old iron fence

Listening with Silent Walkers and Any Old Iron

“Any old iron” is not a cry you hear very often now in Britain and is certainly not one associated with silent walkers. I suspect that the people making that call for old metal in our streets would love to have been offered an abandoned iron spiral staircase or grass roller. They shout it nowadays from a van but I remember when it used to be from a horse and cart (and I’m not that old!).

Silent walkers

The silent walkers listening to the sounds around them either through a mic and headphones or with the naked ear, enjoyed what they heard on our StillWalks taster session for WWAMH at Clynfyw Care Farm. It wasn’t that there were so many different sounds in the countryside in the middle of the day, but all that were there were heard and it surprised the walkers just how much can be heard when you focus your ears and listen.

We recorded some of the sounds of those walks and I will post a soundscape from the event tomorrow.

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