Pen to paper in honour of trees

We are delighted to announce the shortlist of writers whose poetry and prose appears in this year’s Urban Tree Festival edition of CANOPY which is published today! Earlier this year we ran a competition in which we asked people to submit a poem or a story of 250 words or under on the theme of […]

Trees are our saviours in lockdown

For the Urban Tree Festival 2021, we invited people to send in poetry and prose on the theme of “trees close to you” in a competition to win a spot in Canopy the illustrated chapbook anthology of nature writing that supports the Urban Tree Festival through sale proceeds, that is published by Sampson Low Publishers. […]

A Museum of ‘Virtual’ Walking

We don’t usually publish a review of the year but 2020 was somewhat exceptional for everybody including the Museum of Walking. We began the year with great hopes and a desire to broaden our offer over each season. We are not usually out and about in the winter months because the weather is inclement and […]

What’s your 20x20Vision for walking in 2040?

Back in 2013 our Talking Walking podcast series celebrated his Fifth anniversary.  We sought ways to make more people aware of the incredible archive of interviews of people passionate about walking that we had already recorded and published. So we went back to those interviewees and invited them to submit a Five-year walking forecast.  This […]

Shorelines – writing about place and reciting the work of others

Next month sees the launch of Shorelines, a collaborative project, focussed on the dividing line between land and water, hosted on our sister site Walk Listen Create.  We invite new writing to be submitted, and in turn, for these works to be read aloud and recorded. This is our tentative first step towards encouraging writing and […]

Canopy – published in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals

We are delighted to announce the publication of Canopy a beautifully illustrated 20 page chapbook anthology of poems and flash stories inspired by acclaimed nature writers and sold in aid of future Urban Tree Festivals. Available from our on-line shop 2020 marks the anniversary of some key poets and writers who have put nature writing […]

What time did he say he would arrive?

Is the opening line of David Fell‘s flash story “The Meet” that appears in Winter Chill, our latest anthology of flash fiction and non-fiction tales set to chill you to the bone. What lines will you cross to get what you want?  And is the outcome as valuable as the costs you have had to […]

Looking into the Canopy

We are delighted to announce the winners of the first poetry and short story anthology celebrating urban trees – 10 writers have been selected for their engaging pieces that will be published by Sampson Low Publishers in the Urban Tree Festival “Canopy” anthology.  They will be joining authors of stories from our Autumn Colours anthology, […]

Chilling tales

We are delighted to announce the winners of  our most recent flash writing competition called Winter Chill.   We set out to find some chilling stories or creative non-fiction of 250 words or fewer that thrill through mystery, crime or horror and these 9 authors came up with the goods: Andrew Anderson – The Thin Blue […]

Write About Trees

Write About Trees We are delighted to announce our new competition for writers of both poetry and prose to tie in with the forthcoming Urban Tree Festival in May. At last year’s Urban Tree Festival we had five published authors reading their nature writing, this year we wanted to host an event at which novice […]