SOUNDwalk: B37

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The excellent people at SOUNDkitchen have created another immersive journey of audio encounters, this time exploring the green spaces of the B37 postcode in Solihull. This self-directed walk can be undertaken at any time using the SOUNDwalker app. "Discover the hidden sounds of bats and underwater life, listen to wind and rain on metal structures, […]

The Severn Way – animation by Daniella Turbin

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New Walkspace member Daniella Turbin has set herself the ambitious target of walking every square of the UK Ordnance Survey Maps. This sixty second animation documents her journey along the course of the River Severn and comprises sixty hand-drawn frames created from photographs taken on a 35mm film camera. "The River Severn runs right the […]

One Hour / One Mile Mindful Photo Walk

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New Walkspace member Laura Babb is running a socially distant and Covid safe mindfulness walk this March. Join Laura and The Clear Space for this socially distant and Covid safe mindful exploration! We’ll use a combination of mindfulness and photography to really slow down and explore the environment. Our initial zoom workshop will involve a […]

Move For Mind – a walking film

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In this dispatch from up north, artist filmmaker Owen Davey shares his walking-film project and reflects on the benefits of walking for mental health.

Crimbo Limbo lake visit

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I have a map of Birmingham on my bedroom wall that I consult when looking for places to explore. At some point towards the end of the year I noticed something that caught my attention: a blue blob inside a green blob. The blue blob was labelled "Edgbaston Pool". It appeared that there was a […]

A Walk and Talk With Nyla Naseer (Video)

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On Christmas Eve I met up with local podcaster and author of At Walking Pace, Nyla Naseer for a walk around Highbury Park. Nyla captured some of the walk and conversation on video for her walking-themed YouTube channel. Part interview, part impromptu tour of some of the park's curios (including an "Angry Wall" and a […]

A full moon night hike in the snow

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There is something about walking at night. The experience of it is so different from walking in the daytime. There is pleasant disorientation even in familiar terrain. The known becomes unknown and new. The darkness, and the cold of winter, keep others away bringing a stillness and communion with things that are bigger than the […]

Art and walking – a book extract

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Nyla Naseer is an author and walker based in King's Heath, Birmingham. During lockdown she wrote a book to celebrate walking. 'At Walking Pace' was published last month, is easy to read, well researched and has one of the most pleasing book covers of all the walking books! Nyla's book is all about how walking […]

Winter Solstice Sunrise Ritual

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Walkspace is teaming up with visual arts duo Hipkiss & Graney for a walk and artistic ritual to welcome the sunrise on the shortest day of the year. Join us by the monolithic stone table in Hazelwell Park at 7:30am on the Solstice (21 December). From there we begin a gentle walk from the lowest […]

A Figure Walks – the grand old face of the plateau

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Transcript of a talk given by Megan Henebury about her walking project, A Figure Walks, on November 24th 2020. A Figure Walks: the Rea, and other rivers you can’t see, is an ongoing project applying my walking practice to a psychogeographical investigation of Birmingham's River Rea. The expected results are an essay, a short film, […]