sunset through the trees

My Walk this Week 187 – Forgotten Footpath

My walk this week is along a footpath I had forgotten about and have not walked in . . . well, since these photos were originally published in December 2016! I used to walk this route regularly at one time but life moves on and circumstances change.

tree tunnel south

The path does not have the intriguing twists and turns that a less urban walk may have, but it does have some wonderful perspective views of overarching trees which, whatever the time of year, have a powerful effect on the senses. Listening to the soundscape from the time – my footsteps on the hard tarmac or rustling through the dry leaves, hearing the voices of other people (crying children!) met along the way and the flowing water of the Afon Lliw, takes me back there even more powerfully than the images.

Suburban Walk Soundscape

So click the play button or soundscape title above to listen and then the first image below to see the full images in sequence (not available like this on the mobile WordPress Reader in which case visit the blog in your mobile’s internet browser – NB you will need to open the sound file and images in separate browser tabs to listen and look at the same time).

Posted in Walks.


  1. Sounds and looks as if it could have been a perfect Boxing Day walk — if the weather after such a glorious Christmas Day hadn’t been so damp. Hope you had a Nadolig Llawen and that art, natural or constructed, continues to bring you joy into 2020.

  2. Wonderful, as always, to take this walk with you, Alastair, and to have the accompaniment of the surrounding sounds. The waterflow is wonderful, very powerful. Liked the crunching of the leaves. I even liked the crying child, soothing voice of parent, and I believe at the end the child asked if “we could go home.” Delightful post, my friend. Happy New Year to you — great walks and sounds ahead, textures, and success with your weaving projects.

  3. I’ve always thought walks should feature creatively, and you’ve done just that. Theres history and culture, transience and change, all wrapped in there along your own personal leaf crunch. Loved this!

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