Chance to take part in a new project exploring Exeter’s Green Circle
Published: 26 September 2022
Free family-friendly guided walks around sections of Exeter’s beautiful Green Circle are due to begin this week as part of a new creative project in the city.
SoundTracks is a Creative Arc project to connect people, nature, and history through guided walks. It will bring groups of people together in Exeter to explore their interests through nature walks along Exeter’s iconic Green Circle network of paths and lanes.
Creative Arc is a collaboration between the University of Exeter, Exeter City Council and RAMM to explore how the museum and its collections can help shape a better Exeter.
Community members such as mother and baby groups, local history groups, schoolchildren and local ramblers will be invited to take part in routes around Exwick, Redhills and Mincinglake.
Local sound artist Emma Welton has been working with RAMM curator Tom Cadbury to explore the past and present of the Green Circle.
The walks will explore the history and archaeology of the area, while also helping to improve participants’ wellbeing by getting out into nature and connecting with other people and their own thoughts and reflections.
Emma is a composer whose work is driven by the climate emergency and our place in it, combining recordings, live instruments and tools/objects.
She will lead groups along parts of the Mincinglake and Exwick sections of the Green Circle, and will explore the sounds while imagining the sounds of the past and future.
Two of the walks are aimed at adults with pre-schoolers, and will be suitable for pushchairs. Each walk will last approximately 1.5 hours at a gentle pace, on some rough or wet terrain, so appropriate footwear such as walking boots is recommended.
Participants are advised that photographs and sound recordings may be taken during the walk, so permission will be asked for when booking a place.
Find out more about each walk and book a free place:
- Weds 28 Sept: Mincinglake – for adults with preschoolers
- Fri 30 Sept: Mincinglake – for nature and history lovers
- Mon 3 Oct: Mincinglake – community walk: all welcome
- Weds 5 Oct: West of Exe – for nature and history lovers
- Fri 7 Oct: West of Exe – for adults with preschoolers
- Tues 11 Oct: West of Exe – community walk: all welcome