Fenn's and Whixall Moss sound trail

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A walk of wetland soundscapes featuring history, recordings of wildlife, water and trees, poetry and local memories of life on the lowland peatbog of Fenn's and Whixall Mosses. Artists Andrew Howe (UK) and Kim V. Goldsmith (AUS) connect two internationally significant wetlands by bringing sounds from the Macquarie Marshes, New South Wales, Australia into the Fenn's and Whixall and Bettisfield Mosses National Nature Reserve. The soundscapes are best experienced through headphones via smartphone.

This is part of the Mosses and Marshes art project supported by the National Lottery and Arts Council for England and delivered by Andrew Howe and Kim V. Goldsmith working in partnership with Shropshire Wildlife Trust and Natural England.

The Sound Trail starts from the Morris Bridge car park at Whixall Moss (SJ 493354 SY13 2RT) and links with part of the Fenn's and Whixall Mosses History Trail. It can also be accessed from the Shed Yard car park (SJ 50353681, SY13 2PD) and Roundthorn Bridge car park (SJ 505360).

The trail is approximately 3 miles long and will take about 2 hours to walk. The paths are well marked, level and easy to walk but often wet and boggy so wear wellingtons or sturdy footwear.

For further information see http://www.ofthemosses.com Artist websites: www.andrew-howe.com www.kvgoldsmithart.com https://eco-pulse.art/

Soundscapes edited by Andrew Howe and/or Kim V. Goldsmith as indicated in the Echoes details. The soundscapes are arranged into the elemental categories of earth, water, fire and air. Poetry contributions by Gladys Mary Coles, Emily Meredith (www.emilymeredith.net) and Gertie Bielstein.

Many thanks to Stephen Barlow for ecological advice and contributing bird recordings.

Other sound sample recordings courtesy of https://freesound.org, https://soundbible.com and https://zapsplat.com

Andrew Howe
Andrew Howe



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