Brighton Festival Ditchling Museum Music Trail

room 15 ECHOES

Hassocks, East Sussex, England, United Kingdom

Listen to ‘richly sonorous’ (Sunday Times) new orchestral music directly inspired by landscape as you explore the South Downs National Park. 

Start at the Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, turn right and walk up Lodge Hill for stunning views (1 mile, gentle) OR turn left through Ditchling then follow the Sussex Border Path and South Downs Way up to Ditchling Beacon and back through the fields (5 miles, strenuous).

With embedded images reflecting the Museum’s collection and music by Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition at University of Sussex, specially recorded to celebrate the South Downs National Park’s 10th Anniversary in April 2021.

Echoes App instructions:

If you can, download the Trail before you start, or stream the Trail as you go. Don’t forget your headphones!

Press ‘START’ then ‘LOCATE ME’. Start walking and the moving dot will show your location. The blue shapes are Echoes containing Ed Hughes’s music. The music will be triggered automatically using GPS when you enter an Echo. Tap twice on any Echo to find out more about each image, the music, and directions to the next Echo. Tap on the blue icon bottom right to pause and restart the music.

Detailed walking route:

Travel and Transport:

Brighton Festival 2021

Music by Ed Hughes played by the New Music Players and the Orchestra of Sound and Light. Copyright and all rights reserved.

Sound recording by Classical Media

Trail devised by Liz Webb

All images Copyright Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft

Supported by research in the School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex

Liz Webb

Liz Webb



The Echoes

Lodge Hill Lane: shorter walk

Charles Knight: Court Farm. A view of the farm, on what is now the green, with St Margaret's church …

Lodge Hill: shorter walk

Unknown Artist: Oldland Mill Flint (movement 2) by Ed Hughes Performed by The New Music Players htt…

West Street: longer walk

Wings Place, West Street, Ditchling. Postcard. Nonet (movement 1, film version) by Ed Hughes Perfo…

Junction of B2122 and Beacon Road

Hilary and Joanna Bourne, founders of the museum in its pre-development incarnation. They grew up wi…

Molehilly Shaw

Edgar Holloway: The workshops on Ditchling Common where the Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic was es…

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