Walking among trees heals hearts and minds

That is what more than 100 people revealed through making submissions on the theme of “Healing Trees” to the 2022 Urban Tree Festival writing competition.  Our volunteer judges have selected their Top 24 submissions, that we have published on the Urban Tree Festival website  – who would be in your shortlist? Challenged to write about […]

Walking and writing about walking

Three items to celebrate: Publication of WALKING (2022) – chapbook anthology Talking Walking interview with Duncan Minshull on selecting contemporary writers on walking A Walking Writers Salon with Duncan on his new book- Where My Feet Fall walk listen create are delighted to announce the publication of WALKING (2022) (see feature image) ISBN 978-1-912960-95-8, the […]

Rock down to Casino Avenue

Adapting the catchy lyrics of an Eddy Grant hit from the 1980s, this post on the All About Walking blog, is about a project we began in 2012.  We had just won a contract from Greenwich Healthy Living Services to create walking and cycling routes around every health centre in the borough. To undertake this, […]

Jubilee

Hats off to the Queen – however, we are celebrating a Silver Jubilee on Friday 4th March Back in March 1997 we launched Get Wiltshire Walking in Salisbury, with a slogan March Forth on the Fourth of March. It was a dreadfully wet day and what we had hoped would be a terrific launch with […]

Who are the winners?

This week the winners and honourable mentions in the Sound Walk September 2021 Awards were announced.  Chosen by a jury made up of Advisory Board members, from the shortlist of 13 pieces they whittled it down to two winners and two honourable mentions. The winners of the 2021 Sound Walk September Awards are both based […]

Rustling in the leaves in Sydney Gardens, Bath

Rustling in the leaves Through dappled sunlight, a shower of falling leaves, and with colours of autumn all around you, you can now listen to poetry and prose inspired by trees in parks and public gardens while you stroll through Bath’s Sydney Gardens.     Bath & North East Somerset Council are celebrating trees in parks and […]

Shout out for trees in parks and public gardens!

Sydney Gardens Tree Weekender 2021 We are excited to announce a new writing competition on the theme of ‘trees in parks and public gardens’ to cheer up those long dark winter evenings. What you have to do to take part We challenge you to write a poem or story in fewer than 250 words. A […]

3 cheers for walking, writing and listening

This is a BIG shout out for anyone passionate about walking – the joy it brings, its sociability, and how its sparks our creativity.  Half the year gone but so much more to look forward to! Hip, Hip, Hooray We have been collaborating with Babak Fakhamzadeh and Geert Vermeire for a few years now, and […]

Urban Tree Festival writing competition winners announced

At the WRITE ABOUT TREES showcase finale of the Urban Tree Festival organised by the Museum of Walking and skilfully hosted by poet Arji Manuelpillai, author Sarah Wheeler and poet Chris Cuninghame were declared winners of the Festival’s writing competition taking on the accolade of Writers-in-Residence for the 2022 Urban Tree Festival.   Sarah Wheeler […]

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 […]