Outdoor Culture – The Talking Trail Film

Here at Turtle Canyon Media we have a great tradition of developing longstanding friendships with our clients. One great example of that is Alistair Will, he used to work for Creative Partnerships when we were starting out and now runs his own successful business, Outdoor Culture. We recently paid a visit to a new project he had been working on and absolutely loved it, here’s the film we made about it…


At Aston Rowant NNR in Oxfordshire, a partnership of Outdoor Culture and Natural England and with the collaboration of local schools and community groups, a new sculpture walk has been designed and is now open to the public. The Talking Trail uses wind-up listening posts, integrated with sculptural forms constructed with green wood, mostly from the reserve itself, to make the hidden heritage of this special place more accessible to visitors. 

Local people learned about the site’s wildlife and history with experts from Natural England, the Chilterns Conservation Board and Chiltern Woodlands Project, and worked with artists Nick Garnett, Pippa North, Ben Willis and Duncan McAfee to create the installations.  Supported by Heritage Lottery Fund and Natural England.

To find out more about the heritage of the site, download the Aston Rowant NNR Talking Trail Resource Pack.pdf.  The Talking Trail is now open:  more details and visitor info here.


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