SALT + EARTH Festival: Chalk Coracle II
Chalk Coracle II, created by artist Alison Neighbour, invites you to walk down through the chalk cliffs and down through time. Guided by a gentle audio track and the landscape itself, gain a new perspective on this space where land and sea are one and the same.
- 10 Sep 2023
- Friday 8th to Sunday 10th September
- Location: The walk begins at East Cliff Coastwatch station, collect a map from the box outside and tune into the VHF radio.
- Free event
Chalk Coracle II invites you to walk down through the chalk cliffs and down through time. Guided by a gentle audio track and the landscape itself, gain a new perspective on this space where land and sea are one and the same.
Tune into the VHF radio to reveal layers of time as you descend into Folkestone Warren to meet the sea. The sea is both beginning and ending of everything on earth – where do we fit into this cycle? Search for an ancestor on the beach and look across the channel – perhaps your journey is shared by a walker on the other side, looking across to you, seeking a connection that transcends human experience.
The walk involves some slopes, uneven terrain and steps. Walking shoes advised.
The walk takes around one hour to complete. Bring headphones and an mp3 player or smartphone – we recommend downloading the walk before you set off as signal is limited in the area.
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The walk is approximately 2.5 miles over terrain that can be uneven and slippery, with several short but steep gradients and steps. There are two kissing gates. Unfortunately the route is not accessible for wheelchair users or those with limited mobility, but consultation is in progress to develop a more accessible experience for 2024. If you cannot access the walking route you are welcome to borrow an audio device from Urban Room and choose a spot facing the sea to enjoy the listening experience. Large format maps will also be available from Urban Room, along with additional information about the route and the terrain.