning.

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 food & water.

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

The Route

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 temporary sounds sculputre Apertura commissioned for HW 1900 Festival and then the remains of Thirlwall Castle and across the Tipalt Burn, We will 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. We will take a longer break at Green Croft for lunch and hot drinks and scones and cake will be available to purchase.

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.

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