Peel Park Shimmering

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'Landscapes shimmer when they gather rhythms shared across varied forms of life' (Tsing et al. 2017)

This sound walk guides you through Peel Park, opening up its past ecologies and present growth through sound and song to bring you into a closer relationship with the trees, plants and wild, weedy beings that live here, and the shimmering rhythms happening between them.

Please note that the text makes reference to flooding and climate change.

The route is step-free and suitable for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility, but does include some invitations to leave the paths and travel over more grassy and uneven ground. A transcript of the spoken text is available here and if you have any other access needs or queries, please drop us a line at We'd be very happy to help.

The walk takes between 60 and 75 minutes to complete, depending on how much meandering you choose to do. Please download it to your phone before you come to the starting point, which is just above Peel Park and behind the Salford Museum and Art Gallery (see instructions below). It is designed to be experienced through headphones, so make sure you bring yours with you and allow Echoes to use your location to trigger the sounds.

The walk begins at the middle of three benches which are located above Peel Park and behind the Salford Museum and Art Gallery. From the middle of the park, head towards the flower beds and then up the stairs directly behind them or up the ramp to the right of the flowerbeds, heading towards the back of the museum and art gallery. You’ll find the benches at the top of the stairs/ramp, overlooking the park. From the Salford Museum and Art Gallery, facing the front entrance, walk to your left and down the curving path, turning right after the car park to cross the road and reach the three benches above the park.

These walks are part of a wider research project, so any feedback you have would be greatly appreciated. Please respond through this online questionnaire and get in touch at if you would like to book a follow up interview to discuss your experience.

Credits: Walk concept, text, vocals and digital sounds: Jo Scott. Guitar: Scott Millar.

Joanne Scott
Joanne Scott



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1. Peel Park through time

2. To the Black Poplar

3. Black Poplar

4. The three alders

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