My walk this week revisits a walk with eight gates from two years ago. In fact there were nine gates on the walk but the gate to the old churchyard on my local marshes was open and so is not included in the soundscape below.
The old St Teilo’s churchyard is a fabulous place and the walk across the marshes, alongside the River Loughor is also a local route I enjoy immensely. I am sure many of you already know how much I enjoy the sound of gates and if you do too, then the soundscape below will not disappoint.
They are all included in my recording for this walk but appear at shorter intervals than in reality.
Marsh Gates Soundscape
If you can listen to the soundscape on headphones, you will hear more easily the subtleties of all the layers and textures of the place – but no worries if you can’t. In any case, listen out for the sounds of my feet brushing through different kinds of grass, the breeze blowing through the tall marsh grass (one of my favourite sounds), the various bird calls and warnings, the intricacies of nearby passing traffic, and of course the gates – each one has its own individual characteristics.
Love those gates
Thank you Sandra – I thought of you when posting
Are all the gates that close Alistair or is this due to editing ? Regards Paul
In the original post I clarified that they are not that close together but when I am reposting a walk I prefer to write it with fresh words mostly and on this occasion I did not include that info. I wonder if others are confused by that? It’s more about the sound than the real time of the walk I guess. Thanks for listening
If you like the sound of gates, this is definitely not an advert for an all purpose oil, for then there wouldn’t be the ghostly grating gating.