Orienteering the Walkers

A short guide to walking and walkers in the West Midlands

We started this site not just to talk about our own work but because we'd seen loads of art / walking things occurring on our patch. In no particular order, this is an incomplete, evolving list of people and organisations we're aware of, are intrigued by and, on the whole, think you should check out.

Still Walking
The godfather of the Birmingham walking scene, Ben Waddington's festival of guided tours is always a pleasure. Sign up to the mailing list to be notified of last minute, exclusive excursions.

Video Strolls
Co-run by our own Andy Howlett with Owen Davey and Liberty Rowley, Video Strolls puts on events across the country screening short films about walking.

Rob Horrocks
Rob has been running his Crossroads Of Sabbath walk for a few years now, exploring the industrial, working class environment that gave birth to the band.

Land In Curiosity
LiC organise and facilitate walks and workshops that provide opportunities to connect deeply with nature and explore regenerative cultures. Organiser Chloë Lund is based in Birmingham when she's not on an extended walk.

Link + Shift
An off-site programme from Eastside Projects featuring a series of artists' residencies and artist-led walks for people and places along the railway network in Chelmsley Wood.

Drawing Gaia
Kruse, in collaboration with her semi-fictional digital/human cyborg AuTCRONE, bases most of her work around a walking practice.

Kate Green
Kate's project Walking the Pipe sees her travel the Elan Valley Aqueduct, which transports Birmingham's drinking water from the Welsh mountains, gathering and sharing stories and songs.

MUCH MORE TO COME!