Woodland Song Walk (1001)

Saturday 28 May ~ 2:30 PM

NEW for this Festival! Come and sing in King’s Wood. This ancient beech woodland has an abundance of wild songs for us. We will share simple walking chants and songs of the woods and of the beings that live there. We will also be guided through the process of finding our own wild song to take home with us.

Our circular route is short and we will take it slowly and attentively, stopping regularly to listen and explore what we hear along our way. For singers of all abilities.

Paula Tait is a professional singer and harpist by background. Now a certified nature connection guide, Paula leads Wildsong Walks combining music and nature as a powerful way to connect, relax and enjoy!

 

Route Details

Capacity
18
Distance
1.5 miles
Duration
1.5 hours
Pace
Gentle
Difficulty
Fairly easy (some gentle inclines, steps/stiles)

Price

Free

Meeting arrangements

Meet at the entrance to King's Wood next to The Dolphin Public House, 56 Totteridge Lane, High Wycombe. Phone and Pay parking is available opposite The Dolphin (£1 p/h).

Walk Leader

Paula Tait is a certified nature connection guide and now leads Wildsong Walks

Public Transport Links

33 bus from High Wycombe bus station. There is also a bus stop a short walk from High Wycombe train station.

Family Friendly

The walks are intended for adults and would be suitable for ages 12 and over. Children aged 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult who agrees to maintain responsibility for their behaviour and wellbeing at all times.

Accessibility

We regret that access to the wood is via a horse gate, making the walk unsuitable for wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Further Information

Our walks are for all levels of singers: confident, shy and in between. You do not have to consider yourself a “singer” (or musician, poet or songwriter) and you will not be put on the spot. All you need is a willingness to listen and explore what it is that you hear.

Please Wear:
Suitable footwear for woodland (not heels, sandals or flip-flops)
Clothing that covers arms and legs to reduce the risk of tic bites

Please Bring:
Rainwear and additional clothing layers for warmth, should it be needed
Sunscreen
Water
Emergency medication such as inhalers, epipens, if applicable

You may also like to bring:
Something to sit on such as a waterproof mat or portable stool
Pen and notebook if you would like to record any songs or observations

Safety
We walk in rain or shine. However, woods are unsafe in lightning and high winds, so the walk would be cancelled in these conditions. We will adhere to any Government Covid-19 regulations in place at the time.

Conveniences and Refreshments
There are no public conveniences on the walk. Our route begins and ends by The Dolphin Public House, which will be open for refreshments at the end of the walk, if you wish.

Disclaimer
Participation in a Wildsong Walk is undertaken at one’s own risk. No particular experience or outcome of the walk can be guaranteed.A PayPal address will be distributed on the day if anyone would like to make a voluntary donation to the walk leader.

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